Calvin Hobbes (Anna Sudac) and Sir John A. Macdonald (Matthew Donovan).
Photo: Cathy Stefan
On Friday April 19th, Sir John A. Macdonald (actor Matthew J. Donovan) and aspiring journalist,Calvin Hobbes (actor Anna Sudac) set out on a journey from Kingston to Halifax. Fittingly, they made their way out East in style on Via Rail’s The Ocean,thanks to the Commission’s new partnership with Via Rail. While on board, the two provided live entertainment for the passengers; singing songs, telling jokes, kissing babies and raising awareness of Sir John’s upcoming 200th birthday.
Once in Halifax, Sir John paid homage to his fellow Father of Confederation, Sir Charles Tupper, the Premier who led Nova Scotia into Confederation, and who would later become the 6th Prime Minister of Canada. Sir John A. and Calvin visited Sir Charles’ gravestone in St. John’s Cemetery in Halifax, where Sir John laid a wreath in recognition of his friend and colleague.
Throughout the journey, Calvin Hobbes hones his journalism skills by tweeting about all the happenings aboard the train, and in Halifax. See below for some of our favourite highlights.
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