Sherbrooke Village Recognizes Employees for Years of Service

employees Awards presented as 2021 season winds down

At the all-staff meeting on September 9, 2021, Sherbrooke Restoration Commission Chair, Margaret Harpell and Vice-Chair, Keith Gallant along with Directors Rennie Beaver and Denise Sawlor were pleased to acknowledge 35 employees for their long-term service to Sherbrooke Village.   

Employees with milestones of ten, fifteen and twenty years were given specially designed pins. Thirteen employees with twenty-five (plus) years of service received Sherbrooke Village monogramed watches.

Sherbrooke Restoration Commission Chair, Margaret Harpell said, “it was a pleasure to acknowledge and recognize these people for their hard work and dedication over the years.”

An informal barbecue was held at the end of the day for all employees.

Director of Visitor Experience, Robin Anderson shared, “having been part of Sherbrooke Village for only a short while, I had great pride in watching these talented members of our team be recognised for an impressive number of years of service amongst them. The pride in our community, in our heritage, and the visitor experience we provide is something we are all proud of. Congratulations to all those who had a hand in making that happen”.

Sherbrooke Village will close for the season on September 18th. It has been a year of changes, adjusting to Covid-19 opening phases and making plans for what we could and could not offer to the public while following the protocols.

All in all, it turned out to be a very busy summer and we are both surprised and grateful.

In 2021 the “Sundays in the Park” outdoor entertainment series was launched with rave reviews. Admission was by donation. Total raised was $2,565.65. All proceeds were given to local charities. Also new was the “Dog Agility Training Day”. An abundance of spectators brought their dogs and tried a few of the courses.

With extra health measures and required Event Safety Plans in place the Village was able to successfully host “St. Mary’s River Days” and “Sherbrooke Show & Shine”. We hope to see you all next year when surely, we’ll be able to offer more of our regular experiences, learning programs and events.


Photos compliments of Sherbrooke Village

10 Years of Service:

L to R – Kyle Strongman, Lana Smith, Eileen Hurley, Valerie Gallon and Allan MacKeen

15 Years of Service:

Back L to R – Meg Wilcox, Maria Tate, Cindy Myers and Debra Smith
Front L to R – Helen Moore, Nicole Pye and Marty MacDonald

20 Years of Service:

Back L to R – Jamie Anderson and Tony Huntley
Front L to R – Angelina Jack and Debbie Baker

25 Years of Service:

Back L to R – Lynn Hayne, Colin Moser, Patty Lou McGrath, Karen Pye, Joy Dort and Heather Rudolph

Centre – Holly Langille, Nancy Beaver and Karen Hallett

Front- Susan Hayne

September 2021

Photographer revisits the 1970s and 1860s in one day at Sherbrooke Village

July 2021

Sherbrooke Village Plays Role in Conserving the Canadian Horse Breed

With a mission of preserving a rich historical past, Sherbrook Village, (a part of the Nova Scotia Museum) would like to announce its Canadian mare MacIsaac Brulot Unice gave birth to a colt on Sunday, July 25, 2021. With fewer than 200 new Canadian foals added to the breed books a year, this birth is an important step in preserving the breed for future generations and telling part of the story of Canada’s rich past. 
The foal’s birth is the result of a unique private/public partnership which took place during the COVID-19 pandemic while the Village was primarily closed to the public. This allowed for the mare to be bred, but for the Village not to incur any additional expenses.
“It was a great opportunity for everyone involved,” says Angie Jack, Supervisor of Interpretation at Sherbrooke Village. “Knowing the genetics of our mare will continue to add to the gene pool is important to the ongoing conservation of the breed. It’s really symbolic of what a living museum should be doing.”
“I was excited to embark on this partnership with the Village,” says the breeder, Susanne Wagner. “It’s important to preserve these rare breeds and breeding my own foal was always a bucket list item for me. The Canadian is an incredibly versatile breed with a long history and there are so few here in Nova Scotia, and fewer yet being bred. I’m excited it worked out for all of us. It’s certainly a bright spot for me from the pandemic.”
Unice will eventually return to the Village to continue her work as a breed ambassador while the colt will remain with the breeder and continue work beyond the Village to promote the versatility and history of Canada’s Little Iron Horse.