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​Confederation Players set to perform in Ottawa

The Confederation Players are taking part in a Canada 150 celebrations in the nation's capital as part of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) Conference.

The troupe will entertain municipal leaders from across Canada

The Confederation Players troupe, sponsored by CN, a heritage program at Confederation Centre, will spend the next week in Montreal and Ottawa as part of Canada 150 celebrations. (Submitted/Marsha Gallant)

The Confederation Players are taking part in a Canada 150 celebrations in the nation's capital as part of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) Conference.

The troupe, which performs at the Confederation Centre in Charlottetown during the summer months is travelling by train to Montreal and Ottawa. The are accompanying municipal leaders from Eastern Canada on the train ride. 

The train will leave from Montreal on May 31 for Ottawa, arriving that afternoon. Charlottetown mayor Clifford Lee will be among the municipal leaders on the train.

In Ottawa, the Confederation Players will perform for more than 1,500 municipal leaders.

the 13-member troupe will entertain all week long at the FCM Conference. They will perform three public shows including two times at Inspiration Village, an attraction in the ByWard Market inspired by the PEI Celebration Zone, made up of repurposed shipping containers.

They will perform From Sea to Shining Sea at Inspiration Village June 2 and June 3. 

The troupe will also perform a suite of Victorian songs on the steps of Parliament on June 4

Other activities include two special Canada 150 tree-planting ceremonies with CN in Montreal and Ottawa and emceeing events at the FCM conference.

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