The Moore the Mer­rier

First ever Moore Fam­ily Re­union

The Compass - - TRINITY SOUTH -

The Moores of Bay de Verde have never held a fam­ily re­union in its 200-plus year his­tory. This will change on Aug. 2-7, when a cel­e­bra­tion of fam­ily and his­tory will be held. “ We look for­ward to learn­ing more about who we are by virtue of from where we came,” said Cathe­rina M. Kennedy, re­union or­ga­nizer.

Kennedy is a de­scen­dant of Ed­mund Moore who ar­rived in Bay de Verde from Kima­gan­ney, Ire­land, in the late 1700s or early 1800s.

The week­long cel­e­bra­tion will bring to­gether relatives from else­where in Canada and the United States. Some of them “ have not seen each other for more than 30 years,” added Kennedy.

The re­union will be­gin with a mass of cel­e­bra­tion on Aug. 2 at Pre­sen­ta­tion Con­vent Chapel, Con­vent Square, St. John’s, fol­lowed by a bon­fire at Mid­dle Cove Beach. The week of events will con­clude with Bay de Verde Day on Aug. 7. “A con­voy of Moores will de­scend on our an­ces­tral com­muity,” Kennedy said. In be­tween, there will be a re­gatta eve pub night and the an­nual Rose Kennedy Golf Clas­sic and din­ner. The fam­ily will also take in the run­ning of the Royal St. John’s Re­gatta, fol­lowed by a karaoke night on Aug. 4.

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