Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Happy B-day, Sir John, Eh?

Italianate Bellevue House is a fanciful historic home.
Story by Katharine Fletcher, photo by Eric Fletcher

Sir John A. Macdonald was our first prime minister and a Father of Confederation. The Glasgow-born Scot dreamed grandly of a national railway to link our great country together – and realized the goal in his tenure as PM. For these and many other reasons he’s a beloved, often controversial Canadian politician.

From Jan. 6 to 11, the City of Kingston, Parks Canada, Department of Cultural Heritage and other organizations are celebrating the 200th anniversary of his birthday. So it’s a great time to venture to Kingston, to take in the bicentennial celebrations.
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Read the full story at Young at Heart online.

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