Kingston: The non-profit, non-partisan Sir John A. Macdonald Bicentennial Commission and Kingston’s public school board are partnering so that more than 3,000 local students will learn about the life and legacy of Canada’s Father of Confederation.
École Sir John A. Macdonald Public School will host seven performances of Sir John, Eh? The Road Show during Sir John A. Macdonald Week in January 2014.
École Sir John A. Macdonald Public School Principal Steve Hedderson said the broader school community will be involved. The Sir John A. Macdonald Bicentennial Commission has generously offered to present an evening performance at the school so parents and friends can also participate in Sir John A.’s birthday celebrations.
“Given our school bears Sir John A.’s name, we are proud to host these performances and know students and the community will benefit greatly from learning more about his significant contributions to Canada.”
Grade 7 and Grade 8 students from a variety of Limestone schools will also be taking in the performances by the SALON Acting Company.
“This is exactly the type of community-based partnership the Commission has been encouraging across Kingston and across Canada,” said Arthur Milnes, Commissioner of the Sir John A. Macdonald Bicentennial Commission. “As Sir John A. Macdonald Day in January gets closer I hope other community organizations will be presenting their own Sir John A. related activities. This January will mark the 199th birthday of Macdonald of Kingston which means there is only one year left before the Bicentennial. Now is the time for all Kingstonians to send out the message that Kingston will be the epicentre of the national celebrations that will mark the 200th birthday of Canada’s founder.”
The Commission has embarked on a local fundraising campaign to raise the necessary funds to cover the costs of these seven performances.
For further information please contact LDSB Communications Communications Officer Karen Smith at 613-544-6925 x 314 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Arthur Milnes at the Sir John A. Macdonald Bicentennial Commission at email@example.com by telephone at (613) 328-5592.
To learn more about the Sir John A. Macdonald Bicentennial Commission please visit www.sirjohna2015.ca.
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