Christmas concerts involved entire community

Hilton A. McCully taught in the Pictou Island School 1944-46. The teacher, students and other islanders would participate in making up a program that was to be presented at the annual Christmas concert. Islanders would partake in helping to put on a real hilarious show every year. Most of the material used in the skits...

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Pictou Island Christmas 1959

The weather during the month of December 1959 remained mild, middle to high 30s Fahrenheit, the wind blew hard from the south nearly every day and it rained a lot. Jimmie MacDonald and wife Viney were found deceased in their burnt out home on December 10. Consequently, over the next several days, Arnold MacMillan kept...

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Christmas concert fills void from cancelled school events

The ongoing dispute between the provincial government and the province’s teachers has resulted in many Christmas and seasonal activities being cancelled; however, children from Pictou Elementary School got to sing their songs afterall. Rather than a school-sanctioned Christmas concert, the kids instead performed for the residents of the Odd Fellows Home in Pictou on Tuesday...

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