Sunday, July 19th, 2009 FOUNDERS’ DAYS 2009 IS SPONSORED BY: S helburne Founders‘heritage,itsculture and people of the rich history, Days is an annual celebration who have made Shelburne and environs one of the A&C AUTO REPAIR MACKENZIE’S MOTEL 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Cox’s Warehouse, Dock Street ADIVA’S PLACE & ROSE BOUQUET & COTTAGES most interesting small towns in Canada. For several MARIA’S KWIKWAY Loyalist Breakfast - Lower Class and Upper Class ALL 4 ONE GRAPHICS & CONSULTING MILLSTONES BED & BREAKFAST days each summer, the historic waterfront district (Advanced Tickets at the Whirligig Book Store) BALCOM’S ELECTRIC BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA MIRROR IMAGE comes alive with fun, food, history and games. Y 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Starts at Corner of Anne/Water Street BARRACKS COVE KITCHENETTES MR. FISH STORE LTD. OCEAN COMPUTER CENTRE LTD. ears before visits by Spanish, French and Portu- Loyalist 5 Mile Road Race BELLIVEAU-VEINOTTE guese fishermen, the native Mi‘kmaq traversed ($10.00 Entry Fee) CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS ON SHORE CONSTRUCTION BOULDER COVE COTTAGES PIERO’S A-1 PIZZA the Roseway River and used the surrounding land for 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Shelburne Community Centre, 63 King Street BURKE HARRIS TRUCKING RIVER HILLS GOLF summer encampments. In 1783, more than 10,000 & SEPTIC PUMPING & COUNTRY CLUB Coastal Oldies Car Show BUTLERS SMALL ENGINE ROSEWAY RIVER COTTAGES settlers loyal to the British crown arrived in Shelburne AND REPAIRS SABLE RIVER VIEW COTTAGES 10:00 a.m. - Closing Dock Street CAPE COD COLONY (then Port Roseway) after fleeing the disastrous con- SCOTIA LUNCH Booths Open MOTEL 2001 LTD. SEACOAST ENTERTAINMENT ARTS sequences of the American Revolutionary War. CARLA ‘N COMPANY T 11:00 a.m. Bill Norman Park, Dock Street CELIA J. MELANSON LAW OFFICE SHELBURNE & AREA CHAMBER hese Loyalists, including Black Loyalists, Black OF COMMERCE Loyalist Era Church Service CHARLOTTE LANE CAFÉ & CRAFTS SHELBURNE AUTO PARTS LTD. Pioneers and indentured blacks and some slaves, CIBC 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Near Fishermen’s Memorial COOKE AQUACULTURE SHELBURNE COUNTY BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTRE helped to lay out and build the town and made the Children’s Bouncer COOPERS INN SHELBURNE FURNITURE settlement one of the largest communities in North Jungle Safari DEDRICKS WEST NOVA FUELS LTD. & APPLIANCES LTD. America. DONALD HARDING LAW OFFICE SHELBURNE HARBOUR YACHT CLUB T 1:00 p.m. Waterfront EASTLINK CABLE SHELBURNE MALL he Black Loyalists were allotted land in what Regatta - Shelburne Harbour Yacht Club GOODICK’S FURNITURE SOUTH WEST SHORE became Birchtown, on the northwest arm of DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY GUY’S FRENCHYS 2:00 p.m. Waterfront HALIBUT HEAD STUDIOS SPENCER’S GARDEN CENTRE Shelburne Harbour, forming the first largest freed Lobster Crate Races STERLING BELLIVEAU, MLA Black settlement in North America. HARBOURSIDE COTTAGES SWANSBURG CONSTRUCTION LTD. S 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. HARLOW CONSTRUCTION LTD. Ross Thomson House Yard H.M. HUSKILSON’S FUNERAL HOME THE BEANDOCK ome Loyalists, including soldiers from dozens of Historical Garden Party HUSKILSON CHRYSLER THOMSON’S DRIVE IN RESTAURANT disbanded British regiments, moved on to Halifax, (Sponsored by Shelburne County Museum & THE SHINE SHOP TIM-BR MART and the Black Loyalist Heritage Society - Tickets $ 5.00) I.L. SPEARS INSURANCE AGENCY TLC PHARMACY LTD. Annapolis Royal, New Brunswick and Upper Canada, IRVING MAINWAY VEN-REZ PRODUCTS LTD. but many remained here and their decendants live 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Near Fishermen’s Memorial J&D FAITH LIMITED VERNON D’EON LOBSTER PLUGS LTD. here to this day. Family Games & Competitions LAWTONS DRUGS VIDEO FOCUS - Giant Snakes & Ladders - Twister - Relay Races 4:00 p.m. Guild Hall LOCKEPORT COTTAGES & CAMPGROUND LOTHAR’S WATER STREET LIGHTHOUSE B&B WAYNE S. RIDEOUT LAW OFFICE WILDWOOD MOTEL LTD. T he area was also settled by Scottish and Irish immigrants. In June, 1818, Welsh settlers arrived from Carmarthen and Cardigan in Wales and formed DRAWS: VIA Rail Draw - $ 2,000 Prize LOU ACKER MACHINING & REPAIRS WILSON’S HOME HARDWARE (Round Trip - Halifax to Toronto) LUONGS RESTAURANT WOODWORKERS HOME HARDWARE the first Welsh settlement in Canada, in a community Booth Draw - $ 100 Prize on the Roseway River called New Cambria, later (Vendors Only) DESTINATION Shelburne named Welshtown. 