Malpeque Area Plans 2014 Celebrations

I’m pleased to be part of the 2014 celebrations in Malpeque!

Press Release: Malpeque Area Plans 2014 Celebrations

The Historical Malpeque (Makpaak) 1864-2014 is a project sponsored by the Princetown United Church through the PEI 2014 fund.  The committee is appealing to members of the community to share their history.

The project will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the 1864 Charlottetown Conference and the Birthplace of Confederation, and the rich cultural history and heritage of Malpeque and the surrounding communities of Baltic, Darnley, Hamilton, Indian River, Sea View and Spring Valley.

Local artist Robert Milner has been commissioned to paint three murals depicting the history of the communities and of the Princetown United Church.  The festivities, planned for July 18, 19 and 20, 2014, include the unveiling of the murals, an 1864-themed festival and social tea, a cemetery tour highlighting the stories of early residents, and a tour of local landmarks.

The committee hopes that residents and former residents of Malpeque Bay will come forward with photographs of local history (including those lost over time), people and events, historic documents, and family and community stories.

“We hope that new photographs and information about the Malpeque area’s history will come to light as a result of this project,” said Natalie Hashie, researcher for the project.

The committee encourages people to share their information by August 20, 2013, so it can be considered for use in the murals and other celebrations; however, submissions will be welcomed after that date as well. The documents will be scanned and returned to their owners.

Anyone wishing to share documents or photographs is asked to contact the committee at historicalmalpeque2014@gmail.com or call committee members, Joyce Bryenton at 836-3965 or Norma Pasatieri at 836-3134.