Cape Breton entertainers finding plenty of work in Fort McMurray
Before I forget to mention, we Capers are definitely taking over Fort McMurray! This past week Mitch MacDonald (of Canadian Idol fame) played to open “Fort McMurray Idol” at the casino on three nights, and he played at Delaney’s at least one night that I know of as well. On Feb. 26-27, Aaron MacDonald will be coming to the Mac for the first time. Aaron hails from Mabou — Rankinville, to be precise — and has released a few CDs, been nominated for an East Coast Music Award, and his song, Drizzle, was number one on the East Coast Countdown last year.
Aaron will be playing some venues at the Olympics in British Columbia, and then will be making a stop up here, and I have also heard of a date in Calgary. He is a wonderful talent, and plays some good ole traditional East Coast stuff, but also plays everything from John Prine to pop. He will be playing at a place called Brewbakers in Abasand, and it should be a good time.
Also with another Cape Breton link is the upcoming play at Keyano — Marion Bridge, written by Daniel MacIvor, from home. The play will run from March 10-13. So yes, lots of stuff going on out here, as I have been mentioning in my columns lately, and so much from the East Coast, especially Cape Breton. Did I mention that Matt Minglewood will be here March 46? Yeah, lol, I think I did! Can’t wait.
So this weekend is the big Valentine’s Day, eh? Hubby is totally off the hook here, since we are going to Mexico next week. In fact, he will be in his glory hanging out on the couch and watching NASCAR while I bring him snacks. He thinks it will be his best Valentine’s yet. Don’t get me wrong, I have loved the Valentine’s in the past when he bought me flowers, chocolates and arranged special dates for us. But over the years I have trained him enough that he just will spontaneously do those things, so I don’t expect it as much on the big “romance” day. Ha, ha, I am kidding about the training? Besides that, we had already gotten those passes to the theatre, and we will be going on Friday, so that will be our date night. Although, I’m not sure what either of us will think of High School Musical, the play. We tried to convince the boys to come with us, but they would have none of it. Funny how in just a year they have matured so much that they no longer would be caught dead with their parents at such an event.
This year I will have just as much fun on Valentine’s Day with the little girl that we have in the house. It will be a year this month, believe it or not, since we brought her home from the hospital, so this is her first Valentine’s Day. I am having so much fun buying her all the girlie things. Like for this occasion I found a little red dress with some cute little bows for her hair, and the most adorable little shiny dress shoes. Mom gave her a birthday dress to wear for that occasion when we were home last summer. Yep, we are having fun with the girl stuff ! We still do not know if we will be able to adopt her yet, but we are keeping our fingers crossed and loving every single second we have with her. She is our special little Valentine this year; they come in all shapes and sizes, so don’t just look for the typical ones!
Have a wonderful week, and love the one you’re with!