Making Plans for Summer

This post was written by Wendy Nesbitt on January 23, 2012
Posted Under: Uncategorized

Firstly I apologize as the website is not up-to-date with the latest information, but our hosting server experienced a major meltdown and our websites…along with many others are floating around in hard drives at recovery centres. So we have reloaded our last available back-up from the server…which is a year old. Hopefully we will be up and running perfectly next week.

Major news for those who want to escape the winter blues; come to Moncton for the Atlantic Motorcycle & ATV Show from Feb. 10-12th, 2012. Be sure to stop by our booth and fill out a ballot for a chance to win a 4-Night Getaway along Nova Scotia’s beautiful Eastern and Northumberland Shores. This package valued over $1,000 also includes your registration at Sherbrooke’s Rally that Gives! See poster for details:

2012 is going to be a great year in Nova Scotia;
featuring many interesting events.

Halifax will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic with the Titanic 100 centennial project; both a wake and commemoration of recognition and respect.The Titanic is the most famous ship in history and perhaps the ocean’s greatest legend.

The Titanic struck an iceberg at 11:40 p.m. on April 14, 1912 and sank less than three hours later, about 590 kilometres south of Newfoundland, killing 1,522 passengers and crew.

Halifax played a huge role in the search and rescue effort for survivors, launching three boats: the Mackay-Bennett, Minia and Montmagny. Of the Titanic’s victims, 150 are buried in Halifax – in the Fairview Lawn, Mount Olivet and Baron de Hirch cemeteries – which the Nova Scotia Museum says is the largest number anywhere in the world.

Halifax has connections to the Titanic – no other place in North America has: the 3 Titanic cemeteries, it’s 24 Titanic sites including the recovery locations, the morgues, locales for the 1997 movie, the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic’s exhibit and the Titanic scientific exhibit at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography, which has done ground-breaking research on the Titanic.

For interesting facts and video about the Titanic visit: www.history.com/topics/titanic

For more detailed information on the Titanic 100 events scheduled in Halifax, visit www.titanic100.ca

Halifax will also host the Tall Ships Atlantic Challenge this summer from July 19-23rd. This is a wondorous event with these majestic vessels docked along the restored waterfront. Tour the ships dockside, speak with the crews and enjoy seafaring history.

The Tall Ships Festival features the best in Nova Scotian seafood, wine, music, art and film. Don’t miss the Parade of Sail as the ships circle the harbour before departing for other ports of call in Nova Scotia, including the Eastern Shore, Cape Breton and the South Shore.

For more info on this sailing event up the Atlantic coastline visit: http://www.sailtraining.org/tallships/2012atlantic/index.php

We have lots of local festivals happening all around the province
and 2 of the best motorcycle rallies around:

Cape Breton BikeFest from August 3-6th, 2012 in Sydney, Cape Breton; and the
Wharf Rat Rally from August 29th-Sept. 2, 2012 in Digby

Stay tuned to our website over the next few months as our rally schedules are updated, and be sure to order your new 2012 edition of Motorcycle Tour Guide Nova Scotia; available for shipping in the spring.

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