|Connecting Albert County||
|Connecting Albert County||
Now in its seventh year, the Rising Tide Festival showcases Atlantic Canada talent in Fundy National Park's extraordinary natural setting. During this family-friendly event, held on August 19, 20 and 21, 2016, festivalgoers will be able to take part in many activities such as a smart phone photography workshop, a songwriters' circle, a sunrise ceremony, many music concerts, nature-based experiences and more.
Experience the Sights, Sounds and Tastes of Mi’gmaq Culture during the Annual Fundy Mawew on New Brunswick Day Weekend
Fundy National Park event features traditional drumming, legends, powwow dancers and artwork
Fundy National Park and the Mi’gmawe’l Tplu’taqnn Inc will showcase the rich culture of the Mi’gmaq People - Indigenous to Atlantic Canada, for the annual Fundy Mawew on New Brunswick Day Weekend, July 31. Parks Canada places represent the very best that Canada has to offer. They tell the stories of who we are including the history, culture and contributions of Indigenous Peoples.
Story and tree photographs by Deborah Carr
It stands alone in the field, just beyond a pasture gate…a solitary question mark on the landscape. All manner of shoes, boots, sneakers hang from its grey limbs. A crooked signboard, nailed to its lifeless trunk bears the only clue to its purpose: Walk for Hope.
Admit it. We’ve all stopped to look, to peer, to wonder at this strange tree alongside Route 915 where it passes the Shepody marsh. It gains particular ethereal beauty in the low light of morning and early evening and has been photographed countless times by locals and tourists alike. Sometimes bus tours pause so visitors can pour out of the doors and snap memories to take home. And everyone wonders...
What is its story?
Story by Susan Quinn
Pictures property of W. White
Aboiteau (a-bwa-toe) refers to the dyke and sluice gate system, the remains of which you can see on the marsh land along the coast in Albert County. In the Riverside Albert location, for instance, you can see the mounds of earth clearly from a few places. You can take Hwy 915 towards Harvey, go to Shipyard Park, or the Sawmill Bridge or drive west on Hwy 114 towards Alma.
By James Wilson
Despite the rain, the Albert County Museum's 6th Annual R.B. Bennett Day went ahead on Saturday. The day, meant to fall close to Bennett's July 3rd birthday, honours Canada's 11th prime minister and the only Canadian prime minister born in New Brunswick. The morning breakfast brought out 41 people and the kitchen had only three pancakes and a little bit of bacon left over at noon. Due to the rain the plan to barbecue hot dogs was abandoned and they were boiled instead.
Haven't been to the Museum in years? Then it is a perfect time to go explore our local history as effective immediately, the Albert County Museum is now offering scheduled guided tours and special activities.
The schedule is located here. Please note that admission is now valid for two consecutive days to allow visitors the opportunity to experience each of the different tours at their convenience.
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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