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14th Anniversary Concert

Come and join the Karen Lynn MacDonald Allergy Awareness Society on November 29, 2019, at the Lismore Hall as we celebrate 14 years of raising awareness and providing Epinephrine auto injectors to those in need with anaphylactic allergies. Great music, refreshments, 50/50 draw and door prizes are still part of the monthly activities. Admission is $5 and the show begins at 7:30pm. This is a family friendly event.

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2019/20 District One Fitness Challenge

Join us on November 24, 1PM at the Lismore Hall for our 10th Annual Fitness Challenge. This is our start up rally and we encourage everyone to participate, no matter what your age is or what your physical ability may be. This year’s theme is, “On the road to Tokyo,” so let’s see if we can surpass the amount of kilometers it takes to get to Tokyo and back! Our program will run from November 24 to February 16, 2020.

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2019 Summer Recreation

Who -School Aged Children
When – Begins July 2 and runs for 8 weeks, Mon – Fri.
Where – Lismore Community Centre
Cost – $20 per child or $40 per family (3 or more children)
Registration is Thursday, June 27, 6-7pm at the Lismore Community Centre

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Kenzieville Maple Syrup Festival


Pancakes, sausage, maple syrup
SATURDAY April 28, 2018
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Cost: $10.00 adult
$5.00 children
Maple syrup products provided by Haveracres Maple Farm, St. Joseph’s
Pictou County Fiddlers from 10a.m.-1p.m.

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Go Clean Get Green District One!

General Community Cleanup Day Friends, families, service clubs and community groups are encouraged to register and participate in cleaning up an area of your town, municipality, or neighborhood on Saturday, April 27th. The...

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Culloden Celebrations

Saturday, April 21, 2018 the celebration of the Battle of Culloden will commence at 11 A.M. with a march to the Cairn in Knoydart, followed by a roast beef dinner and ceilidh at the Lismore Community Centre, Hwy 245, Lismore, N.S. All are welcome to attend this historical event.

The Battle of Culloden was the final confrontation of the Jacobite rising of 1745 and part of a religious civil war in Britain. On 16 April 1746, the Jacobite forces were decisively defeated by loyalist troops near Inverness in the Scottish Highlands. Between 1,500 and 2,000 Jacobites were killed or wounded in the brief battle. In contrast, only about 300 government soldiers were killed or wounded.

Following up on the military success won by their forces, the British Government enacted laws further to integrate Scotland – specifically the Scottish Highlands – with the rest of Britain. Anti-clothing measures were taken against the highland dress by an Act of Parliament in 1746. The result was that the wearing of tartan was banned except as a uniform for officers and soldiers in the British Army.

The Highland Clearances, were the evictions of a significant number of tenants in the Scottish Highlands mostly during the 18th and 19th centuries. The Clearances resulted in significant emigration of Highlanders to the coast, the Scottish Lowlands, and further afield to North America. The first phase of the Clearances occurred mostly over the period 1760 to 1815. However, it began before the Jacobite rebellion of 1745.

Emigrants settled in close communities on Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia (Antigonish and Pictou counties and later in Cape Breton),

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Senior’s Outreach 2018

This year’s Senior’s Outreach at the Lismore Hall was a great success and we still have two sessions left. Tuesday, Feb. 27, guest speaker, John Ashton will be enlighten our group on Sacred grounds of the Mi-Kmag in Pictou County. For our last session on March 6, Blake Cormier will discuss Senior’s programs at the Pictou County Y and it is also Show and Tell day! Come and join us at 10 A.M. for quilting, knittting, rug hooking, cards and yoga. Lunch is at noon followed by our guests speaker.

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