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Free walking tour of historic Kingston for Americans on the 4th of July


KINGSTON, Ontario — The commissioner of Kingston’s Sir John A. Macdonald Bicentennial Commission is continuing his tradition of offering free walking tours of this community’s downtown to Americans to help Canada’s neighbors celebrate July 4.

“One of the best parts of being Canadian is having such great and dynamic neighbors as our American friends, particularly those in Watertown and all of Jefferson County,” commissioner Arthur Milnes said in a news release. “Over the years some of the greatest support I have received for the Sir John A. Macdonald Bicentennial movement have come from the outstanding Americans just across the river from Kingston. This is my way of saying thanks.”

Mr. Milnes, a political scholar and journalist, is commissioner of the nonprofit, non-partisan Canadian group charged with organizing Canada’s celebrations of its first and founding prime minister, Sir John A. Macdonald (1815-1891), for his 200th birthday in 2015.

The free tour for Americans will begin at noon on Friday, July 4, at Kingston’s Visitor Information Centre on King Street, 209 Ontario St., across from Kingston City Hall. It will last approximately one hour.

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