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Stanley Bridge hosts Fr. Bolger history circle July 8

STANLEY BRIDGE – A history circle celebrating the life of a giant in P.E.I. history, Father Francis Bolger, will be held Sunday, July 8, at the Stanley Bridge Women’s Institute. Admission is free to the history circle, which starts at 2 p.m. Guest speaker is Dr. Ed MacDonald, chairman of the University of Prince Edward Island’s history department.
Former Lt.-Gov. Marion Reid and Paul H. Schurman will also be offering personal recollections of Fr. Bolger’s life.
Born in Stanley Bridge, Fr. Bolger was ordained in the Roman Catholic church in 1951. He passed away in September, 2017, at the age of 92.
As well as being a priest, Fr. Bolger was well known as an Island historian and professor, first at St. Dunstan’s University and then at the University of Prince Edward Island.
He was “an extraordinary lecturer” and authored many books on local history and other subjects, said Helen MacEwen, president of the Stanley Bridge Memorial Society’s board of directors.
MacEwen hopes many of Father Bolger’s former students and friends will attend, as well as visitors to the area.

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