No bet­ter place in sum­mer than Rich­mond County

Cape Breton Post - - NEWS - Ann Marie Yorke Ann Marie Yorke’s col­umn ap­pears ev­ery two weeks in the Cape Bre­ton Post and she can be con­tacted by email at ann mariey­orke@hot­mail.com.

Sum­mer is here, and in Rich­mond that means lots of great sum­mer events to en­joy for the whole fam­ily.

The Fes­ti­val on the Lake starts on Fri­day with a 45s card game which will take place at the Lakeside Com­mu­nity Cen­tre in Samp­sonville, start­ing at 7:30 p.m.

There will be prizes of home bak­ing, only 50 cents per game.

On Satur­day from 1-5 p.m., come to the Lakeside Com­mu­nity Cen­ter and take in the Quilt & Bed Cov­er­ing Show. Come and view the beau­ti­ful dis­play of quilts and bed cov­er­ings, in­clud­ing some lovely an­tique pieces.

Take some time and browse the com­mu­nity archive sec­tion at the cen­ter as well — the per­fect way to find out the history of the lo­cal area. Re­fresh­ments will be served.

For in­for­ma­tion or to sub­mit an item call Doris at 535-2454. Ad­mis­sion is free.

On Sun­day, take in the fes­ti­val’s pot luck din­ner from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the cen­tre. En­joy a com­plete din­ner in­clud­ing your choice of main cour­ses, as­sort­ment of breads, a wide ar­ray of sal­ads and desserts and a bev­er­age. Ad­mis­sion is adults $8 and $4 for kids un­der 10 years of age.

In the evening, en­joy an evening of great lo­cal tal­ent at the va­ri­ety con­cert in­clud­ing a lunch, held at the cen­tre start­ing at 7:30 p.m. Ad­mis­sion is only $5. There will also be tick­ets on a lawn mower and whip­per snip­per combo, which will be drawn for at the event.

Love the wa­ter and all it of­fers, you couldn’t find a bet­ter place to visit than Rich­mond. We have some great boating op­por­tu­ni­ties for our guests. Book a sail­ing ad­ven­ture, while ex­plor­ing the Bras d’Or Lakes Bio­sphere. Sails vary in time to meet your ex­pec­ta­tions. Call Cap­tain Kerr at 1902-631-3754 or check them out at www.it­sarap.ca.

Another sail­ing ad­ven­ture could in­clude a half-day or full­day sail with Cape Bre­ton Sail­ing Char­ters. Hands-on sail­ing ex­pe­ri­ence on Cape Bre­ton’s In­land Sea. Sail­ing in­struc­tion avail­able. Call Cap­tain Greg Sil­vers to book at 902-631-5050 or get more in­for­ma­tion at www.cape­bre­ton­sail­ing.com.

Start­ing July 24, Vollmer’s Is­land Par­adise (VIPI) Dive & Boat Tours, out of Jan­vrins Is­land, will be start­ing their boat tours, with de­par­tures daily at 9 a.m. Call Ingo Vollmer at 902-226-1507 or check the web site at www.vip­i­lodge.com/div­ing.html.

The 1st An­nual Citizen Based Mon­i­tor­ing on the Bras d’Or Lake shore will take place on Satur­day (rain date Sun­day). All ages are wel­comed from 2-5 p.m. There will be sci­en­tists and nat­u­ral­ists to an­swer your ques­tions. Call the visi­tor in­for­ma­tion cen­tre at 902-5352185 for more de­tails.

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