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Halifax Explosion

December 6th, 2007, 07:19 AM
For those of you who have that Halifax connection, today is the 90th anniversary of the Halifax Explosion.

December 6th, 2007, 07:48 AM
Are they doing anything in Halifax today or just talking about it on radio and CTV?

I love Halifax...was only there once and we stopped and asked a guy wearing a kilt what he had on underneath. :evil:

December 6th, 2007, 10:30 AM
Yes we do have several memorial servcies:

8:45 a.m.: Ceremony to honour those who died at a Mi’kmaq settlement at Tufts Cove. Gathering at Shannon Park Elementary School parking lot.

8:50 a.m.: Fort Needham Park. A ceremony will be held and memorial bells will be rung at 9:06 a.m., the exact moment that much of the city’s north end was flattened 95 years ago.

1:30 p.m.: Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. Children from St. Patrick’s-Alexandra Jr. High in Halifax will tour the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic with players from the Halifax Rainmen basketball team.

7 p.m.: Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. Halifax Explosion: A Tribute in Song and Word

It is also a tradition that we send a Christmas tree to the City of Boston every year in thanks/rememberance of their assistance to us. Apparently there are very specific requirements as to the kind of tree, the size..etc. It has to be 'perfect'.

FYI - a True Scotsman doesn't wear anything under his kilt :)