Nicolas Denys Days 2015 Schedule of Events

July 27 – August 2, 2015


All Week Long!

Pay It Forward:
Paying it forward is about doing something nice for someone, and then they pass that kindness on to someone else. Post your stories on the Events St. Peter’s Facebook Page and let’s get sharing some of the goodness in our community!
Location: Events St. Peter’s Facebook Page
Cost: Free

Turning the Tides:
At the St. Peter’s Canal National Historic Site, visitors can take a scenic walk along the 800-meter long canal and watch as boats transit its unique double-gated tidal lock. The welcoming staff will enlighten you as they present the history of the canal and explain the workings of the tidal lock and swing bridge. Enjoy a day of fishing off the canal walls or walk across the lock gates for an afternoon hike in the adjacent Battery Park or the nearby coastal trail.
Location: St. Peter’s Canal / Battery Park
Cost: Free


Monday, July 27th, 2015

Poker Walk:
Hosted by Village on the Canal Association. Join us to win prizes for best hand, door prizes & BBQ. (Weather Permitting)
Location: St. Peter’s Lions Hall
Cost: $5.00 / Poker Hand
Time: Registration 6pm-6:30pm

Zumba Fitness Class
Come on out and Join the FUN – all you need is your sneakers, water bottle and the urge to Dance! Ages 12 years and up. Licensed instructor, Louise Dixon.
Location: St. Peter’s Lions Hall (outside the Hall, weather permitting)
Cost: $6.00/person
Time: 7:30-8:30pm

Family Square Dance:
Live players and traditional steps, with Roddie’s Square Dance Society, United Church Hall.
Location: United Church Hall
Cost: $5/person (under 12 free) / Family of 4 or more $15
Time: 7pm-9pm

Live Entertainment at the Inn:
Join local musician Chelsea Dakai at the Bras d’Or Lakes Inn for an evening of music and song. Food and beverages available for purchase.
Location: Bras d’Or Lakes Inn Dining Room and Bar
Cost: $3 per person
Time: 7pm-9pm
(Open to All Ages)


Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Teddy Bear Picnic:
Hosted by the Dr. Kingston Clinic Health Project, this year’s picnic will include storytime, crafts, physical activities and snack time. Don’t forget your favorite teddy bear or super hero – we’ll be giving them a medical and dental check-up!
Location: George Robertson Recreation Complex fields. (Rain location: St. Peter’s Lions Hall)
Cost: Free
Time: 10am-12noon

Village Scavenger Hunt:
The St. Peter’s Village Commission is hosting a Village-wide scavenger hunt. Test your directional and problem solving skills to solve all the clues while discovering St. Peter’s!
Prizes will be awarded. (Weather Permitting)
Location: Village Kiosk in front of the Post Office.
Cost: Free
Time: Registration 2pm-3pm (check back in before 6pm)

Literacy Network Day Camp:
The Richmond County Literacy Network is hosting a day camp for children ages 7-12. Join us for crafts, board games, iPad games and minute-to-win-it games.
Location: St. Peter’s Learning & Technology Centre
Cost: Free
Time: 2pm-4pm

IWK Hawaiian Run/Walk & BBQ:
Come dressed in your Hawaiian best and enjoy a BBQ, music, snow cones, cotton candy and popcorn and get some exercise walking/running around the track then finish with an outdoor Zumba dance party. All money goes to the IWK so please come out and show your support!!! Sponsored by the Municipality of Richmond. Contact Shanna for more info or a pledge sheet (535-2987)
Location: George Robertson Recreation Complex (St. Peter’s ballfield)
Cost: $5/person or you can get pledges – medals & prizes
Time: BBQ & Registration @ 5:30-6:15 / Warm up @ 6:15 / Run or walk (6 or 12 laps) @ 6:30pm

Zumba Dance Party
Location: George Robertson Recreation Complex (St. Peter’s ballfield)
Cost: Free if you show your Run/Walk medal or $5
Time: 7pm-8pm

Open Jam Session at the MacBouch:
Join one of our local hosts for an evening jam session with a country, rock and traditional music mix.
Location: MacBouch Restaurant & Lounge
Cost: $3/person and Jammers are Free!
Time: 7pm-9pm

St. Peter’s Lion’s Club Bingo:
Try your luck at our regular Tuesday night bingo. The evening includes a cookie jar jackpot, 15 regular games, 1 winner take half, 1 winner take all, plus 3 special games.
Location: St. Peter’s Lion’s Club
Cost: Prices vary depending on cards purchased
Time: Early Bird Game at 7:45pm / Regular Games at 8pm


Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

Nicolas Denys Museum Open House:
Hosted by the St. Peter’s Community Club, explore three centuries of history of St. Pierre, Fort Toulouse, St. Peter’s Canal, and Nicolas Denys.
Location: Nicolas Denys Museum
Cost: Free
Time: 1pm-4pm

