Bereaved Families of Ontario - Toronto

Bereaved Families of Ontario - Toronto

November 28, 2011 08:00 ET

City Councillor Michael Layton to Speak at Bereaved Families of Ontario-Toronto-Trees of Light: Ceremony of Remembrance December 1, 2011

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 28, 2011) - Bereaved Families of Ontario-Toronto (BFO-Toronto) is holding our 19th Annual Trees of Light: Ceremony of Remembrance December 1, 2011 at Toronto City Hall Rotunda.

Light is a symbol of hope in many faiths, cultures and traditions. Doves are a symbol of peace and serenity. For 19 years, our memorial event has offered individuals and families a touching and visible way to remember their loved ones who have died. The Trees are decorated with clear lights and doves, as well as the names of those we wish to remember. All are welcome to participate in this special event. We hope you will visit the trees from December 1, 2011 to January 7, 2012.

Attending this year will be City Councillor Michael Layton. He will share his memories and speak of how he is coping with the immeasurable loss this year of his father, the Honourable Jack Layton.

BFO-Toronto is a volunteer-based organization that offers programs to the GTA community to help people cope with grief for different types of loss in a respectful and non-judgmental environment with others who are also learning to live with the loss of people they love.

WHERE: Toronto City Hall Rotunda, 100 Queen Street West
DATE: Thursday, December 1, 2011
TIME: 6:30 p.m. Ceremony begins at 7 p.m.

For further information about the event, to order doves for the trees or to learn more about Bereaved Families of Ontario-Toronto, please contact:

Aruna Ogale, Executive Director
(416) 440-0290 office or (416) 998-3664 cell

About Bereaved Families of Ontario-Toronto

Founded in 1978, Bereaved Families Ontario-Toronto (BFO-Toronto) is a volunteer-based organization that provides bereavement support services and programs based on a mutual support model to individuals (children, youth and adults), families and communities. We also educate, train, develop resources and raise awareness about grief, loss and mutual support. For more information, please visit:

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