An­tique Farm Show set for Aug. 12

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - THE ISLAND -

With Old Home Week just around the cor­ner, the City of Char­lot­te­town ex­tends an in­vi­ta­tion to the pub­lic to take a stroll back in time and ex­plore how cit­i­zens of yes­ter­year passed the lazy, hazy days of summer.

This is the lat­est in­stal­ment of the “Pic­tur­ing a City: His­toric Photo Ex­hibit Se­ries” focuses on an as­pect of the city’s his­tory or tra­di­tions and dis­plays pho­tos from its archive in the win­dows of the plan­ning and her­itage depart­ment (233 Queen St.).

Plan­ning and her­itage staff has sifted through the city’s archival col­lec­tion to fea­ture his­tor­i­cal pho­tos from many dif­fer­ent eras and lo­ca­tions all over Char­lot­te­town.

The images de­pict the summer ac­tiv­i­ties and long-held tra­di­tions of the city res­i­dents, in­clud­ing Old Home Week and “the Ex­hi­bi­tion”, back­yard camp­ing – Victorian style, a day at the beach in the Ed­war­dian era and swim­ming lessons in the 1950s off Vic­to­ria Park when Queen Elizabeth Drive was still cot­tage coun­try.

The plan­ning and her­itage depart­ment ac­knowl­edges the in­di­vid­u­als who do­nated images to make the ex­hibits pos­si­ble. The ex­hibit runs un­til Labour Day (Sept. 4), af­ter which a new ex­hibit cel­e­brat­ing the his­tory of the city’s schools will be launched in the space.

All ex­hibits will be posted on­line at https://char­lot­te­town­sto­ries.word­press.com/.

For more in­for­ma­tion on donating pho­tos or al­low­ing staff to scan images for fu­ture gen­er­a­tions, con­tact 902-6294051 or nmunn@char­lot­te­town. ca.

The fourth an­nual An­tique Farm Show at R&L Farms in Kinkora is Satur­day, Aug. 12, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Vis­i­tors are in­vited to roam the grounds of the potato farm, view­ing an­tique farm ma­chin­ery, trucks, trac­tors and cars, sta­tion­ary en­gines and lots more. There will also be a silent auc­tion, bake sale, 50/50 draw and live en­ter­tain­ment, fea­tur­ing Cameron Fran­cis and Juliette Roberts, Olivia Roberts, Not All There and Roberts Acad­emy of Dance. Pizza and Cavendish Farm fries will be avail­able for pur­chase.

“This event has be­come an an­nual tra­di­tion for our farm and com­mu­nity,” said Peter Roberts, farm co-owner and event or­ga­nizer. “We are look­ing for­ward to wel­com­ing new vis­i­tors and proud to sup­port two Is­land or­ga­ni­za­tions.”

Pro­ceeds will ben­e­fit Chil­dren’s Wish Foun­da­tion of Canada, Prince Ed­ward Is­land Chap­ter and Open Door Outreach. Ad­mis­sion is by do­na­tion.The farm is lo­cated at 5529 Route 225, Kinkora. The rain date is Sun­day, Aug. 13, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more in­for­ma­tion or to make a do­na­tion, con­tact Peter Roberts at 902-888-7278, Stevie Daw­son at 902-315-1958 or Paulette Roberts at proberts@pei.sym­pa­tico.ca.

The Chil­dren’s Wish Foun­da­tion of Canada, P.E.I. chap­ter is cur­rently work­ing on grant­ing wishes to 18 Is­land chil­dren. The foun­da­tion grants wishes to chil­dren be­tween the ages of three and 17 who have been di­ag­nosed with a high-risk, lifethreat­en­ing ill­nesses.

“We are very grate­ful to the Roberts fam­ily for choos­ing Chil­dren’s Wish as one of the ben­e­fi­cia­ries of this year’s event,” said Beth Cor­ney Gauthier, pro­vin­cial di­rec­tor of the Chil­dren’s Wish Foun­da­tion, P.E.I. chap­ter. “The funds raised at this event will touch the hearts of wish fam­i­lies in a very special way. By mak­ing this do­na­tion, you are telling fam­i­lies you un­der­stand what their brave chil­dren are go­ing through and you care about the wishes they are mak­ing.”

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