Bartown Community Society launches new website
With the Bartown Festival fast approaching, if you are looking for a full schedule of events, visit bartown.ca 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.