Danny Graham, CEO, Engage Nova Scotia

Who remembers that Danny Graham as a StFX student, when he was the President of the Students’ Union and  Residence Director of MacDonald House on lower campus? Watch the video for a glimpse of his X ring.

Tompkinsville plays Antigonish, April 30, 2015

  Lindsay Kyte’s magnificent play Tompkinsville came to Antigonish on April 30, 2015 and played to a receptive audience, clearly proud of our town and university’s role in Tompkinsville as part of the Antigonish Movement. An additional part of the auditorium had to be opened up.  Standing ovation! These photos of Fr. Jimmy and Tompkinsville reveal […]

FoAL launches fundraising campaign

http://www.thecasket.ca/archives/43996 From The Casket, March 12, 2015 Friends of the Antigonish Library (FoAL) vice-chair Len. ‘P.D.’ MacDonald, fundraising chair Edward Langille and chair Lyle Smith, as well as Amberlee Boulton from the People’s Place Library, met recently to discuss a new fundraising campaign FoAL has started. PHOTO: Richard MacKenzie   Noting libraries across the province […]

Gaelic Making a Comeback through Strait Regional School Board

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/gaelic-core-class-increasingly-popular-in-nova-scotia-1.2932151?fb_ref=Default Now Gaelic is making a comeback. The Dr. John Hugh Gillis Regional High School students are part of a growing trend in the Strait Regional School Board as more and more students jump for the chance to study Gaelic in the classroom. ‘I wanted to surprise [my great-grandmother]. I got a surprise too: the […]

Afghani Photo-Artist Hanifa Alzida refused visa to enter Canada to exhibit her photography

http://ottawacitizen.com/entertainment/local-arts/afghan-artist-denied-entry-for-violence-against-women-symposium A prominent Afghan artist celebrated in several countries for her dramatic photos illustrating the silencing of women is being denied the opportunity to speak in Ottawa by the Canadian government.   Hanifa Alizada, a photo-artist and art teacher at Kabul University, has been refused a visa to enter Canada to deliver a speech about […]

The Chiasson Family, Sydney, 1965

Photo taken in 1965, 303 Cabot Street, Sydney. Before the Chiasson family moved to Antigonish, and became a force for social change.  Audrey, Denise and Yvonne continue to “foster creative expression for healthy community.” For the IA record, Denise, please identify everyone L-R in this photo.  And do you know the photographer.

Update on Imagine Antigonish in The Casket, November 5, 2014

http://www.thecasket.ca/archives/41923 Emily Hiltz interviewed us in the Antigonish Heritage Museum, and how skilfully she has crafted this story from our far-ranging conversation.  We chose this banner for the photo deliberately because it represents the diversity of the Antigonish community — the Mi’kmaq, Acadians, Dutch, Chinese, Scots — and the co-op housing movement.    And look […]

Remembering Evelyn Mary Bayne and the old Clydesdale Schoolhouse

http://www.clcurry.com/obituaries/92274/ Evelyn Mary Bayne 1928-2014 Our condolences to the family and friends of Evelyn Mary Bayne.  As a tribute to her love of life and family, we post an image of the old Clydesdale Schoolhouse, which played such an important part in her life:   At a dance in the old Clydesdale schoolhouse, Evelyn met […]

The Angelina Effect

http://healthland.time.com/2013/05/15/the-angelina-effect-times-new-cover-image-revealed/http://   The Angelina Effect represents Angelina Jolie in black and white on the cover of Time Magazine May 15, 2013, in which she announces her double mastectomy and raises awareness and dialogue about genetic testing for the Breast Cancer gene.  Why black and white? Because it has more impact than colour?