Friends of Leona Chowder:
Hosted by the Friends of Leona, enjoy a delicious chowder dinner (seafood and corn chowder available) and show your support for our local breast cancer chapter. Enjoy your chowder in the company of friends, or if you are on the fly, get your chowder to go (order on site or call 535-2482). Supper should always be that easy…and that delicious!
Location: St. Peter’s Lions Hall
Cost: $10.00/person
Time: 4:30pm

MacAskill Museum Auction:
Hosted by the Wallace MacAskill Museum Society, the auction will feature new merchandise, antiques, home baking, gift certificates, door prizes and bidders’ prizes.
Location: St. Peter’s Lions Hall
Cost: Free Admittance
Time: Viewing begins at 6pm / Auction opens at 7pm

Wednesday Night Sailboat Race
Hosted by the Wallace MacAskill Yacht Club, this is a fun summer race series on the lake side of the canal in Jackson Bay. Visitors to our community are welcome to jump on a boat and join in the fun. Show up at the Marina by 5:00 pm and check with boats that are preparing to race. You can also call Gordon at 631-3754 and he will find you a spot on a boat. After the race there is a gathering at the Bras d’Or Lakes Inn to review the results.
Location: St. Peter’s Lions Marina
Cost: Free (Donations Welcome)
Time: Skipper’s Meeting 5:15pm / Registration 5:30pm, Race starts at 6pm

Zumba Fitness Class
Come on out and Join the FUN – all you need is your sneakers, water bottle and the urge to Dance! Ages 12 years and up. Licensed instructor, Louise Dixon.
Location: St. Peter’s Lions Hall (outside the Hall, weather permitting)
Cost: $6.00/person
Time: 7:30-8:30pm

Parks Are For People Guided Walk:
Enjoy the sights and sounds of St. Peter’s Bay on a guided walk through the Park. (Weather Permitting)
Location: Jerome Point Lighthouse in Battery Park.
Cost: Free
Time: Begins at 7pm

A Session Plus A Jam:
Hosted by Greg Silver, Charles MacDonald and friends. All musicians are welcome to join in. Participating musicians no charge! Food and beverages available for purchase.
Location: Bras d’Or Lakes Inn Dining Room and Bar
Cost: $3 per person
Time: 8pm-10pm
(8-9pm Open to All Ages / 9-10pm Must be Age of Majority)


Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Arts & Crafts at the St. Peter’s Library:
Calling all creative kids! Eastern Counties Regional Library is hosting a free arts and crafts session at the St. Peter’s location.
Location: St. Peter’s Library
Cost: Free
Time: 1-3pm

The Village Kids have Talent:
For children 13 & under – all talents welcome! Hosted by Myles Davidson, this show will feature singing, dancing, playing instruments, poetry, comedy acts, etc. Prizes awarded to all participants! Pre-sign up is appreciated but last minute performers are welcome! Contact Shanna at 535-2987 or shanna_kendra@hotmail.com. Audience votes – snacks & drinks provided during voting break!
Location: United Church Hall
Cost: Silver Collection which is given back to the top three winners
Time: 6pm

Graveyard Tour – Roman Catholic Cemetery:
Have you ever thought of a graveyard as a place of adventure, learning and discovery? Have you ever read names and dates and wondered what kind of life the people led? Join guide Clair Rankin for a tour of the Roman Catholic Cemetery to learn about the history of our community.
Location: Roman Catholic Cemetery
Cost: Free
Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm

Outdoor Family Movie Night:
Bring your chair and blankets for the St.Peter’s Drive In experience! (No Alcohol permitted at this event). Weather permitting – otherwise the event will be held inside.
Location: St. Peter’s Volunteer Fire Department
Cost: $4 per person (includes movie admission and a treat)
Time: Dusk

Local Live Music:
Hosted by Melissa MacNeil and friends. All musicians are welcome to join in. Participating musicians no charge! Food and beverages available for purchase.
Location: Bras d’Or Lakes Inn Dining Room and Bar
Cost: $3 per person
Time: 7pm-9pm
(Open to All Ages)


Friday, July 31st, 2015

Wallace MacAskill Cup Warm up Race:
Wallace MacAskill Yacht Club presents the warm up race for the MacAskill Cup. The race takes place in Jackson Bay, on the lake side of the St. Peter’s Canal. Contact Gordon Kerr (535-3759) to register.
Location: St. Peter’s Marina
Cost: Included in registration for the Wallace MacAskill Cup
Time: 2pm (Skipper’s Meeting)

Little Mermaid Princess Pageant:
Sisters by the Sea Spa is hosting a Princess Pageant for ages 5-6 and ages 7-8. Little Mermaids are asked to prepare a little something about themselves (under 3 minutes): what’s their hobby? who do they look up to? do they have a special talent they would like to share? etc. The pageant will be a chance to dress up and play together! A light lunch will be served. Little Mermaid makeovers will take place between 5:15 PM & 5:45 PM prior to the pageant (application of light make up). Please register in advance by July 24 at 5pm. To register or for more information please contact Sisters by the Sea Spa (902)535-2220. There will be a silver collection with proceeds to go to Autism Nova Scotia. There will be one winner selected from each age category. Winners of the Little Mermaid Princess Pageant will be featured on the Sisters by the Sea Spa float in the Nicolas Denys Days Parade!
Location: St. Peter’s Lions Hall
Cost:Free
Time: Little Mermaid Makeovers at 5:15pm / Pageant at 6pm

