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A Publication of Hometown Voice Publishing. Independently owned & operated by John Royles. Printed by Advocate Printing and Publishing Company Ltd. Although every effort is made to ensure accuracy, errors, changes or omissions may occur. Users are encouraged to verify information. The Editor is not responsible for products or services as included/listed in this publication.

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2016 - June

R estaurant L istings ............ 4-12 Pizza Pages ............................. 14 - 15 F e stival An tigon ish July 3 - Aug 27........................................ 13 Music Moun tain

Country - June 22-23 Blues - July 20-21 Rock - Aug 17-18 ..... 18

Westville Canada Days June 23 - July 1 ..................................... 19 Antigonish Highland Games July 1 - 8 ........................................ 20 - 21

Pictou Lobster Carnival .................................... 22 - 23

July 6 - 8

Festival Of The Tartans

July 11 - 15 ............................................. 24

Pictou Motorcycle Show Aug 18 ....................................................... 25 Tre n ton F un Fe st

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July 12 - 15 ................................... 26 - 27

Pictou County Seniors Festival

Aug 9 - 11 ................................................ 27

Stellarton Homecoming

July 25 - 29 .......................................... 28

Tatamaoughe Fire Dept Annual

Labour Day Weekend Picnic & Parade

Aug 26 - Sept 3 ................................ 32

October Fest Sept 28-29 ........33


Stop In And Dine Today At Some Of Our Great Local Restaurants!

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Restaurant Listings

River John Festival Days

When deciding on where to eat your next meal out, consider the over 100 choices within. Inside: Complete large print restaurant listings from Antigonish through to Tatamagouche.


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Pictou Town MAP ................................ 16-17

New Glasgow


Thorburn - Scotsburn - River John

Day Trippers & Staycationers ......... 36-37



Alma-Trenton-Central West River 9-10

Downtown Truro Events .......................... 40




Live Ent/Summer Musical Showcase ...... 43

Westville and Trenton



NS-PEI Ferry Schedule ........................... 45

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New Glasgow

Crofters Steak & Seafood 565 Stellarton Rd 902 - 755 - 3383

Acropole Pizza 80 Provost Street D a i r y Q u e e n 8 5 We s t v i l l e R o a d 902 - 755 - 9035 902 - 752 - 4239 Dragon Bowl Restaurant 240 Westville Rd A & W Highland Sq Mall Ext 23 902 - 755 - 1629 902 - 755 - 2800 Appleseed Modern Diner MacGregor Ave East Side Family Restaurant 780 East River Rd 902 - 755 - 4242 902 - 616 - 7333 Glasgow Pub Beverage Room 300 Atlantic Super Store Westville Road Meals Stewart Street 902 - 755 - 9788 to go Ext 109 902 - 928 - 0066 Greco Pizza & Donair 33 Lavinia Street 902 - 753 - 2400 Alice’s Pizza Plymouth (Blue Acres) 902 - 752 - 7077 Hebel’s Restaurant, 71 Stellarton Road 902 - 695 - 5955 B ur g e r K i n g 707 We st v i ll e Ro ad 902 - 755 - 2203 Jessy’s Piz za 770 East River Road 902 - 695 - 9999 Cafe Italia 62 Provost Street 902 - 928 - 2233 Joe Chow’s Restaurant 29 Westville Rd 902 - 752 - 4686 Coffee Bean Kitchen 168 Archimedes St KFC 674 East River Rd 902 - 752 - 8184 902 - 755 - 1919 Maple Cedar 980 East River Rd 902 695-6999

The Commune Bar And Restaurant 113 Archimedes Street (902) 755-6227 Mc Donald’s East River Rd 902 - 755 - 4742

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Mc Donald’s Walmart Mamatsu Provost St

902 - 752 - 6442 Subway Restaurant West Side Shopping Plaza 902 - 928 - 2866 902 - 755 - 6601 Swiss Chalet 660 Westville Road Our Turn to Cook 201 Archimedes New Glasgow 902 - 752 - 5013 Street New Glasgow - 902-755-7526 Pictou County Pizza 814 Abercrombe Rd 902 - 695 - 3037

The Bistro Archimedes St 902 - 752 - 4988 The Dock George St

902 - 752 - 0884

Pita Pit, 610 East River Rd 902 - 755 - 2200

The Office Pub & Eatery, 56 Provost St 902 - 755 - 9981 Pizza Delight 690 East River Road 902 - 928 - 2222

The Rack Bar & Billards Shenanigans 197 Archimedes St 3 3 4 S t e w a r t S t r e e t . , N e w 9 02 - 75 5 - 2 4 4 4 902 - 695 - 3313 G lasgow

Subway Restaurant 677 East River Rd The Thistle Bar & Grill 612 East River Rd. 902 - 928 - 3320 902 - 752 - 0251

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Wendy’s Restaurant 750 Westville Road 902 - 928 - 1104

Piper’s Landing Restaurant Hwy 376 Wa t e r S t r e e t M a r k e t & B a k e r y Lyons Brook 902 - 485 - 1200 50 Water Street 902-485 8454

Westside Bistro 142 Stellarton Road 902 - 755 - 9378

Purple Rooster Bakery & Cafe 31 Front Street 902 - 485 - 4116


Pictou Acropole Pizza Church St 902 - 485 - 9299 T RI P L E

Breakwater 91 Water St. 902 - 382 - 2229 China Boat Restaurant 15 Water Street 902 - 485 - 8998


Crown Pizza 31 Front St 902 - 485 - 1988


Tim Hor tons 687 East River Rd

902 - 752 - 0699

242 Westville Road

902 - 755 - 1141

689 Highland Sq Mall

Settlers Saltwater Cafe 67 Caladh Ave A&W 124 North Foord St 902 - 752 - 2446 (Seasonal) 902 - 485 - 2558 Sharon’s Place Family Restaurant 12 Front 902 - 485 - 4669 Stone Soup Cafe 41 Water ST 902 - 485 - 4949

Alice’s Pizzas 335 Bridge Ave 902 - 752 - 7077 Andre’s Seats 245 Foord St 902 - 752 - 2700 Andre’s Pizza

902 -752 - 4888

Subway Restaurant 31 Weaver Road 902 - 485 - 7827 Ceilidh Drive in Restaurant 902 - 752 - 7588 Tim Horton’s 65 Weaver Road Pictou Gram’s Place Cafe & Bakery 225 Foord 902 - 752 - 1002 902 - 485 - 1828 Street

Fat Tony’s 9 Water St. 902 - 485 - 4500

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750 Westville Road


Harbour House Ales & Spirits 41 Coleraine Street 902 - 485 - 1047

Atlantic Canada`s Largest Museum Museum Of Industry Foord St., Stellarton, Exit 24 off Trans Canada Hwy Hours & Admissions

