Nicolas Denys Days and Swim the Canal

Nicolas Denys Days and Swim the Canal

Date: Sat, Aug 6 2016

Nicolas Denys Days runs from August 1st through August 7th, 2016

SWIM THE CANAL is on Saturday, August 6th, 2016

Nicolas Denys Days is an annual festival that strives to provide visitors to Cape Breton Island with an authentic Island experience. This year’s festival will run from August 1st – August 7th. The many events planned for the week are hosted by various organizations to ensure that the whole community benefits from and participates actively in the festival. As a visitor to the area, this approach gives you an opportunity to “get to know” our whole community and join in the fun all week long! For the most up to date schedule of events please go to the website Visit St. Peter’s .

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, August 1st, 2016

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: 6:30-7:30pm

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

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: 10am-12noon

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 (902-535-2987)
Location: George Robertson Recreation Complex (St. Peter’s ballfield)
Cost: $5/person or you can get pledges – medals & prizes
Time: BBQ & Registration @ 5:30-6:15pm / Warm up @ 6:15pm / 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, August 3rd, 2016

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 902-535-2482). 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

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: 6:30-7:30pm

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. Boats sometimes need crew, show up at the Marina by 5:00 pm and check with boats that are preparing to race, if you have some experience. You can also call Gordon at 902-631-3754 and he will attempt to 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 5:15 pm, Race starts at 6:00 pm

Thursday,  August 4th, 2016

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

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

Friday, August 5th, 2016

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 6th, 2016

Festival Slow-Pitch Tournament
Co-ed slow-pitch tournament hosted by Richmond Minor Baseball. Register teams by calling Marvin at 902-535-2137. 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

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

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 $2 each / Sausages $3 each / Pop, Kool Aid and Water $1 each
Time: 11am – 2pm

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 2 swim options through the locks and all swimmers will be awarded a t-shirt 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 for three straight years or do it yourself for the first time. 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 . Food and refreshments will be available.  This year we will have a special appearance by Lumberjack Darren Hudson. Have a look at his Wild Axe Lumberjack AXEperience on Facebook at .

Location: Battery Park Beach at St. Peter’s Canal
Cost: $15 per person
Time: 2:30pm to 5pm

Live Band @ The MacBouch
Get out and get dancing with a rock band 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 7th, 2016

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

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