Great story for ABF 80th in 2012. Two delegates (at least) from ABF will be attending the Goosnargh & Whittingham Whitsuntide Festival(www.whitfestival.co.uk) in Goosnargh North-West England for their ceremonies after our ABF. Then GWWF will attend ABF in 2013. All individuals are paying their own way for this while spreading the news on Nova Scotia and the Annapolis Valley.
Read the story from the Longridge News
Another article from Longridge News on the twinning
Letter From Queen Elizabeth II
Click to view a letter from Queen Elizabeth II
Click to view the Resolution from the Province which was presented by MLA Jim Morton in May 2013.
Festival Twinning Proclamation 2012
The twinning Proclamation for the Goosnargh Whittingham Whitsuntide Festival to Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival.
Festival Twinning Proclamation
The Twinning Proclamation for the Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival to Goosnargh Whittingham Whitsuntide Festival.
GWWF Queen To Attend ABF
As part of the twinning of the two festivals delegates from the Goosnargh & Whittingham Whitsuntide Festival attended the 2013 festival here in the Annapolis Valley. One of those attending was Chloe Collin who was the 2013 GWWF Queen.
Read the full story here
Festival Twinning Proclamation in Canadian Parliament
Festival Twinning Proclamation in Nova Scotia Legislature
Apple Blossom Press Release-GWWF Wall Hanging
This spring, we celebrated 81 years as a premiere festival, commemorating agriculture, and the apple industry in particular: the past, present and future in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia.
Our Valley communities have been shaped both culturally and economically by agriculture, as have the communities involved in the Goosnargh Whittingham Whitsuntide Festival (GWWF). Twinning our festivals was the completion of the circle and it has given both regions wonderful opportunities to share, learn, and grow from this new relationship. The twinning has afforded us with several cultural and economic connections.
On the evening of December 3, 2013 we were pleased to have Helena and Garry McCay accept a special wall hanging created by Maria Peel to mark the twinning of our festivals. Helena and Garry were official delegates from the Annapolis Valley Festival at the twinning ceremony in Goosnargh in 2012 and they played an integral role in the success of the GWWF visit to Nova Scotia this spring. The hanging shows the three village churches of St Francis RC, St Mary’s CE and Trinity Methodists surrounding children dancing around a maypole.
A special thanks to Stella Roy [Rotary District Governor Elect 2014/15for Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland, St Pierre et Miquelon (District 7820)] for safely delivering the wall hanging to the McCay’s. Stella recently visited the GWWF delegation in the UK to discuss Rotary linkages and potential youth exchange programs.
We look forward to exploring future cultural and economic collaborations with our “Twin Festival” to raise the profile of our regions for tourism and trade, for the creation of youth exchange programs and other opportunities to learn from each other and to benefit our young leaders of the future.