The Nova Scotia Guild of Town Criers, with the assistance of the Town of Yarmouth and the Municipality of the District of Yarmouth, will officially unveil a monument in honour of the late Ron Amey in Frost Park on Saturday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m.
Amey served as the first recorded, and first modern-day, town crier of Yarmouth from 1978 to 1990. He later served as crier of Fall River and Waverley. Known internationally as the “Gentleman Town Crier”, he won first place in the first German International Town Crier Competition in 1986.
Amey died in 2007. In 2011, as part of Yarmouth 250 celebrations, the guild planted a purple beech tree in the park in his memory. The new monument is set near the base of the tree.
“The guild, as well as Ron's widow, Dorothy, and daughter, Regan, want to thank the Town and the Municipality of Yarmouth for their generosity in providing funds for this monument,” says David Olie, Yarmouth's town crier. “Ron was a dedicated servant of our community, and it's very gratifying to see this recognized.”
At the conclusion of the ceremony, members of the Royal Fencible Americans will fire a musket volley as a tribute to Amey. Members of the public are invited to attend.