Correctional Service Canada

Correctional Service Canada

November 07, 2016 17:55 ET

Change of Command Ceremony at Bowden Institution

INNISFAIL, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Nov. 7, 2016) - Correctional Service Canada

On November 7, 2016, the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) held a Change of Command Ceremony at Bowden Institution in the Prairie region. This occasion marked the change in command from the outgoing Warden David Pelham, to the incoming Warden Tracey Farmer.

The ceremony reinforces the responsibility of leadership in the role of Warden. It represents the symbolic passing of responsibility, authority, and accountability from one correctional leader to another.

"In many ways this is a symbolic event, but it's important to note that for the newly appointed leader, it represents their pledge to ensure that every decision they make respects CSC's Mission, the rule of law, and the rights of staff and inmates," said Don Head, CSC Commissioner. "Every change in leadership brings new thinking and new opportunities for growth and I am very pleased to be here to help to commemorate this event," added Mr. Head.

This ceremony is an important tradition for CSC. It reaffirms the incoming leader's pledge to support CSC's mission and contribute to the safety and security of the public, employees and offenders.

Contact Information

  • Dan Spiller
    A/Assistant Warden Management Services
    Bowden Institution
    (403) 227-7346