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Business Hours

Monday & Tuesday 9 am- 7 pm Wednesday to Friday 9 am - 8 pm Saturdays 9 am - 5 pm

We take a wide variety of donations including items for resale in the Amigos store, E-Waste recycling and cellular phones.

For more information about New Boundaries, please stop by or contact us!

79 Centennial Drive, Windsor NS 902-798-5160 new.boundaries@live.ca

For a detailed list of more information, contact us or visit our site at

www.newboundaries.org

Fill a bag of clothing everyday for $6 tax incl. Check out our new furniture barn!

New Boundaries is a Non-profit organization providing vocational, social and life skills training to adults with diverse abilities. The programs offered at New Boundaries are Contracts, Sorting, Woodworking, E-waste, Community Employment and Amigos. The mandate of these programs is to provide contracts and work for clients, to develop their skill sets and meet their individual goals. Some clients are part-time in the programs, as they participate in a local literacy program, perform volunteer work in the community or attend to employment positions supported by New Boundaries Society. Amigos is a second hand clothing, furniture and used item store. We provide training for our clients from customer service, displaying products, operating a cash register and cleaning the store. Check out our on-line auction for more great products. Just friend us on Facebook to participate.

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WELCOME TO THE AVON 3 AVON is a vibrant fusion of urban and rural cultures. Located in the pristine Avon River Valley, is a culturally interesting and stimulating environment. In the AVON, enjoy a close-knit, vibrant lifestyle that offers boutique shopping, a strong buy-local culture, a cool arts scene, old world architecture, plentiful food arising from the rich soil and a sun belt that shines brightly. With brilliant day skies and true dark, starry nights, and outdoor recreation that is well developed and limitless, the perfect day can happen at a moments notice.

AVON The Land of Plenty

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Victorybanking Credit Union Enjoy the benefits of membership while supporting your local community!

A Focused Approach To YOUR Banking

www.victorycreditunion.ca

Brooklyn 902-757-2525 • Kennetcook 902-362-2594 • Windsor 902-798-5726


4 CONTENTS General Information......................... Area Festivals and Events................ Recreation........................................ Bay of Fundy & Tides...................... Wine Country.................................. Arts and Culture............................... Acadian History................................ New England Planters...................... Shipbuilding History....................... Town of Windsor.............................. Municipality of West Hants............. Farm Markets and U-Picks.............. Places of Worship............................. Restaurants....................................... Campgrounds.................................. Accommodations.............................

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For orders & reservations

(902) 472-3866

Chuck porter

Call us for party specials, or party buffet!

CHINESE RESTAURANT

www.BaByPanda.ca

EAT * TAKE OUT * CATERING

Sunday - Thursday 11 am - 9 pm Friday - Saturday 11 am - 10 pm

467 King Street, Windsor, NS

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Photographs: (c)Mira MacNeil info@justnovascotia.com

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6 AVON GENERAL INFORMATION

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW:

Throughout Nova Scotia, Emergency Services (police, fire, and ambulance) can be reached by dialling 911. Speed limits and distances are posted in kilometres. To convert distance and speed in miles, multiply by 0.62. All local calls must be proceeded with area code 902.

GETTING HERE BY SEA:

From Saint John, New Brunswick, to Digby, Nova Scotia, the ferry operates daily, year round. For reservations: 1-877-762-7245 or online at www.ferries.ca Take The Cat from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia to Portland, Maine. The Cat ferry operates May through October. Reservations: 1-866-864-6295 or at www.ferries.ca

GETTING HERE BY CAR:

If you are travelling south from the Halifax International Airport, take Highway 102 to Exit 1 and Highway 101. Take Exit 3 to Mount Uniacke and Lakelands.

Take Exit 4 to reach the Rawdon Hills, Exit 5 for Brooklyn and Windsor, Exit 5A and 6 for Windsor, Exit 7 for Falmouth and Exit 8 for Hantsport. Highway 101 runs through West Hants northwest to the Annapolis Valley and south to the Halifax Regional Municipality.

GETTING HERE BY AIR:

Halifax Stanfield International Airport is located 35 kilometres from downtown Halifax and approximately 30 kilometres from Mount Uniacke and 60 to 70 kilometres from Windsor, West Hants and Hantsport.

WINDSOR~WEST HANTS VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE Information on Windsor and West Hants, including the Hants Shore, Brooklyn, Falmouth & Hantsport

321 Gerrish Street, Exit 6, Windsor vanessa@town.windsor.ns.ca 1-902-798-2690

WEATHER:

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from Yarmouth from Digby from Annapolis Royal from Middleton

269 km 165 km 136 km 91 km

from Kentville from Halifax from Chester from Maitland

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WINDSOR BUSINESS ENHANCEMENT SOCIETY’S

2017 FREE CONCERT SERIES WINDSOR WATERFRONT GAZEBO Every Friday evening 7:00 to 8:30 pm May 26 - August 25

For concert listings www.windsorns.ca

North America’s longest serving Town Crier, Lloyd Smith, celebrates 39 years as Windsor’s Town Crier.

The constituency of Hants West consists of the Town of Windsor and the Municipality of West Hants serving a total population of approximately 20,000 people. I encourage you to personally visit our area with all the wonders we have to offer. We are the home of the Birthplace of Hockey, the world’s Highest Tides along the Minas Basin, and where else can you row across a lake in a Giant Pumpkin during our annual Pumpkin Regatta. I have had the privilege to represent the people of Hants West at the provincial level for nearly 11 years and I look forward to continuing to represent you as a member of government for many years to come. Feel free to drop into the office with your questions or concerns or just to say hello.

Chuck Porter MLA Hants West

58 Gerrish Street PO Box 3873 Windsor NS

chuck@chuckporter.ca

902-798-5779

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Howard Dill Enterprises Exit 6, Hwy.#101, 400 College Road (902) 798-2728 www.howarddill.com

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“WHERE THE PUMPKIN IS KING” WINDSOR, NOVA SCOTIA

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THIS IS BIG PUMPKIN COUNTRY

Windsor is the Giant Pumpkin Capital of the universe. The first world champion gourds were grown on the farm of Howard Dill. Today, the Dill Family operates the family farm welcoming visitors from around the globe.

Weigh-off at the Dill Family Farm

The Windsor~West Hants Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2017 and attract entries from the Maritimes.

