Category Archives: chestico days

2017 Chestico Couples

The Chestico Museum and Historical Society is pleased to honour Evelyn & Angus MacLean and Jeanie & Donald MacMillan as this year’s Chestico Couples. Evelyn & Angus MacLean: Evelyn grew up in Port Hood. She was the daughter of Annie Belle (MacKinnon) and Ben Hawley. Angus was born in Halifax to Evelyn (Lynch) and John Angus MacLean. When Angus was… (more…)

2016 Chestico Couple

The Chestico Museum and Historical Society is pleased to honour Sadie and Edgar Spears as this year’s Chestico Couple. Sadie was born in Rockingham, Nova Scotia to Evelyn (Lynch) and John Angus MacLean. When Sadie was just a young girl her family moved back to the MacLean family home in Mabou Harbour. Edgar grew up in Port Hood. He is the son of… (more…)

2015 Chestico Couple

The Chestico Museum and Historical Society is pleased to honour Teresa and John vanZutphen as this year’s Chestico Couple. Teresa grew up in Colindale. She was one of 9 children born to Florence (MacDonald) and Patrick Morris. John was born in Holland to Elizabeth (van den Hoogen) and John van Zutphen. In 1951 the van Zutphen family made the decision to immigrate to… (more…)

2013 Chestico Couple

The Chestico Museum and Historical Society was pleased to honour Anne and Gerard Beaton as this year’s Chestico Couple. Anne grew up in Hawthorne. She was the sixth of twelve children born to Annie Mae (MacIsaac) and Duncan MacEachen. Anne received her education at Hawthorne School, St. Peter’s Convent and Port Hood Academy. She went on to further study at… (more…)

2013 Call to the Dance!

Since August 4, 1984, hundreds of dancers and young fiddlers have participated in the Chestico Days Step Dancing Festival and many of these continue to entertain audiences throughout the world. The 30th Annual Step Dancing Festival will be held in beautiful Port Hood on Saturday, August 3, 2013 at 1 PM. Music for the dancers will be provided by all-time… (more…)