Mirrored image of the Centennial Bridge

Mirrored image of the Centennial Bridge
One frosty and very still morning in November, 2010, Centennial Bridge, Miramichi, NB, Canada

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

The Gathering in Miramichi, NB

Well after many months of planning with the organizers, Karl  Wade and Charles Asoyuf, The Gathering took place at the EcoCentre on Cove Road in Miramichi, June 14-16th, 2013.  It was a gathering of like minded people who were mostly members of a Facebook group called Our Miramichi Heritage Photos.  We post pictures of places and people of yesteryear here on the Miramichi River.

It was great to see people we hadn't seen in years come from all over to celebrate this event.  There was a book put out for no less than 180 sponsors who gladly paid their $100 to sponsor a page. Each page contained a picture of bygone days on top half, bottom half was the their business card.  No doubt, in years to come when some of these businesses are no longer in business, they, too, will come part of our Heritage!

Below are some pictures of the Meet and Greet, the many tables of many many pictures, (not counting those that the public brought in to show us), and the banquet on Saturday night

 Meet and Greet on Friday evening of The Gathering, Ronald Doiron provided the music.
 The people kept streaming in, over 1.000 people attended, it was a success!
 Throughout the afternoon on Saturday models in different decades were walking about, it added a touch of nostalgia for sure.
 There was a sold out crowd for the banquet, it was a delicious meals with various guest speakers.
It was a great undertaking for a small committee which I was proud to help out, there's talk we may have one again in 4 or 5 years!  Then, there will be more pictures and more stories to share!!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Tall Ships of bygone days

 Today, Mom and I went to Chatham/Miramichi and Newcastle/Miramichi to see the Tall Ships that had sailed upriver on Friday afternoon.  They sailed back down the river tonight at 6pm.  It was such a pleasure to see them all, along with Theodore the Tugboat who came up from Halifax, Nova Scotia.  He was quite a hit with the children and the young at heart.





 Saw this scene on the opposite side of Miramichi River where the Tall Ships were docked, I thought it was a pretty spot.