A memorial for fishermen in Canso will be holding its 42nd annual service.
The sight is also the memorial site for the entire province of Nova Scotia.
People from the community and around the province come together every year to lay wreaths and remember those who have lost their lives while at sea.
The memorial is run by the Canso Lions Club and Lion Ray White tells The Hawk that the memorial means a lot to the community.
“Well for both Canso and other Nova Scotia fishing communities they know that the sea can both provide a livelihood, but could be very demanding and sometimes tragic,” he says. “It’s a visible reminder to those things.”
He says with such a rich history of fishing in the area the community is committed to keeping with the tradition of the site and service.
“We’re known as one of the oldest fishing communities in Nova Scotia and there are many other historic fishing communites,” he says. “It’s important that this is being done, and we appreciate the support, people make donations to help maintain the site all year.”
The service will be held on Sunday at The Seamans Memorial at 2 PM at the entrance to the former town of Canso, if the weather is inclimate it will be held at the Star of The Sea Parish Church.