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Sackville Celebrates HERITAGE DAY: Saturday, February 18, 2017

Theme: Canada 150

Morning Activities: Tantramar Regional High School

7:30-10:30 a.m. 21st Annual Heritage Day Breakfast in the TRHS Cafeteria featuring eggs, bacon, sausage, beans, toast, juice, tea and coffee. Tickets are $7 for adults and $4 for children to age 10 and can be purchased in advance from Trust board members, at the office at Boultenhouse Heritage Centre or at the door that morning.

7:30-11:30 a.m. Heritage Displays from numerous organizations and Demonstrations in the foyer, as well as Trust membership renewals, publications sales and more!

Afternoon Activities: Town Hall, 31 Main St., Sackville, N.B. (Council Chambers)

2:00 PM - Book Launch: The Trust will launch its 31st publication "Surrounded by Smart Women" by Larry Black. The 168 page book chronicles the lives of two Maritime women, Statira McDonald and her daughter Gwendolyn McDonald Black. The author presents a very compelling story of these women dealing with adversity while still maintaining families and expremely high standards as professionals. These two Maritime women were well ahead of the much later feminism movements. Gwen Black (1911-2005) was very well known in Sackville having mostly lived in the Town since arriving at Mount Allison University in the fall of 1928. The author details many interesting historical facets of life in the Town and linkages with Mount Allison University.

2:30 PM Dramatic reading of a new play "Our Four Fathers of Confederation" by Walter Jones

The play gives a Maritime perspective on the Confederation process through the experience of the four local Fathers of Confederation (Charles Tupper, Jonathan McCulley, Edward Chandler and Robert Dickey) during that time. A lively and interactive dramatic presentation featuring Clare Christie, Dale Fawthrop, Dick Beswick, Walter Jones and Rod Odgen.

Light refreshments will be served.

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