Join the Toronto friends of Sir John A. Macdonald for an evening of dinner and entertainment to celebrate Macdonald’s 199th birthday. The appreciation night is January 10 at the Great Hall, Hart House in Toronto.
Even better, say organizers would be for people to show up in period costumes as many did last year. Attendees last year included Macdonald biographer Richard Gwyn, TVO’s Steve Paikin and former External Affairs Minister Barbara McDougall, among many others.
The 6:30 pm dinner includes a three-course dinner, prizes, and special guests will be giving memorable toasts to Macdonald and other Canadian historical leaders.
On display will be a bust of Macdonald, by sculptor Ruth Abernethy (pictured above), commissioned by the Macdonald Bicentennial Project of Prince Edward County. The group in Prince Edward County is developing a project to develop a statue of John A, Macdonald as a young man when he was a lawyer practicing in the County and in the Bay of Quinte area. So far they have collected enough money to commission a bust of Macdonald; they are still fundraising and plan to commission to complete a full statute which then will be placed in the centre of Picton, the county’s capital.
Tickets for the Macdonald dinner are $90, or $40 for students. RSVP here.
– photo courtesy of the Macdonald Bicentennial Project of Prince Edward County.