Nova Scotia Guild of Town Criers



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new organization

Posted by Gary Long on March 10, 2017 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (0)
In October of 2016, the Association of Annapolis Valley Town Criers was formed. This was done mainly to have a registered organization to run the 2017 Annapolis Valley International Town Criers Competition. Currently membership is free, and criers who cry in the Valley are eligible for associate membership, as are others who promote and support the town crier movement. Contact Gary Long at [email protected] .

Guild AGM

Posted by Gary Long on May 11, 2013 at 8:05 PM Comments comments (0)

At the 2013 AGM, held in Truro, on May 11, 2013, Peter Davies was re-elected Preisdent, Jim Stewart was re-elected Vice President, Llotd Smith was re-elected Treasurer and Gary Long was elected as Secretary.

Berwick Town Council

Posted by Gary Long on July 31, 2012 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (0)

At the June meeting of Berwick Town Council, Mayor John Prall presented Berwick Town Crier Gary Long with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal.  Gary has been serving the Annapolis Valley in various capacities for the past 40+ years, from member of the Canadian Armed Forces to Scout Canada leader, hockey association executive, volunteer fire fighter, RCMP volunteer and town crier.

Gary Long makes a change

Posted by Gary Long on July 12, 2012 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Effective the 12th of July, 2012, Gary Long has resigned his position as Town Crier for the Town of Middleton. It was a personal decision that he made as his personal commitments to Canning, where he resides are increasing. He will continue to be the Town Crier for Berwick and the Village Crier for Canning.

L.G.s Garden Party

Posted by Gary Long on June 20, 2012 at 10:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Peter Davies, Jim Stewart, Lloyd Smith and Gary Long attended the 2012 Lieutenant Governor's Garden Party at Government House today. Valerie also accompanied Peter. It was a great day weather wise, and well attended by the gentry, as well as many South Korean and Middle Eastern students of the near-by English language school.

Sydney, Cape Breton

Posted by Gary Long on June 6, 2012 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (0)

The once retired town crier for Sydney, Cape Breton, Allie MacInnis, is returning to the fold. He joined us in New Minas/Kentville for the Apple Blossom Parades. He is hoping that the CBRM will endorse him and that he might encourage one or two others to take up the bell in other Cape Breton communities.

International Town Criers Day

Posted by Gary Long on July 11, 2011 at 8:36 AM Comments comments (1)

July 11 is International Town Criers Day .... Hug a Crier ... or at least give him/her something to cry about.