Remembrance Dinner Theatre and Song – Nov. 5

In total, 3,141 Canadian nurses volunteered their services for the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps in World War I and 17,038 women served in the RCAF during the Second World War.

MVHS Alumni

Canadian Women In War is this year’s theme for the annual Remembrance Dinner Theatre and Song sponsored by the 67th Miramichi Folk Song Festival, Brookdale Flowers and Trevor’s Hyundai, to be held on November 5th.

Following a delicious Susan Butler dinner of Baked Chicken, potatoes, vegetables, beverage and chocolate or white cake with boiled icing at 5pm, the performances will begin at 6:30pm and end by 8:30pm.

          This year’s performers will be predominately ladies featuring skits by an all-female cast from the MVHS Drama Club, directed by John Bosma and Chris Matheson, and the musical talents of Katie and Melissa Barry, Elizabeth Shatford and Susan Butler.

          Additional performers will include the beautiful four-part harmony of The Villagers and last year’s show stoppers – The King Street Elementary Choir, performing “Remembrance Day Child”, directed by Emily Comeau.

Christina Watling

          This year’s program will feature a tribute to WW1 and WW2 veterans Ruth Loggie, Christina Watling, Marie (Breau) Savage, Florence MacLean, Ruby (Kamermans) Somers, Jeanne (Kennard) O’Reilly, Betty Dalton and Marion (Savage) Arsenault.

          During intermission, guests can purchase the popular 50/50 Draw tickets. In addition, the MVHS Drama Club, who have been invited to attend the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2024 and are looking for support, will also be having a draw. The Miramichi Lads & Ladies: We Will Remember Them trilogy, edited by Johannes Bosma, will also be on sale. All proceeds from the books will go to the MVHS Drama Club.

          Tickets for this year’s Dinner Theatre and Song will remain at $40 each, by reservation only. Interested  guests may call Susan Butler at 506-622-1780 or by emailing her at <>. Susan also caters to those with special diets which can be made known when she is contacted.

          The 2023 Remembrance Dinner Theatre & Song will be held at the Kin Centre, Newcastle, beginning at 5pm. Book your tickets early. Last year’s dinner and performance continued the long-standing tradition of being sold out.

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