The last family left Merasheen Island on October 10th, 1968. The island was resettled, like so many others in Placentia Bay. The provincial government of the day enticed people to move to larger centers...to places connected by roads.
Merasheen may have been resettled, but it was never truly abandoned. Former Merasheeners have never lost their community spirit...their island has never lost its magic. And every year, that magic pulls people home.
In this show, we celebrate the Merasheeners who refuse to let their island go, and honour the memories of those who came before them. We experience the magic of Merasheen, first hand.