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Experience Bluenose 100 online and on the ground in Lunenburg and across Nova Scotia with these events, products, packages and experiences honouring the Bluenose centennial.
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Mar 26 Launch Day 100th anniversary Livestream with exciting new Bluenose videos and stories, remarks from our leaders and historical footage. Watch live on Facebook or YouTube. VIRTUAL 10am ADT Mar 26 Launch Day Celebration Livestream celebration with local musicians, performers and storytellers. Watch live on Facebook or YouTube. VIRTUAL 7pm ADT Apr 3 How Bluenose Came to be An interview with Sarah Dennis VIRTUAL 10am ADT Apr 10 Designing Bluenose An interview with Joan Roué VIRTUAL 10am ADT Apr 17 The Schooner Fishery An interview with Adrian Morrison VIRTUAL 10am ADT Apr 22 Building Bluenose Interviews with George Rhuland and Allan Browne VIRTUAL 1pm ADT Apr 29 Launching an Icon An Interview with Susan Pratt VIRTUAL 1pm ADT May 6 A Race for Real Sailors An Interview with Keith McLaren VIRTUAL 1pm ADT May 13 Capt. Angus Walters Exploring the life of the legendary Captain Walters. VIRTUAL 1pm ADT May 20 One Who Dances on Water An interview with Todd Labrador, internationally-known Mi'kmaq artisan and birch bark canoe builder. VIRTUAL 1pm ADT May 27 100 Years of Bluenose A new Bluenose musical by the South Shore Players. VIRTUAL 1pm ADT Jun 3 The Legacy An interview with Bluenose II Captain Phil Watson on the legacy of Bluenose and interpreting its history today. VIRTUAL 1pm ADT Jun 8 Bluenose II Sail Past Season - Leg 1: Cape Breton + Guysborough County June 8 -28: Bluenose II will be sailing past and anchoring in ports around the Maritimes. Click to find out where you can see Bluenose II this summer! Jun 10 PREMIERE: 3 new educational Bluenose videos Join us for the exciting premiere of 3 new Bluenose stories exploring the history and legacy of Bluenose: 'Fishing the Banks', 'Born to Win' and 'Resurrecting a Legend', presented by our partner Sound Venture Productions. These videos along with our new Bluenose 100 website were made possible through funding from the Government of Canada. VIRTUAL 1pm ADT Jun 17 Fisheries Museum of the AtlanticTour A virtual tour of the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic's refreshed Bluenose exhibit. VIRTUAL 1pm ADT Jun 24 Bluenose 100th Walking Tour presented by Lunenburg Walking Tours Come along on a walking tour of Lunenburg to discover the legacy of the Bluenose and experience our working waterfront! VIRTUAL 1pm ADT Jun 25 Lunenburg Art Gallery's Bluenose 100 Member Showcase June 25-July 31 In celebration of Bluenose 100, we have asked our 100+ members to create Bluenose-inspired artwork, in any size and style they choose. This promises to be a very special exhibition, and a fantastic opportunity to take home a one-of-a-kind piece of maritime history. Jun 29 Canada Post Launch - New Bluenose Stamps Join us for a special unveiling of Canada Post's newest stamps — celebrating the 100th anniversary of the launch of the Bluenose. VIRTUAL 11am ADT Jul 8 VIRTUAL TOUR: Knaut-Rhuland House Museum Join us for a tour of Lunenburg's Knaut-Rhuland House Museum, featuring the Life at Home and She-Nets exhibits commemorating Bluenose 100. VIRTUAL 1pm ADT Jul 8 Bluenose II Sail Past Season - Leg 2: Bay of Fundy + Southwest Nova July 8-16: Bluenose II will be sailing past and anchoring in ports around the Maritimes. Click to find out where you can see Bluenose II this summer! Jul 15 VIRTUAL TOUR: Lunenburg Art Gallery's Bluenose 100 Exhibit Come for a tour of the new Bluenose 100 member showcase at the Lunenburg Art Gallery, featuring interviews with some artists! VIRTUAL 1pm ADT Jul 22 Bluenose II Virtual Tour First Mate Erin Greig takes us on a virtual tour above and belowdecks of the schooner Bluenose II, answering common questions and talking about life on board. VIRTUAL 1pm ADT Jul 23 Bluenose II Sail Past Season - Leg 3: HRM + South Shore July 23-Aug. 6: Bluenose II will be sailing past and anchoring in ports around the Maritimes. Click to find out where you can see Bluenose II this summer! Jul 29 Virtual Cooking Class with The Kilted Chef Set sail on a culinary adventure! Join The Kilted Chef for a virtual cooking class featuring recipes inspired by traditional saltbanker food. VIRTUAL 1pm ADT Aug 5 Virtual Tour of Theresa E. Connor A tour of the fishing schooner Theresa E. Connor with a retired sea Captain — launched at Lunenburg in 1938, she toiled the Grand Banks until 1963. VIRTUAL 1pm ADT Aug 10 Bluenose II Sail Past Season - Leg 4: South Shore Nova Scotia Aug. 10 -15: Bluenose II will be sailing past and anchoring in ports around the Maritimes. Click to find out where you can see Bluenose II this summer! Aug 12 Virtual Cooking Class with The Kilted Chef Set sail on a culinary adventure! Join The Kilted Chef for a virtual cooking class featuring recipes inspired by traditional saltbanker food. VIRTUAL 1pm ADT Aug 24 BLUENOSE DAYS Celebrate Bluenose 100 and join us in Lunenburg on August 24th & 25th for Bluenose Days — featuring a show by the Canadian Forces Snowbirds on August 25th at 3pm ADT! Located on the waterfront at the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic there will be: - Live music, demonstrations and displays - Bluenose II open decks & Bluenose Mobile Exhibit - Outdoor movie night More details to follow — stay tuned! *Masks and physical distancing are mandatory in the event space. Please follow all COVID-19 protocols.