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City to mark the historically long reign of Queen Elizabeth II

September 3, 2015 -

When:  11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 9

Where: Confederation Park

Who:  Mayor Bryan Paterson, the Princess of Wales Own Regiment (PWOR), Town Crier Chris Whyman and Marlene McCracken of the Monarchist League of Canada

What:  Marking the long reign of Queen Elizabeth.

On Wednesday, Sept. 9, Queen Elizabeth II becomes the longest-reigning British monarch of all time, breaking the record set by her great-great grandmother Queen Victoria. Queen Elizabeth is also Queen of Canada and is represented in this country by Governor General David Johnston and the lieutenant governors of each province.  Communities and institutions across Canada will be marking this historic event.  On this occasion in Kingston, the PWOR will play God Save the Queen and Town Crier Chris Whyman will read a proclamation to mark the anniversary of the reign of Queen Elizabeth.  The ceremony will last about 30 minutes in total.

About the City of Kingston

The City of Kingston provides municipal services to 125,000 residents living in this visually stunning, historic city, often ranked one of the best places to live in Canada. In 2014, it was named a Top 7 Smart Community by the Intelligent Community Forum. Kingston is focusing on being smart and livable as it pursues its vision to become Canada's most sustainable city. We focus on environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality - - ensuring that today's decisions don't compromise our future. 

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Media contact: For more information contact Cindie Ashton, communications officer, 613-546-4291, ext. 3116, or call the communications department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.