VIDEO: Performers in Hamilton Cultural Celebration Reflect on Past, Look to Future 

Members and guests of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints enjoyed a cultural celebration in the new David O. McKay Stake and Cultural Events Centre on Friday evening, 16 June 2017.

Watch a highlights video of the cultural celebration, produced by Brigham Young University student, Paesha Tuttle:


Among guests were President Henry B. Eyring, first counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles; Bishop Dean M. Davies of the Presiding Bishopric; Elder O. Vincent Haleck, president of the Pacific Area of the Church; Elder S. Gifford Nielsen, first counselor in the Pacific Area Presidency; and Elder Craig A. Cardon, second counselor in the Pacific Area Presidency.

Other guests included Hon Tim Macindoe, MP for Hamilton West, Minister of Customs, Associate Minister of Education, and Associate Minister of Transport; his wife Anne Macindoe; Hamilton Deputy Mayor, Martin Gallagher; representatives from Ngati Mahanga; and other community leaders.

Mr Macindoe posted the following on Facebook after the weekend's events:

"Congratulations to local organisers and members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for a wonderful weekend of events to celebrate and dedicate impressive new LDS Church facilities at Temple View, Hamilton. There was a superb concert last night with incredible talent on display, and a lovely service of dedication this morning. It was a privilege to join huge audiences at both and we all appreciated the warm welcome and happy atmosphere. The new buildings are stunning."


Style Guide Note:When reporting about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, please use the complete name of the Church in the first reference. For more information on the use of the name of the Church, go to our online Style Guide.