“Ladies and Gentlemen Start Your Pumpkins” The annual Pumpkin Regatta, the world’s first and largest pumpkin regatta, is held annually the second Sunday in October. The Children’s Wish Parade starts the day’s activities at noon. The Regatta also has a motorized class, where participants attach an outboard motor to their pumpkin. An experimental class, where the pumpkin is used as the flotation device, is very creative.

www.pumpkinregatta.com

Maura Macumber, a member of the Pisiquid Canoe Club, was the youngest paddler, at age 9, in the 2016 Regatta

Readers Haven 194 Gerrish Street | 902-798-0133 | readershaven@eastlink.ca Owner – Wendy Geddes


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AVON FESTIVALS AND EVENTS

May 5-27.....Newport Landing Great Little Art Show Avon River Museum May 6........................Windsor Poultry Show Hants County Exhibition May 6........................Windsor Draft Horse Show Fundraiser Hants County Exhibition May 6........................Windsor Blue Grass Double Bill Mermaid Theatre May 6......................Hantsport Lions Club Breakfast St. Andrews Church May 7........................Windsor Art Out Loud, Art Show Phoenix Hollow, Chestnut St

May 7.........................Windsor Plein Air Hantsport Churchill House May 11.....................Hantsport Canada Day Celebrations Breakfast, parade, races Memorial Community Centre

May 12-14.................Windsor Jen Hamilton Clinic Hants County Exhibition May 14.......................Windsor Lions Club Breakfast Hants Community Centre

May 14.......................Windsor Wooden Rose Auction Hants Community Centre May 18-22.................Windsor Avon Pony Spring Show Hants County Exhibition May 18-22.................Windsor Family Campers & Hikers Hants County Exhibition May 18-22.................Windsor Polish Immigrants to Canada Art Show & Sale Windsor Golf Ctr, Morrison Dr

May 20.......................Windsor Town-wide Yard Sale May 24.......................Windsor Seniorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Game Closing Hants Community Centre May 26-28.................Windsor Colour Classic Horse Show

Hants County Exhibition May24-29......................Valley 85 th Apple Blossom Festival

various valley communities May 28......................Windsor Apple Blossom Festival and Royal Party visit Hants Community Centre June 2-4.....................Windsor Draft Horse Show &Pull Hants County Exhibition

June 3......................Hantsport Lions Club Breakfast St.Andrews Anglican Church

June 3........................Windsor Relay For Life -5km Run Hants County Exhibition June 3........................Windsor Cyndi Cain concert Mermaid Theatre June 4..........Newport Landing Artisans In Action Wood, Leather and Stone Avon River Heritage Society Museum June 9-11..................Windsor Riders Dressage Show Hants County Exhibition June 11.......................Windsor Lions Club Breakfast Hants Community Centre June 11.......................Windsor Wooden Rose Auction Hants Community Centre June 16-18.................Windsor Valley Reiners Hants County Exhibition June 17.......................Windsor Lions Club Auction Hants Community Centre June 17.....................Hantsport Spaghetti Dinner Memorial Community Centre

BRITISH MOTORING FESTIVAL JULY 15 10 am-4pm Kings Edgehill School, Windsor www.britishmotoringfestival.com


AVON FESTIVALS AND EVENTS June 17.....................Avondale Art Fair & Ginger Fest Avondale Sky Winery June 23-25...Newport Landing Full Circle Festival Avon Spirit Shipyard June 23-28.................Windsor George Morris Clinic Hants County Exhibition June 24-25...Newport Landing Summer Solstice Market Waterfront Park June 25......................Windsor Trecothic Creek Railway 133 Centennial Drive June 27-July 2...........Windsor Avon Pony Club Summer Horse Show Hants County Exhibition July 1.......................Hantsport Canada Day Celebrations Breakfast, parade, races Memorial Community Centre

July 2..........Newport Landing Artisans In Action Metal, Glass, Jewellery Avon River Heritage Society Museum July 6-9......................Windsor Valley Reiners Hants County Exhibition

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July 15.......................Windsor British Motoring Festival King’s-Edgehill School July 15.......................Windsor Big Rig Show Hants County Exhibition July16-22..................Windsor 4H Horse Camp Hants County Exhibition July 8..................Ski Martock July17-31...................Windsor 5th annual Mud Hero Soccer “Camp Canada” 6km and ultra 10km King’s-Edgehill School with 18 + obstacles July20........................Windsor July 9 ........................Windsor Plein Air King’s-Edgehill Trecothic Creek Railway King’s-Edgehill School Centennial Drive July 22.....................Hantsport July 9.......................Windsor Homecoming Concerts Lions Club Breakfast and Community Events Hants Community Centre Foundry Field and camping July 9.......................Windsor July 23.......................Windsor Wooden Rose Auction Trecothic Creek Railway Hants Community Centre Centennial Drive July 9-14 ...................Windsor July 24-26..................Windsor Avon Pony Club Camp Pony Club Regional Camp Hants County Exhibition Hants County Exhibition July 13 -16..........Kempt Shore July28-30..................Brooklyn Acoustic Music Festival Nova East Astronomy Peterson’s Campground Star Party 5701 Hwy 215 Smiley’s Provincial Park July 14-16..................Windsor Mar. Horse Paint Show Hants County Exhibition

Avondale Garlic Fest

902-757-3138

Foodies, Art Lovers, Great Music, oh my! Saturday, September 16, 2017 10 am to 5 pm At beautiful Avondale Sky Winery grounds. www.avondalegarlicfest.com


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AVON FESTIVALS AND EVENTS

July28-30................Windsor Smokin Blues Fest, Maritime Metal and Hard Rock Festival Hants County Exhibition July 29......................Windsor 16th annual 5 Km Fun Run 9am Hants Community Centre July 29-30.................Windsor MS Bike Tour Vineyards to Valley tour Hants County Exhibition August 4-6..........Avon Region Avon River Days Festival various locations August 4.....................Windsor Wet & Wild Pool Party Hants Aquatic Centre August 4.....................Windsor Evening Concert & picnic Victoria Park August 5...................Windsor Avon River Days Lions Community Breakfast August 5.....................Windsor Summer Fest Children’s & Grand Street Parade August 5.....................Windsor Antique Engine/Tractor Hants County Exhibition August 5......Newport Landing Wharf Days Waterfront Park & Shipyard

August 6......Newport Landing Artisans In Action Fibre, Pottery, Textiles Avon River Heritage Society Museum August 6...................Windsor Trecothic Creek Railway 133 Centennial Drive August 6...................Windsor NS Antique Engine Tractor Pull Hants County Exhibition August 6...................Windsor Avon River Days Community Fireworks Lake Pesaquid waterfront August 6...................Windsor Windsor Kids Triathlon Community Centre August 6-12.............Windsor Debate Camp King’s-Edgehill School August 10-12............Windsor Heritage Horse Show Hants County Exhibition August 13.................Windsor Lions Club Breakfast Hants Community Centre August 13.................Windsor Wooden Rose Auction Hants Community Centre August 18-19....Kempt Shore Music Gala & Camp Out Peterson’s Campground

August 18-20.............Windsor Regional Jumping Show Hants County Exhibition August 18-20.............Windsor Provincial Swim Meet Hants Aquatic Centre August 22-23.............Windsor Officials Clinic, NSEF Hants County Exhibition August 26.................Windsor Lions Model Train Meet Hants Community Centre September 1-3..........Windsor Dressage Horse Show Hants County Exhibition September 1-4..........Windsor Family Campers & Hikers Hants County Exhibition September 2...............Windsor Foam Fest Hants County Exhibition September 3.............Windsor Trecothic Creek Railway 133 Centennial Drive September 3 ...............Newport Landing Artisans In Action Paint Avondale Avon River Heritage Society Museum September 9..........Avondale Honey Harvest Festival Avon River Heritage Society Museum

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September 10.............Windsor Lions Club Breakfast Hants Community Centre September 10.............Windsor Wooden Rose Auction Hants Community Centre September 16..........Avondale Avondale Garlic Fest Avondale Sky Winery September 17............Windsor Terry Fox Run King’s-Edgehill School September 17.............Windsor Trecothic Creek Railway 133 Centennial Drive September 22-24.....Windsor 252nd Hants County Ex Hants County Exhibition September 22-24.....Windsor Heritage Beef Show Hants County Exhibition September 23.............Windsor Military Show and Sell Hants Community Centre