Highlander Pub 16 Twining 902 - 485 - 1539


Indigo Blues Cafe 49 Water Street Pictou 902 - 485 - 5600 902 - 752 - 5988

Open March Break daily & wk-ends Mar. 10 – 11; Mar. 17-18, 2018

902 - 928 - 0144 Pictou Lodge Resort 1-800-495-6343

May 1, 2018 – June 24, 2018 Monday to Saturday, 9am to 5pm Sundays 1pm to 5pm June 25, 2018 – October 28, 2018 Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm Sunday 10am to 5pm

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The Original Sam’s Pizza Restaurant 902 - 752 - 5655 Tim Horton’s 19 Foord St 902 - 752 - 3361 Corina’s Ice Cream 213 S Foord Street Seasonal (902) 755-0308

Westville Acropole Pizza/Pub & Grill 1832 Main St 902 - 396 - 1504 Barb’s Family Diner 794 Main St See our full pg ad - outside back cover 902 - 396 - 3003 Dairy Queen Cowan Street Rest Stop 902 - 396 - 2010 Jungle Jims Stellarton Rd 902 - 695 - 5467 Lin’s Takeout 1785 Main 902 - 396 - 1486

K i n g O f C u p s 147 Fo o r d S t r e e t Scott’s Pizza 2018 Church 902 - 396 - 3822


Sailor’s Galley Ltd 43 Bridge Tim Horton’s 2014 Black Diamond Street 902 - 396 - 1666 Avenue 902 - 695 - 3474

Cornish`s Variety 58 Main Street Trenton 902- 752 - 7500

Subway Restaurant Corner MacGregor Ave White Tail Bar & Grill South Main Street 902 - 396- 1759 and Lawrence Boulevard 902 - 695 - 7827

Sam’s Pizza 106 Main 902 - 755 - 4140

Sonny’s Diner 102 Main Street Trenton 902-695-3300 Tim Hortons 13 Main Street Trenton 902 - 752 - 2297 Steeltown Take-Out 149 Main Street 902-695-5560 8 The Guide

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River John

Train Station Inn Dining Car 21 Station Rd Mid May-Mid Oct 902-657-3222 or 1-888-Railbed

Ya p ’ s P l a c e R e s t a u r a n t 902 - 382 - 3444 902 - 351 - 2515 or 902 - 351 - 2222


Gig’s Pizza Hwy 4 Alma 902 - 396 - 5115

Central West River Johns Countr y Canteen Central West River 902 - 925 - 2151

Big A l’s Ac adian Rest aurant A nd Lounge, 9 Station Rd 902 - 657 - 3341 The Country Bread Basket Bakery & Coffee Shop 629 Brule Point Rd Tatamagouche 902 - 657 - 0041

The Tipperary Bakery & Cafe 259 Main 902 - 657 - 3388

Scotsburn Alma

Subway Restaurant 340 Main Street 902-657-1072

Cross Roads Countr y Mar ket Mammy’s Pizza 957 Sunrise Trail: Thorburn Road 902 - 922 - 3369 (SEASONAL) Open from May to the middle of October 902 - 351 - 2744

Deb’s Hidden Café

Taco Gringo (seasonal) ~ 102 Main Street (Seasonal) Chowder House On Main Inc. 265 Main Steet 902 - 657 - 2223

Gift Shop & Cafe Breakfast 8am-11am

Derado’s Pizzaria & Donair 902 - 657 - 9000 Greco Pizza Ocean Lanes Bowling & Sports Bar 45 Lake Rd 902 - 657 - 3202 Meh’s Chinese Take-Out 279 Main Street 902 - 657 - 2200

21 Station Road, Tatamagouche, NS 902-657-9091 or 1-888-RAILBED -/-

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Antigonish Main Street Cafe 158 Mn St


PACHAMAMA - A Chocolaterie, Tea Bar & Whole

902 - 863 - 4001

Brownstone Cafe 244 Mn St 902 - 735 - 225

Dream Catchers Deli & Main Street Pub 219 Main St 902 - 863 - 1300

Food Emporium In 18 College St. 902 - 318 - 3804 902 - 863 - 2590

Pizza Delight 348 Main St

902 - 863 - 3111

Directed by Andrea Boyd and featuring Gillian Clark, Henricus Gielis, Christian Murray and Laura Teasdale.

Sense of Japan 232 Main St

902 - 735 - 3170

Hope and Gravity | by Michael Hollinger

902 - 867 - 3444

Snappy Tomato 38 James St

902 - 863 - 1212

Dairy Queen 155 Church St

902 - 863 - 2330

Snow Queen 21 James St

902 - 863 - 4890

Gabrieau’s Bistro 350 Main St

9 02 - 8 63 -1925

Pita Pit 44 James St

902 - 735 - 7482

Greco Pizza 19 James St

902 - 863 - 2200

Subway 46 James St

902 - 863 - 8373

T h e Ta l l a n d S m a l l C a f e

3 4 2 M a i n S t reet 902 - 863 - 4682

Kenny’s Pizza 26 College St

902 - 735 - 1800

Little Christo’s 332 Main St

902 - 867 - 4992

Myers’ Tea Room 235 Main St

902 - 863 - 4293

McDonalds 37 James St

902 - 863 - 4484

Moonlight Restaurant 210 Main St 902 - 863 - 3667 Mother Webb’s Steak House Hway 104 902 - 863 - 3809

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Piper’s Pub 33 College St

Boston Pizza 133 Church St

J u s t a m e r e C a f e & B i s t r o 137 C h u r c h S t 902 - 735 - 3353

Festival Antigonish Season Trailer

Townhouse Pub 76 Collage St 902 - 863 - 2248 The Wheel 382 Main St

902 - 863 - 4565

The X Burger 358 Main St

902 - 735 - 3599

Tim Hortons Main St

902 - 863 - 6000

Tim Hortons James St

902 - 863 - 2244

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Lunenburg | by Norm Foster Love on the rocks July 3rd – August 25 When Iris and her best friend Natalie arrive in Lunenburg from their home in Maine, they find an unpleasant surprise. Recently widowed, Iris discovers that her husband had a house in this charming Nova Scotian town. The charismatic neighbor, Charlie, fills in the gaps of the mystery while romantic sparks fly and laughter abounds. Directed by: Sharon Bajer Featuring Gordon Gammie, Michelle Piller, and Laura Teasdale. Burnin’ Love | by Sharon Bajer Heart strings and wild rides… and Elvis. Runs from July 18 to Aug 25. 1979, Edmonton. In a tacky bar called The Tikki Tikki Hut, an Elvis impersonator listens to the woes of his only customer, nurse Tina. It is her daughter Mary’s seventeenth birthday, but she is in a coma. Unbeknownst to them, Mary is trying desperately to come back, with help from the real Elvis – her spirit guide in limbo. A moving, surprising comedy with rockin’ music.