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Cox’s Warehouse, Dock Street Lobster Chowder Supper (Details to be announced) D uring different eras, the Town has alternately prospered and struggled, once being a centre of shipbuilding and other commerce in the region 4:15 p.m. Dock Street Coastal Oldies Car Show Parade Tourism, Culture & Heritage and serving as the home for military and other 94.5 98.1 93.1 government institutions. Founders‘ Days is a 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Guild Hall yearly reminder that we are richer by celebrating Jamie Cotter Gospel Service the courage, fortitude, ambition, dignity and accomplishments of our forefathers. Shelburne Harbour Tours - Aboard the “Brown Eyed Girl” 2 Tours per day – June 1st - September 30th For more information, please call Ken / Sherri Taylor 875-4439 Destination T his annual celebration is made possible through the tireless efforts of numerous dedicated volunteers, many loyal sponsors from the civic and Southwest Nova Scotia business communities and through the support and The 2009 Shelburne Founders’ Days Committee wishes to thank all sponsors for their kind cooperation of the Councils and staff of the Town and most appreciated support. A special thank you is extended to the many dedicated volunteers who work “behind the scenes” to help make the celebrations a huge success. of Shelburne and the Municipality of the District of Shelburne. www.auracom.com/tnshelb · www.municipalityofshelburne.ca Thursday, July 16th, 2009 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Guild Hall Saturday, July 18th, 2009 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Cox’s Warehouse, Dock Street Musical Entertainment - Family Games & Competitions Wayne Stoddard - One Man Band (Various) • Dance, Dance Revolution 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Bill Norman Park, Dock Street Dan Doucette - Les Audacieux (Classic Country Music) 8:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m. 156 Water Street • Wii 18th Century Loyalist Encampment Dale Verge - Doin’ Country (Country/Pop) Albert Lodge #30 Breakfast • Relay Races Camp Set up ($ 6.00/adult · $ 3.00/child) 3:30 p.m. Cox’s Warehouse, Dock Street 3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Near Fishermen‘s Memorial 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Town Hall, 168 Water Street Upstairs 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Bill Norman Park, Dock Street Bubbles the Clown and MDS Summer Staff Whirligig Building for Kids 18th Century Loyalist Encampment Shelburne County Archives & Genealogical Society Face Painting and Balloon Animals Family Tea & Display 3:30 p.m. - 6:00 pm Near Fishermen’s Memorial Open to Public (Calling all descendents of Adam Bower, (Miscellaneous Historic Presenting - Civilian Life, including 4:00 p.m. Near the Dory Shop, Dock Street Bubbles the Clown and MDS Summer Staff cooking, laundry, scribe, crafts, games, etc. Basketball Skills Competition for further info 875-4299) Face Painting and Balloon Animals - Military Life, including uniforms, kit, musket care, drilling, Ages 9-12 2:00 p.m. - Closing Dock Street orders - Public flogging as punishment for stealing) 4:30 p.m. Near the Dory Shop, Dock Street 4:00 p.m. Osprey Arts Centre Booths Open 10:00 a.m. - Closing Dock Street Basketball Skills Competition Booths Open Drama Camp Performance 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Cox’s Warehouse, Dock Street Ages 13-16 ($ 5.00 Admission) Lobster Boil Supper 11:00 a.m. Guild Hall Hosted by the Sandy Point Recreation Community Group 5:00 p.m. Guild Hall Glooscap Hot Dogs - Dog Agility Show 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Bill Norman Park, Dock Street ($ 18.00 per plate - Tickets available at Municipal People of the18th Century (Entertaining and humourous performances to be enjoyed Historical Military Presentation and Town Offices and the Whirligig Book Store) (Scripted and narrated, semi-theatrical presentation of the by all ages) including close drill, musket firing lives and people of the 18th Century; Revolutionary War and 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Guild Hall Loyalist Characters of Lower, Mid and Upper Class) 11:00 a.m. Shelburne County Museum 4:30 p.m. Guild Hall Shelburne‘s version of Deal or No Deal Distribution of Loyalist Land Grants Lobster Races (Hosted by Chett Buchanan & “The Banker”) 5:00 p.m. Waterfront (Come place your bet on the fastest lobster!) 