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Coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the Halifax Explosion, Halifax’s first Bookmark is for Hugh MacLennan’s Barometer Rising, a tale of a wartime disaster that changed Halifax forever.

All are welcome to attend the plaque unveiling and readings at Parks Canada’s Halifax Citadel National Historic Site:

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 2pm
Main Entrance of Halifax Citadel
5425 Sackville Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Pour souligner le 100e anniversaire de l’explosion d’Halifax, le premier signet de la ville met à l’honneur Le temps tournera au beau (traduction de Barometer Rising), de Hugh MacLennan, récit d’une catastrophe en temps de guerre qui a changé Halifax à tout jamais. 

Tous sont invités à assister au dévoilement de la plaque et aux séances de lecture, qui se tiendront au lieu historique national de la Citadelle-d’Halifax : 

Le mardi 5 décembre 2017 à 14 h
Entrée principale de la citadelle d’Halifax,
5425, rue Sackville, Halifax (Nouvelle-Écosse)

This is an outdoor event, rain/snow or shine!
Let us know if you're coming: RSVP

FREE Parking is at the Back Entrance of the Citadel.

 
Project Bookmark Halifax Reading Group: Sarah Emsley, Marianne Ward, Alexander MacLeod, and Naomi MacKinnon. Missing from the photo are Susanne Marshall, Carol McDougall, and David Wilson. Monthly meetings are at the Old Triangle Pub.

Project Bookmark Halifax Reading Group: Sarah EmsleyMarianne WardAlexander MacLeod, and Naomi MacKinnon. Missing from the photo are Susanne MarshallCarol McDougall, and David Wilson. Monthly meetings are at the Old Triangle Pub.

Thanks to Bookmark's Halifax Reading Group! Your efforts and enthusiasm are making Nova Scotia Bookmarks a reality. Learn more: Reading circles link readers across Canada.

We appreciate donations to help us build this Bookmark. Mail your cheque to Project Bookmark Canada, 215 Spadina Avenue, Suite 400, Toronto, ON M5T 2C7,  or give onlineProject Bookmark Canada is a nationally registered charitable organization: CRA #82725 7569 RR0001.

Dr. Keith Mercer, Cultural Resource Manager, Parks Canada Mainland NS

Dr. Keith Mercer, Cultural Resource Manager, Parks Canada Mainland NS

A special thanks to Project Bookmark Canada Founder Miranda Hill for her vision and work to build Bookmarks with Parks Canada community partnership.

We are especially grateful to Dr. Keith Mercer, Cultural Resource Manager, Parks Canada Mainland NS, and his team for their support of Halifax's first Bookmark and the first Bookmark at a National Historic Site.

Thanks also go to Philip Cercone, and the estate of Hugh MacLennan, McGill University, as well as Jared Bland and Kelly Joseph, McClelland & Stewart, Penguin Random House Canada.

Thanks to Rami Schandall for the design of our beautiful plaques in French and English.

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