As reported in the Hants Journal on June 13. 2015 the Hants County Exhibition was host to this year’s Progressive Agricultural Safety Day.
With almost 300 school children attending Angus Ells, the event’s coordinator and an operations manager with the Bragg Lumber Company, said the elementary school children were learning a lot about safety too. For the complete story visit this link to the Hants Journal website.
This painting was created by Susan Sweet to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the Hants County Exhibition. Sweet was thrilled when approached several years ago to create a commemorative painting for the 250th.Her father Ernest Sweet was president of the Exhibition in 1965, and Sweet has a lifetime involvement and interest in the exhibition.
Her practice of painting is grounded in having lived her life in rural Hants County surrounded by various aspects of agriculture. Sweet is specifically interested in our relationships and treatments of our domestic animals and livestock. She chose oxen for this painting because they have been working the Hants County land for the 250 years of the fair.
They remain a constant at the contemporary exhibition and represent partnership, strength, hard work and rural community. 250 prints of the commission have been created, signed by the artist, matted, framed, and are ready to hang. $75 +HST and available to purchase at the exhibition office. 902 798 0000
After three outstanding nightly performances the final audience at DRUM! with All Nations Drum and Richard Taylor was treated to a special, culture-filled and vibrant performance .
The event was undertaken by the Windsor Agricultural Society as part of its opening celebrations for the 250th Anniversary of the Hants County Exhibition. Having originally started in May 1765 the fair has continued virtually uninterrupted. It is recognized as the oldest and longest running agricultural exhibitions in North America.
Celebrations for the opening weekend included: four performances of DRUM! (a renowned Brookes Diamond production); an historical reenactment of the 84th Regiment of Foot Encampment; a healing drum ceremony at Windsor’s historic Fort Edward blockhouse, the oldest remaining structure in Canada; the proclamation delivery and reenactment by the Pony Express,; a weekend AgArt festival celebrating art in agriculture along with the unveiling of a commissioned painting by local artist Susan Sweet.
The year’s events continue with a host of agriculture and musical events throughout the year, leading to the finale the 250th Hants County Exhibition in September. Two event filled weekends are planned highlighting the importance of culture and agriculture throughout the region with special acknowledgement of the contributions by the African Canadian, Acadian and Mi’kmaq communities. For more details visit HantsCountyEx.com
The Hants County Exhibition began its 250 year anniversary celebrations with DRUM! and a host of accompanying acts at the Mermaid Theater. Thursday was host to Emerald Tide, Friday was Lenny Gallant and Saturday featured the Nova Scotia Mass Choir. Sunday’s final performance of DRUM! includes a special performance by All Nations Drum and Richard Taylor