On July 1st, 2017, the Military Communications and Electronics Museum hosted a live concert event to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Confederation.
The museum staff with their partners at the Seniors Association Kingston Region and the Kingston Military Family Resource Centre (KMFRC) worked for months, planning and organizing this event to celebrate our nation’s special birthday. The organizing committee provided free bus transportation to and from the museum that made stops at the Seniors Centre, Kingston Military Community Sports Centre and the Kingston Military Family Resource Centre.
The event was a relaxed concert style with multiple acts performing throughout the museum between 2 pm and 4 pm. The guests were encouraged to move around in order to experience the variety of acts. The event began with the singing of the Nation Anthem, O Canada and opening remarks of welcome and thanks.
The performers included the Limestone Trio, a classical strings ensemble, Gentle Wings Puppet Theatre, Mauricio Latin Music, Kingston Drumming Circle, the Euro Café Duo and the PWOR Pipe and Drum Band. There were performances for people of all ages. A cupcake display, provided by Bennett’s Valu-Mart, in the shape of the Canada 150 logo was a delicious mid-afternoon interlude.
The event was a rousing success with well over 100 people in attendance, ranging in age from infants all the way to seniors. The museum was awash with red and white as guests celebrated Canada 150 through music.