The annual Pictou North Colchester Exhibition is just around the corner and to mark Canada 150 celebrations, the Domestic Arts portion of this year’s Ex will see the addition of a special Canada 150 class.
This class, unlike most classes within the exhibition, will be open to all manner of handmade items — from quilts to pillows to craftworks, and includes homemade baked goods and preserves.
Organizers are expecting this to be a full and varied category.
“It’s something that we’ve not done before,” said committee member Eleanor Lilley, “and it will be just like a one-of for this year, being the 150. We’ll probably, in the future, have something else to celebrate that we can do a special display, but for this year this is it. This is the one.”
The Domestic Arts division of the Ex is co-ordinated by the members of the Pictou District Women’s Institutes.
Additionally, the Caribou Women’s Institute, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, has offered a special $50 prize for the best article within the Canada 150 class.
The Pictou North Colchester Exhibition runs Wednesday, September 6 to Sunday, September 10. Pre-registration for Domestic Arts exhibits is not necessary. Exhibitors can obtain their exhibitor numbers and tags on September 4 at the Kinsmen Building which will be open 1-9 p.m.
Pictou North Colchester Exhibition Domestic Arts committee members, from the left, Arlene MacGregor, Lynn MacLean, Pat Christensen and Eleanor Lilley examine a Canada 150 quilt. This year’s Domestic Arts exhibition will include a special class devoted to Canada 150-inspired pieces. Missing from photo is committee member Penny MacKenzie.