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Kingston celebrates first Prime Minister's birthday

 
2009-01-09

Two new signs commemorating Kingston as the home and final resting place of Sir John A. Macdonald will be erected along Highway 401 at both the eastern and western entry points to the City of Kingston by June 2009 thanks to a motion passed at Tuesday's City Council meeting on the urging of Arthur Milnes, Fellow of the Centre for the Study of Democracy (CSD).

Kingston celebrated the 194th birthday of Canada's first Prime Minister, Sir John A. Macdonald, on Sunday Jan. 11.

The 6th annual celebration honouring the birth of the historic leader took place in City Park and featured performances from Mother Theresa Catholic School's special events choir, as well as distribution of Sir John A Macdonald awards to "great Canadians".

The celebration also marked the addition of two new signs commemorating Kingston as the home and final resting place of Sir John A. Macdonald that will be erected along Highway 401 at both the eastern and western entry points to the City of Kingston by June 2009. The motion to install the signs was passed at a recent City Council meeting on the urging of Arthur Milnes, Fellow of the Centre for the Study of Democracy (CSD).

The destroyed sign on Sydenham Road indicating the way to Sir John A. Macdonald's final resting place at Cataraqui Cemetery will also be replaced.

To view a video of the celebrations, visit http://www.thewhig.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1382904

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