A time to cel­e­brate in Old Per­li­can

His­toric Trin­ity Bay town to stage come home year; mark 40 years of in­cor­po­ra­tion

The Compass - - TRINITY SOUTH -

the past six or seven months.

Ac­cord­ing to the 2006 Cen­sus, Old Pel­i­can has a pop­u­la­tion of just un­der 700 res­i­dents. Strong ex­pects that num­ber will swell con­sid­er­ably dur­ing the cel­e­bra­tions, mak­ing for a fes­tive at­mos­phere that will bring de­light to young and old.

“ There are even peo­ple that I went to school with com­ing back. And that wasn’t yes­ter­day,” Strong joked.

For a com­plete sched­ule, see the ad on this page or visit the town’s web­site at http://towno­fold­per­li­can.ca/.

The fish­ing in­dus­try is the eco­nomic heart­beat of the Town of Old Per­li­can. At the height of the sea­son, the water­front is an ex­tremely

busy place with ves­sels from many re­gions of the prov­ince un­load­ing their catches and sev­eral hun­dred peo­ple work­ing at the plants.

Plenty to do

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