The Uxbridge Historical Society and the Sam Sharpe Statue Committee are pleased to announce the Unveiling of the Lieutenant Colonel Samuel Simpson Sharpe Statue.
Friday May 25, 2018
Musical Selections 6:30 p.m. (Band of the Royal Regiment of Canada)
Parade: 6:45 p.m.
Ceremony: 7:00 p.m.
Reception: 8:15 p.m.
Parade: Second Wedge (14 Victoria Street, Uxbridge) to Statue Site (just west of CIBC, 49 Brock Street W, Uxbridge) Ceremony: Statue Site (just west of CIBC, 49 Brock Street W, Uxbridge)
Reception: Uxbridge Historical Centre (7239 Concession 6, Uxbridge)
The events will include: a parade and the unveiling ceremony in downtown Uxbridge, and a reception will follow at the Uxbridge Historical Museum. All are welcome.
Parade participants will include: Uxbridge Legion Pipes and Drums, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 170, #76 Uxbridge Army Cadets, Uxbridge Fire, Zeredatha Lodge, 20th Battalion Reenactors, and the Ontario Regiment and Association.
The Ceremony will be MC’d by historian and author Ted Barris and it will include special music by the Band of the Royal Regiment of Canada, and Bella Nove Choir. There will also be brief remarks from special guests and dignitaries, the unveiling, and the act of remembrance. Confirmed dignitaries include: Erin O’Toole, Member of Parliament for Durham; Jennifer O’Connell, Member of Parliament for Pickering-Uxbridge; Gerri-Lynn O’Connor, Durham Region Chair; Pat Malloy, Acting Mayor for Uxbridge Township; Philip Ralph, Padre of Wounded Warriors; and Bruce Clayton, Commanding Officer of the Ontario Regiment.
All are also welcome to attend the community reception following the ceremony at Uxbridge Historical Museum. Guests will be able to enjoy some light refreshments, listen to music provided by Bella Nove, view the historical exhibits, and mingle with the members of Sam Sharpe’s family who will be introduced. The exhibits will include an Uxbridge Historical Museum exhibit on Sam Sharpe, an Uxbridge Secondary School and Sam Sharpe Exhibit, exhibit items from the Ontario Regiment Museum, a video sharing the life of service of Sam Sharpe, and we are excited to be hosting the Vimy to Juno Exhibit, generously on loan to us from the Juno Beach Centre Association.
For further information, please contact Tish MacDonald, Sam Sharpe Statue Unveiling Ceremony Chair at email@example.com or 905.649.0180.