Monday, January 11, 2010

Sir John A Macdonald and his birthday party

The Sir John A. Macdonald Society in Hamilton hosted another successful birthday party for our nation's first charismatic Prime Minister who was born January 11, 1915. A Scottish piper led the parade of 100 or so people in the biting cold to the monument of Sir John A. in Gore Park where wreaths were laid by a number of dignitaries. Back in the auditorium of the Crowne Plaza Hotel (nice and warm I might add), MC Steve Paikin introduced author Roy MacSkimming who talked about the writing of his novel, entitled Macdonald. Other speakers included Hamilton Councillor, Bob Bratina who spoke about Macdonald and the building of the railroad and past mayor of Hamilton, Bob Morrow who led the audience through a rededication of Canadian Citizenship. What with the Highland dancing and the Union Jack birthday cake, a good time was had by all. To read the novel Macdonald go to the Burlington Public Library catalogue, the library owns 5 copies - . To learn more about Sir John A. click here.