Celebrate Heritage Days in Annapolis Royal

"Celebrating Sports and Recreation" is the theme of Heritage Days 2010

Heritage Days 2010 is on tap for February 12-15 in historic Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia. In honour of the Olympics, the national theme for Heritage Day this year is the history of sports. Working with this theme, the Annapolis Heritage Society, Historical Association of Annapolis Royal, Town of Annapolis Royal and Parks Canada have planned an interesting and diverse series of heritage events and family activities.

Heritage weekend gets rolling on Friday, February 12, at noon with a lunch presentation by noted author, Peggy Armstrong, at the Annapolis Royal Golf Club. Peggy will be speaking about the history of the golf club. A delicious lunch and an interesting story is sure to start the weekend off on a good note.

On Friday evening there will be three presentations showing aspects of the sporting history of our community. Grant Potter, Recreation Director for the Town of Annapolis Royal, will unveil his “400 Years of Recreation” project featuring archival images and text. Retired archivist for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Ern Dick, will show the 1948 documentary “When All the People Played”. Alan Melanson, President of the Historical Association of Annapolis Royal, will show some video of the recent Olympic Torch Relay in Annapolis Royal. At the end of the evening, we will have a reception featuring wine from our own Annapolis Highland Vineyards. The evening starts at 7:00 pm at ArtsPlace.

Don’t miss the fun-filled activities in Annapolis Royal which continue through Monday, February 15! The Heritage Days 2010 Complete Schedule of Events showcases all of the various activities with something for everyone. For additional information, please contact Ryan Scranton, Executive Director of the Annapolis Heritage Society, 902-532-7754, or Grant Potter, Recreation Director for the Town of Annapolis Royal, 902-532-7667.

Photo courtesy of Annapolis Royal Recreation.

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