from Darlene Morton

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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

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From: Helene Burns [mailto:visithelene@gmail.com]
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

A Few More Things. . .

At Melville Church in Kincardine, a new tree to commemorate Scotch Fest140 was planted this past week. The cemetery caretakers will be finishing up mowing, including on the big hill. Ushers will be ready to pass out bulletins at the church service on Sunday. Continue reading

Whew!!

SC140poster5Busy week behind the scenes here at the Scotch Colony! Folks have been checking off items on the “to do list” at a furious pace in anticipation of Fest140 next weekend Aug. 23-25. Posters have been printed and are on display at many of our local friendly businesses (thank you to them!) Our Scotch Colony jewelry stock has been replenished and now includes a Continue reading

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!.
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Fest140: You’re invited!

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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)

 

Fest140 Accommodations

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Search www.tourismnewbrunswick.ca for accommodations.

Perth-Andover

Perth-Andover Motor Inn
560 Route 190
Perth-Andover
(506) 273-2224

Fort Road Motel
117 Fort Rd
Perth-Andover
(506) 273-3755

R. E. Baird Memorial Campground
Route 105
Perth-Andover
(506) 273-3080

The Castle Inn
21 Brentwood Drive,
Perth-Andover,
New Brunswick E7H 1P1, Canada
(506) 273-9495

Kringle’s Bed & Breakfast
21 Marshall Street
Perth-Andover,
New Brunswick E7H 3A8, Canada

Baird House Bed and Breakfast
19906 Route 2
Perth-Andover
New Brunswick E7H 3S8 , Canada

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