My family and I were very lucky to be a part
of these celebrations. On the Friday of
I was an usher at St. Andrew Church for the
"Great Big Sing" which was a huge success.
On Saturday we took part in the "Encampment"
in which we were
dressed in period costume and wre stationed
log cabin that was built to simulate the first
homes of the
Hector Settlers, we went about the day as the
would have and were on hand to answer any
questions that the public had!!
Later in the afternoon on Saturday, we were very
to have been invited to a special wedding that
on board the "Hector" replica. We of course
went to the reception,
but were too bushed to make it to the dance.
Sunday was quiet for us, I had to work but hubby
down to the encampment, she had more fun down
there than I've
seen in a long time. That evening we went
to a reception for all the
sponsors of the Celebration and we had been
asked to put
something in a Time Capsule that will
be opened at the
250th Hector Celebrations!! Erica
and Scott had their picture
taken for the Evening News, a local newspaper.
And the Grand Finale of course was the re-enactment
landing of the Ship Hector on Tuesday Sept.
the exact anniversary of the 225th landing.
We gathered out on Brown's Point, the site of
the landing of the ship
and were towed out in a boat to "hide" behind
one of the
old railway bridge columns and on our signal,
a shot from one of the guns of the 84th Regiment,
we began rowing into shore to a great crowd
of people which
included the re-enactors of the 84th, some of
the trekkers who
actually walked from Truro to meet us!!!
As well the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia,
many other diginitaries and a great crowd watched
landed on Pictou's shore after our harrowing
across the Atlantic. This is something
that I will never
forget and am so glad that I was able to be
a part of!
After the landing there was a really nice reception
for all involoved
in making the Hector 225 Celebrations a success
and there I met
the Lietenant Governor and his wife, he gave
me one of his pins,
he actually took it off of his wife to give
it to me!!!
We did not make it to the Tatoo, the kids were
just too tired,
but we heard it was really great!!
This is certainly something that none of us will
forget for a long time!!
To all those who were involved in making
the Hector 225 happen....