The Symons Medal and Lecture on the State of Canadian Confederation provides a national platform for a distinguished Canadian to discuss the current state and future prospects of Confederation. It provides all Canadians an opportunity to reflect upon their country and its future. The Medal Ceremony and Lecture is held each fall in Charlottetown to mark the meetings of the Fathers of Confederation in 1864.
The lecture honours Professor Thomas H.B. Symons, a long-time supporter and board member of the Confederation Centre for many years. Professor Symons, the founding President of Trent University in Ontario, is widely recognized for his work in the field of Canadian Studies, in particular in the areas of public policy, heritage and education.
It is the mandate of Confederation Centre of the Arts, Canada’s national memorial to the founding of Confederation, to inspire Canadians to celebrate, through heritage and the arts, the founding and evolution of Canadian Confederation. Confederation Centre fulfills this mandate in part by presenting Canadian leaders through public policy initiatives such as the Symons Medal and Lecture series.
CCOA Building: Building closed to public December 24 to January 1
Open for Mavor’s December 31 from 5:00 – 10:00 pm | Open for Premier’s Levee January 1 from 3:00 – 4:30 pm
Box Office: December 24: Open 10:00 am – 1:00 pm | Closed December 25 to January 1 inclusive (Starting January 2 hours change to being open 12:00 – 5:00 pm)
Mavor’s: Closed December 24 to 30 inclusive | December 31: Open 5:00 – 10:00 pm | Closed January 1
Art Gallery: Closed December 24 to January 1
Showcase: Open December 24 10:00 am – 1:00 pm | Closed December 25 to January 1
Confederation Centre Chamber: Closed December 24 to January 1 (only open on Saturdays until June)
Library (public hours): Dec. 23: 12:30 – 5:00 pm | Dec. 24: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm | Dec. 25 and Dec. 26: Closed | Dec. 27: 9:30 am – 8:30 pm | Dec. 28 and Dec. 29: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm (Security and operations on site during these hours but rest of building closed to public)
Administrative Offices: Closed December 24 to January 1
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Hours of Operation
Wednesday to Saturday 11a.m .- 5 p.m | Sunday 1p.m. – 5 p.m. | Monday and Tuesday Closed
Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Sundays & Evening Performances: The Box Office opens 2.5 hours prior to each performance. Please call 1.800.565.0278 or 902.566.1267 for information.