Hay Days JULY 1 Canada Day
Sun Jun 27, 12:03 PM
Here we are in Canada Day week... the time we celebrate our Country as well as our community. Check out the poster on the front page and you will see all the exciting things planned for this years Hay Days Events.
It all starts with a Gospel Music Coffee House at the Community Hall on Thursday evening and then moves into a full day of activity Thursday. The day will finish up at 10:00pm with a GREAT Fireworks Display. There have been a great number of volunteers working on this project for the community for months. Plese make sure as you are enjoying the day that you thank those you see working and helping out.
You can make a donation to the costs of the events at the Craftshop in the Museum. it costs a significant amount to put on this full day of events.
Bring your whole FAMILY and come down to the Park and Village to enjoy a great celebration of Canada... You All Come Now...
Shubie Park Cleanup THANK YOU
Thu Jun 24, 8:52 AM
On June 12th 2010 we held our annual Shubenacadie Playground clean up. We had an enthusiastic crew. We started the day at 7:00 am and some of us where still there at 7:00 pm. We picked up garbage, mowed the lawn, placed gravel around the slide, painted the dug outs and some of the equipment. Food and refreshments were donated by Tim Horton, The Village Bakery, Martin's Rite Stop and Goldenstar Pizza Take-out and Convenience. T-shirts and gloves were donated by Tim Horton's. Garbage bags were donated by Ettingers Home Hardware. John MacMinn and Frank Wier loaned heavy equipment that was operated by Greg Elliot and Derek Taylor for the day. Clayton Willis replaced the broken teeter tawters.
The playground is looking better, but there still is a lot of work to do. If you weren't able to attend the annual clean up, but would still like to help or donate please contact me at email@example.com .
A special thanks goes out to all the volunteers listed below and to The Shubenacadie Lions Club and Hants East Municipality for their generous finacial support.
Thane Hue Fox, Nick Hue, Vivian Fox, AJ Spicer, Zachary Juliusson, Dustin Williams, Rhonda Williams, Alison Chandler, Jeff Chandler, Wyatt Williams, Verbena Willis, Clayton Willis, Jenna Willis, Don Doucette, Marilyn Doucette, Gerry Williams, Diane Graham, Dean Martin, Richard Ashton, Christine Barr, Derek Taylor, Greg Elliot and Pam MacInnis.
New Street Banners on Main Street
Fri Jun 18, 7:13 PM
Wow is downtown Shubie ever looking good these days. New ashphalt and now new Street Banners. Funding was requested from Heritage Canada for the Tourch Run but the monies did not come in time so the committee switched gears and had an interesting design created... Showcases the River and Our Farming Community. A group of volunteers jumped in to help install them. Ettingers loaned the truck, Derek Taylor organized the crew with Craig Langille and Robert Eldridge to move along putting up one after another. Ged Stonehouse drove the truck and stood across the road and eyed the positioning... if there are any that are not straight we can blame him... Ha...
They are planning to head back out next Thursday night to finish them up.
Eagles Have Arrived in Shubie
Mon Jun 14, 5:12 PM
Have you noticed how many Eagles there are around this year. We have been noticing around Snides Lake especailly 4 - 6 of them purched in treas or flying around the Village. What a great sight to see when they so majestically fly overhead.
Agriculture Advisory Committee Report Discussed
Thu Jun 10, 6:22 AM
There was a good turnout at St. Bridget's Church Hall June 9 to hear a staff report from the Agriculture Advisory Committees Report. There was a presentation discussing some wording changes to the definitions of Active Farmland & Agri-Tourism.
The real discussion was raised around two key issues - Lands put into Agriculture Reserve that were not really being used for Agriculture. Robert Miller and John Eikelinboom talked about their experiences of having parcels of land being placed into AR. Mr. Miller commented that "this is my retirement and a chunk of it was taken away". Lands in AR are not able to or at least easily sold for development. He suggested that participants should imagine if someone simply changed the rules and a big part of their retirement income was eliminated.
The second part of the presentation was about the changing of the zoning for some lands around the Shubenacadie Growth Management Area. A number of properties will be changed from AR to R4 which would allow the possibility of development. Ged Stonehouse spoke of the need for the community of Shubenacadie to be looked at in more detail. That their should be a community group with representatives from residents, agriculture, business and development come together and draw a new line around the Village showing the recommended areas for potential growth in the future. Planner John Woodford shared that this was a complicated process and would take a long time. The feeling was then we need to get started. The Village of Shubenacadie seems to not draw a lot of attention in the Future Growth areas.
There were a number of counselors that also shared concerns with the process - Councillor Roulston shared her historic recolections when the legislation was first being implemented and that planning had told them they had to implement this Agriculture protection or the Province would not approve their plan. Come to find out last night 51 Municipalities out of about 55 did not do that at the time.
Councillor MacInnis shared her concern for the Farmers or retired Farmers that had their lands incrorrectly designated. She shared that the process needs to be looked at and solutions found.
It was an interesting meeting and showed the need for more community input... More attention to future planning process for the Village of Shubenacadie...
Clean Up Day at Shubie Park
Sun Jun 06, 7:46 AM
Saturday July 12 - 8:00am
This coming Saturday we invite the whole community to come out for a fun morning cleaning up our park. This is an annual event and we need lots of Families to come and help. We need to cut the grass, do some weed whacking, painting, weeding and general clean up. We would like to tidy up the area around the new boat launch as well. We will have Tim's coffee and other refreshments. Bring your tools, we could also use a mini exacavater.
Bernadette Matthews is in charge = 758-3395 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Come, help and enjoy the fellowship....