The City has been incredibly supportive of our Walking Tours; providing the Commission with space to set up our kiosk, store props and costumes and generously provided dressing rooms for our guides and actors. City of Kingston staff have been seen at various Commission events and walking tours, and have participated in welcoming Distinguished Guests to the City of Kingston.
We were also very honoured when, at the close of our Summer 2012 Walking Tour season, Councillor Sandy Berg put forth a motion, seconded byCouncillor Liz Schell, congratulating theCommission on a successful season. The motion stated:
“That the congratulations of Kingston City Council be extended to the Sir John A. Macdonald Bicentennial Commission for their successful season of walking tours. The work of the commission enhances the knowledge of the life and legacy of our first Prime Minister and passes on the story of Canada’s founding to new generations of Canadian students, tourists, and Kingstonians.”
The Commission recently received a letter from Mayor Mark Gerretsen, extending his personal congratulations. The Mayor writes, “I take great pride, as do many Kingstonians, in the history of our great city and I want to thank you for exciting our community and visitors alike with the story of Canada’s founding right here in our community.” Thank you Mayor Gerretsen and City of Kingston staff for all your support.