December 2012 Archives

Sunday's Church

Posted by Christina Harnett

For forty years former residents of Africville, their children and grandchildren have gathered at the site where the community was destroyed in the 1960s.

They hold their reunions in a tent, in what is now on off-leash dog park.

Meanwhile a replica of the little white church that was bulldozed, exists as a museum and a monument to what was lost.

This week on Maritime Magazine, author and journalist Jon Tattrie tells us about the hopes and dreams tied up in the church, about a woman named Sunday who is hoping to make them a reality.

And about the night, recently, when the community finally came together there...

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Phoenix Re-visited

Posted by Christina Harnett

This week Maritime Magazine checks in with members of the Phoenix Community Choir.

When we met them last year, they were just starting out and some of the members had never sung in front of other people.

Many of them are at risk or homeless teenagers, who came through the Phoenix House shelter in Halifax.

Thanks to a collaboration with the choir at Bishop's University in Quebec - and its energetic director - the two groups came together to give several power-house performances.

Now, a year later, the Phoenix group is still performing, including this week with Symphony Nova Scotia. (Scroll below for the documentaries from last year about the choir.)

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Living with Our History Pt 2

Posted by Christina Harnett

This region has a long and colourful heritage. But how good are we at telling our entire history?

Recently Maritime Magazine talked about some of the historical figures on our plaques and pedestals, and whether we would still honour them if we knew everything they'd done

This week, in the second of a two part series, the show looks at how to tell more of the whole story of the region.

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