Preparing to launch


MAITLAND: On Oct. 21 the Village of Maitland is inviting everyone to come and celebrate community – past, present & future at The Maitland Launch Days Festivities.

The Chart Society, as part of their mission to be “Creating Community Through Culture, Heritage & The Arts” has been hosting The great launch project during Canada’s 150th year. Since beginning back on July 22, there have been six performances of the original play, The Floundering Fathers of Confederation and delicious lobster dinners. All this was happening along side the renovations and updates happening at the new High Tides Arts & Community Centre on Church Hill in Maitland.

“We’ve had an incredible amount of ongoing support from a dedicated membership and the entire community, and with the support through the 150 Forward Fund from Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage and The Municipality of East East Tourism Grant, CHart has been able to provide an entire summer and fall of programming that offers something for everyone to enjoy. We get to celebrate a significant past accomplishment, appreciate the achievements happening in the Village today, and open the doors to all that the future has to offer all by bringing people together for Launch Day.” says Deneen Newport

Now it’s time for the Launch Day finale The entire community will be joining together to celebrate the historic Nova Scotian achievement of the launch of the W.D. Lawrence, the largest wooden rigged ship built in Canada with all the much loved events including the Parade ( a non motorized Victorian Processional), the Launch of the replica W.D. Lawrence ship, church supper & whiskey barrel races. In addition for 2017 there is the return of the Whiskey Peddlars with whiskey sampling, music and merriment at the fire hall, the launch of High Tides Arts & Community Centre and a concert grand finale with The Stanfields.

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