2016 Annual Meeting
The Friends of McNabs Island celebrated our 27th Annual General Meeting on April 12, 2017 at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. One hundred people attended the event which featured a special presentation by Dr. Jay White entitled: McNabs Island Stands on Guard from Confederation to the Cold War. Dr. White told us about the pivotal role McNabs Island played in the defence of Canada during two World Wars and in peacetime.
Our 'Special Friend of the Island' award for 2017 was presented to Brent King at our Annual Meeting. Brent was recognized for his volunteer efforts spearheading the Friends of McNabs kiosk project, guided history tours for island visitors and for researching and writing many McNabs Island articles.
Friends of McNabs Island Annual Meeting on April 12, 2017 draws a large crowd. (photo Rochelle Owen)
Historian Dr. Jay White was guest speaker at our Annual Meeting. (photo Rochelle Owen)
Dr. Jay White recounts the importance of McNabs Island in protecting the Port of Halifax at our Annual Meeting on April 12th. (photo Rochelle Owen)
Royce Walker (left) presents Dr. Jay White with a McNabs Island book and McNabs Island pen made from a fallen chestnut gathered from McNabs Island. (photo Rochelle Owen)
Brent King (left) is presented with our Special Friend of the Island award - a pair of Ships Mugs made by Sally Ravindra of Purcells Cove Pottery - at our Annual Meeting on April 12, 2017. (photo Rochelle Owen)