Big 200th Bash Planned for John A
Adapted from the Spectator, Jan. 9, 2012
Hamilton annually celebrates Sir John A Macdonald Day on the first Sunday of January. Hamilton has a beautiful monument in Gore Park that is the image of our first prime minister.
We along with many heritage groups usually lay a wreath at the base of this special monument each January. This year we did not have a representative but that is a rare occasion.
Arthur Milne, commissioner of the Sir John A Macdonald Bicentennial Commission congratulated the organizing committee of Hamilton in the Spectator on January 9th for their annual ceremony.
2015 is the 200th anniversary of Macdonald’s birth and this commission is looking for other creative ways to celebrate Sir John A.’s life from coast to coast.
Visit www.sirjohna2015.ca to learn more about the Macdonald Bicentennial’s planning.