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Bridgewater Fire Department Band

81 Dominion St. Bridgewater. Nova Scotia

Thursday August 11

Smartly dressed in their brand-new “work dress” uniforms, members of the Band, accompanied by Fire Chief Wayne Thorburne, and a few spouses, gathered at the Bridgewater Fire Station.  Bags were loaded, the bus was boarded, and by 5 PM all were on the road, heading to Halifax International Airport.  The whole bus ride and an air of unreality;  in years past it was a big deal for the Band to be asked to go to Yarmouth or Wolfville.  Could we really be on our way to England?  The words of Farewell to Nova Scotia lingered in our minds as we lifted off around 8.30 PM: “The sun was setting in the West, / The birds were singing from every tree….”