Salut­ing Canada’s birth­day

North­side event will in­clude va­ri­ety of mu­sic and demon­stra­tions

Cape Breton Post - - Northside/Cape Breton - BY CAPE BRE­TON POST STAFF news@cb­post.com

The North Syd­ney, Syd­ney Mines and Florence le­gions will present a North­side Salute to the 150th an­niver­sary of Canada.

The event will take place on Sun­day, June 4 at the Emera Cen­tre North­side, King Street, North Syd­ney from 2-4 p.m.

The two-hour show will fea­ture Cape Bre­ton High­landers Pipes and Drums, Fortress Louis­bourg Fifes and Drums and the 562 Air Cadet Band. There will also be per­for­mances by the Men of the Deeps, a 60-per­son choir, a le­gion choir and singer, song­writer and mu­si­cian Lynda Maxwell.

Through­out the af­ter­noon there will be mil­i­tary re-en­act­ments, march­ing dis­plays, an air cadet re­lay race, air cadet drill team dis­play, high­land dancers, a taek­wondo demon­stra­tion, a fire depart­ment tug of war, a po­lice ser­vice dogs demon­stra­tion and a spe­cial Act of Re­mem­brance.

“We’ve been at this a cou­ple of months now and there is no doubt it is go­ing to be an ex­cit­ing show for all ages,” said John MacNeil, with the Syd­ney Mines Le­gion.

“There are 16 dif­fer­ent acts and about 150 to 200 peo­ple in­volved in the show. The pur­pose is to cel­e­brate the an­niver­sary of Vimy Ridge and the 150th an­niver­sary of Canada.”

Tick­ets are $10 and are avail­able at any of the three le­gions on the North­side.

MacNeil said a lot of plan­ning has gone into the show, in­clud­ing the grand fi­nale.

“Sim­i­lar to a tat­too, dur­ing the grand fi­nale all of the acts and par­tic­i­pants are on the floor and that is pretty ex­cit­ing as well.” From left, Eric Ma­cLean and Clive Hat­ton with the North­side Golden K Kiwanis Club vis­ited the Royal Cana­dian Le­gion in Syd­ney Mines last week to present le­gion mem­bers Wal­ter Ste­wart and Vince Pen­ney with a do­na­tion in sup­port of the North­side Salute to the 150th an­niver­sary of Canada in early June.

“There are 16 dif­fer­ent acts and about 150 to 200 peo­ple in­volved in the show.”

John MacNeil, Syd­ney Mines Le­gion

JULIE COLLINS/CAPE BRE­TON POST

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