Calling all Macdonalds

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Editor: If you share your name with Canada’s first and founding Prime Minister, John Macdonald, the Canadian community he called home wants you.

The first five people named John Macdonald or Isabella Macdonald who contacts me will receive a free hotel stay and dinner in Kingston on Sir John A. Macdonald’s bicentennial weekend. After all what would a 200th birthday party for the Father of Confederation be without Sir John A. namesakes being on hand?

The five John Macdonald’s who register or the Isabella Macdonald’s who was, of course, Sir John A.’s first wife and who also lived in Kingston, and their partners will be dining at downtown Kingston’s famed Sir John’s Public House pub and restaurant. Located on King Street, the historically designated building was the site of Macdonald’s law offices for a decade before Confederation.

According to there are more than 3,000 people in Canada named John Macdonald. Our American and British friends are also welcome to register.

So if you are named John or Isabella Macdonald please email me at as soon as possible.

For a list of Macdonald Bicentennial weekend activities please visit or

Happy 200th birthday Sir John A.!

Arthur Milnes,

leader of  Kingston’s

Macdonald celebrations

Organizations: Public House

Geographic location: Kingston, Canada, Macdonalds King Street

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