Sun shines on Port Gre­ville

Fun day cel­e­brated with a pa­rade, fire hall events and lum­ber­jack show


Port Gre­ville cel­e­brated its Fire­man’s Field Day and the Age of Sail Mu­seum Aug. 5, with a pa­rade, fire hall cel­e­bra­tions and a tim­ber show.

The pa­rade saw an­tique cars, fire trucks, a horse and more travel across Route 209. Chil­dren ea­gerly awaited with bags as par­tic­i­pants tossed out candy.

Tro­phies were handed out for the fol­low­ing cat­e­gories:

Best car: Grey 1972 Mach 1 Mus­tang

Best fire truck: Parrs­boro Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment

Most hu­mor­ous: Pi­rate float (in mem­ory of Wal­ter Lake)

Best over­all: 1928 Ford Model A painted yel­low with Harrison’s Home Hard­ware logo (in mem­ory of Don Harrison)

Live mu­sic was pro­vided at the FPW fire hall as at­ten­dees en­joyed the hot day. Bar­be­cue and chicken din­ners were avail­able as com­mu­nity mem­bers got the chance to view the pa­rade en­tries again. Bingo was played and chil­dren were able to par­tic­i­pate in field games.

Tick­ets were also sold for the Shore Drive Com­mu­nity Devel­op­ment As­so­ci­a­tion’s Canada

QQQQ150 quilt made by Sharon Ben­jamin. Tick­ets are still avail­able for the Dec. 3 draw and are $2 each or three for $5.

All pro­ceeds from the pa­rade and field day event went to FPW Fire Bri­gade.

In the af­ter­noon, the Age of Sail mu­seum hosted the Scotts Tim­ber Show. From Bar­ring­ton, N.S., the fam­ily of fifth-gen­er­a­tion lum­ber­jacks de­lighted au­di­ences with mock com­pe­ti­tions of log rolling, tub rac­ing, ax­ing, saw­ing and wood sculpt­ing. Two au­di­ence mem­bers re­ceived minia­ture wooden chairs.

The free show was made pos­si­ble by a Canada 150 grant from the pro­vin­cial govern­ment.

The mu­seum also hosted a his­tor­i­cal knife-mak­ing work­shop that week­end with Michael Ten­nyson, black­smith. Ten­nyson, who has been lead­ing monthly work­shops at the mu­seum, will pro­vide the last two black­smithing work­shops for the sea­son Sept. 1 and 2, and Oct. 6 and 7.


At the Fire­man’s field day chil­dren had the op­por­tu­nity to play the fish pond, bucket toss, spin the wheel, guess the num­ber can­dies in the jar and get face paint. Pic­tured is the fish pond.

Kade Snow (left) and Dy­lan Dowe. Dowe has raced at the Sco­tia Speed­world com­pe­ti­tion.

A pi­rate-themed float in mem­ory of Wal­ter Lake won the prize for most hu­mor­ous. Wal­ter Lake passed away ear­lier this year. Jeff Malusk (left) and Derek Snow par­tic­i­pate in the black­smithing work­shop.

The Scotts Tim­ber show en­ter­tained au­di­ences with their hu­mour and lum­ber skills. Pic­tured is the red team rac­ing to saw through first.

Alyssa Casey (left) and Ray­mond Scott com­pete in log rolling. Casey re­cently came back from the world cham­pi­onships in Hay­ward, Wis., where she placed fifth in ju­nior logrolling.

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