Fun for ev­ery­one

New Minas to host 50th an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tion Sept. 1

Valley Journal Advertiser - - NEWS - BY LAURA CHURCHILL DUKE KINGSCOUNTYNEWS.CA

Although New Minas was orig­i­nally founded in 1682 by the Aca­di­ans, the vil­lage didn’t of­fi­cially in­cor­po­rate un­til Sept. 1, 1968. To mark this 50th an­niver­sary, the Vil­lage of New Minas is plan­ning a grand cel­e­bra­tion.

In­stead of hav­ing New Minas Cel­e­bra­tion Days in Au­gust, as per tra­di­tion, Mal­colm An­der­son, the recre­ation and com­mu­nity devel­op­ment in­tern who is help­ing co-or­di­nate the event, says they wanted to make sure this year’s events were es­pe­cially mem­o­rable, so they moved the date to Sept. 1 to co­in­cide with the ac­tual birth­day.

The sched­ule for the day is still evolv­ing, but many of the ac­tiv­i­ties will take place through­out the af­ter­noon. There will be the usual face paint­ing, soap slide, bar­be­cue and bounce cas­tles. New this year, they’ve lined up ad­di­tional per­form­ers, food trucks, a Nova Sco­tian au­thor meet and greet spon­sored by Coles, and free axe throw­ing.

“With­out a doubt, the event that re­ally takes peo­ple’s breath away is the fire­works show. This year we have pulled out all the stops and are look­ing for­ward to an es­pe­cially amaz­ing show,” says An­der­son.

There is some­thing for ev­ery­one at the New Minas 50th Birth­day Cel­e­bra­tion Days, he adds.

“Be­tween the chil­dren’s ac­tiv­i­ties, axe throw­ing, and the au­thor meet and greet, we are con­fi­dent that ev­ery­one will have a great time.”

New Minas Cel­e­bra­tion Days will run from Sept. 1 at 2 p.m. un­til 10 p.m. in Lock­hart Ryan Park. Ad­mis­sion is free. On Sept. 1, New Minas will be hold­ing it’s 50th Birth­day Cel­e­bra­tion days from 2 p.m. un­til 10 p.m. in Lock­hart Ryan Park.

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There will be face paint­ing, soap slide, bar­be­cue and bounce cas­tles, plus live mu­sic, food trucks, a Nova Sco­tian au­thor meet and greet, free axe throw­ing and fire­works at New Minas’ 50th an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tions.

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