An­nual me­mo­rial ser­vice July 12

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - FEATURES/ENTERTAINMENT -

Ev­ery­one is in­vited to the an­nual Bru­denell Pioneers Me­mo­rial Ser­vice, set for Sun­day, July 12, 3 p.m., on Bru­denell Is­land.

The ser­vice is held ev­ery year to com­mem­o­rate the an­niver­sary of the ar­rival of a group of set­tlers from Scot­land in the fall of 1803, who came to be known as the Bru­denell pioneers.

The guest speaker will be Tiber Falzett, re­search as­so­ciate with the In­sti­tute of Is­land Stud­ies, UPEI. Af­ter grow­ing up in Summerside and at­tend­ing Three Oaks High School, he grad­u­ated from St. Fran­cis Xavier Univer­sity and the Univer­sity of Ed­in­burgh. With three de­grees, his (B.A. (Hons); M. Sc. R.; Ph.D.), his aca­demic in­ter­ests in­clude Gaelic stud­ies and over 10 years of study­ing Cape Bre­ton Gaels, Scot­tish High­land Gaels andWestern Isles Gaels. He has lately been study­ing the Scot­tish Gaelic on P.E.I., from its com­mon use through its de­cline to its present ab­sence, us­ing oral tra­di­tions, mu­sic, song, po­etry and news­pa­per ar­ti­cles as sources. He is also a flu­ent Gaelic speaker, a Gaelic teacher, a piper and teacher of pip­ing. Those at­tend­ing Sun­day's ser­vice can ex­pect to see some of these tal­ents on dis­play.

As part of the ser­vice, a me­mo­rial wreath will also be laid.

A pic­nic will fol­low on the Bru­denell Pro­vin­cial Park grounds, ad­ja­cent to the is­land. Ev­ery­one is welcome to both the ser­vice and the pic­nic. Or­ga­niz­ers are also ad­vis­ing those tak­ing part to bring lawn chairs.

In case of rain, the ser­vice and get to­gether will be at 3 p.m. at the old Bru­denell School on the road to Bru­denell Point.

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