The Nova Scotia government says this year’s annual Christmas tree gift to Boston is coming from Cape Breton.
The tree is given in recognition of its support in the aftermath of the Halifax Explosion, which occurred 100 years ago this December.
Bob and Marion Campbell and their family from Blues Mills in Inverness Co., are the 2017 tree donors.
The 16-metre white spruce will be celebrated during a public cutting ceremony beginning at the Campbell’s property at 10:30 a.m., on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. After the ceremony, the tree will be trucked to Halifax for another celebration at city hall on Friday, November 17, after which the tree will be shipped 1,100 kilometres to Boston.
In 1917, Boston sent medical personnel and supplies when nearly 2,000 people were killed and hundreds more left injured and homeless by the historic Halifax Explosion.
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