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History Post-confederation (1867-)

White Point Then and Now

Ninety Years of Making Memories

by (author) Rick Conrad

by (photographer) Len Wagg

Nimbus Publishing
Initial publish date
Apr 2018
Post-Confederation (1867-), Atlantic Provinces, Lifestyles
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Apr 2018
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John and Anne Sun first came to White Point in 1993 when they were dating, and they are still coming back, now with five children, including quadruplets. It is the tranquility of the south shore resort that appeals to the Suns of Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey. Others enjoy the ocean, the stone fireplaces, and the famous bunnies. This book captures the magic and the memories of White Point, which opened in 1928 and has survived storms, both real and financial. What started as a seasonal destination for the well-to-do from outside Atlantic Canada has turned into a year-round operation that welcomes everyone. How has the resort changed? How has it stayed the same? Photographer Len Wagg skillfully contrasts the thens and the nows of White Point with over 60 charming photos, and Rick Conrad incorporates the memories of guests and staff.

About the authors

Rick Conrad, a graduate of the University of King's College, was a long-time reporter and editor for the Halifax Chronicle Herald. His positions included web editor, features writer, and education reporter. He lives in Queens County on the same shore as White Point.

Rick Conrad's profile page

Len Wagg is the author of ten books, including Nova Scotia at Night, Nova Scotia from the Air, and the national bestseller Stay the Blazes Home: Dispatches from Nova Scotia during the COVID-19 Pandemic. His photographs have appeared in such publications as the New York Times, Time Magazine, and Maclean's. The recipient of numerous Atlantic Journalism Awards, in 2008 Len also won the Mayor's Award for Excellence in Book Illustration for Wild Nova Scotia, his photographic portrait of the province's protected areas. He lives near Halifax, Nova Scotia.
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