Live Entertainment at the Inn:
Enjoy some easy listening music provided by the three piece band Echo. Food and beverages available for purchase.
Location: Bras d’Or Lakes Inn Dining Room and Bar
Cost: $3 per person
Time: 8pm-10pm
(8-9pm Open to All Ages / 9-10pm Must be Age of Majority)

Wing Night at the MacBouch:
Join us for delicious chicken wings at the MacBouch!
Location: MacBouch Restaurant & Lounge
Cost: Food Prices Vary
Time: 9pm-12 midnight
(Must be age of majority for this event)


Saturday, August 1st, 2015

Festival Slow-Pitch Tournament:
Co-ed slow-pitch tournament hosted by Richmond Minor Baseball. Register teams by calling Marvin at 535-2137. 1st Prize $600, 2nd Prize $300! (Prize levels based on 8 teams registered)
Location: St. Peter’s Ball Field
Cost: $250 / team + 2 balls
Time: Games begin at 8am

Parish Breakfast:
Hosted by the St. Peter’s Parish, enjoy a delicious breakfast of pancakes and sausages.
Location: St. Peter’s Lions Hall
Cost: Free Will Offering
Time: 8am-10am

Under 10 Fishing Derby:
Children under 10 can cast their line at Rankin’s Pond. Bring your lucky rod and keep your catch! Rain Date Sunday, Aug 2.
Location: Rankin’s Pond (9735 Granville Street)
Cost: Free
Time: 10am – 12noon

Wallace MacAskill Cup Warm up Race:
Organized by the Wallace MacAskill Yacht Club, this race in the Bras d’Or Lake is the signature sailboat race event in the St. Peter’s area. Contact Gordon Kerr (535-3759) to register.
Location: St. Peter’s Marina
Cost: $20/boat members; $30/boat non-members
Time: 10am – 4pm (Skipper’s Meeting at 10am)

East Coast Credit Union BBQ:
Satisfy your summer snack!  Join the Credit Union staff for a BBQ in support of Richmond Minor Baseball.
Location: East Coast Credit Union on Grenville Street
Cost: Hot Dogs $2each / Sausages $3each / Pop, Kool Aid and Water $1 each
Time: 11am – 2pm

 

Live Band @ The MacBouch:
Get out and get dancing with rock band “A Touch of Grey” at the MacBouch on Saturday night!
Location: MacBouch Restaurant & Lounge
Cost: $10 per person
Time: 9pm-1am
(Must be age of majority for this event)


Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

 

5KM Park Run:
Hosted by Kin-Excel. Join us for a 5KM run to start your day on the right foot! Set your own speed to see scenic St. Peter’s and Battery Park. (Rain or Shine!)
Location: Kin-Excel
Cost: Free
Time: 8am

 

Parish Potluck Dinner:
Hosted by the St. Peter’s Parish, enjoy a down-home potluck supper – a great opportunity to experience some great Cape Breton cooking!
Location: St. Peter’s Lions Hall
Cost: Free Will Offering
Time: 11:30am

 

Nicolas Denys Days Festival Parade:
The 2015 parade is hosted by the 824 Silver Dart Air Cadets and will include participation by local organizations and businesses, and a host of characters! Show your community spirit by participating in the parade!
Parade Route: Begins on DeRaymond St., left onto Grenville St., left onto Argyle St. (at the Caper Gas Service Station) towards Richmond Villa, back to Pepperell Street and ending at the St. Peter’s Lions Hall. (Weather Permitting) Parade Categories (Best): Commercial, Decorated Bicycle, Children’s, Organization, Overall
Cost: Free
Time: Begins at 1:30pm Sharp!

 

Swim the Canal – Jerome Point Light Fundraiser:
Hosted by The Village on the Canal Association, our second annual “Swim the Canal” event revives a community tradition in a fun and safe way! There are 3 swim options through the locks and all swimmers will be awarded a certificate to acknowledge their accomplishment. This event will bring people together through a fun and nostalgic community activity, reviving what was once a rite of passage! Be one of the first in the world to swim the length of a canal. To register either call Ann Marie Kerr – (902) 535-3759 or sign up at Marsha’s Custom Cuts. For more information visit our Swim the Canal FB page . Louie’s Cosy Corner will have snacks available.
Location: Lockhouse at St. Peter’s Canal
Cost: $15 per person (family rates available)
Time: 2:30pm to 5pm

 

Live Entertainment at the Inn:
Join local musician Derek J. LeBlanc at the Bras d’Or Lakes Inn for an evening of music and song. Food and beverages available for purchase.
Location: Bras d’Or Lakes Inn Dining Room and Bar
Cost: $3 per person
Time: 7pm-9pm
(Open to All Ages)