* Aug 25 BLUENOSE DAYS Join us for the Celebrate Bluenose 100 and join us in Lunenburg on August 24th & 25th for Bluenose Days — featuring a show by the Canadian Forces Snowbirds on August 25th at 3pm ADT! Located on the waterfront at the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic there will be: - Live music, demonstrations and displays - Bluenose II open decks & Bluenose Mobile Exhibit - Outdoor movie night More details to follow — stay tuned! *Masks and physical distancing are mandatory in the event space. Please follow all COVID-19 protocols.* Aug 27 Bluenose II Sail Past Season - Leg 5: North Shore, Eastern Shore + P.E.I. Aug. 27 - Sept. 12: Bluenose II will be sailing past and anchoring in ports around the Maritimes. Click to find out where you can see Bluenose II this summer! Sep 2 Bluenose Models and the South Shore Ship Modellers Guild A discussion with Ben Verburgh — a professional ship modeller — and others from the South Shore Ship Modellers Guild, where they talk about the significance of BLUENOSE, her legacy and ship modelling. VIRTUAL Sep 9 The Dory Story: A Conversation with Captain Daniel Moreland Captain Daniel Moreland of Picton Castle and The Dory Shop explains the significance of building dories in Lunenburg, the history of the schooner fishery and what that history means today. VIRTUAL Sep 16 A Century of Sails A conversation with sailmaker Michele Stevens. VIRTUAL Sep 12 Bluenose II Sail Past Season - Leg 6: Guysborough County + Eastern Shore Sept. 12 - 21: Bluenose II will be sailing past and anchoring in ports around the Maritimes. Click to find out where you can see Bluenose II this summer! Sep 25 Lunenburg Lit Fest Celebrates Bluenose 100 Join us on Saturday, September 25th at 2:00 pm ADT as we livestream from the Sixth Annual Lunenburg Lit Festival in celebration of Bluenose 100! Join Captain Phil Watson of Bluenose II with BLUENOSE authors Keith McLaren, Devyn Kaizer and Marq de Villiers as they discuss their publications and what BLUENOSE means to them. In-Person and Virtual
Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic Visit the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic's refreshed Bluenose exhibit and coming soon: a new location at the Big Boat Shed! https://fisheriesmuseum.novascotia.ca/ Bluenose II Sail Past Summer Learn where you can see Bluenose II sailing around the province this summer! https://bluenose.novascotia.ca/schedule Lunenburg Walking Tours It’s everything Bluenose, and it’s all right here! Lunenburg Walking Tours and the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic are thrilled to bring you this special tour for 2021, celebrating the 100th anniversary since the launch of a legend. Discover the legacy of the Bluenose and experience our working waterfront before enjoying a memorable visit to the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic. https://www.lunenburgwalkingtours.com/everything-bluenose Knaut Rhuland House June 16 - September 30 Tour this circa 1793 home at 125 Pelham Street to see their Life at Home exhibit about daily life in Lunenburg during the 1920s, along with their new display, Doilies: The forgotten art of women's net making. https://lunenburgheritagesociety.ca/museum/ Lunenburg Art Gallery Society Bluenose 100 Member Showcase June 25 - July 31 In celebration, we have asked our 100+ members to create Bluenose-inspired artwork, in any size and style they choose. This promises to be a very special exhibition, and a fantastic opportunity to take home a one-of-a-kind piece of maritime history. ​ https://www.lunenburgartgallery.com/ Folk Harbour Festival We are pleased to present 3 days of free outdoor and limited indoor ticketed musical performances by top Maritime artists! Please see the Mini-Festival page for details and limited ticket sales! https://www.folkharbour.com/ Lunenburg Doc Fest Stay tuned for more information on the Bluenose-themed Youth Documentary Showcase. September 23-29 https://lunenburgdocfest.com/ Lunenburg Lit Fest The Lunenburg Lit Festival's Non-Fiction event this year will be a special celebration of Bluenose 100, featuring authors Marq de Villiers and Devyn Kaizer. September 23-25 https://www.lunenburglitfestival.ca/ Hunter Brothers Farm Bluenose Corn Maze Visit Canada's most iconic corn maze, located in Florenceville-Bristol, NB. The maze this year is Bluenose-shaped to celebrate Bluenose 100, and contains a multiple-choice trivia game for visitors to test their knowledge. Open September 11 to October 24, 2021 https://www.hunterbrothersfarm.ca/corn-maze
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