Monday, August 25, 2014

Anniversaries miscellany

The theatrical project that includes Sir John A 2015 in Kingston has been rocking the streets with a song-and-dance exploration of the man and his city, and I got to walk around with them on Saturday with a large and lively crowd. Thanks to all who facilitated that, and congratulations to the clever, funny, savvy, group of actors who put on the show seven days a week. Historian John Boyko also joining them soon.  Facebook photo album here.

August 23 24, I'm told, was the centenary of Winnipeg, the bear adopted by the Canadian Expeditionary Forces who became Winnie the Pooh. Thanks to the correspondent who sent me an email about that, which I seem to have deleted in a fit of housekeeping. Update:  Found it, and the link to Ryerson University's feature.  Thanks, Alison Watkin of Narrative PR.

April August 24, I'm told, was also the 200th anniversary of the burning of the White House, kinda one of the fun moments of the War of 1812 reenactments for Canadians, probably not so much marked in Washington.  But Historiann is on the story.  And, yeah, the Yanks are still sensitive about it.

September 6 will be the 200th anniversary of the birth of George-Etienne Cartier. Indeed the John A troupe are working up a special program for that.

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