Our Four Fathers of Confederation play in Lower Shinimicas on Sunday

Published on June 16, 2017

AMHERST – On Sunday, June 18, the play Our Four Fathers of Confederation will be read at the Sunrise Seniors' Citizens' building on Shinimicas Road in Shinimicas.  

The play was written by Walt Jones of Amherst has been read twice previously by a cast of five from Amherst.
It was read once in Amherst with the Tantramar Seniors' College and once with the Sackville Historical Society.
The play has scenes before and after the Charlottetown Conference, before and after the Quebec Conference and before and after the trips to England.
The play looks at the Confederation process from a Maritime perspective and finishes on July 1, 1867 in Halifax.
At the end of the play, the audience is asked to stand and sing The Maple Leaf Forever and then recite the Oath of Citizenship. This is the oath which new Canadians recite as part of the xitizenship ceremony.
It is meant to help us recommit ourselves to Canada and our community.
On July 1 at 1:30 p.m. at the Dorchester Veterans's Memorial Hall, the cast will put on the same performance of the play and include The Maple Leaf Forever and the oath.
This will be a feature of their Canada 150 celebration.