Three Kings County connections to new Heritage Day

Wendy Elliott
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Kings County residents will be happy to celebrate Nova Scotia Heritage Day in February, starting next year.

There are three Kings County connections to the holiday, as set out today: Grand Pré National Historic site, William Hall and Mona Parsons.

Classes from three schools across the province submitted names and ideas as part of the February Holiday Naming Campaign.

"The naming campaign gave students a great opportunity to learn more about the people and events that helped shape our province," said Labour and Advanced Education Minister Kelly Regan. "I want to thank all of the teachers and students who took part in this event."

A three-member panel reviewed the submissions and recommended names to Regan. The first February holiday in 2015 will recognize and celebrate Viola Desmond.

"I'm so pleased to see such a diverse group of people, places and events to be honoured over the next several holidays," said Communities, Culture and Heritage Minister Tony Ince. "For years to come, Nova Scotia Heritage Day will recognize many important contributions to our history and culture, and Nova Scotians of all ages will learn more about what makes our province what it is today."

The order will be announced at a later date.

Nova Scotia Heritage Day gives Nova Scotians six statutory holidays a year.

 

Geographic location: Nova Scotia, Kings

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