A Great Dinner for the Historic Murray Canal District May 9, 2015


Sir John holds forth!

John is delighted with his likeness!

John is delighted with his likeness!

Dave Dingle, HMCD Chair

Dave Dingle, HMCD Chair

Our dinner evening with Sir John and Lady Agnes MacDonald was a great success! We raised over $2000 from ticket and silent auction sales. About 45 people attended the dinner where Sir John, who traveled with Lady Agnes through time to join us, regaled the crowd with a rousing speech that touched on of his days in office and his experiences in the Quinte Area.

Mr. David Warrick, Chair of the Macdonald Project of Prince Edward County, introduced Sir John and also entertained the group with a fascinating, well-researched presentation on Macdonald’s days in the Quinte area and also the plans and festivities surrounding the upcoming installation of the Macdonald bronze statue by Ruth Abernathy in Picton on Canada Day this year.

The parts of Sir John and Lady A. were played wonderfully by Brian and Renee Porter of Brockville, bedecked in period costume and never missing a trick or stepping out of character.

The evening concluded with a brief presentation on HMCD Objectives and Goals from Dave Dingle, HMCD Chair.

HMCD deeply appreciates the support and many kindnesses of Brian and Renee Porter; and David and Marilyn Warrick in helping us to put on this great evening.  And we thank all who supported our organization by purchasing tickets to attend the event!

Many thanks also to our Event Committee of Don Bonter, Lambert Veltman, Diane Lyndon,  Sarah Roberts and Phil Spencer for an outstanding event!

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