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SARSCENE 06. Prince Edward Island

SARSCENE 06 was held in Charlottetown, 05-08 Oct 05. It is  organized by the NSS (National Search and Rescue Secretariat). The purpose of the conference is to advance the understanding and information about search and rescue from a broad perspective and to transfer knowledge on best practices.  It will also bring recent research along with networking opportunities for all SAR providers

Charlottetown, formerly called Abegweit, meaning “cradle on the waves”, by the Mi'kmaq Indians, Ile St. Jean by the French, and Island of St. John by the English, Prince Edward Island (its present name since 1799) came under British rule after the Treaty of Paris in 1763. Charlotte Town in honour of Queen Charlotte, wife of George III of England. 1765 saw Charlotte Town being designated the capital city of the province.

Formal government in Charlottetown began with the arrival of Governor Walter Patterson in 1770. In addition to being the administrative center of the Island, Charlottetown was also the headquarters for the military, the militia being housed at Fort George. Charlottetown became a City by act of the General Assembly of Prince Edward Island under the City of Charlottetown Act in April 1855.


The Fathers of Confederation originally met to discuss the uniting of Upper and Lower Canada in the Provincial Legislature of Charlottetown. This meeting resulted in the capital City being known as the “Birthplace of Confederation”.

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