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oldraven 
Posted: 03-Jun-2004, 10:27 AM
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As the title sugests, how many of us have been to the Celtic settlements in Canada? This is pretty much all of the Maritimes, and a few other parts of eastern/central Canada. (Ontario & Quebec. The western provinces were mostly settled by eastern Europeans [a lot of Ukrainians] and native born Canadians durring the Western Expansion [I think that's what it was called] where land was given away so cheap even the poorest people in Europe could own vast amounts of prairie land. This was due to paranoia of US invasion/occupation.)

Some of you know, I'm first and foremost a New Scot, and then I'm a Canadian. So I've been there. Heck, I lived most of my life there, and I'm striving to get back.

Have you been there? What did you enjoy or dislike about it? Would you go back? Did you view any tourism sites or attend any Celtic festivals?


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Posted: 03-Jun-2004, 02:46 PM
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Last summer we took a cruise and the 2 stops it made were in St. John, New Brunswick and Halifax. Unfortunately we only had a few hours in each city. My wife and I would both love to back to Halifax so we can have more time to explore. It's a nice city. Also would love to visit the Alexander Keith Brewery. We planned to but ran out of time. We also enjoyed St. John.

Where in Nova Scotia are you from?


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Posted: 03-Jun-2004, 04:44 PM
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I'm from Newtown, in Melrose, Guysborough Co.. It's found right on the Pictou Co. line along the 347 highway. That river is the St. Marys, and borders the north line of our land. smile.gif

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I haven't been out East that often, but I'm hoping I'll get a chance to explore while I'm there for University! biggrin.gif


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Where are you going? Dalhousie? St. Francis Xavier? Mount Allison?

There are a lot of top notch Universities down that way. St. FX is the one in my hometown, Antigonish, and is world renowned. Well, Ange's hometown. It was the closest one to me, and that was 30-40 minutes away.
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I haven't been to Canada..............yet! However, I look very forward to going there! I just think it is such a wonderful country from what little I know smile.gif


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Posted: 07-Jun-2004, 07:11 PM
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I'm heading off to Mount Allison, though I was tempted by both St FX and Acadia. There is something to be said for the small, intimate settings of the Eastern Canadian Universities. The last thing I want to be doing is be watching my professeur on a closed circuit tv because not everyone can fit into the lecture hall, which would have been the case if I had gone to Queens, McGill, or UofT. Plus everyone who I talked to who had gone to Mt A couldn't stop raving about it (in a good way biggrin.gif ) so I figured that that must be a pretty good sign!
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Posted: 07-Jun-2004, 11:30 PM
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I've been to Mt. A a few times. And stayed in the dorms as well. It's a beautiful campus. The Art Centre is quite the piece. The exterior has detailed carvings in stone all around.

It's a VERY small town feel. That's in Sackville, right? Yes, very much like Antigonish. It's pretty much a town that grew around a University. tongue.gif Oh, and there's a pond there with swans all year round, and apple trees, I think. I seem to remember lots of blossoms. It's a trip. Went there for youth conventions back in my jr high days and was amazed by the place.

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Um, you should see Acadia and St. FX least once when you're down there. Durring the fall, if you can. Find a party going on in Wolfville on Halloween. king.gif A seriously good time. But you can't miss the X campus, if only to gawk at it. Acadia is more around the older Acadian settlements. If you'd like to see where the French lived before the expulsion, it's an interesting, and erie place.
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Hello everyone,

Im new to the site so I though I would drop a quick not to say hi and introduce my self.

Im highlandgirl26 and I live in Toronto. My entire family originated in Scotland but have been in Canada for about 50 yrs now on my dads side and 90 yrs on my moms side. I have a real connection with my scotish roots eventhough I have never been to Scotland. I am a highland dancer and have been so for about 15 years.

So that is just a small taste of me.

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Posted: 16-Jun-2004, 10:26 PM
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Welcome Jen. I'm in Ottawa so only 4 to 12 hours away depending on traffic. Do you compete at the games in Ontario?


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Posted: 16-Jun-2004, 10:29 PM
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Hi Keltic,

I spend alot of time in Ottawa as my uncle and family live there. I also went to Carleton for a year.

No I don't compete. I never got up the nerver to compete. I always get veryvery nervous when I have to dance in from of an examiner or people so I don't compete. I wish I did though.

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My plan is to attend the glengarry games at the end of July, way out of bounds for the planned gathering in 2008. I will return with more details.....

http://www.glengarryhighlandgames.com/


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oldraven,

I grew up on PEI and went to the Technical University of Nova Scotia in Halifax (I think it is part of Dal now). Alot of people in my class received their engineering diploma's from "X". I was able to spend a couple of long weekends in Antigonish and was lucky enough to get to a few highland games there. Like most of the people in my class, we had to go west or south to get jobs. I laughed when I saw your signature with the note about Stan Rogers, my wife(also from PEI) & I listen to Stan alot and when we hear the song "The Idiot", we feel that it applies to us except we went south and not west.


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Posted: 07-Jul-2004, 09:09 AM
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Hey Stevo. It's always good to hear from a Maritimer. smile.gif

I'm sure plenty of people around here can tell you I've mentioned 'The Idiot' on a few occasions. It aplies to me almost directly. Moved west to avoid the 'dole' and work for the oilfield. I don't work in the field though, like the roughneck in the song. And I'm feeling more and more like an idiot every day I stay here. tongue.gif

Even though I grew up so close to Antigonish, I've yet to make it out for the Highland Games. You can be sure I won't miss one when I move home though. king.gif
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Hey folks!
I am new here and this is my 1st post. I am originally from Nova Scotia (Dartmouth) and transplanted via the military (long story) in Alberta. OldRaven, I went to TUNS as well and yes it is part of Dal now. Called DalTech or some nonsense. I graduated from Dal in 85 and TUNS in 88. To Faolin, I would pick Acadia if I had to do it over again. Its a wonderful and beautiful campus, not too big and has alot of school spirit. Just my opinion tho. Well Thats it for now. Nice to be here!

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