It was, after all, the inaugural meeting of the City of Sarnia's Council's 2010-2014 term.
The pomp and ceremony included a piping in of the Chief's Ceremonial Unit from the Sarnia Police Service, and the Sarnia Rescue Services Honour Guard (by piper Mark Drew).
And the 'call to attention" by Town Crier Les Whiting followed by an invocation by Holy Trinity student Katelynn Arnott.
But the late morning gathering in the gym at Holy Trinity Catholic School, one of the newest schools in Sarnia, was about more than politics.
Yes, council members (all of whom were re-elected from last council) were sworn in by Judge Deborah Austin, who once they council members had signed their oath of office and were seated did the same for Mayor Mike Bradley, Ontario's second longest serving mayor.
And once the children and spectators But then it was time to hear from the obvious star of the show, who had already given a delightful rendition of the National Anthem.
Bradley then took a few minutes to outline what he hopes he and council will accomplish in the next four years.
But once that was all over, the children and those who were able to join the historic occasion, got to hear even more from Gryner, who was first accompanied by students lining one of the auditorium walls, then the St. Clair Colts Drum Band.