To mark the Diamond Jubilee, celebrations with take place between Saturday June 2nd 2012 and Monday June 4th. The events are as follows:
SATURDAY, 2 JUNE 2012
- Departing at noon, a Flotilla of Local Vessels will sail from Hamilton Harbour to Dockyard; an open invitation is extended to local mariners, the JL Cecil Smith (the ferry on which Her Majesty travelled in 2009) will lead the event.
- A Street Festival sponsored by WedCo in Dockyard — entertainment, food, and fun for all starting at noon.
- Evening Lighting of Beacons at Commissioner’s House, Fort Hamilton and Fort St. Catherine — mirroring beacons across the Commonwealth. (Beacons lighting at 9pm)
SUNDAY, 3 JUNE 2012
- Service of Thanksgiving for the Diamond Jubilee of HM the Queen at St. Peter’s Church in St. George’s, commencing at 11am. (Followed by Jubilee Garden Party in the churchyard) at 12 noon.
- Featured will be the debut performance of the Jubilee Fanfare, commissioned of Major D. B. Robinson EM, Director of Music, Bermuda Regiment
- Picnic in the Park with entertainment and family events. Sponsored by the Corporation of Hamilton.
- Under the Patronage of HE Governor Fergusson and Mrs. Margaret Fergusson, Project Action are holding a Bermuda Reception “High Tea” in the Harbour Room, Fairmont Hamilton Princess at 4pm
MONDAY, 4 JUNE 2012
- Charity Day – public and private sectors are encouraged to participate in a charity project in support of local causes. Outward Bound is the proposed Jubilee Charity – for its vital contribution to building character and engendering community spirit in young people.
- The Jubilee Grove: initial planting of the Jubilee Bermuda Cedar in an area to be designated the Jubilee Grove located at Coney Island, Hamilton Parish (to complement the reforestation project there) mirroring a UK project with similar aims. The Grove will be opened and the tree planted by The Premier and H.E. The Governor.
- Two Jubilee Scholars, based on academic prowess and all-round qualities, will be designated and announced with a variety of awards to recognize their achievement. Scholars will be announced at 4:30pm
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- Beacons Lit For Queen’s Diamond Jubilee | Bernews.com | June 3, 2012