The City of Bridgetown to Twin with Bridgetown, Nova Scotia
The Mayor of Bridgetown, Nova Scotia will be visiting Barbados from 7 to 12 July 2004 to participate in a twinning ceremony between Bridgetown, Barbados and Bridgetown, Nova Scotia.
In 1822, the Town of Bridgetown, Nova Scotia originally known as Hicks Ferry was reportedly renamed Bridgetown, after Bridgetown, Barbados by a prominent resident Captain John Crosskill who lived in Barbados and returned to Nova Scotia in 1793. Between then and his death in 1826, Captain Crosskill played a major part in the development of what is now Bridgetown, Nova Scotia.
The twinning takes place during the culmination of celebrations commemorating the 375th Anniversary of the City of Bridgetown and provides an opportunity to build on the historical relationship between the two Bridgetowns.
The signing ceremony will take place in the Senate Chamber, Parliament on Friday, 9 July 2004 at 1100 hours during which a Declaration, formalising the Twinning of Bridgetown, Barbados and Bridgetown, Nova Scotia will be signed by the Hon. Dame Billie Miller, Senior Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade and Parliamentary Representative for the City of Bridgetown and Mr. Ron Gullon, Mayor of the Town of Bridgetown, Nova Scotia.
While in Barbados, the Mayor will participate in the 375th Anniversary Concert and Bridgetown Symphony, the Variety Concert entitled 'Youth in the City' and the Anniversary Church Service, among other events. The Mayor will also hold discussions with public and private sector officials.
Following the formal twinning exercise, a number of projects will be identified that will establish the basis for cooperation between the two communities in the fields of education, culture, history and commerce