May 7, 2014

And the winner is ...

Diane Shrum - congratulations!!!

Thanks to everyone who contributed to our April Fundraising. It was a huge success and we can not thank you enough for your continued support!

Thank you to Mariam Thompson for making this beautiful quilt, thank you to all those who sold and bought tickets and thank you to the Bank of NS for supporting FOPE in this important fundraiser!


 And this year’s winner of a beautiful quilt was Betty Hodgson.  Thank you Marian Thompson for donating it!  Keep an eye open for May, 2016's raffle and the lucky person could be you!  thank 

And thank you Scotia Bank for matching it!


July 7 and 8, 2015

Tom Forrestall Visits FOPE

FOPE was very fortunate to host noted NS artist Tom Forrestall. Over two days,he met with a group of  local artists to paint, mentor and share technique at various sites around the Pugwash River. Four beautiful watercolours illustrating the beauty and diversity of the Estuary were created by Tom Forrestall and three of them are available for sale by FOPE with proceeds going to support our various projects.  Thanks to Betty and the FOPE Art Committee  for coordinating the visit and preparing the paintings for sale.

A dinner of appreciation was held at the golf course, and the FOPE community got a chance to meet and speak with Tom.


November 29, 2015

Come See the Artwork

Three of the Forestall paintings which were completed during his visit to Pugwash (see July 7th) have been hung by the chimney with care and are ready for viewing at the Northumberland Curling Club.  Two of them are available for purchase - check it out with Betty Hodgson or Alice Power.  Greeting cards and prints of the pictures are also available.


April 24, 2016 


A lot has been happening to the FOPE house.  Renovations are under way, and we held our open house to show off where we are now.

May 3, 2016

And the Winner Is . . . 

 May 3, 2016  The draw has been made and the 2016 winners of teh Mariam Thompson quilt are  Ray and Mary Jamison.

May 3, 2016

The draw has been made and the 2016 winners of teh Mariam Thompson quilt are Ray and Mary Jamison.

December 16th, 2016

Book Launch

 A History of the Pugwash Estuary, was launched in fine fashion.  Those who were most responsible to bringing it to fruition came together to celebrate. Stephen Leahey had the idea and directed the process which included finding and hiring Skeena Lawson, the talented young historian from Mt. Allison.  Terry Smith and Thelma Colbourne attended. They were two of the local experts whom Skeena interviewed - unfortunately Ralph Thomson and Howard Ferdinand were unable to attend.  The Historical Society which provided office space and information for Skeena was represented by Wayne Arsenault and Thelma Colbourne.  Editor Hazel Felderhof was there as was Production Director Theresa Rushton.  

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Feb. 25, 2017 


This year's AGM focussed on reviewing the projects and work done this year.  It was preceded by a snowshoe where members once again experienced our two beautiful trails.

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A draw was held for those who snowshoed, and the winner was Merlin Brown.  He was awarded his prize, a copy of "Hiking Trails of Mainland Nova Scotia" by Sarah Witney, organizer of the hike.