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Folklife Festival 2012: Make and Break Engines

For the past four years the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador has supported a local folklife festival in the province. This year the festival moves to scenic Bonavista, Newfoundland and is focussed on antique Make and Break engines. The goal of the festival is to promote the history of motorized boats in Newfoundland and Labrador and showcase the restoration and conservation of these iconic engines.

2012 Provincial Folklife Festival Poster

 

EVENTS

Please note that all events listed are free for anyone who would like to participate!

 

The Make and Break Flotilla

Date: Saturday, August 4, 2012 Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Location: Bonavista, Newfoundland

Description: We want to fill the harbour with the classic sound of antique Make and Break engines! Come to Bonavista and bring your make and break powered boat! Or come out to watch and listen to the rhythmic sound of the putt-putt engines!

Registration: If you have a make and break powered boat that you would like to join the flotilla please email joelle@heritagefoundation.ca or call toll free 1888 739 1892 ext 5. There is no charge to register or participate in any of the events!

 

Parts Swap

Date: Saturday, August 4, 2012

Time: 1:00 pm Location: Bonavista, Newfoundland

Description: Rebuilding a Make and Break engine? Finished your restoration and have extra parts laying around? Why not participate in the Folklife Festival Make and Break engine parts swap! Tables will be set up to display your parts to sell, buy, trade, or give away. By offering this event we hope that make and break engine enthusiasts will have the chance to restore their motors to running condition or build their own engine from the hull up.

Registration: If you have parts that could be of use to someone restoring a Make and Break please email joelle@heritagefoundation.ca or call toll free 1888 739 1892 ext 5. There is no charge to register or participate in any of the events!

 

Start Your Engines!

Date: Saturday, August 4, 2012

Time: 12:00 pm

Location: Anywhere in Canada

Description: The Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador and the 2012 Provincial Folklife Festival invite you to start your Make and Break engine at 12:00 pm on August 4th so that Atlantic Canada can be filled with the soothing chugging of make and break engines! We hope to fill the skies with the pok-pok-pok that was once the heartbeat of the sea and land.

Registration: If you would like to participate in the “Start Your Engines” event please register by sending an email to joelle@heritagefoundation.ca or calling toll free 1 888 739 1892 ext 5. There is no charge to register or participate!

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