A show in Cu­per’s Cove

The Compass - - OPINION -

The chance of rain threat­ened to put a damper on the Cu­per’s Cove Soiree in Cu­pids Aug. 15-17. But, the show­ers held off and hun­dreds of peo­ple came out to try their hand at games of chance, have a plate of home fries with all the trim­mings and lis­ten to some mu­sic. Things kicked off with a pa­rade that fea­tured some flashy bi­cy­cles, clas­sic cars and a trio of sports util­ity ve­hi­cle (SUV) play ve­hi­cles. That was fol­lowed by two-days of ac­tivites at the fes­ti­val grounds. While not a part of the soiree, there was a cer­e­mony at the Cu­pids Legacy Cen­tre where 30 peo­ple be­came new Cana­dian cit­i­zens. That was fol­lowed by the rais­ing of a gi­ant Cana­dian flag. The Com­pass was there and cap­tured th­ese images.

Cal­lum (left) and Owen Mug­ford drove this mini-Cadil­lac Es­calade in the pa­rade.

Steve Stock­ley belts out a tune dur­ing the folk fes­ti­val on Aug. 17.

Pho­tos and text by Ni­cholas Mercer/The Com­pass

Jen­nifer Ryan plays the Cana­dian Na­tional An­them at the con­clu­sion of the swear­ing in cer­e­mony of 30 new Cana­di­ans.

Subroto (left) and Aman Biswas take the Oath of Cit­i­zen­ship on Sun­day (Aug. 17) af­ter­noon. Both are orig­nially from In­dia.

Ad­di­son Whalen of Cupid’s Cross­ing had one of the flashiest bi­cy­cles in the open­ing pa­rade.

Sib­lings Luke (right) and Is­abella Laracy, of Cu­pids, were just two of the hun­dreds of peo­ple who took in the Cu­pers Cove Soiree in Cu­pids Aug. 15-17.

Com­pass file photo

Bris­tol’s Hope na­tive and sharp­shooter Mark Hynes is shown here com­pet­ing at the 2014 Com­mon­wealth Games in Glas­gow, Scot­land in this Com­pass file photo.

Kiryl Beli­akou (left), orig­i­nally from Be­larus, and Si­nan Qasha, orig­i­nally from Iraq, were two of the 30 who took the Oath of Cit­i­zen­ship at the Cu­pids Legacy Cen­tre.

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