2nd-5th of June, 2022
This weekend the UK and the Commonwealth will celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee marking 70 years on the throne.
As a child growing up in the disruption of the Second World War, my late Mother was fascinated by the young Princess Elizabeth. Her service in the ATS and early duties of State were an inspiration to my Mother and millions of other children who heard Elizabeth’s broadcast in 1940 affirming “we are trying to do all we can to help our gallant sailors, soldiers, and airmen, and we are trying, too, to bear our own share of the danger and sadness of war.” said Martin Buckle, EVP of the BCCTC.
Since her accession to the Throne, Her Majesty’s unwavering devotion to duty and service have been an enduring feature through every turbulent period of British Commonwealth history. Did you know that there have been 14 different Prime Ministers of the UK since the Coronation? Listed Corporations are often criticised for being too focused on quarterly results and losing sight of the “Big Picture”, durability and business sustainability -perhaps it’s time to adopt a 70 year strategic horizon.
We invite you to join in the celebrations throughout Canada, we have prepared some ideas for you to celebrate with your friends and family, from hosting your own celebration at home with the official pudding of Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee - the Lemon & Swiss Amaretti Triffle, to raising a toast with Diageo's Pimm’s Jubilee Spritz!
Check out these last minute Big Jubilee Lunch tips, our friends at Kings Cross British Shops will have free giveaways and special draws for those in the east end. Those in the west, please make sure you visit The British Grocer and the award winning British Pride Bakery. Please see below a special selection of ideas for you to join in this majestic celebration!
Join us on Sunday 5th of June and let's cheer for the Toronto Arrows as they face Old Glory DC! Email us to let us know that you’re coming!
We have arranged an opportunity for Members and guests to get some fresh air, sunshine (hopefully) and entertainment with the Toronto Arrows – Canada’s best rugby team!
BCCTC members and guests get a 40% (or more) discount on all tickets!
The password is: GEORGE
We suggest getting tickets in section 600 to be cheering as a group, and let's before and after by the blue Arrows merchandise tent in the beer garden
Celebrate Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee in Canada
Find ways to celebrate Her Majesty in Canada, from educational activities to events this weekend and throughout the year!
On the 2nd of June, the anniversary of Her Majesty’s Coronation Day, federal buildings in Canada’s Capital Region and elsewhere across the country will be illuminated. The illuminations will be conducted alongside other Commonwealth countries and numerous cities in the United Kingdom. The Royal Canadian Mint and Canada Post pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II’s platinum Jubilee. Lieutenant governors and territorial commissioners will dedicate gardens across the country to celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Plus learn about the Crown in Canada, more info here.