from Rev. David Shearman


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From: David Shearman <>
Subject: What A Delight!
Date: August 28, 2013 7:27:28 AM EDT
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What an absolute delight to stumble on the Scotch Colony web site! I wish I
had found it earlier. You may remember me as part of the ministry team that
served the Andover-Kincardine Pastoral Charge from 1979 to 1984. It was,
back in those days, the second largest pastoral charge in all of the United
Church of Canada. Continue reading

from Darlene Morton


What a wonderful weekend at ScotchColonyFest140! Thank you so much to the organizing committee who have worked for SO many months to make the weekend such a sucess. Thanks to the many volunteers and performers, here and from away, who pitched in so willingly. Thank you to those who came to celebrate their past and our present, from as far away as New York, Arizona and Alberta, or from right up the road. You made it a very special time. Thanks to Mother Nature for the perfect weather! The celebration could not have been better!

from Rev. Helene Burns


From: Helene Burns []
Sent: August 24, 2013 10:57 PM
To: Cari and Roy Grierson
Subject: Warm Best Wishes

Hello Cari and Roy,

First, thank you so much for sharing your hospitality with my dear husband, Gary, who has returned to share in the festivities of this weekend.

Second, please extend my warm best wishes to the wonderful congregations of Kincardine-Upper Kent and Upper Kintore, as you celebrate the 140th anniversary of the arrival to Victoria County of the colonists from Scotland. Gary and I extend our heartfelt congratulations to you all. Of course, Gary is already there and has no doubt expressed his best wishes already! But I also am so happy that you are able to celebrate this momentous occasion. Continue reading

Join our new Facebook Group

“A place for everyone to share family stories and photos, old and new, about the communities of Bon Accord, Kintore, Upper Kintore, and Kincardine. The group was created for the 140th Anniversary of the Colony. The group is open to all. Please share.”

The nice thing about a Facebook Group is everyone can post directly. Bob LaFrance’s FB Group, “Old photos of Victoria County, NB,” is a great example.

Fest140 Programme/Schedule

SC140poster3Click here to Download a pdf of the programme/schedule: Fest140Schedule081613-2

Friday, August 23, 2013

  • 6 – 9 PM – Registration, Welcome, and Musical Jam Session, Burns Hall, Kincardine

Saturday, August 24, 2013

  • 9:30 AM –  Registration, Burns Hall
  • 10 AM – 5 PM Vendors, demonstrations and displays, Burns Hall
  • 10 AM – 3:30 PM – Kincardine Melville Church & School open
  • 10 AM – 3:30 PM – Quilt Show at Cari Grierson’s
  • 10 AM – 3:30 PM – Tartan (& Vintage Clothing) Show at Darlene Morton’s
  • 10AM – 11:30 AM – Bus Tour, departs from Burns Hall
  • 10:30AM – 11:30 AM – Beginners Highland Dance Workshop, Burns Hall
  • 10:30 AM – 2 PM – Upper Kintore Church & School open
  • 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM – Lunch, Myrtle Matheson’s field, up the road from Burns Hall
  • 1 – 2:30 PM – Bus Tour, departs from Burns Hall
  • 1 – 2:30 PM – Highland games/heavy events (may go longer if needed), Myrtle Matheson’s field
  • 1:30 – 2 PM – Axemanship and crosscut saw demonstration, Myrtle Matheson’s field
  • 2 – 2:30 PM – Scything Demonstration, Myrtle Matheson’s field
  • 3 – 6 PM – Barbecue, Myrtle Matheson’s field
  • 7 PM – Concert & Dance, featuring Wednesday Evening Fiddlers, to follow, Burns Hall

Sunday, August 25, 2013

  • 11 AM – Church Service (Melville United Church, Kincardine), followed by a group picture at the church and tea at the Burns Hall

All times are Atlantic Time Zone (one hour earlier than Eastern Time)
See our Google Map for locations. Don’t forget sunglasses, sunscreen,
folding chair, hat, fly dope, musical instrument, rain gear in case!.

Fest140: You’re invited!


Failte, failte!
Welcome home to all who have connections in
the Scotch Colony of New Brunswick!

August 23, 24, 25, 2013 are special days in the Scotch Colony.  We who have ties here connecting us to the land or to the memories of the early settlers of 1873-74 will enjoy a very unique celebration that has been several years in the planning.

Scotch Colony Fest 140 encompasses many activities that will:
• connect you to your Scottish roots
• explore your heritage in music and displays
• rekindle ties with your relatives
• immerse you the beauty of our countrysideSC140poster4

Our specially designed logo is the four-sided Celtic Love Knot binding the four areas of the Scotch Colony together whilst circling the thistle of Scotland. As our logo depicts, we will bond and learn and share our common heritage in these bonny hills in all the activities planned for your enjoyment and centred around the Burns Hall, Kincardine.

RSVP – It would be great if we knew how many are coming so we can better plan our activities.

Bring any and all, if possible, folding chair, sun/rain gear and fly dope as well as Family Tree diagram, a new or old  home-made quilt with a story card attached for display.

Make your Quilt Story Card about recipe card size, 3 by 5 inches.  It should name the person who made the quilt, the owner, the approximate date and size, the pattern, and any little memorable or special info about the quilt.

Here is the Scotch Colony Fest140 Programme

Click here to download a print version of the Fest140 Program (ScotchColonyFest140Program071413-1.pdf -updated 14 Jul, 2013-1)