If you are a Steeves descendant, this should get your attention! Today, organizers have launched the registration website for the Steeves 250 event to be held in Moncton and Hillsborough, New Brunswick this coming July. A week of events and activities are planned to take place during the Steeves 250 Celebration, July 22-29, 2016 in Moncton and Hillsborough, New Brunswick.
The Steeves Family is holding a global family roll call of all ‘cousins’ from all over the world to attend a major event co-located in the Village of Hillsborough (where the family's iconic family home and museum is located, The Steeves House Museum), and around several venues in the City of Moncton.
The signature event of the week is the Steeves 250 World Record Celebration – Where all Steeves Count. The Steeves family is attempting to set a World Record for all family members (who currently have the last name Steeves) to be counted in one location, during the week long July 2016 Festival celebration. The Festival organizers are calling all Steeves cousins to come home to New Brunswick, Canada, and be counted. This record roll call attempt will require a large number of Steeves to be present at the Moncton Coliseum so that the multi-generational family’s place in World Record History can be secured. Although only individuals who currently have the last name Steeves will be counted, everyone is encouraged to attend the event which will include musical and dramatic performances, multi-media presentations and testimonials from guests both present and abroad organizers will showcase the Steeves family story.
At a press conference held by Festival organizers today, December 4, the volunteer organizing committee launched the Festival event’s web site, www.Steeves250.com. Organizers previewed some of the marketing and promotional efforts to be undertaken to bring as many Steeves cousins as possible to be part of the roll call count.
The last Steeves Family Reunion was in 1966 where over 9,000 Steeves family descendants attended from all over the globe.
“With over 250,000 Steeves spread all over the world, the 250th anniversary is planned to be the
largest Steeves Family Reunion in our lifetime”, says Event Chairperson Gary Steeves, from
Kent, Washington, USA. “With the social media tools we have access to today, we can do an even better job of letting everyone know about this important event. We are expecting over
10,000 people to attend throughout the week”. Gary Steeves traveled to Moncton for the
Launch and Press Conference announcement today.
“There will be so much to do for families and individuals of all ages”, says Bobbi Steeves, Chair of Events Committee. “We keep adding exciting activities and working with local partners so we have as much to offer our delegates as possible. We anticipate seven very full days of fun, family, and excitement. We are encouraging all our cousins to register for the Event Pass early. This pass will be very valuable, giving access and discounts to countless activities”.
Even though the festival is celebrating the Steeves anniversary, this will be a signature event for the Moncton and Hillsborough communities in 2016. Local friends, families, and neighbors will want to pay close attention to the release of the Events Schedule and make plans to take in some of the festivities. Everyone is welcome to participate and enjoy activities such as
concerts, the Guinness World Record attempt presentation, historical plays, and the
Hillsborough Town Square which will showcase dozens of artisan vendors and exhibitors.
The weeklong celebration of being a Steeves descendent or a related ‘Steeves cousin’ will recognize the global Steeves family members. The family came to New Brunswick from their immigrant beginnings 250 years ago, in what is now called Hillsborough, New Brunswick. Hillsborough is 30 kilometers south of Moncton on the Petitcodiac River, which the original settlers used to come from Germany via Philadelphia 250 years ago.
The story to be revealed is how the Stieff family from Munsingen, Germany has grown and evolved. Today, Steeves descendants can now be found in all parts of the world. Munsingen is a village of a few thousand tucked into the rolling hills of southwest Germany -- about 80
kilometers south and a little east of Stuttgart and about 35 kilometers due west of Ulm in Baden- Wurttemberg.
During the lead up to the Steeves family record attempt, the Festival organizers encourage Steeves family members to register as a delegate attending the event. Organizers are looking for stories of family members who achieved some form of recognition or notoriety, or a story that’s been handed down from generations be submitted on the Steeves250.com website.
“Selected stories will be researched further and links to the founding family will be added and published. The more Steeves “Cousin” stories the better for reaching a wider audience around the World through the global reach of the website”, says Kerry Rakuson, Chair of PR. “The missing test pilot, David Anthony Steeves story, is fascinating and a model of the stories we want to tell one another”, says Kerry.
Register today at Steeves250.com
Pricing details for delegates found on website. Children six and under are free. July 22-29, 2016
Full event schedule to be released early 2016
For more information, contact event office at 506-857-4254
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