All Aboard VIA RAIl with Sir John, Eh?
---For immediate release: May 24th - 2014
Sir John, Eh? The Road Show and VIA Rail Bon Voyage Event
June 3, 2014 at 2:00pm
At the Kingston VIA Rail station, 1800 John Counter Blvd, Kingston, ON K7M 7H3
A theatrical Bon Voyage for Sir John A. aboard VIA Rail this summer.
(Kingston, ON) SirJohnA2015 and the acclaimed SALON Acting Company will partner once more with our friends from VIA Rail to provide Canadian rail riders a little piece of their own history this summer. Actors portraying John A. Macdonald and a host of real and imagined characters from the founding moments of our country will mingle with passengers on trips from Kingston to Halifax, Winnipeg, Edmonton and Vancouver. Stops at those stations from coast to coast will also feature performances inside VIA stations.
“Imagine sitting down to a meal in the dining car and being joined by Sir John A. What would you ask him?” offers Executive Producer, Jim Garrard. “This is just one part of our gift to Sir John A., for his 200th Birthday. Fanning out across the country helps us learn about what others are doing to mark this occasion.”
The SALON Acting Company has performed Sir John, Eh? The Road Show in schools, in the streets, and as part of Kingston’s award-winning Yellow Door campaign. As a complement to our renowned, historic Walks in Sir John A.’s Footsteps through Kingston, which begin auspiciously on Canada Day, the VIA Rail performances bring history to life through theatre, precisely the mission of SALON Theatre.
“These performers treat our history as entertainment--sometimes formal, often irreverent. People enter the world of Sir John A. through music, comedy, puppetry, tales of triumph, misdeeds and tragedy,” says Garrard. “There’s no better place to tell John A.’s story than on a train rolling through the provinces of the nation that John A. Macdonald linked together.”
Media and the public are invited to join us as we bid Bon Voyage! to Sir John A. at the Kingston Train Station on June 3rd at 2:00pm. Executive Producer Jim Garrard and our talented and charismatic players will be available for interviews and photos.
Information about our performances aboard VIA Rail can be found on the following pages"
SOCIAL MEDIA ACTIVITY
VIA RAIL BLOG POSTS [share posts]
VIA Rail Canada will be blogging about our adventures onboard the trains. We will make these posts available as they are written and posted:
FaceBOOK Activity [share posts]
SirJohnA2015.ca Facebook page post, directed to this media kit - please share
SirJohnA2015.ca Facebook page post, links to his VIA Rail Evolution Blog pos - please share
See the "Actors Blog" for hundreds of tweets from the actors, passengers and this years participants... Below are some of the earlier tweets used to announce the performances.
Selected tweets from previous travel performances aboard VIA Rail - Additional tweets from these performances can be found on our "Summer Schedule" pamphlet (click)