'Abdu'l-Bahá's journey through Canada
On September 9 the 239 Days team tracked to Hamilton! We went to support the “Peace Train” celebration of the centenary of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s journey through Canada. We first entered into a large hall that was occupied with 800 people.
The celebration was at the Liuna Train Station, which was fitting as ‘Abdu’l-Bahá had passed through Hamilton by train on that same day 100 years ago.
The event had a variety of musical performances, which included the Hamilton Children’s Choir, Adam Crossley, Nabil and Karim, Asher Lenz and many more. There were also acting performances by local youth. The youth focused on the importance of people their age making an impact on the world.
Children were also incorporated in the celebration through videos, singing and acting. But what I liked the best was saved for the very end. On the last performance children from the audience were asked to march behind each other all around the room as if they were joining the “Peace Train.”
The entire celebration was just under two hours but the hard work put together by the organizers was well acknowledged. Everyone in the audience enjoyed all the performances and kept talking about them long after it was finished.