Runs from August 8 to August 24 Unfortunately, everything is possible. A leap of faith and an elevator crash launch multiple stories back and forth in time in this comedy about Fate. Nine characters chase their desires in a series of funny, tender and unusual scenarios. Follow them through phobias, clandestine meetings, dentistry, and self-help seminars. By turns comic and profound, Hope and Gravity traces the barely perceivable threads that connect us all. Directed by Andrea Boyd and featuring Gillian Clark, Gordon Gammie, Henricus Gielis, Christian Murray, and Michelle Piller. ------------------------------------------------------Being Hank & Patsy | by Laura Teasdale A top-notch concert with a true story Runs July 12, 14, 21, 24, 27 and Aug 1 Laura, who has recently returned home to Antigonish, and her acting partner Ralph spent years creating and touring shows about Patsy Cline and Hank Williams. This is the story of their relationship behind the scenes, intermingled with scenes and music from past plays. It is a charming, intimate memoire about the power of music to bring people together. Path Productions presents Being Hank &

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Patsy, a musical memoire by Laura Teasdale, starring Ralph Steiner and Laura Teasdale. FAMILY STAGE Big Sister, Little Brother | by Mike Kenny Can you see the Emperor’s new clothes? Runs from July 24 to Aug 18 In a vast palace, Rita and Archie weave magic garments. But when everything goes wrong, whose fault is it? Like any brother and sister, they blame each other and can’t even agree on which way to run! Big Sister, Little Brother tells the story of the Emperor’s New Clothes with a twist, and is a funny, fastpaced, heart-warming tale. DirectedbyRichieWilcoxandfeaturing Gina Thornhill and Sam Vigneault.

Atlantic Super Store Westville Road Meals to go 349 Westville Road 902 - 928 - 0066

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Boston Pizza, New Glasgow 689 Westville Road Highland Square Mall 902-755-7319


Boston Pizza Antigonish 133 Church St 902 - 867 - 3444

Acropole Pizza 80 Provost Street Cafe Italia 62 Provost St New Glasgow 902 - 928 - 2233 New Glasgow 902 - 755 - 9035 Acropole Pizza Church St Pictou 902 - 485 - 9299

Pictou County Pizza Fe s t i v a l W i n n e r

2017 & 2018! Cross Roads Country Market Acropole Pizza/Pub & Grill 1832 Main 9491 Sherbrooke Road Street Westville 902 - 396 - 1504 Thorburn Road - 902 - 922 - 3369

Alice’s Pizza 335 Bridge Ave Stellarton P

902 - 752 - 7077

Crown Pizza 31 Front Street Pictou 902 - 485 - 1988


Andre’s Pizza 243 Foord St Stellarton Deb’s Hidden Café 4149 Scotsburn Rd 902 - 752 - 4888 902 - 382 - 3444 Andre’s Seats 243 Foord St Stellarton Derado’s Pizzaria And Donair 275 Main St 902 - 657 - 9000 902 - 752 - 2700 Tatamagouche


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Taco Gringo (seasonal) ~ Tatamagouche Gig’s Pizza Alma

902 - 396 - 5115

Greco Pizza & Donair 33 Lavinia Street 902 - 753 - 2400 or 902 - 310-30-30


Greco Pizza Antigonish 19 James St 902 - 863 - 2200


Greco Pizza Ocean Lanes Bowling And Sports Bar Tatamagouche 902-657-3202 Pizza Delight 348 Main St Antigonish Highlander Pub 16 Twining Pictou 902 - 863 - 3111 902 - 485 - 1539 Sam’s Express Pizza 255 Foord Street Jessy’s Pizza East River Rd New Glasgow Stellarton 902 - 695 - 4444 902 - 695 - 8888 Sam’s Pizza 255 Foord St Stellarton 902 - 752 - 5655 Kenny’s Pizza Antigonish 26 College St 902 - 735 - 1800 Sam’s Pizza Trenton 106 Main Street 902 - 755 - 4140 Maple Cedar 980 East River Rd 902 695-6999 Mammy’s Pizza River John 902 - 351 - 2744

Scott’s Pizza 2018 Church St Westville 902 - 396 - 3822

Pictou County Pizza 814 Abercrombie Rd The Wheel 382 Main St Antigonish 902 - 695 - 3037 902 - 863 - 4565 Pizza Delight 690 East River Road Snappy Tomato 38 James St Antigonish 902 - 863 - 1212 New Glasgow 902 - 928 - 2222

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Westville Canada Days Celebration!

Saturday June 23 11am - 1pm KIDSFEST - Acadia Park 9pm - 12 Princess Dance - Westville Fire Hall Sunday June 24 -1pm - 3pm Princess and Little Miss Fasion Show - Westville Civic Center 7pm Music in Acadia Park Monday June 25 - 6pm - 8pm Cruise Night Antique Cars and Trucks - Reims Parking Lot Wednesday June 27 - 7pm Seniors Appreciation Westville Civic Center Friday June 29 7pm Music in Acadia Park Saturday June 30 6:30pm Mayor and Council Ice Cream Social - Acadia Park Sunday July 1 - 9:00am Ecumenical Church Service - Acadia park.Westville Council of Churches 11am Giant Street Parade 3pm Long Neck Dog - Sobeys Stage 6pm Parade Trophy presentations - Sobeys Stage 6:30pm Crowning of the Canada day Queen - Sobeys Stage 7:30 pm Kitchen Criminals - Sobeys Stage 10 pm Fireworks area around Acadia Park Hinchey Amusements June 28 - July 1 Photo compliments of Steve Smith Photographic Canadian T: 902 - 396 - 5704 E: 18 The Guide

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Antigonish Highland Games July 1st - 8th Sunday, July 1 9AM Riverside Speedway Bike Races and NS Road Bike race. Presented by East Coast Credit Union –NEW 10:30 AM Opening Church Service, St. James United Church, Main Street, Antigonish. All are welcome! 2:30PM–4PM Clan Thompson Pipe Band and Friends Concert, St James United Church, Main St., Antigonish.

Tuesday, July 3 9AM - Am Baile Mòr Highland Tour – Historic guided bus tour around Antigonish Town and County 6 PM – 7 PM Annual Salmon Dinner hosted by Clan Chisholm. Open to everyone. Location: St. Ninian’s Place. 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM 21stAnnual Gathering of the Arts, Opening Celebration at the People’s Place Library in partnership with the Antigonish Highland Society

9PM–12Am Family Round and Square Dance at the St. Mary’s Parish Hall, Maryvale


Wednesday, July 4

Friday July 7

7:30 AM & 1:00 PM Kilted Golf Tournament Stroke Play, Antigonish Golf & Country Club

8AM – 2PM Tir Nan Og Athletic Activities.

