CORNERSTONE PARK - MIDDLE MUSQUODOBOIT
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ABOUT MUSQUODOBOIT VALLEY

THINGS TO DO


    FESTIVALS
        Dean Maple Syrup Festival
        Halifax County Exhibition
        50 Mile Yard Sale
        Kirk Logan Fiddling Contest
        Rally in the Valley
        Christmas Festival of Trees
        Christmas Festival of Crafts

    ACTIVE ADVENTURES

    ARTS AND CULTURE

    FAMILY FUN

    HISTORIC SITES AND MUSEUMS

    REST AND RELAXATION

    THINGS TO DO FOR FREE!

OUR HUMMINGBIRD

HISTORY

    Musquodoboit Railway
    Memorial Hospital

AGRICULTURE AND INDUSTRY

COMMUNITIES

MUSQUODOBOIT VALLEY TOURISM

Musquodoboit Valley Hummingbird

CORNERSTONE PARK, MIDDLE MUSQUODOBOIT
 
Roberta (Bobby) Annand (1920-2014), a self-taught artist and nature lover, enjoyed beautifying her community with highway signs, whimsical lawn people and expansive painted murals which adorn a local church, the foyer of the local elementary school and her own garage doors.

For many years, Bobby wanted Musquodoboit to have something in the community that was different than other communities - the biggest something. At age 92, she commissioned AtlantexCreativeWorks to create a giant hummingbird sculpture based on her own design.

At a May 2013 dedication ceremony held at CornerStone Park, Middle Musquodoboit, the artists' vision was realized with the unveiling of a ruby-throated hummingbird more than eight feet from its beak to the tip of its tail. It is believed to be the largest outdoor hummingbird sculpture of its kind in North America.

Watch CBC News Video - May 15, 2013 by Colleen Jones

Bobby's Garage Doors, Middle Musquodoboit
As an artist, it seemed natural for Bobby to sketch historic buildings and houses in the communities of Musquodoboit Valley. When her collection was complete, she had the sketches published in book form. Memories is available by contacting Musquodoboit Valley Tourism Association.
 

Bobby's Whimsical Lawn People Bobby's Welcome Sign
Mural at Musquodoboit Valley Education Centre by Bobby Annand and Cathy Killen-Scullion
Mural at Middleton United Church by Bobby Annand and Cathy Killen-Scullion

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  WADDYA KNOW...?

Hummers love our Valley and anyone who puts up a feeder in early May is almost certain to have a friend for the summer.

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