German Settlers Day Act



ACTS OF 2001

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An Act to Establish a Day to Recognize
the German Settlers of Nova Scotia

WHEREAS Nova Scotia has a unique and rich heritage;

AND WHEREAS German settlers began to arrive in Nova Scotia in 1750 shortly after the founding of Halifax;

AND WHEREAS Lunenburg was founded in 1753;

AND WHEREAS the founding of Lunenburg is celebrated each year on June 7th;

AND WHEREAS the industriousness of the German settlers was immediately felt with the development of Lunenburg, the first predominately German-speaking settlement in Canada;

AND WHEREAS Old Town Lunenburg is a National Historic District and a UNESCO World Heritage Site;

AND WHEREAS the growth of the German heritage in Nova Scotia was not confined to the eighteenth century, but continues to the present day;

AND WHEREAS the mingling of the old and new ensures a vibrancy of German heritage throughout Nova Scotia, enriching the cultural mosaic of Nova Scotia:

Short title

1 This Act may be cited as the German Settlers Day Act. 2001, c. 32, s. 1.

German Settlers Day

2 Throughout the Province, in each and every year, June 7th shall be kept and observed under the name of German Settlers Day. 2001, c. 32, s. 2.


3 This Act comes into force on such day as the Governor in Council orders and declares by proclamation. 2001, c. 32, s. 3.

Proclaimed - June 5, 2003
In force - June 7, 2003

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