Bar­town Com­mu­nity So­ci­ety launches new web­site


With the Bar­town Fes­ti­val fast ap­proach­ing, if you are look­ing for a full sched­ule of events, visit bar­ the Bar­town Com­mu­nity So­ci­ety’s new web­site.

The site was de­vel­oped by sum­mer stu­dent An­drew Skin­ner-Ryan.

The 41st an­nual Bar­town Fes­ti­val takes place from to­day un­til July 26.

There are some changes in this year’s list of events.

The an­nual Car­men Young Memo­rial Chil­dren’s Track and Field Meet, which in the past was held on a week­day, will be take place Sun­day, be­gin­ning at 9 a.m. at the Car­men Young Walk­ing Track, next to the Emera Cen­tre North­side, King Street.

The pa­rade route has been changed from pre­vi­ous years. Lineup is at 6 p.m. on Wed­nes­day, July 22, at the old North Syd­ney Fo­rum. The pa­rade trav­els down Pierce Street to Re­gent Street, onto Com­mer­cial, left onto Blow­ers Street and back to the old North Syd­ney Fo­rum.

Af­ter the pa­rade, ev­ery­one is in­vited to the kick­off party on Archibald Av­enue be­tween Com­mer­cial and Prince streets fea­tur­ing en­ter­tain­ment by Fi­nal Cut. There will be also be chil­dren’s ac­tiv­i­ties, and a free bar­be­cue.

The week­long fes­ti­val in­cludes main stage per­for­mances, fam­ily, se­nior’s and chil­dren’s events, to name a few.

The fi­nale con­cert is July 26 be­gin­ning at 5:30 p.m.

Pop­u­lar Cape Bre­ton-based folk/blue­grass band Pretty Archie will open for renowned Cape Bre­ton singer-song­writer and multi-in­stru­men­tal­ist J. P. Cormier.

In May, Cormier re­leased a new al­bum “The Chance,” a col­lec­tion of 12 orig­i­nal songs and two in­stru­men­tals, in­clud­ing the vi­ral hit “Home­town Bat­tle­field” and the trib­ute to beloved Cana­dian mu­sic icon Stompin’ Tom Con­nors, “House of Ply­wood.”

The fes­ti­val ends with fire­works at In­dian Beach at 10 p.m.


Sum­mer stu­dent An­drew Skin­nerRyan de­vel­oped the Bar­town Com­mu­nity So­ci­ety’s new web­site.

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