Kensington, PE (February 18, 2014) –The Town of Kensington is pleased to announce they have a full weekend of events planned to celebrate their centennial birthday in May.
The three day celebration kicks off with fireworks on the evening of Friday, May 23rd. The following day includes an Old Time Parade, unveiling of three murals painted by local artist Anne Gallant, and the Taste of the Island Buffet, with PEI Comedian Patrick Ledwell, and Justin Simard and Todd MacLean as entertainment. Sunday, May 25 will have an Old Fashioned Carnival in the Community Gardens, a community walk, and a Gospel Concert in the evening. For a list of times and locations, visit the town’s website, www.kensington.ca.
“We are delighted to have Patrick Ledwell speak at our dinner. He’s said he’s going to put a Kensington spin on his show, so I am looking forward to what he has to say,” says Mayor Gordon Coffin. “It should be an entertaining evening.”
The 2014 planning committee is booking floats and groups to participate in the Old Time Parade. When you watch the parade you will see the transition through time from 1914 to 2014, including cars from each decade. Businesses can pick a decade from 1914 to 2014, and plan their float accordingly.
“The Kensington Girl Guides have picked the 70’s and we expect some neat costumes from them,” says Deputy Mayor Rowan Caseley, who is also Chair of the Kensington 2014 committee.
Tickets for the Taste of the Island Buffet and the Gospel Concert go on sale on March 1st at the Kensington Town Hall. Tickets can also be purchased from committee members and will be available online at www.kensington.ca.