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September 30 ............Windsor September 29 - October 1 Trecothic Creek Railway ...............................Windsor Centennial Drive Good Sam’s Campout September 30 Hants County Exhibition ...............Newport Landing September 29 Guided Hike ...............Newport Landing Avondale Community Hall People of the Avon October 1...Newport Landing River/Pesegitk Gala Avon River Heritage Museum Artisans In Action September 30.............Windsor Traditional Nova Scotian 33rd Annual Pumpkin Arts and Techniques Weigh-off Avon River Heritage Dill Farm, 400 College Rd Society Museum October 8..................Windsor Lions Club Breakfast Hants Community Centre October 8...............Windsor Wooden Rose Auction Hants Community Centre October 15.................Windsor Children’s Wish Parade of Pumpkin Paddlers’s & Windsor~West Hants Pumpkin Regatta Lake Pesaquid


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October 15...............Windsor November 4...............Windsor Trecothic Creek Railway New Boundaries Centennial Drive Christmas Bazaar October 20-29..........Hantsport Hants Community Centre Haunted Churchill House November 11........................ Memorial Community Centre Remembrance Day October 22................Windsor Throughout region Lions Club Breakfast November 12.............Windsor Hants Community Centre Lions Club Breakfast October 22...............Windsor Hants Community Centre Wooden Rose Auction Hants Community Centre October 27-28...........Windsor Christmas Craft Show Hants Community Centre November................Brooklyn every Tuesday - Sunday Hants County Artisans Long Winter Showcase The Bread Gallery

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AVON RECREATION

Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll stay another day in the AVON to take advantage of the world-class ballfields, hiking trails, curling rinks, skating rinks, tennis courts, beach volleyball. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also great fishing; provincial parks for camping, swimming or enjoy a picnic with family and friends, and so much more.

Hants Aquatic Centre, Windsor

Contact our Recreation Departments for up-to-date Windsor Recreation programming information.

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Learn to ski, cool off in our outdoor pools, find a favourite swimming hole, or enjoy a game of golf for any skill level, in this active four-season region which always offers something interesting for visitors and residents to do. There are hundreds of Geocaching experiences throughout the AVON. Visit geocaching.com for beginner to extreme experiences.

Loads of Fun....

Swim at the Beaches of the Hants Shore Swimming is a great way to stay active during the hot days of summer. From Summerville to Walton along Highway 215, there are numerous beaches used by the public. Remember to check the tide (www.waterlevels.gc.ca/) before heading out to ensure you have water! The Shore is home to the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s highest tides and some very strong currents, so be cautious and never swim alone. There are no facilities, shade or supervision; the beaches are rocky; and the waves can be rough. What you will find is endless opportunity to play, swim and relax! Hobart Beach in Summerville at the end of Block Wharf Road Shipyard Beach in Cheverie at the end of Shipyard Road Ocean Beach in Bramber at the end of Cove Road


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AVON RECREATION Ski Martock Celebrating over 51 years of winter fun

and home to ONTREE Adventure Park

Fred’s Pizza

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902.472.7272 1331 Kings Street (Across from Chester Road)

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Hours: Mon-Thurs 10am-9pm Fri-Sat 10am-10pm • Sunday 3pm-9pm Free delivery in town of Windsor on minimum for orders of $15. Delivery starts at 4pm until closing. Debit at the door.

You tried the rest, now come for the best! Freds Pizza 1/4 Hants Learning Network Association

FREE flexible classes and tutoring for adults! - Work toward your GED or high school diploma - Improve your reading, writing, math, and basic computer skills - Discover ways to support your children’s learning Call 902-792-6754 or visit www.hantslearning.com for more information. Hants Learning Network Association 90 Sanford Drive, PO Box 2465Hants Learning Interested in helping support literacy efforts in the community? Windsor NS B0N 2T0 128037

Contact us about volunteer opportunities.


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9 Holes for $15

18 Holes for $20

Clubs, Pull and Power cart rentals available 136 Redden Road,

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BAY OF FUNDY

Fossil Hunting is always a greatfamily adventure at Blue Beach, near Hantsport. The Bay of Fundy is one of the world's greatest phenomenons. The changing tides can exceed 16 metres (50 feet) in height. Tides are mainly influenced by astronomical factors, as well as the boundaries and depths of ocean basins and inlets, and by the earth's rotation, winds and barometric fluctuations. The world's highest tides have carved dramatic cliffs and awesome sea stacks along the Fundy shore. The red sandstone and volcanic rock have been worn away to reveal fossils from over 300 million years ago. The Rants shoreline along the Bay of Fundy is one of the finest mineral-collecting areas in the world. Rare zeolite crystals, semi-precious stones such as amethyst, agate, jasper and thomsonite can be found here as well as fossilized trees, insects, plants and ferns. The Minas Basin is the southern branch of the upper Bay of Fundy. "Minas" is derived from "Les Moines," a name given by the early French explorers. The Basin is comprised of four distinct regions: Minas Channel at the mouth; central Minas Basin; a southward bulge called the Southern Bight; and Cobequid Bay, forming the innermost extremity. The depth of the Minas Basin is less than 25 meters at low tide. It is said no other coastal area in the world, of comparable size, is exposed at low tide.

Semipalmated Sandpipers arrive during July and August on their migration to Central and South America.


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TIDES OF THE BAY OF FUNDY Visit Hantsport's Fundy Centennial Park at the end of Avon Street to view one of nature's most extraordinary spectacles: the rise and fall of the world's highest tides. The view provides a picturesque view of the Avon River and is a great place to have a picnic or to rest and view the tides. There are many locations throughout the region to experience this amazing wonder of the world.

The Bay of Fundy tides are the world's highest reaching over 50 feet.

The experienced travel counselors at the Regional Visitor Information Centre at Exit 6 of Highway 101, Windsor, can provide tide times and advice regarding the best vantage points, as well as area information to make your stay in the Avon Region a great experience. The Tidal Bore is a natural phenomenon seen in few parts of the world other than the Avon River Valley. A tidal bore occurs when a large incoming tide enters the shallow bed of a river which happens to lie near the mid-tide level. The rapidly rising tide advances quickly up­ stream as a rumbling wave front called a tidal bore.

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Greg Baker from Saint Mary's University surveying marsh vegetation at Windsor Over the last century, the majority of rivers entering into the Bay of Fundy have been highly modified by the construction of tidal barriers such as aboiteaux, bridges, causeways and culverts. The majority of these were built in the 1960s in an effort to facilitate transportation connections throughout the region and decrease the maintenance costs associated with dyked areas upstream.

The Windsor Causeway was completed in July 1970 and protects 1400 acres of farmland and the Town of Windsor from periodic flooding during high spring tides. Estuaries form a transition zone between river environments and maritime environments. The Avon River Estuary is a resilient system considered to be in an equilibrium state creating a marsh surface now six metres higher than in 1970 with 5 .9 million m3 of sediment contributing to new salt marsh habitat. (Six metres is about 20 feet, nearly the height of a two-storey house) northerly flowing river, the Avon River's meander length is 64 km (40 miles).