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Start at Corner of Anne/Dock Streets Lobster Crate Races 8:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Guild Hall Animal Fundraiser - Dog Jog 5:00 p.m. Waterfront Musical Entertainment 5:30 p.m. Near the Dory Shop, Dock Street (Sponsored by Pet Projects) Greased Pole - David Burbine & Traditional Country (Country) Basketball Skills Competition 11:45 a.m. Cox’s Warehouse, Dock Street 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Dock Street Ages 17 & up Preparation for Children’s Clown Parade with Bubbles the Clown and MDS Summer Staff Prince of Wales Historic Dancers 6:00 p.m. Dock Street Boat Ramp Friday, July 17th, 2009 Canoe Jousting Registration 12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Guild Hall 6:00 p.m. Lobster Crate Races Waterfront Musical Entertainment 6:00 p.m. Waterfront - South Wind (Country/Bluegrass) 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Guild Hall 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Shelburne Barrel Factory, Dock Street - Curtis Mahaney & Friends (Country/Bluegrass) Tim-br Art Chainsaw Carving Demonstrations - Regatta - Shelburne Harbour Yacht Club Shelburne County Idol James McKay 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Near Fishermen’s Memorial (1st, 2nd & 3rd Place Prizes Awarded) (Lobster Carving) 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Guild Hall Children’s Bouncer Musical Entertainment Pirate Ship 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Dock Street (across from Tottie’s Crafts) 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Bill Norman Park, Dock Street The Holdup (Contemporary Rock) Washers Tournament “Playoffs” 12:30 p.m. Dock Street (Sponsored by Our House Youth Wellness Centre) 18th Century Loyalist Encampment Children’s Clown Parade with Bubbles the Clown Open to Public 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Dock Street (across from Tottie’s Crafts) and MDS Summer Staff 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Waterfront (Miscellaneous Historic Presenting - Civilian Life, including Washers Tournament Canoe Races cooking, laundry, scribe, crafts, games, etc. (Sponsored by Our House Youth Wellness Centre) 1:00 p.m. Waterfront - Military Life, including uniforms, kit, musket care, drilling, orders - Public flogging as punishment for stealing) 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Waterfront Regatta - Shelburne Harbour Yacht Club 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Guild Hall 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Meeting at Muir-Cox Shipyard Park Musical Entertainment 10:00 a.m. - Closing Dock Street Canoe Jousting - Bob Vacon (Acoustic Blues) Booths Open Amazing Waterfront Scavenger Hunt - The Road Rockets (Rock ‘n Roll) 8:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. Guild Hall (Family Event) 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Dock Street Musical Entertainment 2:00 p.m. Near the Dory Shop, Dock Street 8:00 p.m. Osprey Arts Centre Moby the Recycling Robot - Mark Cameron & Outskirtz (Country) Basketball Skills Competition Youth Concert - (Sponsored by RRFB) The only local act chosen to perform at “Country Rocks ($10.00 Admission) the Commons” - August 2008, featuring Keith Urban Ages 8 & under 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Near Fishermen’s Memorial and Gretchen Wilson. 3:00 p.m. Guild Hall 9:30 p.m. Waterfront Children’s Bouncer Glooscap Hot Dogs - Dog Agility Show Harbour Parade of Lights 15’x15’ Sports Castle 10:00 p.m. Dock Street (Entertaining and humourous performances to be enjoyed “Year of the Lobster” Fireworks by all ages) 10:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. Guild Hall 1:00 p.m. Cox’s Warehouse, Dock Street Street Dance Book Launch - Backtrac (Rock ‘n Roll) “Mowatt Street Chronicles” by Karen Grovestine Powell - a publication of the Shelburne County Archives & Genealogical LIFE SIZE Spiderman and Batman Heritage Walking Tours of Sable River 11:00 p.m. Guild Hall Society - For further info 875-4299 will be greeting the crowd throughout the weekend. By Appointment Bessie Robart 656-2052/Carson Swim 656-3155 Awards for Harbour Parade of Lights All events free unless otherwise specified. Schedule subject to change.
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