[Sust-mar] For Immediate Release
Friends of McNabs Island Society
krista at friendsofmcnabs.com
Tue Oct 4 11:57:13 EDT 2011
Media Release for Friends of McNabs Island
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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
_Friends of McNabs Island Society hosts Fall Foliage Tours_
_September 19, 2011, Halifax, NS_: The Friends of McNabs Island Society will
host their annual Fall Foliage Tours of McNabs and Lawlor Islands Provincial
Park on Sunday, October 16. This year’s history tour will feature Fort McNab
National Historic Site, which has reopened following an extensive
restoration project. Guided nature tours, as well as a Thomas Raddall
Hangman’s Beach literary tour, are also planned
The Fall Foliage Tours is a time for families and friends to explore McNabs
Island in all its natural autumn beauty. As well as Fort McNab, visitors can
explore the many other historic sites such as Fort Ives, Fort Hugonin, the
Victorian Gardens of the Hugonin-Perrin Estate, and the grounds of the Lynch
and Conrad homes.
Cathy McCarthy, President of the Friends of McNabs Island, says, "The Fall
Foliage Tours is a great time for everyone to discover McNabs. Visitors will
learn about the island's colourful history, wildlife and plants from
experienced guides, who share their enthusiasm for McNabs and Lawlor Island
Provincial Park. This fall, we are especially pleased to show-off the
restoration work at Fort McNab National Historic Site".
Visitors are encouraged to dress for the weather, wear comfortable shoes,
and bring a lunch and drinking water. Tour details are as follows:
_McNabs Island Fall Foliage Tours_
_Sunday October 16_(rain date October 23)
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
_Location_: Meet at Murphy’s Cable Wharf, on the Halifax Waterfront
before 10 a.m.
$12 (Friends of McNabs members and children/youth under 16)
Tickets are limited and available from _Ticket Atlantic_ at (902) 451-1221,
the Halifax Metro Centre Box Office, and the 27 participating Atlantic
Superstore outlets or online at www.ticketatlantic.com.
The Friends of McNabs Island Society is a registered charity that promotes
McNabs Island as a Nature Park and Outdoor Classroom. The Society hosts
events on the island such as picnics, nature and historical tours, and
annual beach clean-ups. The Society also maintains the trails and the McNab
Family Cemetery through agreements with the Nova Scotia Department of
Natural Resources and Parks Canada.
For high res photos, see:
For more information, visit www.mcnabsisland.ca, our Facebook page, email
mcnabs at chebucto.ns.ca,or call Carolyn at 477-0187 or Cathy at 434-2254.
8. mailto:mcnabs at chebucto.ns.ca
President, Friends of McNabs Island Society
902-434-2254 (evenings and weekends)
mcnabs at chebucto.ns.ca
9. mailto:mcnabs at chebucto.ns.ca
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