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Spirited Session: The history of trade, taverns and temperance – The Maritimes Edition
June 15, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Join us as we take on the Maritime shores in conjunction with our Drink Atlantic Family.
Presented by two of the most professionally qualified Maritime history buffs in the region, we’ll dive deep into the annals of the Maritimes past and learn how alcohol shaped the region. We’re honoured to have Emily Burton PhD, an Oral Historian at the Canadian Museum of Immigration in Halifax and Shane Beehan, bartender, drinks enthusiast, and one of Halifax’s favourite storytellers to take us through this journey.
We’ll be focussing heavily on the first taverns, the governance of alcohol, the first communities built on the Atlantic shores, the region’s bright bar scene, and some of its darker past.
As an addendum: You may have noticed that for the past few months we have been donating funds raised from our Spirited Sessions to the Bartender’s Benevolent Fund and the CPBA Relief Measures Fund in the wake of the COVID crisis.
In an effort to bring attention to the much-needed dialogue revolving around our current climate, we’ve decided to expand our sphere of contribution. This month, we’ll be making an undisclosed base donation to three enclosed charities as well as pledging $5 on behalf of Canadian attendees that consent us to do so. These charities are dedicated to creating action plans and helping raise awareness about violence against disenfranchised communities across the country. They are Black Health Alliance, The Native Women’s Association of Canada and Egale Canada. Please find more information about them in the slides above. We hope to see you there.
When: Monday | June 15 th | 2pm EST
Zoom ID: 889 7309 1144
Emily Burton – Oral Historian at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, Halifax
Shane Beehan – Drinks Enthusiast & Expert, Halifax
Our three chosen charities: