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Explore Lunenburg – a UNESCO World Heritage Site, National Historic District, winner of the Communities in Bloom most beautiful small town in Canada, Prettiest Painted Places in Canada, Port City of the Year and Society of American Travel Writers’ awards. Picturesque Lunenburg lies nestled along the scenic shores of southern Nova Scotia one hour from Halifax and the international airport. Experience our way of life and work amidst historic architecture, attractions and amenities. For more information, please contact us at 902-634-4410.
(LUNENBURG, NS – June 29, 2015) The Lunenburg Academy is now accepting proposals from businesses, entrepreneurs, arts & cultural organizations, artists and community groups for rental and leasing opportunities in this iconic heritage landmark in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.
The general public is invited to attend this year’s German Band concert on the common in front of St. John’s Anglican Church in Lunenburg. This year, the band, which is performing at the Nova Scotia International Tattoo, is the Herresmusikkorps – Ulm. This one hour concert is free of charge so bring your lawn chairs or a blanket and enjoy this wonderful music. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be held inside the church.
Residents and visitors are invited to join in Canada Day celebrations in Lunenburg at the 250th Anniversary Park behind the Fire Hall on Medway Street. Entertainment will be provided by Mid Life Crisis, there will be face painting for the children, town councillors will BBQ and serve complimentary hot dogs, juice and watermelon. In the event of inclement weather, the festivities will be held at the Lunenburg Community Centre.
On Tuesday, June 30, the Norwegian King’s Guard, a world renowned precision band and drill squad consisting of 140 young soldiers, who will be performing at the Nova Scotia International Tattoo, will pay a visit to Lunenburg to renew the close bonds between Lunenburg and Norway which were forged during World War II. The Guard will arrive at approximately 10:00 am and hold a brief ceremony at the Norwegian monument on the grounds of ABCO. From there, the Guard will march through Town to the cenotaphs on Cumberland Street where they will honour our veterans and bring greetings to citizens of Lunenburg. This will be followed by a drill demonstration and stand up music performance on the Fisheries Museum parking lot. The general public is invited to come to the waterfront to watch this incredible display of precision marching and music. Estimated time of the performance is 11:00 am. In the event of inclement weather, the performance will be held in the Lunenburg Arena.
Lunenburg’s newest recreation feature opened to the public Thursday, June 11, 2015. The Boulder Wall located in the Community Centre was tested by lots of enthusiastic climbers.
The Wall was painted by NSCAD Lunenburg Community Residency artist Carrie Allison who came for the inaugural climbing event. Use of the wall is being coordinated by Recreation Director Robin Scott (902) 634-4006.
On June 7, 2015, Lunenburg's 262nd birthday, a ceremony was held to add artist Earl Bailly (b. 1903, d. 1977) to the list of Prominent Lunenburgers. Mr. Bailly brought attention to Lunenburg through his lifelong artistic accomplishments and the acclaim he earned for his work and as an inspiration given that he achieved this acclaim as a polio victim who lost use of both arms and legs and painted by holding the brush in his mouth. Members of Mr. Bailly's family, nephew Ron Bailly and his wife Betty along with nieces Claire (Bailly) Creaser and Helen (Bailly) Bennet were on hand for the ceremony. Earl Bailly was nominated for this distinction by the Lunenburg Foundation for the Arts, having as an objective to preserve, curate and exhibit the works of artist Earl Bailly and are establishing an Earl Bailly scholarship fund to be used to foster creative self-expression, across multiple artistic media by physically challenged artists.
On May 12, 2015 Lunenburg Town Council approved its 2015/16 Operating and Capital Budgets.
Click here to view the full budget document.