|Connecting Albert County||
|Connecting Albert County||
Some of my earliest memories are shaped by the land in Albert County. In my oldest memory, I am sitting on someone’s knee (my Great Grandfather Guy, a farmer) and there are well-worn brown work-pants and a hand, lined and leathery with age and hard work in the elements. He pinches the skin and it stands up! Then he wiggles his fingers and it is erased, like magic.
Pictures and story By: Chandra Smith
In August 2016, The Hillsborough Womens Institute group was awarded one of the 150th Celebration Gardens to promote Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017 from the Garden Council of Canada. Their application included that they would like to honour the Father of Confederation, William Henry Steeves who was born in Hillsborough and also a life time member of the WI group Dora Braam, who immigrated from Holland in the 1940’s. She has been an active member in the Hillsborough area and is well known in the community.
Canada’s 150th birthday will be celebrated during Shepody Days, July 7-9, with not one but two festive cakes!
Friday night, July 7 at Chase the Ace, the Village of Riverside Albert will serve cake as part of the festivities. That evening, at dark, Kathy and Darrell Weir will sponsor fireworks over the river. Good viewing spots would be along Water Street, the school parking lot, etc.
Schedule of Events
By Victoria Stroud
I remember visiting the library as a child; being reminded by my parents on the way in to remember to be quiet inside, going to the shelves and choosing my books for the week, and in the background hearing people speaking in whispering tones. That was then. Libraries today are no longer the same quiet space that they were in the past. I want to introduce you to what's new at the library. It is a place where everyone is welcome and you will find much more than books!
Albert County Museum to Plant Oak Tree Grown from Original Canadian Vimy Ridge Tree
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 05, 2017
Hopewell Cape, NB – The Albert County Museum and RB Bennett Commemorative Centre (www.albertcountymuseum.com) is pleased to announce that on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 they will be planting a Vimy Oak tree in commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. The tree was made available through the Vimy Oaks Legacy Project with the cooperation of Landscape NB/PEI. The Vimy Oak Trees were grown from scions cut from oak trees grown from acorns gathered on the Vimy Battlefield by Lieutenant Leslie H. Miller in 1917. The planting will take place during the Anglophone East School District Heritage Fair.
Culture & Heritage
Connecting Albert County would like to thank the following supporters & advertisers:
- Bennett and Albert County Health Care (BACH) Foundation
- Albert County Pharmacy
- CR Yardworks & Equipment
- Hon. Rob Moore, MP for Fundy Royal
- CBDC Westmorland Albert
- Albert County Funeral Home
- Grass Roots Community Economic Development Cooperative
- Albert County Chamber of Commerce
- Crooked Creek Convenience
- East Coast Kids Child Care & Learning Centre
- Fireside Home Heating
- Foods of the Fundy Valley
- The Garden Guy (Micheal McBurnie)
- Hon. Mike Holland, Minister, MLA-Albert
- The Old Church Farmers' Market
- Village of Hillsborough
- Village of Riverside-Albert
- Broadleaf Ranch
- Chipoudy Communities Revitalization Committee (CCRC)
- Cape Enrage Fundy Log Cabin
- Falcon Ridge Inn B&B
- Friends of Fundy
- Fundy Highlands Motel and Chalets
- Fundy Mud Pottery
- Jeff MacDougall, SouthEastern Mutual Insurance
- Village of Alma
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