10:00 AM – 3:30 PM 8th Annual Stroll the Main Sidewalk Street Fair 7:00 PM Doors Open- Showtime 7:30, Ships of 1801 Society’s Keppoch Concert Schwartz Hall, St. FX University- NEW

Thursday July 5 7PM Doors Open - Showtime 7:30 A Keppoch Wedding Production, Schwartz Hall, StFX University- NEW 7:30-9PM Antigonish Heritage Museum Ceilidh

10-4 PM Family Cultural & Arts workshops. 2PM Ceilidh Pub - Open 6PM 5-Mile Road Race Presented by Eastern Sanitation Ltd. 7:45PM Official Opening of 155th Antigonish Highland Games 8PM – 9:30PM Concert Under the Stars, Main Stage Presented by the Town and County of Antigonish. Main Stage. Following Concert Under the Starts there will be a Ceilidh until 11PM

10:30AM Opening Ceremonies, Day 1 of Competition. 10:30AM Solo Piping and Drumming Competitions Presented by Sobeys. 11AM Day 1 Scottish Heavy Weight Events Competition Presented by The Casket– Heavy Weight for Distance. 12PM Day 1 Scottish Heavy Weight Events Competition Presented by The Casket– Heavy Hammer. 12PM Ceilidh Pub – Open

12PM-2PM Official Opening of Clan Day, Clan March & Special Guest Speaker.

Saturday July 7

12:30Tug-of-War Competition Presented by Antigonish Farmers’ Mutual Insurance

*– Day 2 @ Columbus Field *Order of Competitions subject to change

1PM Day 1 Scottish Heavy Weight Events Competition Presented by The Casket – Competition Caber Toss.

8AM Clan Day Presented by R MacLean Forestry– Official Opening of Clan Day & Clan March. 8AM Highland Dance Registration for Pre-Premier: Novice and Intermediate. 8:15AM First Call for Highland Dance Pre-Premier: Novice and Intermediate. 8:30AM Highland Dance PrePremier Presented by Riverside International Speedway: Novice and Intermediate Start. 8:50AM Elite Mile Presented by Celtic Life 9AM Grand Street Parade Presented by the Chronicle Herald– StFX to Columbus Field, Main Street. 10AM Start of Day 1 Scottish Heavy Weight Events Competition Presented by The Casket– Braemar Stone. 10AM Activities and updates in Clan tent located on Columbus Field 10AM Activities and updates in Clan tent located on Columbus Field

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10:30AM New Scotland Open Championships (Ages under 12) Presented by Riverside International Speedway.

2PM Nova Scotia Pipe Band Championships Presented by Antigonish Highland Society Foundation. 2PM Day 1 Scottish Heavy Weight Events Competition Presented by The Casket – Weight Over Bar. 3PM Special Event Mary Dundas Sword Presented by AA Munro (2&1) Open to all Premier Dancers under the age of 16 years. To follow the Championship – before awards. 3PM-6PM Afternoon Ceilidh– Licensed Event – Molson Canadian Ceilidh Stage featuring entertainment by JJ Chaisson, Brent Chaisson, and Darla (MacPhee) Chaisson 3:30PM AHG Open Farmer’s Walk Presented by Antigonish Farmers’ Mutual Insurance. 4PM Tug-Of-War Competition Presented by Antigonish Farmers’ Mutual Insurance. 4PM-7PM Havre Boucher Salmon Supper, Havre Boucher Community Centre.

5:30PM Massed Pipe Bands & Awards 8:00 PM Celtic Music Concert – A concert dedicated to the memory of James MacPherson.- St. Ninian’s congregation was blessed to have had James MacPherson as its organist for more than 50 years. The concert will feature Pastoral Airs: Celtic Music Secular and Sacred . Concert Organist Emery VandeWiel and other guests St. Ninian’s Cathedral, Antigonish- NEW 9PM-2AM Ceilidh Pub Presented by Molson Coors – Licensed Event – Molson Canadian Ceilidh Stage featuring entertainment by Mud Men

Sunday July 8 *– Day 3 @ Columbus Field *Order of Competitions subject to change

8AM Highland Dance Registration for Pre-Premier: Primary and Beginner. 8:15AM First Call for Highland Dance Pre-Premier: Primary and Beginner. 8:30AM Start of Women’s Heavy Events 8:30AM Start of Lightweight Men’s Heavy Events 8:30AM Highland Dance Competition Pre-Premier Presented by Riverside International Speedway: Primary and Beginner Start. 8:30AM Solo Piping & Drumming Competitions Presented by Sobeys. 10AM Start of Day 2 Scottish Heavy Weight Events Competition Presented by The Casket– Open Stone. 10AM Day 2 Junior Scottish Heavy Weight Events Competition. 10:30AM Tug-Of-War Competition Presented by Antigonish Farmers’ Mutual Insurance. 10:30AM Special Event Florence MacMillan Flora Presented by AA Munro (only open to Premier dancers from the Maritime Provinces)

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10:30AM Closing Church Service, St. James United Church, Main Street, Antigonish. 11AM Day 2 Scottish Heavy Weight Events Competition Presented by The Casket – Light Weight for Distance. 12PM Day 2 of Scottish Heavy Weight Events Competition Presented by The Casket – Light Hammer. 12PM Highland Heart Open Premiership Presented by Riverside International Speedway. 1PM Day 2 of Scottish Heavy Weight Events Competition Presented by The Casket– Challenge Caber Toss. 1:30PM Atlantic Canada Pipe Band Championships Presented by Keltic Ford. 1:45PM Tug-Of-War Consolation & Championship Pull Presented by Antigonish Farmer’s Mutual Insurance. 2PM Day 2 of Scottish Heavy Weight Events Competition Presented by The Casket– Challenge Sheaf Toss 4PM-8PM Closing Ceilidh – Licensed Event – Molson Ceilidh Stage Family Event featuring entertainment by Rodney Macdonald & Glenn Graham and Jackie Dunn - MacIsaac, and Patrick Gillis. 5:00 PM Massed Pipe Bands & Awards 7PM Doors Open- Showtime 7:3 0 A K e p p o c h We d d i n g Production, Schwartz Hall, StFX University- NEW For more information on Event Listing timing, please visit www.” For more information on Event Listing timing, please visit www.”

Don't Miss the Best Party of the Year! 84th Pictou Lobster Carnival

July 6 - 8, 2018

Voted as Canada’s Favorite Festival 2010

Started in 1934, the Pictou Lobster Carnival has become a Signature Event in Nova Scotia. This 3-day festival celebrates the end of the lobster fishing in the area and is rich in Maritime culture and music.

The event features musical entertainment at the main stage, beer garden, Mardi Gras parade, children’s parade, antique car show, derby races, lobster boat races, mid-way rides, modified boat races, fireworks over the waterfront and many other activities. The whole Town is going to be buzzing with excitement! Feel it, Live it, Rock it!

