Wednesday, January 11 is the 196th birthday of Sir John A. Macdonald in Scotland – Canada's first prime minister.
The Kinston Hisorical Society http://kingstonhistoricalsociety.ca/index.html has held, for the past 12 years, the dinner on his birthday at the Royal Military College's Senior Staff Mess.
The dinner's guest speaker this year is Mr. Peter Milliken, retired MP for Kingston and The Islands, and former Speaker of the House of Commons. His talk will be "Sir John A. Macdonald and the Kingston Heritage".
To find out more about Sir John A. (as he is called in Canada), here are some informative websites -
Sir John A. Macdonald: Canada's Patriot Statesman www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/sir-john-a-macdonald/index-e.html
Sir John A. Macdonald www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/primeministers/h4-3025-e.html
Bellevue House National Historic Site of Canada www.pc.gc.ca/eng/lhn-nhs/on/bellevue/index.aspx