The Sherbrooke Village Old Fashioned Christmas Committee won a Crystal Tourism Award of Excellence at the Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia conference gala Tuesday, Nov. 25.
The committee of 12 volunteers from the community commits hundreds of hours every year to plan and hold one of Nova Scotia’s top 10 events of the season. Sherbrooke Village’s annual celebration of rural Nova Scotia Christmas traditions includes carolling, festive dining, craft workshops, craft market, concerts, theatre and children’s entertainment.
“The dedicated volunteers who run the holiday activities at Sherbrooke Village work hard to give back to their community and spread holiday cheer,” said Communities, Culture and Heritage Minister Tony Ince. “I congratulate the members of the committee for their tremendous work making Sherbrooke Village such a festive place to visit during the holidays.”
Last year’s chair, Debbie Findlay, accepted the Community Service Award on behalf of the committee.
“I give thanks to the volunteers who put hundreds of hours into decorating, baking, setting up and presenting this wonderful festival that celebrates everything old and magical that is Christmas,” said Ms. Findlay.
This year’s Christmas events will take place this Friday to Sunday, beginning with the tree lighting at Maple Manor and a candlelight procession to St. Mary’s RecPlex.
“Sherbrooke Village Old Fashioned Christmas really is a community-owned festival, and it gives our staff great pride to work alongside community partners with such devotion,” said Mark Sajatovich, Sherbrooke Village executive director. “The Community Service Award recognizes people who are making a significant contribution to the local community in which they do business.”
For more information, go to https://sherbrookevillage.novascotia.ca/events.