James Cockburn honoured with birthday celebration at Victoria Hall

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The Honourable James Cockburn celebrated his birthday February 13 at Victoria Hall in the company of 90 children from C.R. Gummow, Burnham and Montessori schools. Cockburn provided helped the children learn a bit about Confederation era Cobourg and his role in the James Cockburn Room at Victoria Hall. The event is supported by a partnership with the Cobourg Public Library. ChildrenJamesCockburn.2016The Northumberland Art Gallery also joined us this year as a new partner.

Even with James having laryngitis, the kids had a great time and we received very positive comments from the teachers afterwards.  Cake was served in the lobby of Victoria Hall.

James Cockburn is the Father of Confederation for Northumberland and was the first speaker of the House of Commons.

Hon. James Cockburn helps celebrate new year

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The Honourable James Cockburn, Town Crier Mandy Robinson, Cobourg Mayor Gil Brocanier and Poet Laureate Ted Amsden were all in attendance at the New Year’s Levy 2016 at Victoria Hall.

James Cockburn Day 2014

The performance of our play, The Life and Times of James Cockburn, for 2014

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