Near the community of Martock, the river enters a broad glacial river valley where it becomes tidal, creating an estuary for its remaining route to the Minas Basin several kilometres downriver from Hantsport. Another tributary, the St. Croix River joins just below Windsor creating a watershed of 1,306 sq. km. Rivers flowing into the Avon include the Halfway, Herbert, Cogmagun, Kennetcook and St. Croix. The Avon River is evident on many very early maps of the region and by 1686 is shown, along with its drainage basin, on Jean-Baptiste-Louis Franquelin's map in great detail.

Webcam on the Windsor Saltmarsh

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Salt Marshes of the Avon Salt marshes are "a place between the tides," as described by Nova Scotia poet Harry Thurston. They are made of both land and water, not just wet land ecosystems dominated by grasses and flooded repeatedly by saltwater tidal flows. TIDES OF THE BAY OF FUNDY There are two main salt marshes in the Avon.

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Salt Marshes of the Avon

The Windsor Salt Marsh is one of the most productive and nutrient rich in the Canada. It provides shelter and detritus for commercially and ecologically important wellbetween as providing food to resident birds. Salt marshes arefish "a as place the tides," as migrating described and by Nova Scotia poet Harry Thurston. They are made of both land and water, not just wet land The Cheverie Creek Salt Marsh, located ecosystems dominated by grasses and flooded repeatedly by saltwater tidal flows. off highway 215, is the site of Acadian There are two main salt marshes in the Avon. CHEVERIE SALT MARSH dykes built hundreds of years ago. A trail, Restoration Project built by Salt volunteers Cheverie The Windsor Marsh isof onethe of the most productive and nutrient rich in the Crossway Salt Marsh Society, offers Canada. It provides shelter and detritus for commercially and ecologically stunning views of the salt marsh it important fish as well as providing food toasmigrating and resident birds. winds through the adjacent woods. The trail includes anSalt interpretive sign telling The Cheverie Creek Marsh, located the story215, of isthe marsh and the off highway the salt site of Acadian CHEVERIE SALT MARSH that once livedago. there. dykesAcadians built hundreds of years A trail, Restoration Project built by volunteers of the Cheverie www .saltmarsh.ca On theSalt otherMarsh side ofSociety, the highway a walk Crossway offers alongviews the beach in either direction stunning of the salt marsh aswill it display the power of geology in the folded of rock the cliffs and theThe power of the ocean in its continuous erosion windslayers through the in adjacent woods. the banks exposing new material trail of includes an interpretive sign telling every storm. At low tide you can walk for miles along the shore line or enjoy a picnic while taking in the magnificent view the story of the salt marsh and the of the Minas Basin. Acadians that once lived there. www .saltmarsh.ca On the other side of the highway a walk QUICK ON OUR TIDES along the beach inFACTS either direction will display the power of geology in the folded layers of rock in the cliffs and the power of the ocean in its continuous erosion Novaexposing Scotia bends when theevery tide comes theyou weight 14 billion of the •banks new material storm. in, At under low tide can of walk for miles along line or enjoy a picnic while taking in the magnificent view tonnesthe ofshore seawater • Theflow between Parrsboro and Cape Split in the Minas Channel at mid of the Minas Basin.

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AVON WINE COUNTRY

Grape Growing in the Avon River Valley Located in Falmouth, Sainte-Famille is one of Nova Scotiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s oldest wineries. Crafting award winning wines for over 25 years, Sainte-Famille celebrate the distinctly coastal terroir that has been coaxed from the earth and sun. Its Pavilion area is excellent for weddings and other gatherings. Specialty tours and tasting will introduce you to Nova Scotia wines and create a memorbale experience. The gift shop offers unique, locally sourced items, as well as its complete wine profile. Sainte-Famille continues to proudly produce Tidal Bay, the signature white wine of Nova Scotia.

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Avondale Sky Winery Situated among the rolling hills and ever-changing tidal landscape of the Avon Peninsula, Avondale Sky Winery, whose vineyard is one of the oldest in the province. Here the elements perfectly align. Old vines, unique terroir and a climate enhanced by the warm flow of the Fundy tide help to create extraordinary wines. The winery and Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Vine Morsels restaurant, present a world-class experience featuring locally sourced cuisine and award winning wines. Drink in the vineyard views while dining on the patio or relax in its restaurant, a stunning 180 year old church rescued in Walton Herethe the elements elements perfectly and floated down the Minas Basin to Here pefectlyalign align Newport Landing, which is now the tasting bar, retail store and restaurant. Explore the vineyard, hiking trails and take the opportunity to enjoy the winery-lifestyle.

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Sainte-Famille Wines and Avondale Sky Winery, as well as the other grape growers, benefit from our specific, favourable climate. Twice a day, the Bay of Fundy fills with over 100 billion tonnes of water which is said to equal the flow of all the rivers in the world. This water warms the land, keeping the minimum temperatures slightly warmer during the winter and discourages late spring and early fall frosts.

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26 AVON ARTS AND CULTURE Nova Scotia art is characterized by an unfussy and honest portrayal of the scenes and moments that make up the Maritime tradition. Skies tend to be moody and grayish, colours tend to be vibrant and confident. Bred-in-the-bone storytellers and our art reflects our heritage.

The AVON Arts Scene is very lively with a variety of organizations, both amateur and professional, that provide venues and performances which are sure to entertain, delight and amaze you.

The Hants County Arts Council is dedicated to increasing the understanding and appreciation of arts and culture in Hants County by hosting a number of events throughout the year including a Long Winter Showcase at the Bread Gallery in Brooklyn. All HCAC can be found at www.hantscountyartscouncil.ca and by following them on Facebook.

The Hants County Arts Council makes their home in the Avon River Heritage Museum, where they operate the Artists Landing Studio & Gallery and host Artisans in Action, a series of popup sales and demonstrations. Annually, the Arts Council host several group shows including the Great Little Art Show, the End of Winter showcase at the Bread Gallery.

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AVON ARTS AND CULTURE 27 Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia, of Windsor, is a world renowned touring company whose specialty is puppets and black light theatre. Children all over the world are delighted to see a vivid and imaginative Mermaid performance. Mermaid is one of Canada's most respected cultural exports. In addition to rehearsing and performing, Mermaid hosts other entertainment events at Mermaid Imperial Performing Arts Centre.

The Quick As A Wink Theatre Society is a community theatre organization run entirely by volunteers, who produce 4-6 plays a year. In their 14th year of operation, Quick As A Wink is a lively, important part of the cultural community framework that now makes its home on Gerrish Street inWindsor. Every May, local artist Kelly Mitchelmore hosts an annual art show that celebrates the fun side of art. Art Out Loud art show features local guest artists Al Simm, folk artist Jerry Walsh, and glass creators Jason & Tim from School Street Glass Studio. This years show on May 7th 1 will suport and rasie awareness the SPCA. Hosted at Phoenix Hollow, 65 Chestnut St., Windsor.

