Town crier part of fes­tiv­i­ties

Cape Breton Post - - Glace Bay / New Water­ford & Area -

A lo­cal group fo­cused on the re­vi­tal­iza­tion of Glace Bay says its first ma­jor event is some­thing to cry about.

Town crier Allie MacIn­nis will be at the #bay­it­for­ward com­mu­nity mixer and winter mar­ket which take place to­day.

MacIn­nis will lead the pro­ces­sion from the com­mu­nity mixer, which be­gins at 5 p.m., at Talo Café to the winter mar­ket at the Savoy The­atre at 5:55 p.m.

At the Savoy, MacIn­nis will is­sue a procla­ma­tion ac­knowl­edg­ing the es­tab­lish­ment of #bay­it­for­ward.

Dave MacKeigan, vi­cepres­i­dent of the re­vi­tal­iza­tion group, said they were sit­ting around the ta­ble dis­cussing ideas when he men­tioned the town crier.

“That’s the great thing about peo­ple in Glace Bay, ev­ery­one is do­ing stuff or knows some­body. Some­one said, ‘That’s my cousin.’”

He said it will be a cool touch to the en­tire even­ing.

“There are so many pos­i­tives go­ing on we just want to keep it go­ing.”

The pub­lic is in­vited to the com­mu­nity mixer to learn all about #bay­it­for­ward and the group hopes to get in­put from the res­i­dents.

There will be 20 venders at the mar­ket and the ma­jor­ity are mer­chants or peo­ple from Glace Bay.

The next #bay­it­for­ward event will be a se­niors so­cial at the Savoy on March 28 from 2-4 p.m.

The free so­cial is part of the Cape Bre­ton Re­gional Mu­nic­i­pal­ity’s Taste of Winter festival, an ini­tia­tive aimed at pro­vid­ing ac­tiv­i­ties for res­i­dents of all ages dur­ing Fe­bru­ary and March.

“The CBRM is spon­sor­ing the so­cial and we are host­ing.”

There will be mu­sic by the Ukulele Strum­mers and bingo.

MacKeigan

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