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Weekend Wrap-up: September 19-20, 2015


Sorry for the delay in getting this to you! Eastlink’s internet was down for the whole night for much of Halifax, yuck!

1. It’s Word on the Street, Canada’s largest book and magazine festival! This year it returns to Spring Garden Road in the new Central Library.

Take your kids to hear Robert Munsch stories told in Mi’kmaq, get discount and new books to add to your library, learn to be a beach detective and more!

2. Are you a geocacher? Then grab your kids and your smartphone because it’s going to be a slamming time during the opening celebrations of GPS Adventures Canada at the Discovery Centre! Amazing hands-on programming, special presentations including introductory workshops on how to geocache, it will be fun for everyone!

3. It’s time for Erik the Red to “swallow the anchor” as they say in sea-faring. He’s been a well-loved sight on the waterfront for years making friends of people who may have never known he was part of the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. Head to his party on Sunday to wish him well in his retirement years!

4. If you planted a pumpkin in the spring at Ross Farm then it’s that time to come and harvest your pumpkin! You can also check out the World War 2 encampment with the Atlantic Canadian World War 2 Living History Association this weekend!

5. The Atlantic Film Festival is an eight-day celebration of film, media and music from around the world that starts this weekend! Check out some of the family friendly films like the story behind the invention of the rubik’s cube or a touching look at a boy trying to bring his lizard back to life.

6. The World’s Largest Truck Convoy is an international, one-day celebration of the trucking industry to raise funds for, and showcase an awareness of, the support of the trucking industry to the athletes of Special Olympics. This international movement incorporates over 12,000 trucks and athletes in 24 states and 4 provinces.

7. Open Farm Day is a province-wide event on Sunday that creates the opportunity for participating Nova Scotia farmers to open their doors to members of their community. You get a backstage pass to meet your farmer, and really see where your food comes from. You also get a first hand look at our farmers’ hard work and dedication to top quality products and services.

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