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28 ACADIAN HISTORY

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The Ancient Lands of Pisiquid

In 1604, French explorers of the deMonts and Poutrincourt expedition of the Bay

of Fundy sailed into a large basin which they named “Minas” or “Mines”. The initial French settlement of 1605 at Port Royal, failed, as did the second attempt on 1610. The French were successful in 1632 in settling the French territory of Acadia. These settlers were known as Acadians. The Mi’kmaq used descriptive names to identify geographic locations. The lands at the junction of the two rivers, where Windsor stands today, they called Pisiquid (Pigiquid, Pesaquid, Pisegitk, etc.), meaning, “The place where tidal waters flow”. The Acadians soon spread eastward along the Bay of Fundy, and settled this region they called Pisiquid. Two churches were built. The parish of L’Assomption, to the east of the river (Windsor) was established in 1698; and the parish of La Sainte-Famille, in 1722, west of the Avon River (Falmouth), by edict from the Bishop at Quebec. After the Pisiquid region became an English possession in 1713, Acadie enjoyed a period of peace and prosperity which lasted approximately 30 years. The period that followed was marked by war and increased tension between England and France.

Fort Edward was built in 1750 to control the passage of ships going to the Bay of Fundy. It was at the fort on September 5, 1755, that the Acadians were told of the terrible events that would lead to their deportation. On October 13, 1755, some 1,066 Acadians from Pisiguid were boarded on five ships: the Seaflower, destination Boston; the Three Friends, destination Philadelphia; the Dolphin and the Ranger, destination Annapolis, Maryland; and the Neptune, destination Williamsburg, Virginia.


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After the deportation, the cemetery at Sainte-Famille was soon forgotten, although within the oral tradition there continued to be mention of its existence. In the summer of 1996 human remains were discovered. An archaeological dig, carried out by the Nova Scotia Museum, established the boundaries of the cemetery, which contains an estimated 300 graves. www.saintfamille.com

Acadian Dykelands of Pisiquid

The Acadians created the first dykes at Port Royal, recognizing that the salt marsh areas were rich in both inorganic and organic nutrients. Dykes were created by banking soil approximately 1.5 metres high covered by salt grass sods to keep it in place. The fresh water inside the dyke could drain at low tide via a wooden flap valve. The valve opened seaward but closed tightly as the tide rose, keeping the salt seawater out and avoiding the flooding of the low lying area. It was using this European technique that the Acadians were able to convert tidal marshes into agricultural land. When all the available marsh land had been dyked in the Annapolis estuary, Acadians moved around the Bay of Fundy to where dykeland production could occur. Those from the Minas settlement began to move to Pisiquid, which is the present day Windsor-Falmouth-Hantsport area. By 1750, the Acadians had created over 2,500 acres of dyked lands. SERVICE • SELECTION • SALES • REPAIRS • BODYWORK • BEST VALUE

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30 NEW ENGLAND PLANTERS Nova Scotia Planters - 1760 The infamous deportation of the Acadians had stripped much of the fertile farmland of farmers. But, following the Conquest of Canada and the signing of treaties, these lands were available for resettlement. The Colonial Nova Scotia government turned to New England, with an offer of free land and guarantees of military protection. Townships, in the New England model, were laid out, primarily along the shores of the Bay of Fundy and Minas Basin. Between 1760 and 1768, eight thousand New Englanders settled in Nova Scotia.

A diverse group, most of the New England Planters (an Elizabethan term for colonists) were either farmers or fishermen. The farmers, primarily from Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts, settled on the former Acadian lands in the Annapolis Valley, Minas Basin, and Isthmus of Chignecto regions. The Falmouth township encompassed the valley of the Pisiquid (Avon) river and its tributaries. Almost immediately this township was divided into three townships; Newport, along the east side of the Pisiquid and St. Croix rivers; Falmouth, along the north side of the Pisiquid river; and Windsor, south of the junction of the Pisiquid and St. Croix rivers. Windsor township Avon River Heritage was reserved for Colonial officials. The early years were difficult; some Planters failed or gave up and returned to New England. But soon, like the Acadians before them, blessed with a healthy climate and abundance of food, their families grew and prospered. Nearly 250 years later the surnames of these Planters are common in the area while the surnames of the colonial officials have all but disappeared. After all these years, many of our attitudes and traditions, our accent and familial connections link us to our ancestral New England roots.

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Area Has Proud Shipbuilding Past

Windsor was the site of a vibrant shipbuilding industry in the 1800s. The most prominent builders were Bennett Smith (1808-1886) and Shubael Dimock (1820-1891). Smith’s shipyard was near the rail yards, while Dimock’s was at Nesbit Point, just a stone’s throw away. Smith launched his first ship, the Ageniora, in 1833 and his last, the Black Watch, in1877. In all, he built 29 vessels, most of which were brigs, brigantines and schooners. Shubael Dimock first worked with Bennett Smith, his brother-in-law, but started his own yard with the launching of the Cordelia in 1864. In the 1880s he launched four schooners, the last of which – the Uruguay, a 736-ton four-master – was launched in 1889 and lost in 1891. In all, he built 17 vessels and became well known for his experimental work in the construction of schooners.

The Black Watch mural was commissioned to recognize the 125th anniversary of Windsor’s incorpration as a town in 2003.

In nearby communities, the Ezra Churchill and J.B. North families were prominent shipbuilding names in Hantsport, while James, Thomas and Nicholas Mosher, and John A. Harvie were respected builders in Avondale / Newport. George Armstrong made his name in Summerville. Canada’s largest full-rigged wooden ship was built in the early 1870s in Maitland, NS. The ship bore the name of its builder, William D. Lawrence. Canada’s largest full-rigged wooden ship was built in the early 1870s in Maitland, NS. The ship bore the name of its builder, William D. Lawrence. With the introduction of the steel-hulled, power-driven ships in the 1890s, there was little need to continue building wooden sailing ships for commercial trade. The last known vessels of this type were built in Cheverie by the Parsons family in the early 1900s. All that remains of a once-thriving industry are the remnants of wharfs, slips and pilings, which are visible in many places at low tide. (Reprinted with permission of the Windsor Rotary Club)


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34 TOWN OF WINDSOR Welcome to Windsor Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll notice the difference right away It may be the architecture, the people, or its rich and long heritage steeped in tradition. It may be the vibrant arts and culture scene or the awesome recreation facilities, but the Town of Windsor, the birthplace of hockey, is a great destination anytime of the year. Windsor offers urban-style amenities without all the stress and daily hubbub of city-living. And, because its located only 45 minutes away from the provincial capital Halifax, Windsor offers an affordable lifestyle, lots of green space, and great recreation. Young families enjoy the small town atmosphere and strong sense of community, with easy access urban centres.

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Windsor Today, offers numerous facilities for residents and visitors, including playgrounds, walking trails and an outdoor pool, Community Centre, ball parks, park areas, and an indoor rink. These facilities are complemented by a tennis court and aquatic club, both operated by private citizens groups; a privately-owned curling rink and bowling. Many special events take place in Windsor throughout the year, including the Avon River Days, the British Motoring Festival, Canada Colour Run, the Hants County Exhibition and the Pumpkin Regatta. Every fall, pumpkins are the talk of the town, when the Dill Family Farm gets ready for the pumpkin weigh-off.