The Enter tainment Line - up

6:00 pm 8:00 pm 9:00 pm 10:00 pm 10:15 pm 11:30 pm

12:30 pm 3:30 pm 8:00 pm 9:45 pm 11:30 pm

11:00 am 1:00 pm 1:30 pm 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 4:45 pm 5:45 pm 7:00 pm


FRIDAY, JULY 6 Opening Ceremonies Jon Raven Band Next Exit Fireworks East River Rats Mudmen


Bubblin’ Jugglers Albert Dunnewold (Old Time Dance) The Divorcees The Grassabillies The Hypochondriacs


Gospel w/Brian Bowden Downtown Jam Artist Winner Kelsey Karr Johnston The Randy Swallows Band Men of the Deeps Robert Bouchard Kitchen Criminals Ashley MacIsaac

Gary began his air show career in 1998 in a Pitts S2-B. In 1999, he moved to the Giles 202 and in 2006, he became the first pilot to begin flying airshows in the awesome new MX2! The MX2 is the absolute latest in unlimited aerobatic aircraft. It is strong, fast, and very agile! The entire airframe is constructed of aerospace quality carbon fiber to provide maximum strength and stiffness with minimum weight. The MX2 is powered by a Lycoming engine modified by LYCON to produce more than 350 HP! Please check out our website for more information about one of the most exciting and entertaining performances you will ever see in any aircraft. The Performance Gary puts the MX2 through one of the most exciting performances you will ever see. The action starts on take off as Gary pulls steeply up and goes into a spectacular take off maneuver! The entire sequence is jam packed with breathtaking gyrations that range from zero speed hovers to dives in excess of 250 mph! The MX2 is so powerful that at the end of an inverted flat spin, rotation is stopped and the MX2 will fly out, inverted, without the nose ever dropping below the horizon! Gary makes full use of the power and agility of the MX2 to perform many maneuvers that an “airplane just isn’t supposed to do!”

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A New Musical Play Comes To Pictou Voyage: A Journey of Hope. In 1773, two courageous young Scots, Rory and Angus, chafing under the yoke of British oppression, consider making a perilous voyage to the New World on a ship named ‘Hector’. Will Rory find the courage to leave behind his family and the only life he has known? Will Angus’s wild temperament prevent him from making it aboard? There is also Mary, Rory’s beloved; will she opt for duty to family or choose a journey, expressly forbidden by her father? What trials and twists of fate might they encounter as they seek adventure and their ultimate destinies? Alive with action, laughter, dance and drama, and defined by a spirit of adventure, Voyage: A Journey of Hope is a rich musical experience powered by an original score and featuring some of Pictou County’s finest talents. Come aboard as the ship Hector sails anew carrying the forbearers of present-day Pictou, embracing change and seeking a better life. A vivid portrayal of the long-celebrated tale of Highland perseverance, it is sure to bring a smile to your face and a tear to your eye.

Unique to this production is an Indiegogo Fundraising campaign which will allow the community an opportunity to support live and locally created theatre. Unique perks will be offered as an incentive for sponsorship. More information will be available in the coming months. Written, produced and directed by Sandy Mackay and Ron MacDonald. Show dates at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre 99 Water Street, Pictou NS 902 485-8848

Fri Sept. 7, 7:30 pm Sat, Sept. 8, 7:30 pm Sun, Sept. 9,2:30 pm Tickets $25 $22 for members

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31st Pictou County Seniors Festival August 9th, 10th & 11th Thursday, August 9th

7pm - 9pm Auction 45’s Trenton Rink

Friday, August 10th

9am - 11am Bowling, Heather Lanes

30th ANNIVERSARY! JULY 12 - 15, 2018

Events listed will take place at the Trenton Rink 11:30am Start Opening Ceremonies 12 Noon - 1:00 pm BBQ 1pm - 2 pm Entertainment 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Bingo 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Cribbage

Saturday, Aug 11th

9am - 10am, Walk-a-bout Trenton Rink 9am-11am, Darts at the Steeltown Friendly Group Events listed will take place at the Trenton Rink 10am - 2pm Entertainment 12 Noon Start Dinner 4:00pm Start Washer Toss 7pm - 11pm Social & Dance To Register or for more Info - 902-752-1029

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Stellarton Homecoming Festival J uly 25-29 th, 2018

Presbyterian Church

Call RCAF for Details- 902-752-5168



At time of publishing all activities listed above are subject to change. Fo r c o m p l et e d et a i l s a n d a f u l l l i s t of eve nt s a n d t i m e s p l e a s e g o o n l i n e at w w w. s t e l l a r t o n.c a

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Check Out The Library

Cottage days can be rainy and lazy but libraries can take you to a whole new place of wonder. With locations in the picturesque village of River John right through to Westville, wherever you are travelling there is a whole other world waiting for you. And with their Borrow Anywhere Return Anywhere (BARA) program you can check a book out in one part of the country and return it to another! With the summer programs being mostly drop-in and have fun directive, it’s easy to decide that morning if you want to participate into an air-conditioned planned day or check out a book to read

outside. Remember that you can check out audio books and movies, too (with your free library card)!

club for the chance to win big! Prize includes a one night stay at the Holiday Inn in Truro!

If you’re fortunate enough to be visiting in July be sure to check out Read by the Sea in River John, including a stop at Mable Murple’s Dreamery and Book Shoppe opening for the season July 3 with a WordPlay celebration. Meet local and travelling authors, sing songs and play games with old and new friends to make memories that can last a life time. In the area all summer? Keep up with your reading by joining the libraries book

When you’re planning your trip your first stop should be so you can make the most of your vacation.

standard improvements the train was finally put into operation.

The Tatamagouche and Area Trails Association created a wonderful trail along the old Inter-Colonial Railway bed forming part of the Trans Canada Trail. This trail follows the river edge to Tatamagouche Bay with wonderful scenes along the way. However, this trail has been little known to the travelling public and was being underused and a hidden gem. It was suggested that a “road train” would be a great idea to take people to the park along this trail some 3.3km. The vehicle would look like a train but would run on rubber tires. The idea was expanded upon, and it was suggested that not only could it be driven along the trail, it could also travel through the village showing off the beauty and history of Tatamagouche. As a result the Tatamagouche Road Train Society was formed. The train was ordered and shipped from China arriving in May 2016 and after carrying out some

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The first day of operation was July 1st, 2016, Canada Day, and it finished service for the season in Tatamagouche on the October 10th 2016. It carried over 16000 passengers in that short time in a village of only 700 residents. Our goal was achieved of taking people to Nelson Memorial Park and back, along the trail taking one hour for the complete trip twice a day midweek which proved to be very popular indeed, and spent seven days a week doing ½ hour loops throughout the village during the remaining times of the days. In October 2016 our train was transported to Halifax where it was used for a trial period by Ambassatours Ltd., along the harbour front. This also proved to be very successful and as a result, Ambassatours ordered their own train from the same company and went into service June 2017. Its main purpose is to service all the cruise ships arriving into Halifax during the summer and fall season. This too is paid for through “fare”donations on board. The economic spin off within the village and throughout the county has been

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tremendous. People have come from far and wide to ride the train and 2017 was another successful summer for our Road Train. Everybody riding the train was happy and loved to wave to everyone along the journey. It created a fun Community experience for all. It will be back in operation for Victoria Day long weekend starting May 19th, 2018 on weekends only with full service starting June 29th till Labour Day Monday September 3th, 2018. Check out our Facebook page for complete hours of operation. Drop by our Tatamagouche Road Train Station located in the Foodland parking lot to pick up your train tickets and souvenirs for the Road Train. First train departs at 10am with the final departure at 4pm, weather permitting. Our train operates by the donations from our riders and donation boxes are located on the side of the train. This keeps us on the road!

Come one, come all to ride the train in Tatamagouche and remember: IT ALL STARTED IN A VILLAGE!

Tatamagouche Sunday, August 26th 2018 to Monday, September 3rd Golf & Washer Toss Tournament Sunday, August 26th GOLF & WASHER TOSS TOURNAMENT to start at 12PM at Brule Point Golf. Two person teams at $35 per person. All proceeds going to Tatamagouche Volunteer Fire Department. The tournament consists of 9 holes of Scramble Golf followed by a Washer Toss Tournament with Barbeque. Combined Standings with lots of prizes! To sign up, please call Jim at (902-8902068) or call the pro shop at (902-657-4653). Giant Yard Sale & Silent Auction Saturday, September 2nd GIANT YARD SALE and SILENT AUCTION to start at 9AM. Final bids awarded by mid afternoon. Hot dogs; corn-on-the-cob; fried pepperoni will be served. TFD are asking businesses and individual community members for donations of quality items for the Silent Auction to be dropped off at the Fire Hall (Church St. entrance) any evening (6-9PM) from August 27th to August 31st. Please call Ian Langille (902-890-6768) or Peter Lockerby (902-657-2420) or any Firefighter. Street Parade/Games/Picnic LABOUR DAY, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3rd: Labour Day festivities will feature a STREET PARADE starting at 12 NOON beginning at the Junction of Highways 6 and 311 (Home Hardware). We are asking community organizations, businesses and individuals to enter floats, antique cars, horses, bikes, clowns or anything unique that will make this one of our best parades ever. We are once again proud to have the HeatherBell Pipe Band march

through Main Street to the Foodland Parking lot, where parade entrants will be judged and awarded prizes. Don’t forget to get your tickets for our very popular 50/50 Draw that will be sold by members on Monday morning. Draw to be held Monday afternoon at the Fire Hall. Please call Mark Langille (902-899-5790) or Ian MacDonald (902257-2215). There will be carnival games of chance, Hot Dogs, Fries, Corn-on-the-Cob, Cotton candy, an on site dunk tank, plus so much more. Please call Ian MacDonald (902-2572215) or Ian Langille (902-890-6768). Entertainment & Singing LABOUR DAY, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3rd The Old Time Fiddlers will join other high class entertainment on Monday afternoon in the Fire Hall (Church St. entrance) at 2PM until 4PM. Please call Adrian MacCallum (902-890-7251). Traditional Baked Bean Supper LABOUR DAY, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3rd: A delicious Baked Bean and Salad supper will be served in the Tatamagouche Legion Branch 64 at 4:30PM. Those wishing to drop off items for the meal such as salads (cooked potatoes/eggs), salad dressing, baked beans, bread, pickles, or desserts (cookies/squares) it would be appreciated if these could be dropped off at the Legion early Monday afternoon.

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Atlantic Canada’s Largest” Oktoberfest Join us as we celebrate 39 Years!

The largest Oktoberfest east of Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario takes place on the last full weekend of September each year with over 3,000 party goers travelling to Tatamagouche, to attend the North Shore Bavarian Society’s Oktoberfest. The event will celebrate its 39th anniversary in 2018 Sept 28 - 29

Events includes; Friday night beer garden 6pm to 11pm, cover charge at the do or, featuring a local band and t wo G er man b a n d s , Saturday afternoon doors open at 11:00 am until 5:00 pm and Saturday evening 7:00 pm till midnight.The top notch German bands from the Kitchener-Waterloo area play endlessly at all three functions. The concession booths include Canadian and German cuisine, such as sausages, schnitzel, pretzels, and delicate cheesecakes. A variety of souvenirs are available including, beer steins, T-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, pins and other novelty items. Many beverages are available from Domestic and German beers to local wines, imported spirits, soft drinks and coffees are also available. Tickets go sale during July each year at: Ticket Atlantic - Balmoral Motel - Mingo’s Music Sales C.G. Fulton’s Pharmacy - The Pork Shop.

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R i v e r J o h n F e s t i v a l D a y s J uly 20- 28 ~ 2018

Daily 50/50 draw at Entertainment on the Veranda during Festival Days

2pm Tug of War Weigh-ins at the Ball Field, Followed by TugO-War

Saturday- July 21

6pm Children’s Parade and Family BBQ at the Lion’s Club Playground. Participants meet at St. George’s Presbyterian Church. Categories include story book characters, cartoon characters, and festival theme

12pm Lobster Dinner at the Fire Hall, until sold out

7pm Gospel Sing at the Veranda led by “The Village Sings” (rain Location at St. George’s Presbyterian Church Hall)

Friday July 20

6pm - Baseball Tournament begins at the ballfield. Contact Jay Reid to register 351-3396 9am Baseball Tournament continued

1-3pm Story Time at Mabel M u r p l e ’s , d r e s s a s y o u r favorite storybook character and pack a purple lunch 2pm Cardboard Boat Races at Bissell Park dock, $2/ participant, cash prizes, build your own boat, contact Joanne for info 351-2143

Sunday- July 22

9am Baseball Tournament continued 10am-3pm Lismore Sheep Farm Day, wagon rides, BBQ, wool demonstrations 10am-3pm River John Sunday Market at Lismore Sheep Farm 11am Church Service at Salem United 12pm Festival Lunch at the Fire Hall ($5) 1pm Bridge to Bridge Fun Paddle, start at Bissel Park dock, bring your kayak, canoe, etc. (weather permitting)

Monday-July 23

6:45-10am Breakfast on the Veranda by Sunrise Trail 4-H Club, French Toast and Sausage, $6/$4 1-4:30pm Sunrise Trail 4-H Achievement Day at MelvilleSeafoam Community Hall 1pm Strawberry Tea by the RJ’s at St. George’s Presbyterian Church ($6/$3) 6pm Scrabble Walk, register at Bissell Park $2 7pm Cribbage night at the Fire Hall, 19+, $5/player, teams of two, winner takes all 7pm Entertainment on the Veranda by “Harmony Trail”, (rain location at St.George’s Presbyterian Church Hall)

6pm Mackerel Fishing Tournament, register at Bissell Park, $5 entry fee, free for 12 and under, cash prizes 6pmAdult Scavenger Hunt, register at Bissell Park, cash prizes

