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August 2021


August 2, 2021

Natal Day is a public holiday in Nova Scotia, where it is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed. The Halifax-Dartmouth Natal Day events were cancelled last summer. The Natal Day committee looks forward to hosting the annual event in 2021 and celebrating over 125 years of Natal Day.

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Birthday – SIDNEY CROSBY (34)

August 7, 2021

Sidney Patrick Crosby ONS (born August 7, 1987  Cole Harbour ) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player and captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins of the NHL. Nicknamed "Sid the Kid" and dubbed "The Next One," Crosby was selected first overall by the Penguins in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, and is widely regarded as one of the greatest hockey players of all time. Crosby debuted in the NHL during the 2005–06 season, recording 102 points and finishing as runner-up…

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August 24, 2021

Rocky Johnson (born Wayde Douglas Bowles; August 24, 1944 – January 15, 2020) was a Canadian professional wrestler born in Amhurst NS. Among many National Wrestling Alliance titles, he was the first black Georgia Heavyweight Champion. He won the World Tag Team Championship in 1983, along with his partner Tony Atlas, to become the first black champions in WWE history. He is the father of actor and former WWE wrestler Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.

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September 2021

Birthday – NATHAN MacKINNON (26)

September 1, 2021

Nathan Raymond MacKinnon (born September 1, 1995) is a Canadian professional ice hockey center and alternate captain of the Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League (NHL). MacKinnon was born in Springhill, NS and grew up playing in the minor ice hockey system of Cole Harbour. Considered one of the best players in the league, MacKinnon was selected first overall by the Avalanche in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

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January 2022


January 25, 2022

Scottish Canadians have embraced Robert Burns as a kind of patron poet and mark his birthday with festivities. 'Robbie Burns Day' is celebrated from Newfoundland to Nanaimo. A Burns supper is a celebration of the life and poetry of the poet Robert Burns (25 January 1759 – 21 July 1796), the author of many Scots poems. The suppers are normally held on or near the poet's birthday, 25 January, occasionally known as Robert Burns Day (or Rabbie Burns Day) but…

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March 2022


March 2, 2022

Today we celebrate Dr Seuss! Born on this day in 1904! Fun Fact: “Seuss,” which was also his mother’s maiden name — was pronounced “Zoyce” by the family... and by Geisel himself!

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Birthday – ROB WELLS (51)

March 20, 2022

Robb Wells is a Canadian actor and screenwriter best known for portraying Ricky LaFleur on Trailer Park Boys. Born: Moncton  March 20, 1971  Wow, Ricky is 51! (so much for "Freedom 35")

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Birthday – THE BLUENOSE (101)

March 26, 2022

On March 26th, 1921, the Schooner “Bluenose” was launched in Lunenburg Harbour, NS  

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July 2022


July 1, 2022

Canada Day recognizes the birthday of our country. On July 1, 1867 Canada became a new federation with its own constitution by signing the Constitution Act - formerly known as the British North America Act. The name “Canada” comes from the Huron-Iroquois word “Kanata” meaning “village” or settlement.” Today is one of those days where we get to take a look into the telescopes of the past. If we know history, we have a better chance of not repeating mistakes…

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July 10, 2022

HAPPY 52nd BIRTHDAY! The A. Murray MacKay Bridge, known locally as "the new bridge", is a suspension bridge linking the Halifax Peninsula with Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, and opened on July 10, 1970. It is one of two suspension bridges crossing Halifax Harbour, its counterpart, the Angus L. Macdonald Bridge, having been completed in 1955. The bridge carries on average 52,000 vehicle crossings per day, and is part of Nova Scotia Highway 111.  

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