Coming from a military background, it’s a rarity that I, along with my sister and brother were all born in the same place: Shelburne, Nova Scotia. I was only two months old however when we moved to Ontario. We spent almost ten years there in a couple different places and while there I can still remember my excitement of visiting Nova Scotia and seeing the ocean for the first time. It was in my blood from that moment on and I can remember longing to see it again. To this day, sitting beside the ocean, listening to the surf, smelling the salt air and surrounded by Nova Scotia’s amazing beauty is where I am most content. I think my children can attest to my love of the ocean and most people get a laugh out of hearing their names, Noah, Ocean and Sailor. Yes…I stuck with a theme!
I truly love Shelburne County and as their new Tourism Coordinator I think I’ve got the best job in the world to be able to share my love and passion for my hometown with everyone else. You will meet a friendly face around every corner you turn here and there is always someone who is willing to help you out if needed, that says a lot about a place! There is so much history, culture and exquisite beauty here; I don’t know why anyone would ever want to leave!
I was recently at a workshop where someone made a comment that we (Shelburne County) are always celebrating something. The more I thought about that comment the more I agreed with them! Shelburne County has a vast array of festivals and events throughout the year.
"Dumping Day" in Southwest Nova is considered the most dangerous day of the lobster season. The day when all the pots (375 in District 34) are "dumped" into the ocean and the fishermen then hold their breath in hopes that they have placed them in the right, lucrative spot. enjoynslobster.jpg Check out these great videos to see first hand what Dumping Day is all about!
I arrived at the Cape Sable Island Causeway on a Tuesday night, ready to take on this challenge and to take part in The Queen of Hearts Dory Club Fun Night. This event was started this year by the Club to allow visitors and locals alike to try their hand at rowing a dory, experiential tourism at it's best!
Harmony Bazaar is fast becoming one of Nova Scotia's top music festivals and the beautiful seaside town of Lockeport is doing amazing things to help it to grow. A new concert venue has been built in the middle of town with a tower reminiscent of a lighthouse complete with a stage in front.
In 1783, more than 10,000 settlers came to Shelburne, Nova Scotia from New York and the middle Colonies of the Thirteen Colonies. The Loyalists, who opposed the Revolution and remained loyal to Britain, were promised free land, tools and provisions in Nova Scotia (among other places).