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An Early History of Windsor Windsor, was settled in 1685 by the Acadian French, who built a network of dykes along the rivers. Windsor has always been a meeting place, first for the Mi 'kmaqs, then the Acadians, and later the English gentry. Windsor became a permanent English settlement in 1749. Its strategic location prompted the British to build Fort Edward. The Blockhouse still stands from the original Fort and it is the oldest structure of its kind in North America. Fort Edward is a National Historic Site. Windsor quickly became a favourite locale of the British gentry, particularly with those living in Halifax. The area's growth and prosperity was heavily affected by this influential collection of politicians, merchants and military officers from Halifax. Windsor was such a popular "get-a-way" for people in the provincial capital that it became known as "The Athens ofN ova Scotia." Shortly after the arrival of the United Empire Loyalists from New England in 1783, Kings College was established in Windsor, in 1788. Kings College was the first independent school in Canada, and today is a world-renowned co­ educational preparatory school. Incorporated as a Town in 1878 Windsor was a major port for shipping and shipbuilding during the Age of Sail.

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Unique Places To Shop and Dine Windsor offers its visitors very diverse shopping and dining experiences. You will always find that special gift in a Windsor shop. You need look no farther. There are more than 200 shops and services to satisfy your shopping, dining and entertainment desires. From fine dining to cafes and bistros, to amazing bakeries, you'll need to leave room for dessert. Windsor is home to seven of Atlantic Canada's largest historical murals, all located in the downtown core. Five, indsor GolftCcntcr painted by local artist Ken Spearing, depict: the bustling waterfront of 191 O; Gerrish Street in the 1800s; a hockey player of the late 1800s; the railway which once ran through the centre of the Town; the Black Watch ship, the latter mural being commissioned to celebrate the 125'" anniversary of Windsor's incorporation. A sixth mural depicts the Mi'krnaq legend of the Star Brides created by Alan Sylliboy. And Zeqirja Rexrpi was commissioned to create a mural to celebrate the history of the Acadians who lived in Piziquid. A cozy night in one of our charming Country Inns or Bed and Breakfast; our distinctive shops; great dining and our friendly folks makes Windsor a great destination anytime of the year.


38 TOWN OF WINDSOR Windsor Hockey Heritage Museum & Gift Shop 414 Clifton Ave. Experience hockey’s humble beginnings, told through displays, photos, artifacts and equipment including the prized Starr Trophy. Our home at Haliburton House Museum is just a stone’s throw from Long Pond where the game began. Open Seasonally June 1 – October 1 Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sundays 1pm-5pm. Off-season from Oct - May. Visit our website for special dates and times. www.BirthplaceOfHockey.com Email: BirthplaceOfHockey@gmail.com

Howard Dill Enterprises, College Road, visit the giant pumpkin patches. Dill’s Atlantic Giant seeds have produced pumpkins that weigh over 1200 pounds. Open year round. August through October offer best displays. 902-798-2728 www.howarddill.com

Trecothic Creek and Windsor Railway Industrial Park, offers 1/8scale railroad with 1 kilometre of track in park-like setting. Passengercarrying rides on miniature steam/coal-fired trains. Open June 11 through October 15, 2017. Alternate Sundays (except August 5/6). 1- 902-861-3022

West Hants Historical Museum and Genealogy Centre, 281 King Street, displays the cultural history of one of Nova Scotia’s oldest communities, Windsor and West Hants. Extensive library on Hants County including a section on the Acadians. The Genealogy Centre covers many local families. Open Tuesday to Saturday, June 14-Aug. 26. Off season on Wednesdays. 902-798-4706 westhantshistoricalsociety.ca


TOWN OF WINDSOR 39 Haliburton House Museum

414 Clifton Ave., is a beautiful estate built in 1836 by Judge Thomas Chandler Haliburton, recognized as "the father of a American humour.” Enjoy the scenic grounds and walking trails that take you from Haliburton House to the bottom of Ferry Hill. Open daily June 1 to October 4, 10am-5pm, Sundays 1-5pm. 902-798-2915 www.haliburtonhouse.novascotia.ca

The Hants County Exhibition, held in September, is North Americas’s longest running agricultural fair, tracing its origins back to 1765. The fair grounds, off Exit 5A, are home to a number of equestrian and community events. Its campground provides serviced and unserviced camp May through September. 1-902-798-000 www.hantscountyex.com Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia, internationally acclaimed touring theatre for family audiences. Visitors are invited to visit Mermaid’s headquarters and view the display of props and puppets from their many productions. Open year round, Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. 902-798-5841 www.mermaidtheatre.ns.ca

King’s-Edgehill School, College Road, was founded in 1788. It is Canada’s oldest private residential school. Hensley Memorial Chapel and Convocation Hall and several other buildings date from the 19th century. Open year round. 902-798-2278 www.kes.ns.ca


40 TOWN OF WINDSOR Birthplace of Hockey

Hockey represents an inextricable part of Windsor’s heritage and culture. It was in the writings of Windsor’s own Thomas Chandler Haliburton, generally regarded as the father of North American humour, that he alluded to a form of hockey being played by King’s students in his book, Attache. Haliburton’s book is believed to be the earliest written reference to any form of ice hockey, and goes as follows: “the boys let out racin’, yelpin’, hollerin’ and whoopin’ like mad with pleasure... with games at base in the fields, or hurley on the long pond on the ice...” The students from King’s-Edgehill School today still play hockey at the Cradle of Hockey on the Dill Family Farm. There have been many reenactments of games of hurley-on-ice, “back of the college woods” on the pond. The students at King’s still use the same path today that their predecessors would have used some 200 years ago. It’s also known that the British troops stationed at Windsor’s Fort Edward in the early 1800s took up the game of hurley-on-ice, which evolved into the great Canadian game of hockey. In fact, it’s said that a Colonel John Hockey actually served at the fort, which is now a national historic site.

The annual Long Pond Heritage Classic at the Dill Family Farm.

In the same way that Cooperstown is a magnet for baseball fans, Windsor has become a global mecca for hockey fans. As Hockey’s Birthplace, Windsor is poised to take the international stage with the development of the Long Pond Arena, that will recognize hockey’s heritage in Windsor and Nova Scotia, and played around the globe.

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42 TOWN OF WINDSOR The Jewish Legion

During the First World War, the British Army used Fort Edward to establish a depot for Jewish men training to liberate Palestine from the Turkish rule and ultimately assist defeating Germany. Known as The Jewish Legion, this unit trained at the fort under Major W.F.D. Bremner of Castle Fredericks. Over 1,100 non-commissioned officers were trained in Windsor, including David Ben-Gurion, who became the first prime minister of Israel.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;In Windsor one of the great dreams of my life - to serve as a soldier ina Jewish Unit to fight for the liberation of Israel (as we always called Palestine) became a reality and I will never forget Windsor where I received my first training as a soldier, and where I became a corporal.â&#x20AC;? (Ben-Gurion 1966) On July 1, 1918, the Jewish Legion marched publicly for the first time under the Star of David to celebrate Dominion Day. The Jewish flag flew with flags of Canada, England and Australia.


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Strategically situated on a hill overlooking the confluence of the Avon and St,Croix rivers, an area known to the Miâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Kmaq and Acadians as Pisiquid, Fort Edward was established by the British forces in 1750 to secure the crucial communication route between Annapolis and the newly established settlement of Halifax. In 1755, on the eve of the Seven The Blockhouse is the oldest surviving Years War, Fort Edward served as a blockhouse of 200 built in Canada and one detention centre for the Acadians. of the oldest wooden structure in Nova The Fort continued to function as a Scotia. military centre and remained in service during the American Revolution and the War of 1812. Garrisoned until the 19th century, the grounds continued to be used by the militia for parade and training.

