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August 15, 1945
August 15, 1844

August 15, 1945

The Chinese community in Halifax gathered at the Chinese Benevolent Association on Grafton Street, Halifax, to celebrate Victory over Japan Day (VJ Day). As photographer Albert Lee pointed out, Chinese immigrants started to arrive in Nova Scotia in the late 1800s. Over 17,000 had been recruited to help build the Canadian Pacific Railway. After its completion, many either returned to China, remained in British Columbia or moved to Eastern Canada....
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August 15, 1844

After holding their first National Acadian Convention at the College Saint-Joseph at Memramcook (NB), the Acadians designated this day as their national day of celebration. This day is also the Roman Catholic Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Société Nationale l’Assomption (SNA) was created during this convention to organize the annual conventions and be a voice of the Acadian people to various levels of government. At...
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Binding: Hardback, 192 pages
Publication Date: 13th October 2017
ISBN: 9781459504806 Price: $34.95
Format: 10in x 8in; 300+ colour images
400 Years in 365 Days gives readers a fun, trivia-filled record which reflects the communities and peoples of Nova Scotia spanning the past 400+ years. Illustrating the entries are 300+ visuals including full colour paintings, drawings, photos, and archival objects. This informative and entertaining volume is a great reference book and a great gift for anyone interested in Nova Scotias colourful past and lively present

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LEO J. DEVEAU is an independent librarian-researcher-writer focused on Nova Scotia. On the 150th anniversary of Confederation Leo decided to update, revise and extend Shirley Elliott’s 1979 Nova Scotia Book of Days, resulting in his book 400 Years in 365 Days.