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Kat McCormack & Irteza Hassan Jun 13, 2022 12:00 PM
Eastern Front Theatre
Eastern Front Theatre

 

Kat McCormack is the artistic director of Eastern Front Theater and Irteza Hassan is the treasurer.

Eastern Front Theatre was founded in 1993 as a Dartmouth-based company supporting the work of Atlantic Canadian playwrights. They were the resident theatre company at Alderney Landing in Dartmouth from 1999 to 2009. In 2009, Eastern Front Theatre relocated to Halifax where Neptune Theatre’s Scotiabank Stage became its home performance venue before moving home to Alderney Landing in 2021.

​Over the last 29 years,  Eastern Front Theatre has produced or presented over 200 original Canadian plays, 32 of which were World Premieres. Eastern Front has four Governor General Award nominations, one Nova Scotia Masterworks nomination, and 16 Robert Merritt Awards.

Wayne Mushrow Jun 20, 2022 12:00 PM
Mushrow Astrolabes
Mushrow Astrolabes

On November 26, 1981, Wayne Mushrow discovered a very rare and working Portuguese mariner's astrolabe on a shipwreck just off the coast of Isle aux Morts. The year "1628" and "Y. Dyas" are stamped on the astrolabe, indicating that it was likely made by known astrolabe maker, Joas Dyas.

This astrolabe (which was more than 350 years old when found) was a discovery of great historical importance. It was the only one of its kind ever found in Canada, and one of only four of its kind found in the world. It is called the "Mushrow Astrolabe I" in Wayne’s honour.

In 1983, at the same site, Wayne found a French mariner's astrolabe stamped with the year "1617" and the name "Adrian Holland".

The Mushrow Astrolabes are the centerpiece of The Gulf Museum in Port Aux Basques, Newfoundland. These rare and significant finds are on display during the summer months and on display at the Rooms, St. John’s from September to June. They are both in mint condition and in working order. 

Wayne has lived in Upper Sackville Nova Scotia for the last thirteen years having moved from Port aux Basque to be closer to his daughters and grandchildren. 

Matt Kempton Jul 18, 2022 12:00 PM
Berkshire Hathaway AGM
Berkshire Hathaway AGM

Rotarian Matt Kempton will be our speaker and will talk about the 2022 Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholders Meeting he attended which was held at the Chi Health Center, Omaha NB.

Adrian Bollard Aug 08, 2022 12:00 PM
Electric cars and Eco-Homes
Electric cars and Eco-Homes

Adrian is an enthusiastic green supporter having bought his Tesla a few years back.

In addition, his home, located about 30 minutes north of Calgary is, or almost is net 0.

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