The highly individualistic people of North America have always had common experiences that united them. From the Boston Commons to Banff National Park, the people in these accounts sought support and renewal in these shared places and events. Ceremonies support partnerships today as they have in the past. The music partnership where the orchestra plays the 1812 Overture and the cannon on the hill in Kingston, Ontario is fired is discussed in Chapter 6. The musical celebrations represent the achievements of a dedicated group maintaining a partnership of musicians and teachers. Other partnerships reach across boundaries to achieve what would never have been expected before founding the new partnerships.