Remember Robert P. Haythorne, the most interesting Prince Edward Island premier you’ve never heard of? Well a bunch of modern-day Islanders from Haythorne’s stomping grounds in Marshfield are seeking to rectify this under the banner of PEI2014.

On Saturday, October 4 (rain date is Sunday), starting with a 4km walk on “Senator Haythorne Lane” at 1:15 p.m. and continuing with formal festivities at 2:00 p.m., the memory of Haythorne will be feted in the style he richly deserves:

  • A talk by Jim Hornby, “Poore by Name – Rich by Nature.”
  • Signing of a petition to name the trail right-of-way in honour of Haythorne.
  • Musical entertainment and refreshments.

It’s all hosted by the Hillsborough River Association, the Marshfield Pioneer Cemetery Trust Fund and the Marshfield WI.


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Sue Arbing on September 26, 2014 - 21:04 Permalink

Marshfield is also home to a black fox. Perhaps he'll be in attendance!