The Museum is hosting the 7th annual RB Bennett Day on July 1st in celebration of the birthday of the only Canadian Prime Minister from New Brunswick, who was born in Hopewell, July 3, 1870. This year marks his 147th birthday.
Located in Hopewell Cape at 3940 Route 114, just before the famous Hopewell Rocks, this celebration event begins at 1:00pm with activities continuing throughout the afternoon.
One highlight of the day will be the raising of the Canadian flag on the newly erected flag pole in the Hopewell Cape Square at 1:00pm. The new flagpole sits directly behind the RB Bennett Monument flanked by the Vimy Guns. The assembly will then be piped from the square to the Hopewell Cape Court House where a bronze bust of R. B. Bennett, created by sculptor, Robin Hanson will be unveiled. The bust was cast from the same mold as the statue to be erected on Parliament Hill.
Following the program in the Courthouse, cake and homemade ice cream will be served in the Community Hall in celebration of Canada 150th anniversary and R.B. Bennett’s birthday. There will also be musical entertainment with the singing of well-known Canadian songs.