Canada 150 - Journey Back to Birchtown

Black Loyalist Heritage Centre

Location
Located in Shelburne County
Where To Find Us
Black Loyalist Heritage Centre
119 Old Birchtown Road, Site 10, Mod 3, Comp 14
Shelburne County, NS
Canada B0T 1W0
Areas Served Nova Scotia ; Shelburne County ; South Shore Region
Contact
E-Mail Blackloyalist@blackloyalist.com
Contact Kaitlyn Wesley, Black Loyalist Heritage Centre; Phone: 1-902-875-1310
Website blackloyalist.novascotia.ca/canada-150-journey-back-birchtown
Description & Services
Information The Black Loyalist Heritage Society will be hosting a two day cultural festival July 15-16 to celebrate our culture, diversity and the significant contributions of African Nova Scotians as part of the Canada 150 celebrations. We will be honouring the legacy of Dr. Carrie M. Best with the unveiling of her portrait by artist Beverly Bowden. The festival will consist of readings, quilt display, spoken word and poetry, children's activities and interactive sessions featuring African Nova Scotian artists. There will be musical presentations highlighting past and present winning artists from the African Nova Scotia Music Association. Vendors will be on site selling food, crafts and artifacts. 
 
July 15 - Festival 12pm to 6pm: Confirmed performers for Saturday include Women of the Shore, George Borden, Juanita Peters, Mark Riley, Alphie Bright, Patrick Jarvis, Andre Fenton, Nova Scotia Mass Choir, Allysa Flint, Berma Marshall, Maritime Centre of African Dance, J-Bru, Louise Delisle, Ced, Marty & Dave. 
 
July 16 - Memorial Church Service & Gospel Concert 12pm to 6pm: There will be a memorial church service with music ministry by the Cherry Brook Mass Choir, candlelight vigil, children's activities including face painting, bouncy castles and scavenger hunt. Sunday's lineup includes Reverend Wayne Desmond, Reverend Deborah Hill, Reeny Smith, Sanctified Brothers, Halifax Multicultural Drummers and Wayn & Khalifa Hamilton. 
 
Free admission to all events! 
For those of you traveling from out of town for the Festival, the Black Loyalist Heritage Society has space reserved at several local lodging establishments. If you would like to book a room or cottage, please contact the Black Loyalist Heritage Society office at 902-875-1310. 
Here is a list of rooms and / or cottages available the nights of July 15 & 16: 
White Point Resort - One bedroom cottage; one Lakeside Retreat Garden Room; one Lakeside Retreat Lakeview Room 
Whispering Waves Cottages - 2 cottages 
Coopers Inn - 2 rooms each with one queen bed 
Sable River Cottages - 2 cottages 
Clyde River Cottages - 7 cottages 
The Sandy Point Lighthouse will be hosting a private breakfast for visitors and guests on Sunday, July 16. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under. Pre-registration is required. Pre-register by calling 902-875-1310 on or before June 30.
Hours Hours 
 
Mid October to May 31 
Open Monday through Friday 
9am to 4pm 
 
June 1 to Mid-October 
Open Daily 
10am to 5pm 
 
To schedule a class tour or group booking please contact Kaitlyn Wesley at 902-875-1310 or email kaitlyn@blackloyalist.com (link sends e-mail) 
Admissions 
 
Adult $9.20 
Senior (65+) $5.75 
Child (6-17) $5.75 
Child (5 & under) Free 
Family (max 2 adults & 3 children) $23.00 
 
Season Passes Available - Please check back 
 
Bus tour - Please check back
Dates Saturday, July 15, 2017 to Sunday, July 16, 2017
Special Information
Tags Canada 150 ; Recreation Categories ; South Shore Connect