Fes­ti­vals ga­lore in Rich­mond County

Va­ri­ety of events will pro­vide en­ter­tain­ment for young and old

Cape Breton Post - - Community Connections - Ann Marie Yorke Ann Marie Yorke has worked closely with the Rich­mond County tourism in­dus­try and has been a tourism in­for­ma­tion of­fi­cer in St. Peter’s for 15 years. Yorke can be reached at an­n­mariey­orke@hot­mail.com.

It looks like it is go­ing to be an­other busy week for fes­ti­vals in Rich­mond County.

Up next are Grand River Daze, Mar­ble Moun­tain Fam­ily Week­end and the Fes­ti­val Aca­dien.

The one-day Grand River Daze on Satur­day will in­clude Poker Run on the River at 10 a.m., fun crafts at 1 p.m., the Duck­less Duck Race at 2:30 p.m. and the pop­u­lar pork chop bar­be­cue start­ing at 4 p.m.

The Mar­ble Moun­tain Fam­ily Week­end be­gins Fri­day and con­tin­ues un­til Mon­day.

On Fri­day there will be a take­out sup­per at the Mar­ble Moun­tain Hall con­sist­ing of ham, sal­ads and home­made dessert for $15 per per­son. To pre-pur­chase con­tact Janet at 902-756-3265, Caro­line at 902756-9085 or Jean at 902-7562508.

On Satur­day there will be an in­for­ma­tive hike from Val­ley Mills to Mar­ble Moun­tain (6.5 km) fol­lowed by re­fresh­ments at the hall. There will be a lim­ited num­ber of par­tic­i­pants. Call Jean or Tom at 902-7562508 to se­cure a spot.

Sun­day is Fam­ily Day from 12-4 p.m. at the wharf and beach high­lighted by Poker at the Wharf with cards on sale from 12-2 p.m. Also on the agenda are chil­dren’s games with prizes and face paint­ing, a bar­be­cue, ice cream, soft drinks and swim­ming at the beach and there will be mu­sic with Adam Cooke.

Beach park­ing fees ap­ply, free en­try for cars with chil­dren un­der one year of age.

The 44th an­nual Fes­ti­val Aca­dien be­gins to­day in Pe­tit de Grat and con­tin­ues un­til Sun­day, with a great lineup of events sched­uled to take place.

To­day there will be a kids ma­rine bi­ol­ogy sum­mer camp, the grand open­ing cer­e­mony and a con­cert with Le Trio Louisianais.

On Thurs­day there will be a race, se­niors games and open house at the Ma­rine Re­search Cen­tre, a can­dle work­shop, story hour and chil­dren ac­tiv­i­ties and paint night.

On Fri­day the sev­enth an­nual shark derby will take place along with fam­ily ac­tiv­i­ties and an Aca­dian sup­per.

On Satur­day, there will be a com­mu­nity break­fast, the Isle Madame Pub­lic Mar­ket, Aca­dian story time, Party in the Coves and Dance in the Coves.

On Sun­day events start with Tin­ta­marre and a chil­dren’s pa­rade, a magic show, Evening Un­der the Stars and the clos­ing cer­e­mony, a con­cert with Wel­don & Josée Boudreau and fire­works.

For times and places for th­ese var­i­ous events, drop in at the St. Peter’s Vis­i­tor In­for­ma­tion Cen­tre.

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