Canada Day celebration to feature poetry readings and military reenactments

June 25, 2015, GUELPH, ON: Guelph Museums is celebrating Canada Day this year at McCrae House with an afternoon full of activities and performances, including  poetry readings by Toronto’s Poet Laureate George Elliott Clarke, Honey Novick and Bill Bissett.

The festivities will also include a number of military re-enactments by a variety of groups including the 20th Battalion Great War re-enactors, Lincoln and Welland regiment Second World War re-enactors, 10th Louisiana re-enactors Civil War display, and the 41st Regiment of Foot – War of 1812 re-enactors.

The Melody Makers, a Fergus-based band, will provide live music. They are set to perform two sets, one starting at 12:00 pm, and the other at 1:30 pm.

For kids, there will be a number of crafts and activities.

The event will run from 12:00 to 4:00 pm on Wednesday, July 1.

McCrae House is located at 108 Water St.

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and the League of Canadian Poets.





Robin Morden

Community Relations Coordinator

Guelph Museums


[email protected]

Posted by Dawn Owen on June 25, 2015