Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada

Antigonish and Antigonish County enjoy and promote the scenic beauty of the Atlantic coastline with its beaches, parks, trails and nature sites; their historic homes, lighthouses and churches; art and craft studios, campgrounds and golf courses; communities, and the many adventures and outdoor activities, attractions, festivals and events, and recreational opportunities.

Antigonish Culture & Heritage

The Antigonish Highland Society sponsors the Antigonish Highland Games. The Highland Games events include foot races, piping, the Highland Fling, and traditional Scottish heavy events, hurdle races, archery, and the Reel and Sword dances.

The Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre offers over 100 performances of a dozen different shows over 2 months.

The St. FX Art Gallery, established in 1976, provides a space for aspiring Nova Scotian artists to exhibit their work.

Lyghtesome Gallery promotes well-known Antigonish artists and leading artists from across Atlantic Canada through its monthly exhibit schedule.

The Antigonish Heritage Museum features exhibits, artifacts and photos from the early days of Antigonish Town and County.

History of Human Settlement in Antigonish

Antigonish has an interesting history of settlement.

Mi'kmaqs the Algonkian speaking members who originally occupied this territory was called 'Miggumahgee', or the country of the Mi'kmaq.

Starting in 1755 the Acadian French began to settle the east end of Antigonish County. Acadians populated the counties Pomquet, Tracadie, and Havre Boucher.

During the 1770's thousands of Scots were forced to flee during the Highland Clearance in West Scotland and many settled along the Northeastern coast of Nova Scotia.

In 1784 Irish Loyalists, led by Captain Timothy Hierlihy took up a large land grant surrounding Antigonish Harbour and founded Antigonish.

Free black citizens enter Nova Scotia after the American Revolution settling in Tracadie, Antigonish County.

Antigonish Education Listings

Antigonish is home to St. Francis Xavier University.

St. Francis Xavier University
PO Box 5000
Antigonish, NS

St. Francis Xavier University Academic Departments

Adult Education, Anthropology, Aquatic Resources, Art, Biology, Business Administration, Canadian Studies, Catholic Studies, Celtic Studies, Chemistry, Classical Studies, Development Studies Program, Earth Sciences, Economics, Education, Engineering, English, Graduate Studies, History, Human Kinetics, Human Nutrition, Information Systems, Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, Modern Languages, Music, Nursing, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Co-op Program, Sociology and Anthropology and Women's Studies.

Strait Regional School Board

The Strait Regional School Board manages the elementary and secondary schools in Antigonish. Of the 15 regional public schools Antigonish is home to three public schools: Dr. John Hugh Gillis Regional High School, St. Andrew Junior School and the Antigonish Education Centre.

This is the link to the list the Regional schools including Antigonish.

Link to Antigonish teaching jobs, education jobs and education support jobs

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