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Garrison Graveyard at Fort Anne

July 2017

Rose Fortune Monument Unveiling and Dedication

July 1, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 pm

Rose Fortune will be honoured by The Historical Association of Annapolis Royal and the community with a special monument in the Garrison Graveyard on Canada Day. She was an African-Canadian Loyalist who operated a transport business with a wheelbarrow and is recognized as the first policewoman in Canada. One of her descendants, Daurene Lewis, became the first lady of African descent to be elected a mayor in Canada. Bay Ferries’ Fundy Rose from St. John, NB to Digby, NS is…

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