May Council Meeting
Please join us for the May, 2015 Council Meeting being held in the Council Chambers at 5:00 pm.
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May Committee of the Whole Meeting
Please join us for the May 11, 2015 Committee of the Whole Meeting, being held in the Council Chambers at 5:00 pm.
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Black Loyalist Heritage Centre Opening
The Journey Back to Birchtown Celebration
On June 5 starting at 7pm, we welcome renowned author of the Book of Negroes Lawrence Hill to the Black Loyalist Heritage Centre for an evening reading and a question and answer session. Refreshments will be served. Seating is limited. Tickets are $10/person. Advance tickets can be purchased at the Black Loyalist Heritage Centre, 119 Old Birchtown Road.
We will mark our official grand opening, The Journey Back to Birchtown, on June 6. The Journey Back to Birchtown will feature performances by African Nova Scotian artists and a multi-media stage presentation. Performers include Juno award-winner JRDN, Jeremiah Sparks, Dutch Robinson, Shelley Hamilton, Cyndi Cain, Joe Sealey, the Nova Scotia Mass Choir, the Sierra Leone dancers, Shauntay Grant, Hillcrest Academy Djembe Group and many more. The program will also feature John Franklin of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and the Book of Negroes author Lawrence Hill.
Tours of the new facility will begin at 9am, keynote addresses in the am, procession of dignitaries from the Black Burial Ground, National Historic Monument at 1:30pm and entertainment will start at 2pm.
The performance venue will be outside, rain or shine, so please dress accordingly. Seating is limited. We encourage visitors to bring their own chairs. Due to limited parking in Birchtown, there will be a free shuttle bus service transporting visitors from Shelburne to Birchtown every half hour. The shuttle will pick up and drop off passengers at the Shelburne Community Centre parking lot. The Birchtown Community Centre will be hosting a BBQ lunch. Menu will include hamburgers, hotdogs, sausages and potato salad. Price to be determined.
A celebratory dance featuring the Carson Downey Band, will be held at the Shelburne Community Centre, from 9pm to 1am for patrons 19+. Tickets are $10/person. Cash bar will be available.
Please continue to check our website (blackloyalist.com) for updates on the program. We are currently working with the Chronicle Herald and CTV News to develop a marketing campaign to promote the Journey Back to Birchtown Celebration.
For our out-of-town visitors looking for accommodations, please visit http://discovershelburnecounty.com/ for a complete listing of accommodations and food services available in Shelburne.
2015 Spring Metal Collection
Please note the Spring Metal Collection will be held on your regular collection day between May 19th and May 29th.
View details here.
Council and Audit and Program Services (APS) Meetings
Council Meeting - Monday, April 27, 2015 at 5 pm in the Council Chambers. View full agenda here.
APS Meeting - Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 5 pm in the Council Chambers. View full agenda here.
Earth Day - C & D Site Promotion
On Saturday, April 25th dispose of your Construction & Demolition Waste for FREE (up to 400 lbs or $12 value). Waste over 400 lbs is charged 3 cents per pound.
All materials must be separated. Offer is not available on account transactions. Limit of one load per household.
Questions or comments? Contact Kim Ringer, Waste Diversion Coordinator at 902-875-5336.