6:30pm Northumberland RC Modelers Demonstration at the River John Airfield, Mountain Road,sticky buns for sale

7pm Trivia Night at the Legion, 19+, $20 per teams of four, winner takes all 7pm Entertainment on the Veranda by “Geezer”, (rain location at St. George’s Presbyterian Church Hall)

Thursday-July 26

6:30pm Tupperware Bingo at the Fire Hall

6:45-10am Breakfast on the Veranda by the Oddfellows & Rebekah’s, Ham & Eggs, $6/$4

7pm Euchre at the Legion, $6 per person, 19+

9-11am Cupcake Decorating, Bissel Park

7pm Entertainment on the Veranda by “The Thursday Night Fiddlers”, (rain location at St. George’s Presbyterian Church Hall)

9-11am “Run by the Sea” Walk/ Run (3/6/9 Km) Start time 10am, pre-register at River John Library for free, or at 86 River Road for $5 at 9am

Wednesday July 25

10am-5pm Craft Sale Anglican Church Hall

6:45-10am Breakfast on the Veranda by Pictou County 4-H, proceeds to Legacy Barn, Breakfast Sandwich, $6/$4 10am-5pm Craft Sale Anglican Church Hall 1pm-4pm Washer Toss at the Legion, 19+, first 30 teams, registration starts at 12 noon, no pre-registration 1pm-4pm Community Picnic at Skinners Cove (East)

Tuesday- July 24

2pm-4pm River John Birthday Cake at Bissel Park dock

1-3pm Maker Fair at River John Library

6:30pm Family Chocolate Bar Bingo at Fire Hall, bring a chocolate bar to “buy” a bingo card (1 chocolate bar = 1 bingo card), open to all children with

6:45-10am Breakfast on the Veranda by River John 4-H Club, Bacon, Eggs & Beans, $6/$4


10am-6pm Got Bobbled? at the Ball Field, $10 per Bobble ride 11am-7pm Route Six Food Truck Co., In front of Simpson’s 2-4pm Warden’s Tea the Fire Hall 6pm Children’s Scavenger Hunt, register at Bissell Park, cash prizes 7pm Bingo at the Legion 7pm Entertainment on the Veranda by “Route Six”, (rain location at Fire Hall)

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Continued from page 34 Friday, July 27 6:45-10am Breakfast on the Veranda by Toney River Community Group, Bacon, Eggs and Beans, $6/$4 9am-5pm Atlantic Canadian Military Historical Association WWI/WWII Display Behind the RJ Historical Society Museum 10am-6pm Got Bobbled? at the Ball Field, $10 per Bobble ride 10:30am Mi’kmaq Dancer/Drummer Trevor Gould, singing/dancing demo and speaking, ages 5+ 11am-7pm Route Six Food Truck Co., In front of Simpson’s 11:30am-1pm Friends of the Library BBQ at the River John Library 1pm West Branch UCW Pie Sale at the Lion’s Veranda 1-3pm Art in the Park, at Bissel Park (rain location at Fire Hall), first 25 participants, all ages, materials provided no exp. required

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7pm Entertainment on the Veranda by “The O’Brien’s”, (rain location at Fire Hall)

Saturday, July 28

20- 28 ~ 2018 2pm Lobster Crate Run on the River, Bissell Park dock, register at 1:30, $2/ entry, cash prizes 6:30pm Street Parade

6:45-10am Breakfast on the Veranda by The Lion’s Club, Pancakes and Sausages, $6/$4

9:45pm/Sunset Fireworks over the River

9am-5pm Atlantic Canadian Military Historical Association WWI/WWII Display Behind the RJ Historical Society Museum

10:15pm-2am Festival Dance (DJ), at the Fire Hall 19+ ($10)

10am-6pm Got Bobbled? at the Ball Field, $10 per Bobble ride

6:45am-10:30am - Breakfast on the Veranda by The Lion’s Club- Pancakes and Sausages ($6/$4)

10am Soccer Bobble Tournament, Ball Field, $60/team of 6, contact Craig at 780402-9424, or, for info or to register

11am-2pm - Car Show at the Legion

1 0 - 11 a m A n t i q u e C a r S h o w registration11am-2pm Antique Car Show open to public, Location: Parking area of former school, canteen on siteAntique Car show Sponsored by Strait-Way Kia, 2753 Westville Rd, New Glasgow

TBD Lucky Duck Race on the River

2pm Antique Car Show Presentation of Trophies & Prizes

9:30/Sunset- Fireworks over the River

6pm Bed Races, St. George’s Presbyterian Church parking lot, $2/participant, cash prizes

11am-7pm Route Six Food Truck Co. In front of Simpson’s

7pm Mackerel Fishing Tournament continues, weigh in at Bissell Park

TBD Lucky Duck Race on the River by River John Volunteer Fire Department

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11am-2pm - Route 6 Food Truck Co. In Simpsons Parking Lot

2pm-Lobster Crate Run on the River Register at 1:30, ($2 per registrant) 6:30pm - Street Parade

10pm-1:30am-Festival Dance (DJ Dave), at the Fire hall 19+ ($10 per person) 10:15pm-2am: Festival Dance (DJ) at the Fire Hall, 19+ ($10 Admission) General Information Contact 902-301-1867

D a y T r i p p e r s &

There are festivals & events every weekend, listed below are just a few Every Saturday New Glasgow Farmers Market New Glasgow First Friday of the Month First Friday Screenings with Antigonish International Film Fest. Antigonish April - Dec Tatamagouche Farmers Market at Creamery Square Tatamagouche May -Dec Antigonish Farmers Market (Every Saturday) Antigonish May-Dec Merigomish Market and Café Every Sunday 10am-1pm at Merigomish Community Centre Merigomish June 16th-Sept 16th Pictou Seaside Marketplace-New Caledonia Curling Club Pictou July 1st-Sep 2nd River John Sunday Markets at Lismore Sheep Farm River John July 3rd-Aug 25th Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre Antigonish June 1st -3rd Pictou Landing First Nations Powwow Pictou Landing June 9th Salomon Wascully Wabbit VII 2017 Londonderry/Folly Lake June 10th-Sept 10th Pictou County Weekend Craft Market Pictou June 2nd Pictou County Relay for Life at Glasgow Sq NG June 9th-10th Fun Show of the East Antique Car ShowParkdale New Glasgow June 9th Salomon Wascully Wabbit Trail Run Folly Lake June 15th Spring Girlfriends Weekend Getaway at Fox Harb`r Fox Harbour June 16th MacGillivray Chev Buick GMC 150 Race at Riverside International Speedway James River Antigonish June 16th-17th Johnny Miles Running Event Wkend NG June 16th Summer Solstice at Jost Vineyards Malagash June 17th Yard Sale Extravaganza, 8-11a.m, Pictou United’s annual yard & plant sale 47 James St, Pictou. Ph:902 485-8081 June 22nd-August 17th Antigonish Art Fair (Every 2nd Friday) at Chisholm Park Antigonish June 23rd Cross Border Challenge Amherst June 22-23 - July 20-21 & Aug 17-18 Music Mountain. Located in 723 Thurburn Road Pictou County.Three weekend festivals annually which include the June Roots Festival, the July Blues Festival & the August Rock Festival. June 23rd Summer ’s Here Celebration Trenton Park June 23rd-July 1st Westville Canada Days Westville June 24th North End Rec Centre Bustin`Out for Summer Party New Glasgow J u n e 2 9 t h C a n a d a D a y S e n i o r s Te a S t e l l a r t o n

