Thursday, June 6th at 1:30 pm : The Kingston Historical Society hosts a Commemoration Service for Sir John A. Macdonald at his gravesite in the Cataraqui Cemetery National Historic Site on the June 6th, every year.
Information: Alan MacLachlan, Commemoration Service Chair. (613) 549-8841 or (613) 453-7078 (cell). Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The annual Sir John A Birthday Dinner has been replaced by a February Heritage Dinner
The Canadian Heritage Dinner
The first Canadian Heritage Dinner, sponsored by the KHS, will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2019 to coincide with Heritage Week celebrations. The theme of the talks will complement Heritage Week. The location will remain at the Senior Staff Mess, Royal Military College. The speaker will be J.D.M. Stewart, a Canadian history teacher at Bishop Strachan School in Toronto where he has taught since 2001. He has previously taught in Toronto, Montreal and Panama.
James’s writing has appeared in newspapers across Canada for more than twenty-five years, and some members will rightly note that he got his start by writing letters to the editor of The Globe and Mail, the first of which appeared in 1991. Two hundred letters later he is still contributing.
James has a Bachelor of Arts in History from McGill University in addition to a degree in Education, also from McGill. In 2012 he was awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his contributions to history in Canada. He lives in Toronto.
Further details will follow in Limelights in the fall.