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PHOTOS: Shelburne Founders' Days celebrated


Published on July 17, 2017

Fireworks lit up the night sky during Founders’ Days in Shelburne.

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SHELBURNE, N.S. – A lot of fun and activities made up the schedule to mark and celebrate Shelburne Founders' Days, which were held July 14-16.

Here is a photographic sampling of some of the events, activities and fun that took place during the annual festival.

As well, this post includes a video of the Shelburne Founders' Days fireworks grand finale shot by Sue Deschene who shared the video with us.

Night falls on the Loyalist Encampment during Founders’ Days, which was set up for the weekend.

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A longboat rides the length of the inner Shelburne harbour during Founders’ days.

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Axe activities during Shelburne Founders' Days.

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Pirates took over the streets during Founder’s Days.

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A commemorative dory to celebrate Canada 150 was launched during Founders' Days on July 16. Built at the Dory Shop Museum, part of Shelburne’s Historic Waterfront, this commemorative Dory was built by Master Boat Builder Milford Buchanan, and is the canvas for a special Canada 150 community art contest. The winning artwork of six local youth and adult contributors was reproduced on the side of the dory. This initiative was in partnership with the Town of Shelburne, The Municipality of the District of Shelburne, and Shelburne’s Historic Waterfront – Museums by the Sea. It was made possible with Canada 150 funding from the Government of Canada.

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the Journey Back to Birchtown celebrations at the Black Loyalist Heritage Centre.

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Enjoying an ice cream while chatting with a pirate during Shelburne Founders’ Days.

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More festival fireworks.

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the Journey Back to Birchtown celebrations at the Black Loyalist Heritage Centre.

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The crowd was up and dancing to worship music on Sunday at the Journey Back to Birchtown celebrations at the Black Loyalist Heritage Centre.

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The Shelburne Idol showcased talented youth.

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Axe and lumberjack activities during Shelburne Founders' Days.

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Fireworks helped celebrate Founders' Days.

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