Merigomish Community Historical Kiosk

These kiosks contain interpretive panels that explain the area’s rich history and culture through story, graphics and historical photos.

The rationale for the project is to encourage economic development in the rural parts of Pictou County and foster community pride by creating a monument to the community’s history and legacy. These community kiosks encourage destination development, offering a scenic drive with 11 destinations that invite visitors to delve into the history of Pictou County’s rural communities. It is expected that economic activity and tourism growth could result by establishing this network of kiosks across the County.

Every kiosk is developed in partnership with the community in which it is installed. The project is jointly funded by Federal, Provincial and Municipal (County of Pictou) programs and by the community. The kiosks are developed by citizen volunteers from each community in conjunction with the consultant hired to research and design the panels. 

Project Objectives:

· Increase tourist visitation to various areas throughout Pictou County; community kiosks will establish the region as a destination point.

· Promote the history and culture of rural communities in Pictou County; developing community kiosks will educate both the volunteers involved in researching the project and the visitors who come to explore.

· Encourage development of cultural, eco-tourism, living history themed routes throughout Nova Scotia; establishing community kiosks in Pictou County will encourage other communities to develop their areas as destination points to build on the experience.

· Increase community pride and self-esteem; establishing community kiosks in Pictou County will give its citizens a sense of accomplishment and hope for the future.

· Encourage economic growth; developing community kiosks will establish the area as a destination point and sustain and grow employment.

· Encourage community-gathering spots; establishing community kiosks will generate other celebrations, occasions and events to increase tourist visitation.

 

Summary of Expected Results:

• Increased tourist visitation and revenue for local businesses to grow.

• Increased tourist visitation allowing local employment to grow.

• Increased tourist visitation will enhance the Pictou County and Nova Scotia experience.

• Increased awareness of the areas’ rich history and culture.

• Establishing a community kiosk at Merigomish (original Mi’kmaq Settlement) will improve First Nation Peoples’ tourism market and will for each community involved.

• Improve community engagement and collaboration with Scottish, French and Mi'kmaq communities through the process of conducting genealogical and historical research.

• Inspire development of community kiosks in other areas of Nova Scotia.

• Developing community kiosks will have a positive impact on “The Future of Nova Scotia’s Tourism Plan” by developing complementary product and experiences that enhance the Nova Scotia brand and fulfill the strong market demand for historical and genealogical product. 

2ND ANNUAL MERIGOMISH FAMILY FUNFEST

                  MERIGOMISH FUN FEST

 

                   Join us for a fun filled day in Merigomish

SATURDAY JULY 28TH  

3PM TO 8PM

MERIGOMISH SCHOOL HOUSE EXIT 27 ROUTE 245

 

Music by Ian Sherwood, Bob Dean and Friends,

Allison Stewart

 

                               our signature event 

"CARDBOARD DUCT TAPE BOAT RACE"

STARTS AT 3PM TO PRE-REGISTER CALL 926-2612

 

RACE CATEGORIES:

trophy will be awarded to:

  • 1st boat over or closet to the finish line

a prize will be awarded to

  • winner under 13
  • winner over 13
  • best decorated boat
  • best dressed crew

WAIVERS MUST BE SIGNED BY ALL. PARENTS OF MINORS MUST SIGN ON THEIR BEHALF

Childrens games, fish pond, BBQ

$5.00 admission fee-

all monies go toward the school house renovation project

 

MARSA CARDBOARD AND DUCT TAPE BOAT RACE BOAT CONSTRUCTION RULES:

the entire boat must be built of non waxed non coated cardboard, duct tape and 1 part paint

only exceptions are the paddles and decorations

use cardboard boxes, blocks, carpet tubes and water proof with paint

duct tape the seams only

no wrapping the vessel with duct tape

decorations are allowed as long as they dont effect the structural strength or bouyancy

the crew compartment cannot be enclosed so as to intefere with escape

every crew member must wear a personal floatation device (pdf)

 

 WE KNOW YOU WILL HAVE A GREAT TIME

Revised Final Report - Merigomish School House Restoration

We are pleased to provide our final report on the Merigomish School House Restoration & Eco-Centre Development Project

MARSA believes that without the Eco-Centre and its programming, the Merigomish Schoolhouse will be lost, and much of the quality community activity will be degraded or cease to exist. Current facilities are not sufficiently configured to offer the form of programming that is and will be required of an increasingly aging population.

Furthermore, the capacity of the community to attract younger individuals and families will be adversely impacted by the lack of a suitable community facility. Accordingly, the Eco-Centre will support the entire community – young and not-so-young alike.

MARSA believes that the lack of this beneficial community infrastructure will impact the health and vibrancy of the community.

Prize Bingo

 PRIZE BINGO

November 30th 2011
7pm - Sutherlands River