The site was leased to the Windsor Golf Club in 1903, but was reclaimed by the military following the outbreak of World War 1 and was used to train local recruits for the Canadian Expeditionary Force. Member of Parliament Hadley Tremain was ordered to raise a battalion and Major W.F.D. Bremner was second in command. The 112th Overseas Infantry Battalion was mobilized and trained at Fort Edward . When the 112th departed for England in 1916, it was the first local military unit from Fort Edward to go to war since the American Revolution. Other recruits, both Canadian and Imperial, trained at Fort Edward to reinforce dwindling battalions on the European front lines.

After the disastrous Halifax Explosion on December 6, 1917, the Imperial Recruiting Depot transferred from Halifax to Fort Edward for basic training of nonCanadian citizens who volunteered for the BEF, including the Jewish Legion.

Over 9000 troops passed through Fort Edward at the closing of the Depot on November 9, 1918. ( Sara Beanlands, Formation of the Jewish Legion at Fort Edward)

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Ski Martock, Nova Scotia's destination not only for skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing but off-winter events at the OnTree Fun & Adventure Park. Nova Scotia's first high rope course climbing and zip lining park offers excitement and physical challenges for people of all ages and ability and is located on Ski Martock Road. The courses are situated in heights between 1 and 20 meters from the ground and include a 350-foot zip line, a bicycle on a wire, tarzan ropes, spider webs and a SO-foot base jump. Experienced or not, there are challenges for everyone at the park. Smileys Provincial Park in Brooklyn, is a quiet campground which is a pleasant mix of wooded and open areas beside the Meander River. Campsites are nestled into a mix of forest and farmland habitats. The Park provides a magnificent backdrop for campers, picnickers, lovers of nature and those who just want to relax and explore the best of everything.

Here,friends and neighbours are as close as family, and you need only go next door to find someone to offer an opinion or share a laugh with. Neighbourhoods stretch for miles yet come together in times of need, while friendships span generations. Listen carefully and you can hear the generations who came before us whispering their wisdom through the winds rushing over the mud flats. They tell us stories of Sangster, Fort Edward, Five Mile Plains, Dimock House, and All Saints. The picturesque community ofHantsport is a true treasure for visitors to explore. The community, which, in the late 1800s was the 5th most important shipbuilding town in the world, is also the home of the Churchill House (The Cedars). Tucked amoung 18 acres of beautiful grounds the Victorian home is now the community's recreation centre. Much of the house remains as it once did with exquisitely decorated moldings, original flooring and leather wallpaper. The "Marine Room" (once the children's nursery- with original depictions of nursery rhymes still intact today) is dedicated to Hantsport's ship building era.


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The Hantsport and Area Historical Society have worked hard to promote preservation of material and artifacts regarding the history of the region. The Hantsport and Area Historical Society has created a walking tour of community (available at www. nsgna.ednet.ns.ca/Hantsport) which is a great tool for any visitor to the area who is interested in learning while exploring. The West Hants Historical Society, located in a former Methodist Church on King Street in Windsor, display the cultural history of one of Nova Scotia's oldest communities; household, industrial and shipping technologies of a bygone era. Information can be found on their website www.westhantshistoricalsociety.ca. Heritage and century old homes and mansions are speckled throughout West Hants. The homes are standing monuments to the history of the region as well as stunning examples of the wealth in multiple eras. The Dimock House, located in Scotch Village, is valued for its association with the Dimock family and its early nineteenth century architectural details. The Dimock family, led by Shubael Dimock (1708-1781), was among the first settlers from New England, known as Planters, who arrived in the Pisiquid area in 1759. The Mounce Mansion, a gift from Thomas Mounce to his new bride Annie Mosher in 1909, overlooks the Avon River in Avondale. Built by local shipbuilders, the house has amazing hand-carved detail and hand painting throughout. The Old Stone House, in Poplar Grove, known as the Mission of Avondale, parts of which are believed to have been built by the Acadians in 1699, is one of Nova Scotia's earliest and most rare and unique houses. It became the property of the King of England in 1755 then granted to two young men in 1760 when the Township of Newport was created. The home, which has been meticulously restored by it's current owner, can be seen along the scenic drive through Avondale.

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Mason’s U-Pick

Wentworth Creek Farm 587 Wentworth Road, Windsor 902-798-5157

902-798-3689

Photo: Janet Porter-Singleton

902-798-2728

587 Windsor Back Road


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ANGLICAN Anglican Christ Church 531 King Street, W indsor 902-798-2454 Christ Parish Newport, W alton & Brooklyn 902-757-2396 St. Andrews, Hantsport 902-684-9529 Parish of St James, Brooklyn and Poplar Grove 902-757-2396 Anglican Parish of Avon Valley, 76 Old Halifax Road, Three Mile Plains 902-798-8291 APOSTOLIC Family Worship Centre 1248 New Ross Road, Vaughans 902-798-4229 Oasis Community Church 101 Stannus Street, W indsor 902-472-3104 BAPTIST 411 King Street, W indsor 902-798-2465 Scotch Village 902-757-3370 South Rawdon 902-757-2380 Falmouth 902-798-5439 Hantsport 902-684-9265 Summerville 902-633-2563 Lockhartville 902-684-3610 Mount Denson 902-684-3680 Upper Vaughan 902-798-0850 Three M ile Plains 902-798-2867

Hensley Memorial Chapel at King’s-Edgehill School

BAHA’I FAITH 902-798-2982 CHURCH OF THE NAZERENE 131 W entworth Road, W indsor 902-798-2830 JEHOVAH W ITNESS Kingdom Hall 7027 Highway 14 Sweets Corner, Newport 902-798-4483 PENTECOSTAL Three M ile Plains Community Hall 902-798-0975 Glad Tidings Worship Ctr Chester & Dill Road W indsor 902-798-4473 Light House Church Newport Station 902-798-8049 PRESBYTERIAN St. John's Presbyterian 211 King Street, W indsor 902-798-8923

ROM AN CATHOLIC St. John's Church 339 King Street, W indsor 902-798-2341 St. Mary's Mission Hantsport 902-684-3542 UNITED CHURCH Windsor United Church 613 King Street, W indsor 902-798-2667 Cheverie United Church 902-633-2128 St. James United Church, Hantsport 11:15 am Sunday 902-684-9331 St. Croix Pastoral Charge Ellershouse and St. Croix Alternate Sundays 10:30 902-798-3578 Newport Pastoral Charge 120 Dunlop Rd Newport 902-757-2184 services rotate between Brooklyn, Avondale and Scotch Village Vaughans United Church 1604 New Ross Road 10:00 Sundays 902-798-4520


