Town crier part of festivities
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.