Antique Farm Show set for Aug. 12
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.”