REPORTING · 3rd July 2010
The Canada Stage show began after the parade. Monique Miller started on stage at 1:00 and introduced the politicians and the awards. Linda Campbell took over during the evening. Susie Smeader was called upon to sing ‘O Canada.’
“We have many, many families from all across Canada, all across the world here today celebrating,” said Miller.
MLA Robin Austin was called to stage to speak. “Welcome to Canada’s 43rd Birthday. Happy Canada Day to everybody,” said Austin. He thanked everyone for coming and wished everyone the best.
Miller took the microphone back and commented on Kitimat’s Multiculturalism. “This is something that is very unique to Canada and I was fortunate enough to find that out this year with our amazing exchange student, Sophie Shot,” said Miller. “Sophie taught me something about Canada and what she taught me was that everyone here is so open to other cultures. She was impressed to Canadians and I think we should be impressed with ourselves. We are a multicultural society and Kitimat is one of the best ones around.”
Mayor Joanne Monaghan was called to the stage to do awards. When they were all handed out, Councillor Randy Halyk stepped out to tell the people of Kitimat about the Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, July Sixth to encourage people to come out and learn and invest in the coop at the Eurocan Mill.
MP Nathan Cullen was next. “Kitimat puts on the best Canada Day in the entire region. It’s a great celebration of all the different cultures that make up our community,” said Cullen after his speech. He said it was an honour to live in such beautiful country and for him and it is an honour to represent this region.
Mayor Joanne Monaghan during the parade
Mp Nathan Cullen
MLA Robin Austin