"The Singing Policeman"
Lyndon Slewidge (singer/songwriter/solo artist) was born in Sault Ste. Marie in 1954. At age 9 he won a Kiwanis Music Festival for his singing talent. He is a retired Ontario Provincial Police Officer. He is also a singer who specializes in national anthems and is familiar with 13 anthems. He typically ends an anthem with a salute, a wink and a thumbs up sign. Affectionately called "The Singing Policeman", Slewidge was the national anthem singer for the Soo Greyhound hockey club, and the Ottawa Senators NHL team (1994-2016). Recordings: "Sharon: A Family Tribute". He is also the recipient of the Service Medal of the Order of St. John. In 1992, astronaut Roberta Bondar arranged for Slewidge to record the American and Canadian national anthems. She took the recordings aboard her flight on NASA's . Space Shuttle Discovery.