Kingston: Sir John A. and his colleagues at the Kingston-based Sir John A. Macdonald Bicentennial Commission are using the Internet to invite Canadians to attend celebrations marking Canada’s First Prime Minister’s birthday next week.
“Sir John A. was an innovator in his own time so we know he would be very pleased we are using YouTube to trumpet his birthday party this year,” said Bicentennial Commissioner Arthur Milnes. “The special invitation video, now on YouTube, features the Commission’s now famous Sir John A. mascot doll figure.”
The stop-action videos are the brainchild of Kingston’s Jeremy Johnston, 24, a graduate of Bishop’s University, now undertaking Graduate studies at Queen’s to earn his MPL in Urban and Regional Planning. The Sir John A. videos he began designing and directing last summer have become Internet sensations.
Please visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-D7Fg2QzaOQ to see this latest Sir John A.-themed video.
The non-profit, non-partisan Sir John A. Macdonald Bicentennial Commission is organizing a birthday celebration for Sir John A. starting at noon at the Father of Confederation’s statue in City Park in Kingston, January 11. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.
For further information please contact: Jeremy Johnston in Kingston at (613) 484-6496 or Arthur Milnes at (613) 328-5592.