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  Researching the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site of Canada
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Volume 3: Number 5



Vol. 3, No. 5, October - octobre, 2001

Service Awards

A Service Awards reception was held on Wednesday, October 3, 2001 recognizing both 15 and 25 years of service of employees. Pins and certificates were awarded to everyone with the 25 year recipient also receiving a gift of their choice.

Employees receiving these awards were as follows:

15 Years Service

25 Years Service


A separate presentation was held for Alexander Graham Bell employees on October 22, 2001 during the Business Plan meeting. 

Employees receiving 15 year certificates and pins were 

Business Plan

A meeting was held with all managers on October 22, 2001 at the AGB site to go over this year business plan. Much discussion took place and all managers are now on track as to what is expected of them regarding the business plan for 2002-2003.

Visitor Services

As of November 1st the Visitor Reception Centre will be closed and we will not be offering tours of the site three times a day. However, we will still be offering tours of the site from Monday to Friday at 1:30 pm provided we have staff available. We ask those interested to call 24-48hours ahead of time.

The number of cruise ship tours to the fortress this year has increased dramatically. On September 26th and October 2nd there were 22 busses each day. There were other days that we saw quite a number of busses as well. These tours proved to be very good for our visitation numbers. Our visitation was down by approximately 6% before the month of September but now it is only down by less than 3%.


Filming of the movie "La Veuve de Saint-Pierre" will be held Sunday November 4 at 7:390 at the Centre Ecoile de l’Acadie. The film was done at our very own Fortress. Admission is free - this is a great chance to see the film!

New Signs

You will see new park entrance signs starting to be erected over the next two years. All other signs and markers will be replaced when required.


Bill O’Shea and Peter Chiasson spent a week in Halifax attending an Aboriginal Interpretation Workshop. A field trip was taken to Kejimkujik where everyone enjoyed a canoe ride (even those who had never canoed before!!)

J.R. Bourgeois is in Gros Morne, Newfoundland this week attending a Heritage Presentation Workshop.

EI Training

The 2-day EI training is coming up in November for managers.

Computer Training

A limited number of courses will be offered this winter in basic training for both permanent and seasonal staff in the following programs:

Please note the attendance is strictly voluntary and no compensation will be provided.

Waterline Project

Waterline project is underway and just a few weeks behind schedule. They have encountered a lot more rock on Rue Toulouse than was anticipated.

St. Peter’s Canal

The regular navigational season for the canal is now closed with a higher than normal visitation for the year.


Mr. Spencer Higgins, Conservation Architect, Toronto inspected the lighthouse ruins on October 10, 2001. We are awaiting a report from him on the preservation of the ruins.


Our sincere condolences are sent out to Doug Carter and his family on the death of his mother, Piney Carter.

Condolences also sent out to the family of John Lunn, former superintendent of our park, on his death October 7, 2001. A memorial fund has been set up in John’s memory with the volunteer Association - anyone wishing to contribute please contact them.

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