Roots to Boots Festival

Roots to Boots Festival

Date: Thu, Jun 9 2016 - Sun, Jun 12 2016

Artists and musicians from Cape Breton and Newfoundland and Labrador come together to revive forgotten tales and old Acadian connections. A unique blend of entertainment to please cultural enthusiasts: storytelling, hiking, food, local-flavour, concerts, songwriters’ circle and late night square dances!

LOUISBOURG

Thursday, June 9:

5:00–8:00 p.m.      Fishcakes and bean supper at the fire hall.  Live entertainment

 

Friday, June 10:

3:00 p.m.            Guided walk: Lighthouse Coastal Trail. As you walk this beautiful trail discover stories of the history and nature of this area. Start Point – Kennelly Point picnic area. Registration: 2:30 PM Distance: 5k – 10k, Rating: 2A, 2B. This walk will be led by the Cape Breton Island Hoppers                              Volkssport Club. Check their web site for a description of the rating at http://www.capebretonislandhoppers.com/

4:00 p.m.            Crab supper with live entertainment – Lobster Kettle

6:00 p.m.            Crab supper with live entertainment – Lobster Kettle

6:00 p.m.            Family square dance at the Playhouse with Adam Young, Colin Grant & Neil Poirier  http://louisbourgplayhouse.ca/

8:00 p.m.            Adult square dance at the Playhouse with Adam Young, Colin Grant & Neil Poirier   http://louisbourgplayhouse.ca/

 

Saturday, June 11:

11:00 a.m. –  2:00 pm      Antique car show with the Cape Breton Antique and Custom Car Club.  Location: Point of View

3:00 p.m.            Guided walk: Old Town and Fortress of Louisbourg Trails. Walk back in time as you walk along the Old Town Trail and venture inside the mighty Fortress of Louisbourg. Your guides will tell you stories of the “Old Town” from the 20th century to the 18th century. Start Point – Stella                             Maris cemetery, Route 22. Registration: 2:30 PM. Distance: 5k – 10k, Rating: 2A, 2B  This walk will be led by the Cape Breton Island Hoppers Volkssport Club. Check their website for a description of the rating at http://www.capebretonislandhoppers.com/

6:00 p.m.            Beggar’s Banquet at the Point of View Suites  “A tantalizing evening of lobster and crab, storytelling and tales” Dinner Menu: There are 4 entree choices – lobster, snow crab, grilled halibut or roasted 1/2 chicken. Included with the meal: halibut chowder or pea soup, rolls,                                           salad bar, hot veggies, rice, ginger cake, tea / coffee. Dinner is served promptly at 6:00 pm, you must be on location by 5:30 pm to be dressed for dinner (see website for further information).  http://www.louisbourgpointofview.com/beggars-banquet/ 

9:00 p.m. –  1:00 a.m.        Dance at the Royal Canadian Legion

 

 

CHÉTICAMP

?Thursday, June 9:

10:00 am – 4:00 pm             Explorez un sentier.  Plantez un arbre. Sauvez une forêt ! Plantation des  arbres sur le sentier Skyline. / Hike a Trail.  Plant a Tree. Save a Forest! Tree planting on the Skyline Trail – Parc national des Haute-Terres-du- Cap-Breton/Cape Breton Highlands National Park

7:00 pm                             Cuisson d’homard 101 / Learn-to-lobster-boil  – Parc national des Haute-Terres-du-Cap-Breton/Cape Breton Highlands National Park

 

Friday, June 10:

5:00 pm                   Party d’cuisine au / Kitchen party at the Harbour Restaurant and Bar  

 

7:00 pm                   Dance carrée sur le sentier Skyline / Sunset guided hike on the Skyline Trail with a twist, and a “step”. CBHNP/PNHTCB

 

7:30 pm                   Soirée de contes et chansons traditionnelles / Evening of storytelling and Acadian songs at la Salle des retraités

 

 

Saturday, June 11:

1:00 pm                    Randonnée guidée / guided hike   Le vieux chemin de Cap-Rouge (Les jardins de Cap-Rouge) CBHNP/PNHTCB

 

2:00 pm – 6:00 pm     Colin Grant au Doryman / at the Doryman  www.doryman.ca

 

5:00 pm                      Party d’cuisine au/Kitchen party at the Seafood Stop

 

9:00 pm                      Colin Grant & Scott Macmillan au / at the Doryman “À coup d’bottes!”   www.doryman.ca

 

 

Sunday, June 12:

1:00 pm                   Randonnée guidée / Guided hike   le Buttereau  PNHTCB CBHNP

 

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm    Musique par Colin Grant et Jason Roach au Frog Pond Café / Music by Colin Grant and Jason Roach at the Frog Pond Café   http://sunsetartgallery.ca/frog-pond-cafe/

 

2:00 pm                   Party d’cuisine au / Kitchen party at the Doryman Pub & Grill  www.doryman.ca

 

9:00 pm                    Feu de camp avec musique au terrain de camping Robert’s Brook / Campfire with live music at Robert’s Brook Campground CBHNP/PNHTCB

 

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