Mainstream & Phase II Rounds - Tuesdays 7:30-10:00 pm, Lower Truro Community Hall, 18 Kent Road, Truro
Caller:Ed Giles
Contact: Ed & Kitty Giles
15 Sillery Drive
Valley, NS B6L 4H8 (902 ) 893-8808
       Cobequid Twirlers Square Dance Club of Truro was started in 1973 by four couples: Don and Olive Bowness, Ralph and Marilyn Smith, Art and Roberta Lindsay, and Reg and Jenny Borden. A large number of prospective dancers attended an Open House at St. David's United Church on the Pictou Road, a Club was formed with Don and Olive Bowness as co-presidents, and Ralph and Marilyn MacDonald as co-treasurers. The first official caller was Vern Carmichael. Twenty four couples and four singles graduated in 1974. Dancing took place at the Bible Hill Elementary School.
       Vern Carmichael was the Club Caller from 1973 to 1980. Hilton Macintosh began calling in 1980 and continued until December, 1991. Carson Spicer began calling in September of 1991 and continued calling until December 1991. Carson was followed by Cathy Anderson who called from 1992 to 1996. During the period 1992-93 Bob Fiddes began calling and alternated with Cathy Anderson between Class and Club Calling. In September of 1996 Barry Bendle assumed the Caller position and he and his wife Dyanna have endeared themselves to us since that date.
       The first graduating class in June of 1974 was a large one. Their names are as follows: Clark and Jen Bums, Earle and Paulette Clyburn, Ross and Mae Cook, Percy and Donna Cox, Gordon and Joan Creelman, Louise and Bill Dickson, Marjorie Eagles, Jack and Sylvia Fitzpatrick, Brad and Maureen Goddick, Fred and Mary Hampton, Al and Sue Horder, Florence Killen, Bruce Mackay, Geordie and Cora Mackay, Jim and Ruth Mackay, Ralph and Mabel McNutt, Karl and Carol McPhee, Ian and Joan MacPherson, Dick and Barbara Morton, Earle and Marjorie Murray, Ken and Glance Murray, Malcolm and Winona Pierce, Gordon and Pauline Pyke, Ben and Aggie Robichaud, Doug and Jean Ryan, Elbert and Doreen Smith, Bob and Dianne Thompson, and Russ Trimper.

Class of 1973-74 with Vern and Mildred Carmichael

       All Class and Club dancing takes place at the Bible Hill Junior High School and all dancing is at the mainstream level. The Cobequid Twirlers major highlight event is the annual Lobster Jamboree Dance which is held the first Saturday in June.

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