It was a morning full of laughter, fun and good memories Saturday, at the opening ceremonies for the 29th annual Police Games at Variety Village.
For many of those 29 years, our Mark Dailey played host at the event. It was a cause and an organization near and dear to his heart.
As a result, Mark’s beloved wife Kim was honoured with a plaque during the ceremony.
“Mark absolutely loved this event. This was very, very special to him. He loved meeting all of the kids, that’s what made it so special to him. Many of you made him homemade gifts that he brought home and proudly displayed in his home office. And they’re still there to this day. Thank you for this honour,” she said.
Toronto’s Police Chief Bill Blair presented Kim with the plaque, and fondly recalls the games he and Mark participated in.
“It was a special day because Mark was here. Regardless of their disability, they knew that voice. Five months ago, we lost Mark. Today, as we host these games again, I think it’s important we take a moment to reflect on a friend we lost, somebody that was very special to us, somebody that was also special to these games and remember how much fun Mark had and make sure everybody out there is having fun and remembering Mark at the same time,” said Chief Blair.
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