Table Head Days kick off in Glace Bay
New playground starting to take shape in Table Head community
Table Head has a playground.
The Table Head Days festivities kicked off Thursday and one of the highlights was the community seeing the beginnings of a new playground.
“That was one of the goals initially of the development society, to have a playground in our own area for the kids to play in so they wouldn’t have to go to different areas in town outside their community,” said Dale Deering-Bert, one of the festival co-ordinators, along with Cindy MacDonald.
The playground was started last fall and some infrastructure has since been installed.
As well she said it accomplished another goal last year — pushed along through lobbying by some community members, including George Gardiner — better access to the beach.The former Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation completed a Hill Street Embankment Improvement Project due to safety concerns at the site of an overhanging cliff eroding at the shoreline.
The project included providing a stable slope, installing armor stone at the top of the former cliff, constructing new concrete stairs with adequate landings and steel handrails, benches, among other improvements.
Now that those goals have been accomplished DeeringBert said fundraising will continue again to continue improving the playground and improving the community.
“We’ll start some major fundraising again and to engage community members for their support so that they’ll continue to watch it grow and the development society maintained.”
On Thursday, Table Head Days kicked off with an event-filled day including an open house at the Marconi Museum and kite flying with kites provided free by the Table Head Development Society.
There was also the Jokers Wild Magic show and the “Presentations of the Carnations” at the ocean shore at the end of Hill Street where people purchase a carnation in memory of a loved one.
“The carnations are placed in a basket and set sail in the ocean,” said Derring-Bert. “We gather at the shore and watch
SHARON MONTGOMERY-DUPE/CAPE BRETON POST PHOTOS the flowers go out.”
Table Head Days continues today with everything from a pancake breakfast to the renaming of the Glace Bay Armoury after Dr Guglielmo Marconi.
For a full list of Table Head Days activities visit their web page http://www.tableheaddays.com
“That was one of the goals initially of the development society, to have a playground in our own area for the kids to play in so they wouldn’t have to go to different areas in town outside their community.” Dale Deering-Bert, a festival co- ordinator
Anyone could “go fly a kite” during Table Head Days on Thursday, as the Table Head Development Society was giving out kites free. Alexandra Vokey, 10, of Glace Bay, decided to do just that, in a field beside the Marconi Museum. Vokey said her favourite Table Head Days event every year is the street dance, which is being held in the community tonight.
Residents of the Table Head area of Glace Bay celebrate the erection of new playground equipment with members of the Table Head Development Society which included society members Cindy MacDonald, festival coordinator, in front, with neighbour three-month old Ellie Wilcox, and, continuing from the left, Dale Deering-Bert, co-festival coordinator, Mary Slade, Nicole Wilcox, Mary Campbell, Ginny Burke and Lisa Van Beek with son Kyle Van Beek, 3. Table head Days kicked off Thursday and continues today and Saturday.