McNabs Island 2018 Beach Cleanup

Sunday June 3 (rain date- June 10) Time: 9:30AM – 4:30PM

Celebrate Environment Week and Oceans Day by helping us clean up McNabs Island Provincial Park! Over the past 27 years, our volunteers have collected more than 13,000 bags of garbage and recyclables from the beaches of McNabs and Lawlor Islands Provincial Park.

Wear comfortable, sturdy footwear; bring work gloves, a lunch and drinking water, as well as, sunscreen and insect repellant.

Two Departure Locations: Halifax: Murphy's on the Water, Cable Wharf or Eastern Passage: A&M Sea Charters 87 Government Wharf Rd, Fisherman's Cove.

This is a FREE event! However, donations are very much appreciated as it costs us $2,500 to rent the boats for this cleanup event each year.

EVERYONE must PRE-REGISTER via Eventbrite.ca. Groups such as girl guides or others interested in helping with this popular event should contact the Friends of McNabs ahead of time.

Register: Halifax Departure 9:30am

Register: Easter Passage Departure 10:30am

Register: Easter Passage Departure 9:30am

For more information, contact info@mcnabsisland.ca or http://mcnabsisland.ca/contact or call Faye (902-443-1749) or Cathy (434-2254). For updates, follow us on https://www.facebook.com/McNabsIsland and http://www.twitter.com/McNabsIsland.

2018 Fall Foliage Tours of McNabs Island

Sunday October 14 (rain date October 21) Time 9:30AM – 4PM

Join the Friends of McNabs Island Society for the annual Fall Foliage Tour of McNabs Island Provincial Park. See the island in its autumn splendour and participate in guided history and nature tours.

Two Departure Points:
Halifax: Murphy's on the Water, Cable Wharf, on the Halifax Waterfront
and Eastern Passage: A&M Sea Charters 87 Government Wharf Rd, Fisherman's Cove.

Cost: $17 (members and children/youth under 16) $25 (non-members). Tickets go on sale via Eventbrite.ca in the fall.

For more information, contact info@mcnabsisland.ca or http://mcnabsisland.ca/contact or call Faye (902-443-1749) or Cathy (434-2254). For updates, follow us on https://www.facebook.com/McNabsIsland and http://www.twitter.com/McNabsIsland.

Discover McNabs Island 2018 Summer Heritage Tours

Discover McNabs Island Summer Heritage Tours

Six Sundays in July & August –
July 8, 15, 22, 29, and August 12, 19 - Times: 9:30AM - 4PM.

Stroll through Canadian history on McNabs Island! Learn about the important role the Island played for the Mi’kmaq First Nations, the French, who set up a fishing station on Maugers Beach, and the British, who built several fortifications overlooking Halifax Harbour to protect the Port of Halifax. Discover what it was like to live on the island during the World Wars and in peacetime.

Wear comfortable, sturdy footwear; bring a lunch and drinking water as well as sunscreen and insect repellant. Space is limited to 27 people per trip. Note: there is no rain date for our summer tours. In the event of heavy rain or gale force winds, the tours will be cancelled.

Departure from Eastern Passage: A&M Sea Charters, 87 Government Wharf Rd, Fisherman's Cove.
Cost: $17 (members and children/youth under 16) $25 (non-members).
Tickets go on sale via Eventbrite.ca later this spring. A second trip from Eastern Passage will be added if there is demand.

McNabs Island Annual Meeting - March 21, 2018

McNabs Island: A Photographic Journey of the Five Senses
A Special presentation of the Friends of McNabs Island – March 21, 2018

Join us for our Friends of McNabs Island Society 28th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING and presentation on Wednesday, March 21 at 6:30 pm in the Small Craft Gallery of the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, 1675 Lower Water Street, on the Halifax waterfront.

Special guest speaker will be photographer Rochelle Owen presenting:
McNabs Island: A Photographic Journey of the Five Senses

Rochelle Owen at Fort McNab with her camera.

Rochelle learned to develop film in a small high-school darkroom from her father, the school’s art teacher. Since that time, she has shot and developed photos for a university newspaper, yearbooks, weddings, portraits and environmental publications. Her photos have been exhibited in the Halifax Photography Festival – Photopolis.

Rochelle first visited McNabs Island on a Friends of McNabs Island Beach Cleanup over twenty years ago. In the last four years, she has returned to the island each year to explore, enjoy, and capture the beauty of this haven so close to Halifax.

Rochelle’s photo presentation will highlight McNabs through the five senses of touch, sight, hearing, smell and taste. Rochelle is thankful to all those who dedicate their time to making this island a place for people and nature.

This will be a fascinating presentation that brings McNabs Island closer to us as we celebrate our 28th year on the first day of spring, March 21st. Hope to see you there!

For more information, contact the Friends of McNabs Island Society

info@mcnabsisland.ca
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