Stories Shared By Moncton Residents About The Halifax Explosion 100 Years Ago

Posted on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 12:30 PM

Commemorations being held today on the 100th anniversary of the Halifax Explosion...

Many residents from Moncton assisted in the aftermath of this devastating event...and Resurgo Place has put together an exhibit to display how the Hub City helped..

Director Sophie Cormier says supplies and physicians were sent by train to Halifax, "Within three hours, there was already a train loaded with nurses, doctors, firefighters and supplies that actually left Moncton.  Within the same day, four trains left Moncton to go and help with the relief efforts."

Over 100 people in Moncton lined up to help in the efforts by offering to open up their homes, and to do whatever they could to help.

"The Mayor was out of town at the time and came back urgently to town, and an emergency meeting was held to see what could be done to help with the relief efforts,"  Cormier says.

The exhibit also includes some captivating stories shared by those who offered assistance.

"Evan was 19 years old at the time.  He decided on Christmas Eve to go to Halifax to volunteer as a Carpenter.  he stayed there for about six months, and he spent a whole lot of time helping to rebuild,: Cormier says.

The small exhibit will be unveiled at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning at Resurgo Place.