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July 9, 2016

July 9, 2016

A hundredth anniversary commemoration ceremony for the No. 2 Construction Battalion (formed on July 5, 1916), Canada’s first and only black battalion was held at the deCoste Centre, Pictou. Over 500 members of the Nova Scotia black community volunteered for service with No. 2 Construction Battalion, and the unit also included 165 African Americans, along with volunteers from the British West Indies and Guyana. Before proceeding to France, the unit...
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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.