Each year, Nova Scotia sends a tree to Boston to thank the city for its outpouring of support following the Halifax Explosion in 1917.

This year, join CTV as we document this remarkable friendship with stories from both sides of the border!

  • Monday, November 5 - Meet a group of students from Halifax who had an interactive educational experience when they Skyped with a class from Boston so they could both learn about the Nova Scotia Tree for Boston.
  • Tuesday, November 13 - Cindy Day covers the cutting of the tree, a 57-foot white spruce donated by the Hick's family from Jordan Bay, Shelburne County, Nova Scotia.
  • Thursday, November 29. Join Cindy Day in Boston for the 71st annual lighting of the Nova Scotia Tree for Boston.

Cindy Day and a CTV crew will be live in Boston for the tree lighting, bringing Maritimers the sights and sounds of the annual celebration from the Boston Common.

We will also document the stories of Maritimers who will be at the event and introduce you to Americans who have a unique perspective on this annual tradition.

Click here for more information about the tree, its history and journey.

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