REGION 16: ATLANTIC CANADA
President / Président
B. (Bernie) Bergevin
All executive members can be reached at the same email address:
Director of New Brunswick / Directeur du Nouveau-Brunswick
Director of Nova Scotia / Directeur de la Nouvelle-Écosse
Director of Newfoundland / Directrice de Terre-Neuve
Director of Prince Edward Island / Directeur de L'Ile du Prince Edouard
Past President / Président Passé
Secretary & Travel / Secrétaire et Voyages
IPA Atlantic - Region 16
About Our Region:
Provinces of Nova Scotia, PEI, NB and NL
Region 16 covers the Atlantic Provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI and Newfoundland and Labrador. It is a very large and vast geographic area which features two islands and varied cultures. The Cabot Trail in NS is one of the most highly praised scenic driving routes in the World, especially colourful during the changing of the leaves in the fall season. During the first week in July, the NS Tattoo takes place at the Halifax Metro Center in downtown Halifax, next to our famous Halifax Citadel. The Tattoo has grown over the years to be recognized as world class with a variety of acts including pipers and drummers and other marching bands.
PEI, a three hour drive from Halifax features some of the finest seafood in Canada with lobster in season and mussels cooked over open fires by times. Charlottetown is famous for its Confederation Center and is the home place of the well known play, Anne of Green Gables. Charlottetown is the birthplace of Canada and every summer features the biggest Harness Racing Event in these parts, Gold Cup and Saucer as part of the Old Home Week established in 1888.
NB has beautiful beaches in and around Shédiac and Cap-Pelé which also features great Summer Festivals and plenty of seafood. Saint John has the World Famous Reversing Falls and a Summer Jazz Festival. Fredericton is the Capital of NB and impresses with a Fall Blues Festival and two Universities of St Thomas and UNB. Anne Murray was a Graduate of the UNB University in Physical Education and taught school in Summerside, PEI prior to her very successful music career.
NL gives us a very interesting mix of cultures and a diverse economy. NL has the highest number of Rhodes Scholars in Canada for its population. Memorial University in St John's is a highly respected Medical Facility and features other programs including a Marine Institute. Some of the biggest and best recognized buildings in both Boston and New York were built with the help of riggers from NL, these high steel workers called the "Fish", have their roots in the families of fishermen who fished from the Maritime based Schooners like the Bluenose and the Delawana
Accommodations from this Region.