From the road: Journal Entries
After months of hard work and preparations, the Victoria Children’s Choir has departed to the Netherlands for their “Bridging Generations” Tour!
Follow our stories from the road as choristers sing in communities and celebrations, meet Dutch children, and experience the peace and freedom that Canada helped establish.
- May 3. “...many did stop to listen, take photos and pay compliments..."
- May 1. “They were singing in a beautiful old church with a huge volume."
- April 30. “The beach felt/looked like Gearhart but was very windy..."
- April 30. “...and then all were off to another adventure."
- April 27. “We are back after a very nice day in Amersfoort ..."
- April 25. “Just got in the door after a long amazing and crazy day!"
- April 25. "Amsterdam!"
May 3, 2015 | Submitted by chaperone Rob MacDonald
“The ceremony went well in Groesbeek except for torrential downpour!
It was moving to see the grave sites and veterans who were at, and part of, the ceremony. It was formal and organized, similar to the Remembrance Ceremony in Ottawa. Mrs. Harper was there and spoke. There were a number of other dignitaries though from Canada and the Netherlands. The clear message is around the bond between our two countries and the heartfelt thanks Holland still gives Canada for its liberation.
Despite getting completely soaked in the cold downpour, the kids did a great job. Madeleine is proud of them all. They stood out in the rain while almost everyone else were under umbrellas!
Because of how wet it was, guests made a quick retreat as the final wreaths were placed, but many did stop to listen, take photos and pay compliments to Madeleine and David.
Afterwards we had to head straight to Holten …over an hour drive for a 10 minute sound check. Then, straight to Woody’s Pancakes and Steaks (pronounced steeks!) in Holten for a great dinner. A huge restaurant full of families including their big dogs!!!
Tomorrow we do it all over again! Except it is not supposed to rain this time!”
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