Saluting Canada’s birthday
Northside event will include variety of music and demonstrations
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