Photo credit: Archive Photo, Montreal Gazette. 

Photo credit: Archive Photo, Montreal Gazette. 

Project Bookmark Canada is pleased to announce an inaugural Bookmark for Halifax, which will coincide with commemorations of the 100th anniversary of the Halifax Explosion — Barometer Rising by Hugh MacLennan.

Published in 1941, MacLennan's first novel is a compelling romance set against the horrors of wartime and the catastrophic Halifax Explosion of December 6, 1917. The biggest human-made explosion in the pre-atomic era inspired a brilliant novel published in 1941 and, in 2017, provides an opportunity to gather and reflect on this event of great significance to Canadians.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 2 p.m.

The public is warmly invited to the official launch of the plaques, opposite the main entrance at the top of the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, Parks Canada, 5425 Sackville Street.

Canada’s national parks and historic sites enable Canadians to experience their rich history and heritage in a special way and Parks Canada is pleased to host this new bookmark on Barometer Rising. The Halifax Citadel National Historic Site still stands guard over the city below, just as it did 100 years ago at the time of the Halifax Explosion in 1917.
— Dr. Keith Mercer, Cultural Resource Manager, Mainland Nova Scotia, Parks Canada Agency