Tall Ship Tales

In the summer 2017 the Tall Ships are returning to Nova Scotia. The event is called “Rendez-Vous 2017”.The Tall Ships Regatta Nova Scotia will see sailing ships and visitors from around the world visit ports across Nova Scotia next summer for Canada’s 150th. Following a visit to a total of 30 ports in Canada, the ships will then race from Halifax to France, the final leg of the event.

At our Hook-In closing event for our Dory Stories in October, 2016, the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic announced they wish to continue to have a RHGNS Hooked Rug Show on display at their location on an annual basis with a different theme each year. They also want to create a plaque to hang on their wall that recognizes the Guild for each year a show is on display at this location. This demonstrates a community partnership between the Museum and the Guild.

The RHGNS has agreed to participate and both organizations jointly agreed on the theme for 2017…..……. “Tall Ship Tales”. It is anticipated there will be at up to 5,000 people visit the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic daily. Imagine that many people viewing a beautiful display of hooked rugs created for this event!

The RHGNS Mission Statement:

  • To encourage participation in the art and craft of rug hooking.
  • To foster a sense of originality and beauty in colour and design.
  • To provide support for the exchange of ideas and information among the members of the RHGNS.
  • To sponsor and financially assist specific programs for the membership which are designed to promote excellence in the craft.
  • To promote public awareness through exhibitions and publicity.
  • To record and preserve the history of the craft.

Having this show at the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic on an annual basis certainly demonstrates the RHGNS’ Mission Statement as well as profiles Guild, the membership and the craft of rug hooking.

The registration form is available on the RHGNS website, in the Fall issue of The Loop as well as from the Committee members: Linda Alderdice, Heather Gordon and Debbie Smith.

Have fun with this project. We look forward to seeing your “Tall Ship Tale” creation!

2017 Tentative Tall Ships Schedule in Nova Scotia

  • Pictou, Pugwash, Port Hawkesbury – June 30 to July 2
  • Halifax – July 29 to August 1
  • Sydney, St. Peter’s, Louisbourg – August 4 – 6
  • Lunenburg- August 10- 12
  • Shelburne – August 14 – 15
  • Digby – August 15 – 16
  • Annapolis Royal Sail Past – August 16

Click here to download the Tall Ship Tales Registration Form.

The Committee has received several inquiries about the definition of a “tall ship”. To help you create your entry, and for additional information about “tall ships” we have found two websites that may be very helpful:

www.tallshipsevents.com and www.sailtraininginternational.org