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Word On The Street 2003!
The 2003 Word On The Street
book festival held on Pier 20, Sunday September 28th drew an estimated
50,000 people, despite hurricane warnings and strong winds.
This year Chebucto volunteers got a later start, 8 am, and setup of the
Chebucto booth was much simpler than in the past. There were only two
computers there this time and the rest of the setup was easier. We're
starting to get good at putting together a travelling road show.
After volunteers Johnathan Thibodeau, Chris Wood and Andrew Wright set up
the tent, the exhibits and the presentations, Chebucto Chair Marilyn
MacDonald and Board members Bill Matheson, John McKay and Andrew Wright
spent the rest of the day greeting dozens of people and answering their
questions. The presentation on internet security was particularly well
Strong winds blew all day but the gusts were getting very strong by the
end of the afternoon. About six hours after this picture was taken,
Hurricane Juan hit Halifax full force, plucking hundred-year old trees
from the ground like daisies and knocking out power for several days.
Damage to the city is easily in the millions of dollars, not counting the
human toll. At least two people were killed in the hurricane.
It was a busy day and unlike previous years, the crowds did not thin out
later in the afternoon but stayed steady all day. Shown here are Chair
Marilyn MacDonald, Board member John McKay and Userhelp Team Leader Norman
De Forest. With the approaching bad weather making itself felt, everything
was put away in record time.
Chebucto Community Net
Personal, Computer, and Internet Security:
A Primer on how to look out for danger.
(1.5 Mb in size)
This presentation is done in Microsoft PowerPoint. A PowerPoint file
viewer is available free from Microsoft
For those unable to access this file, we also have web page versions for
both graphical and text users.
See you there next year!
Word on the Street 2003 photos (unlabelled)