List of activities for the new year in Truro is a lengthy one

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I’m making lists.
But, they’re likely not the kind of lists most people are making this time of year, such as shopping lists or New Year’s resolution lists.

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They’re lists of ideas and opportunities, and I could really use your help.

Every year, the Town of Truro hosts a number of public events, ranging from art acquisition shows to winter festivals to Easter egg hunts. Planning begins months in advance.

Right now, for example, we’re particularly interested in finalizing plans for the Truro Winter Long John Festival which will be held from Feb. 2 to 8, 2014. 

Each year, we try to add new, fun and free activities to the lineup. New this year will be a family orienteering event in Victoria Park on Feb. 2. Michael Price, a local member of the Orienteering Association of Nova Scotia, will lead the event for newcomers and experienced participants.

Other events during the week include skating parties, snowshoeing, winter walks, coasting, art, crafts and more.

The question is: What are we missing? What other fun, winter activities can we add to this weeklong event? The only pre-requisites are that the activities be free, or very inexpensive, and that they be open to people of all ages.

We could also use some help spreading the word about other upcoming spring and winter events.

New Year’s Eve on the town will be celebrated Tuesday, Dec. 31, featuring free swimming and skating, live entertainment, activities for children and fireworks.

The Town of Truro Art Acquisition Show is coming up in March. This is a partnership between the town and the Truro Art Society. Artists, be they painters, carvers, sculptors, rug hookers and others, are invited to enter three pieces of work in this annual show. A selection committee will select one piece to add to the town’s permanent art collection. We are always looking for new artists to participate, so don’t be shy.

The annual Truro Easter Egg Hunt will be held on April 12 at Victoria Park. Tickets will be available by late March, early April.

So, if you have any questions or suggestions about upcoming events, including new winter festival activities, please forward them to





Organizations: Orienteering Association of Nova Scotia, Truro Art Society

Geographic location: Truro, Victoria Park, COLCHESTER

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