CELEBRATING MI’KMAQ HISTORY MONTH

October is Mi’kmaq History Month! This year’s theme, Year of the Indigenous Languages, aims to establish a link between language development, peace and reconciliation.

Did you know that Shubenacadie was named after a Mi’kmaq word (Sipekne’batik) meaning land of the wild turnip .

The Mi’kmaq traveled along the Shubenacadie Waterway. Stone points, adzes, and gouging tools are all evidence of Mi’kmaw presence in this area. This vital water highway served as the main route between their summer camps on the shores of Halifax and Dartmouth and their winter camps in Nova Scotia’s forested interior. You can find out more here.

Check out the schedule of events & make time to celebrate this important relationship https://mikmaqhistorymonth.ca/

Image courtesy of  https://mikmaqhistorymonth.ca/

SWEPS is seeking bids

The Shubenacadie Watershed Environmental Protection Society (SWEPS) is seeking bids from qualified professionals for the preparation of a work plan and budget for archaeological screening and reconnaissance at the proposed expansion of the Trans Canada Trail at Portobello, Nova Scotia. The screening and reconnaissance will address the approximately 500 metres of proposed trail to be constructed along the western side of the waterway on HRM PID: 40018657.

Bidders are requested to contact Allan Billard at allanbillard@gmail.com before October 11, 2019.

Canada Summer Job program was a resounding success For SCC!

Our amazing Visitor information Officer, Keith Lehwald has completed his 14-week term and we are so thankful for his valuable contribution to the Shubenacadie Canal Commission this summer. We miss Keith greatly and wish him all the best as he heads back to school!

Keith provided much needed support in our office, provided interpretation on the historic Shubenacadie Canal Waterway and delivered comprehensive FREE guided tours all summer.

We were only able to provide this service because of the support of the Canada Summer Jobs program Social Development Canada. Thank you to our MP Darren Fisher who continues to be a strong advocate for programs like Canada Summer Jobs and who continues to be a huge supporter of the Shubenacadie Canal Commission.

Guided tours were given of the Shubie Park area of the historic Shubenacadie Canal Waterway June - August.

Guided tours were given of the Shubie Park area of the historic Shubenacadie Canal Waterway June - August.

Guided Flume House and Marine Railway tours were given in July and August.

Guided Flume House and Marine Railway tours were given in July and August.

Seen here on the Lock 6 boardwalk, Keith was a valued part of the SCC team during his term and we wish him all the best!

Seen here on the Lock 6 boardwalk, Keith was a valued part of the SCC team during his term and we wish him all the best!