Plenty of events coming up over the next few months
Plenty of upcoming events in Richmond
Summer hasn’t arrived and already our festivals are beginning.
Last year the Visitor Information Center in St. Peter’s saw close to 18,000 visitors inquiring what they could do in Richmond County. This year, I am so excited at the amount of festivals and events being planned for our area. It is sure to be a banner year, with so much for visitors to enjoy. There will be a combination of community festivals as well as special events being planned. Now is the time to start penciling in your vacation time so you don’t miss a single event, especially if you have family and friends coming to visit.
Some of the special events starting off the season will be the Dundee Resort and Golf Club’s Family Weekend from May 20 to May 22. They are offering three days and two nights of fun, prices based on a family of four. Activities are being planned by the Whitty Sports Camp, including fun outdoor games and events, crafts and an indoor pool party. Adults can go to the pub, while kids can attend movie night and then go to an outdoor bonfire with s’mores. Call 1-844-638-6333 for more information and prices.
The 25th Annual Baraco Days Festival starts Monday, May 29, in Louisdale, with bingo. Then May 30, card players can get together for a competitive game of 45s. On May 31, come to the parish hall for a spaghetti supper.
With summer just a few weeks away, everyone is thinking of barbecue season. Come to Baraco Days on June 1 and take part in the festival barbecue. June 2, will be volunteer appreciation night in Louisdale. June 3 will have a full day of events starting with breakfast, followed by another barbecue. There will be children’s activities from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., then mass followed by a campfire. On June 4, a turkey dinner with all the trimmings will be held, followed by a merchandise bingo. Whether you are a local or a visitor to Richmond County, it is always nice to get a souvenir of the event and organizers of the festival will be selling 25th anniversary hats throughout the week.
The next signature event to take place in Richmond County is the sixth annual Music Camp on the Canal in St. Peter’s, June 2-4. The event is held over a weekend, beginning with a welcome reception and jam session on Friday evening. The rest of the weekend will include a Saturday full of workshops with more than 50 to choose from. Lunch and supper will be included. A Saturday night all-star concert featuring the faculty will be followed by a kitchen racket jam session with campers and players from the community. Sunday morning will include one more workshop or band lab practice, and a Sunday lunch will be followed by the finale band lab showcase. If you love music and learning from
the masters, you will not want to miss this event. Registration is at www.kitchenrackets.org.
For all the lobster lovers out there, Seaside LobsterFest, will be back July 9 to July 16, with even more events than last year. This festival is a weeklong celebration of our long-standing tradition of lobster. Don’t miss out on the fun in Richmond, come and visit the only place on Nova Scotia, where the ocean meets the inland sea.
“Rendez-Vous 2017 – Tall Ships Regatta, will be stopping
in St. Peter’s from August 4 to 6. After viewing the ships stay for St. Peter’s signature event, Swim the Canal, which will take place on August 6.
And St. Peter’s shops will be decked out in pirate regalia to set the stage for Pirates Days from September 15 to 17, as pirates roam the streets welcoming guests to our area.
We are so fortunate to have so much talent in our area. This weekend past, the Trina
Samson Dance School took top marks at the 5,6,7,8 Showtime Dance National Competition in Wolfville. The dance troop will now proceed to competition in British Columbia later in June for the world competition. Congratulations to an amazing performance.
The 5,6,7,8 Showtime Dance Competition was held in Wolfville May 7, and the Trina Samson Dance School won top honors. They have progressed to the World Championship Competition in British Columbia the end of June. The names of the girls are, from left to right, MacKayla Boudreau, Ivy Marchand, Emma LeBlanc, Trina Samson (teacher), MacKenzie Keating, Kendra MacDonald and Grace DeWolfe.