Monday, 15 April 2013, 7 pm Port Maitland Fire Hall
a short meeting followed by
a slide presentation about
the colourful history of
the restoration & preservation of 3 historic cemeteries
in Beaver River & Port Maitland
Come meet our life members and the new board
Old Stones—The Old Beaver River &
Port Maitland Cemeteries Preservation Society
On Saturday evening the OBRPMCPS held its annual Potluck and Community Quiz event at the Port Maitland Fire Hall. A good crowd enjoyed marvellous food and refreshments, checked out the “pay what you wish” book table and enjoyed the lovely atmosphere of formal table cloths and flowers – and then were treated to a lively community history quiz hosted by Squire John Crawley (pictured here) as portrayed by society President, Wilfred Allan.
The event is a fund raiser for the OBRPMCPS, but it also is just a very fun community event and get together. Participants had a friendly contest to see who could come up with the answers to questions like “Which community (given four choices) is technically an island…”. Team Brown won the team category by default, but lively discussion and factual information were the order of the day during the quiz.
The Society wishes to thank the organizing committee, headed by Nancy Curry and her crew for the great time!
The Society’s next event is the Founder’s cemetery tour and Strawberry Social to be held on July 22nd !
Click here to see the Community Quiz poster
Or – here’s the basic information:
Potluck Dinner & Community Quiz
Port Maitland Fire Hall
Saturday 26 May 2012
(Doors open at 5 pm, Eat at 6, Quiz at 7)
Organize your team of up to five members now
community teams with students on them are encouraged
Questions will be about people, history, events, and fun stuff in the following District 4 Communities:
Short Beach, Sandford, Lake George, Darling’s Lake, Beaver River, Port Maitland, Brenton, Cedar Lake, Ireton/Hillview, Woodstock, Wellington
HINT: One of the questions in the quiz will be about Captain Charles W Raymond. The answer to the question appears on his grave marker which may be seen here: http://www.oldstones.ca/founders/?page_id=336
Want to be a spectator instead? By all means. It will be great fun
Team registration $5
(teams with one or more students from Port Maitland School–free)
While teams may register at the door, it would help if you chose a team name and sent an email to email@example.com to say you’ll be there
Quiz Master: Squire John Crawley
Sponsored by the
Old Beaver River/Port Maitland Cemeteries Preservation Society Info—Potluck:Nancy Curry firstname.lastname@example.org 649-2368 Quiz: Wilfred Allan: email@example.com 649-2006
Come experience the first of our famous potlucks of the season
& the pay what you wish Book Table
Founders and Free Will Baptist Cemeteries in Beaver River
Sunday, 24 July 2011 2 to 3:30 pm (arrive early for parking)
rain or shine—starts at the Free Will Baptist Cemetery
The tour will be conducted by Squire John Crawley who will leave his burial plot in the Chebogue Burying Ground where he has been resting since April 1806. He knew some of the folks buried in these cemeteries. There might be some gossip.
immediately followed by a
Port Maitland Fire Hall
Free Admission to both events donations appreciated
Sponsored by the Old Beaver River and Port Maitland Cemeteries Preservation Society www.oldstones.ca