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Jessy’s Pizza Tim Hortons Lydia & Sally International Gold House Chinese Tea Room & Café 317 Wentworth Rd 105 W entworth Rd W indsor 798-9591 W indsor 472-4444 Garland’s Crossing 17 Belmont Road Avondale757-1718 798-2522 Pizza Lounge/Pub 624Magic O’Brien Street D’Vine Morsels Lucky Italiano Bubba Rays Sports Avondale Sky Winery W indsor 798-8088 23 W ater Street 4120 Hwy 1 W indsor 798-5999 Avondale Cross Rd Garlands Crossing Fred’s Pizza Newport 253-2047 902-472-2343 1331 King Street Spitfire Arm s Main Street Cafe W indsor 472-7272 Alehouse Pub School House 33 Main Street 29 W ater Street Brewery Cocoa Pesto Bistro W indsor 792-1460 Hantsport 790-4703 40 W ater Street 494 King Street windsor 472-4677 W indsor 472-3300 Baby Panda Quick/ Casual 467 King Street Walton A & W Restaurant Shirley’s Pizza W indsor 472-3866 321 Wentworth Rd Pub/Eatery Hwy 215 W alton 528-2670 1061 792-4024 Brooklyn 757-2253 The Flying Apron Tom m y Gun’s Swinim er Take Out Inn & Cookery Windsor’s Wharf Garlands Crossing Speakeasy Lounge 200 W ater Street 3 W harf Road 798-8952 143 Gerrish Street W indsor 798-2800 Summerville W indsor 798-0124 902-633-2300 McDonald’s Hantsport Pizzeria 9 Cole Drive Cocoa Pesto Bistro 26 Main Street Pizza W indsor 798-1816 494 King Street Hantsport 684-9466 Bella Rom a W indsor 472-3300 Subway Italian 333 Wentworth Rd 224 Gerrish Street Family Dining Cafes/ Bistros W indsor 798-1122 W indsor 798-4015 The Cross Roads Lisa’s Café Tim Hortons 1034 Highway 215 Garlands Crossing 30 W ater Street 16 Chittick Avenue 798-8046 W indsor 792-1986 Hantsport 684-0191 Brooklyn 757-4992 Avon Valley Pizza R & G Restaurant Tan Coffee Tim Hortons 129 Back Road 13991 M ain Street 40 W ater Street 17 W ater Street W indsor 792-1518 W indsor 798-4715 Falmouth 798-5555 Hantsport 684-3394 Lane 15/Windsor Walker’s Fry Daddy’s Tim Hortons Bowling Centre Restaurant 109 Gerrish Street 7 Cole Drive W indsor 798-3200 W indsor 798-0767 120 Centennial Dr. 793 O’Brien Street W indsor 798-2102 W indsor 798-5575

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W HA LE C R E EK C AM PSITE .................................................................Hwy 215, W alton Season: May 20 - September 30, Telephone: 902-528-2761 or 902-757-3489 Email: hazelcdill@gmail.com www.whalecreekcampsite.com S M ILEYS P RO VINC IAL P A R K ......................................109 Clayton McKay Rd, Brooklyn Open June 9- September 17. Self serve campsite access closes at dusk daily. Phone: 1-888-544-3434 www.novascotiaparks.ca/parks/smileys.asp K EM PT S HORE O CEAN V IEW C AM PGROUND ...............................................Kempt Shore Season: June 1 to September 30. Telephone: 902-633-2510, 902-633-2229 www.kemptshorefestivals.com Email: kemptshorefestivals@gmail.com B E EC H B R O O K C A M PG RO UN D .......................................164 Beechbrook Rd, Ardoise Season: May 1 - October 1. Phone: 757-2211 www.beechbrookcampground.com H ANTS C OUNTY E XHIBITION T RAILER P ARK..............................................W indsor Season: May 15 - October 31 Telephone: 902-798-2011 or 902-798-0000 Fax: 902-798-2999 Email: hantscountyex@eastlink.ca www.hantscountyex.ca

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T HE C LOCKM AKER ’S INN ........................................................1399 King Street, Windsor Beautifully restored. All rooms have private bath. Gourmet full, hot breakfast. Open year round. Tel: 1-902-792-2573 www.theclockmakersinn.com W OODSHIRE INN AND B ISTRO ...................................................494 King Street, Windsor Elegantly restored. 2 spacious suites with 4-poster beds, ensuites. Open year round. Telephone: 902-472-3300. Email: info@thewoodshire.com www.thewoodshire.com M EA N DER I N .........................................................................153 Albert Street, W indsor 3½ star Victorian Home offering 4 well appointed rooms, ensuite or shared baths. Full breakfast. Open year round. Telephone: 902-798-2514 w w w .meanderin.ca Email: john.bregante@ns.sympatico.ca S U PER 8 W IN DSOR ........................................................................63 Cole Drive, W indsor Free continental breakfast, pool and complimentary high speed internet. Open year round. Reservations 1-877-513-7666, or 902-792-8888 www.super8.com P HOENIX H OLLOW ...............................................................65 Chestnut Street., W indsor Enchanting Victorian B & B. 2 stately rooms with queen size poster beds, full ensuite and baths, HD tv, full breakfast and more. Open year round. 1-866-900-6910 Email: info@phoenixhollow.com www.PhoenixHollow.com D OW NEAST M OTEL ..............................................................................Garlands Crossing Large, well-kept property; quiet, 20 spacious units. W alking distance to all amenities. Free W iFi. Open year round Telephone: 902-798-8374 Toll Free: 1-800-395-8117 A VON R IVER M OTEL ....................................................................2116 Hwy 1, Falmouth Quiet, restful area close to downtown W indsor; 10 units (some no smoking), four piece bath, CBTV, Free W iFi. Telephone: 902-472-6995 www.avonrivermotel.com B OEGEL ’S B ED AND B REAKFAST ................................................145 Dill Road., Windsor Two cozy rooms, shared bath, full breakfast. Open year round since 1994. Free W iFi. Telephone: 902-792-1363. Email: sboegel@bellaliant.net T HE F LYING A PRON INN AND C OOKERY ......................................Hwy 215, Summerville Five room inn with ensuites, free wifi and full breakfast included. 2 common rooms. Open year round. Telephone: 902-633-2300 www.flyingaproncookery.ca C OTTAG E C OU NTR Y L O DG E A N D C A BIN S ...........................Rte. 14 South, Vaughans Cottages available year round. Dog friendly. Telephone: 902-798-3334, Toll Free: 1-800-565-5263 Email: rentals@cottagecountry.ca www.cottagecountry.ca

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Stowarzyszenie Polskie w Halifax/Dartmouth

Stowarzyszenie Polskie w Halifax/Dartmouth

150 years of Canadian Confederation 265 years of Polish Immigration to Canada

Contribution of Polish Immigrants to Canadian Culture

ART SHOW AND SALE May 19-22 2:00 to 5:00

120 Morrison Drive, Windsor Golf Center, Windsor

Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Ottawa

Consulate of the Republic of Poland in Halifax


$ $

649

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WINDSOR HOME FURNITURE 50 EMPIRE LANE, EXIT 5A WINDSOR, NS Ph. (902) 798-3222

STORE HOURS MON-FRI 8am - 8pm SAT 8am - 6pm | SUN 12pm -5pm


www.spitfirearms.com

902-792-1460

windsor, nova scotia canada

take out Menu

Function room

Live Music

outdoor Patios

The Spitfire Arms Alehouse, 29 Water St., Exit #6, Hwy 101, Windsor, NS

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