Next week, there will be two big events at Stanhope Place, the former Stanhope School.
On Monday, July 14 at 7:30 p.m., former PEI Premier Alex B. Campbell and Wade MacLauchlan, author of The Premier Who Rocked the Cradle, will make a joint presentation, followed by a social hour with strawberries and ice cream and a book signing and sale.
On Wednesday, July 16, the Stanhope Heritage Association will have its big annual fundraiser for Stanhope Place, in the form of a walkathon, bike ride or run along the Stanhope promenade and the National Park highway. There's an option for everyone, and fun for all, including a strawberry and ice cream social. Everyone is welcome to take part in this great opportunity to support and maintain our former school. Registration starts at 6:30 pm, Wednesday, July 16.
School is Cool Series
In conjunction with 2014 celebrations, the North Shore Community has undertaken a project the heritage of schools in the three districts of Covehead Road, Stanhope and West Covehead.
Panels featuring heritage photos and information have been prepared, with input from community members and former students, and will be installed at the sites of each of the three former schools.
The Community is sponsoring a School is Cool Series on three consecutive Wednesday nights, beginning July 23rd, with a round-table panel of former students who will reminisce and share heritage insights. Residents,visitors and former students are encouraged to attend and to share recollections. All sessions will be at Stanhope Place, the former Stanhope School, at 7:30 pm.
July 23. Stanhope School Clifford Shaw, Joe McCabe and other former students will speak. Longtime teachers Shirley Lawson and Ida Carpenter will attend.
July 30. West Covehead School Muriel (Frizzel) Bennett, Fred MacCann, Gloria (MacLauchlan) Hastie and other former students will speak.
August 6. Covehead Road School Lorne Kielly, Doreen (Birt) MacInnis, Wanson Hemphill and other former students and possibly teachers will speak. Each session will be followed by a social gathering, complete with strawberries and ice cream.
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