The Lieutenant Governor's New Year's Levee will take place in Kingston on Friday, Jan. 1, joining the local annual tradition. Her Honour the Hon. Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, will join local elected officials and Kingstonians to celebrate the New Year in Canada's First Capital to mark the lead-up to the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017.
This special New Year's Levee will be held at the Grand Theatre and will feature a performance of The Trial of Sir John A. by Kingston's own SALON Theatre Productions followed by a reception. The Trial of Sir John A. explores the complex legacy of Sir John A. Macdonald, offering multiple perspectives on the actions and leadership of our first Prime Minister.
Full event details are listed below.
Lieutenant Governor's New Year's Levee
The Grand Theatre, 218 Princess St.
Friday, Jan. 1, 2016
2 to 5 p.m.
Doors open at 1:30 p.m.
Performance by SALON Theatre at 2 p.m.
Reception with Her Honour from 3 to 5 p.m.
Light refreshments will be provided. This event is wheelchair accessible.
Her Honour the Hon. Elizabeth Dowdeswell is the 29th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. She conducted a civic visit to Kingston in Jan. 2015, coinciding with the city's Sir John A. Macdonald Bicentennial celebrations. The last time the Lieutenant Governor's New Year's Levee took place in Kingston was in 1999, during the mandate of the Hon. Hilary M. Weston, 26th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario (1997 to 2002).