“I am pleased to announce,” said Kingston’s Sir John A. Macdonald Bicentennial Commissioner Arthur Milnes, “that due to the generosity of Manulife Financial and our other crucial donor-partners, the non-profit, non-partisan Sir John A. Macdonald Bicentennial Commission is able to present an incredible 2012 season.”
“It includes walking tours, performances featuring members of the Kingston-based SALON Acting Company, and a series of guest walking tour leaders like hockey legendDon Cherry, two former Prime Ministers of Canada, famed national journalists Steve Paikin of TVO, Lloyd Robertson of CTV, Michael Enright of CBC Radio, US Ambassador to Canada David Jacobson and local heroes Lisa Ray of K-Rock 105.7,Julie Brown of CKWS Television, Queen’s Principal Daniel Woolf, respected local lawyer Clyde Smith, and Kingston Mayor Mark Gerretsen, to name only a few.”
Daily walking tours, which the Commission launches Saturday, June 9, start at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., seven-days-a-week. They will depart from the Kingston Visitors Centre on Ontario Street across from City Hall and will be led by costumed guides. Each Friday evening, a special historic re-enactment featuring music and scenes from Kingston’s famous rock musical, Sir John Eh!, will be presented through Labour Day. Tickets for the daily tours and Friday-night re-enactment performances-walks can be purchased at the Kingston Visitors Centre.
Teachers interested in having their classes participate in the John A. walks in June should contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details and to make reservations.
For further information or to arrange interviews, please contact Kate Burgess email@example.com or by telephone, (613) 767-8178.