The City of Charlottetown will pay tribute to all veterans and commemorate the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War and the 75th anniversary of the beginning of the Second World War at a special event in October.
The Veterans Tribute event will take place on Sunday, October 26 at 1:30 p.m. in Homburg Theatre at the Confederation Centre of the Arts. The event will consist of an Act of Remembrance, music, dancing, singing, and a re-enactment.
"This Veterans Tribute is part of our 150th Anniversary celebrations of the 1864 Charlottetown Conference and the Birthplace of Confederation. It is designed to recognize the contributions that all Canadian veterans have made to our country’s freedoms," said Mayor Clifford Lee. "We hope the community will join us at this event to pay tribute to veterans, and help us celebrate those contributions as we head toward Remembrance Day ceremonies in November."
The PEI Regimental Band, Belfast Pipes and Drums and the Canada Remembers Chorus will be involved in the performance. A reception will be held in the Confederation Centre of the Arts Memorial Hall, which will include displays of wartime memorabilia. Food will be served by those in period costume and Phase II will provide entertainment.
"We’ve spent much of 2014 celebrating the history of our great city and the conference that paved the way to Confederation, but a huge part of our history is the sacrifices that our veterans made," said Deputy Mayor Stu MacFadyen. "There are events designed to honour veterans each year, but this Veterans Tribute is the City of Charlottetown’s way of saying ‘thanks’ and commemorating the anniversaries of the beginnings of the First and Second World Wars. I encourage everyone to attend to show support for our veterans."
Admission for the event is free, but tickets are required. Tickets are available through the Confederation Centre’s box office on a first-come basis. There is a limit of four tickets per person.
For more information on the event, contact Lena Webster at: 902-213-6745.
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