June 30th Pre Canada Day Celebrations New Glasgow J u n e 3 0 t h C a n a d a D a y C e l e b r a t i o n s Wa l l a c e July 1st Canada Day Celebrations New Glasgow and Pictou July 1st Tatamagouche Canada Day Celebrations at Creamery Square Tatamagouche July 1st-2nd SCA Annual Medieval Event at LORDA Park Lansdowne

July 1st-8th 155th Antigonish Highland Games Antigonish (July 6th-8th main weekend) Antigonish July 1st - August 27th Summer Musical Showcase (Every Sunday & Monday) Hector Marina Pictou July 1st-Sep 2nd River John Sunday Markets at Lismore Sheep Farm River John July 2nd Word Play Children’s Literary Festival River John July 3rd-Aug 25th Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre July 3rd-August 30th Festival of Summer Sounds Every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday at deCoste Centre Pictou July 6th-8th Pictou Lobster Carnival Pictou July 7th B l a c k B a t t a l i o n C e r e m o n y P i c t o u July 7th 19th Read by the Sea Literary Festival River John July 7th Oxford Strawberry Festival Trail & Road Race Oxford July 7th Evans & Doherty at Jost Winery Malagash July 14th Summer Festival at Jost Winery Malagash July 12th-14th IWK 250 Super Weekend at Riverside International Speedway James River Antigonish July 11th-15th Festival of the Tartans New Glasgow July 12th-15th Trenton FunFest 30th Anniversary July 12th 10th Anniversary at the New Glasgow Farmers Market July 18th Run for the Lobster Running Event Pictou July 20th - 21st Race on the River Dragon Boat Festival NG July 20th-21st Music Mountain Blues Wk-end Thorburn July 20th-21st Bainfest, 18 Wildflower Lane Marshville J u l y 1 3 th - 1 5 th B o r d er to w n B i k e r B a s h A m h e r s t July 14th-15th Annual Seafoam Lavender Festival Seafoam July -21st - 22nd Melmerby Triathlon Melmerby Beach July 21st Cool Water Live at Jost Winery Malagash July 22nd Sheep & Wool Day at Lismore Sheep Farm River John July 22nd-28th River John Festival Days R i v e r J o h n July 25th-29th Stellarton Homecoming Stellarton July 28th Luau @ the New Glasgow Farmers Market NG July 28th Furlong & Smith at Jost Winery Malagash July 31st-Aug 4th 2018 Special Olympics National Summer Games Antigonish

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for complete listings, please contact visitor information: 1 - 800 - 565 - 0000

Aug 9th-11th Pictou County Seniors Festival Trenton Aug 3rd-5th 23nd Annual Riverfront Jubilee NG Aug 4th Alycia Putnam at Jost Winery Malagash Aug 4th - 5th Northumberland Quilt Guild Show & Sale Pictou Aug 6th Natal Day Celebrations Pictou August 11th Toadstock Motorcycle Festival East Wallace A u g 11 t h S i g n a l H i l l a t J o s t Wi n e r y M a l a g a s h August 11th-12th Blacktop Ball The Ponds Merigomish Aug 12th Hopewell Ceilidh Hopewell Aug 18th Pictou Motorcycle Show - Rain Date - Aug 19th Aug 17th-18th Nascar Weekend at Riverside International Speedway James River Antigonish Aug 17th-18th Music Mountain Rock Wk-end Thorburn Aug 19th-26thTataFest Festival of Soil, Soul & Society Tatamagouche Aug 17th-Sept 1st Annual Wild Blueberry Harvest Festival Oxford Aug 18th Blueberry Festival at Jost Winery Malagash August 19th Music at LORDA Park Lansdowne August 25th Furlong & Smith at Jost Winery Malagash Aug 31st-Sept 15th Antigonight: Art After Dark Antigonish Sept 1st-29th Annual Pictou County Artists Association Show & Sale at Northumberland Fisheries Museum Pictou Sept 2nd Jay Fraser Memorial Show & Shine Westville Sept 5th-9th Pictou North Colchester Exhibition Pictou Sept 8th-9th Pictou County Kennel Club Dog Show Trenton Park Sept 8th-10th Annual Multicultural Fusion Festival at Glasgow Square New Glasgow Sept 8th-9th Pictou County Kennel Club Dog Show at Trenton Park Sept 8th Lucas Oil 150 Race at Riverside International Speedway James River Antigonish Sept 14th -15th Highland Homecoming Pictou Sept 15th Antigonight: Art After Dark Finale Antigonish Sept 15th Annual Jost Vineyards Maritime STOMP Music Festival Malagash September 16th Terry Fox Run Pictou Sept 28th-30th New Glasgow Culture Days New Glasgow Sept 28th-29th 39th Annual Oktoberfest Tatamagouche October 13th Jost Vineyards Harvest Festival Malagash Oct 26th-27th Antigonish International Film Festival Antigonish October 27th Harvest Time Festival New Glasgow Oct 20th New Glasgow Farmers Market All Hallow’s Ball NG Nov 10th Jost Vineyards Christmas Open House Malagash Nov 17th-18th Christmas at the deCoste Pictou

November 21st, Decemeber 19th New Glasgow Farmers Market Special Weekday Markets New Glasgow Dec 1st Annual Westville Parade of Lights Westville Dec 1st Winter Wonderland Gala New Glasgow Farmers Market New Glasgow Dec 2nd Chrismas Sun Market at Lismore Sheep Farm River John Dec 7th Christmas Light Up Pictou Contact Visitor Information: Antigonish:902-863-4921 June to Oct (Mon-Sat 9-6)-(Sun12-5) Located in their new location off exit 32 (in the new irving. new location off exit 32 (in the new irving) Pictou: At the Rotary - (902) 752-6383 River John: (902)-351-2403 Westville Rd: Cowan Street Rest Area, (902)-396-2800 Tatamagouche: (902)-657-3285 Destination Eastern and Northumberland Shores (DEANS) located at 115 MacLean St New Glasgow PH: 877-816-2326 If You Would Like To Place A Free Event Listing In The 2019 Nor` East Dining & Entertainment Guide please email us at: h o m e t o w n v @ g m a i l . c o m

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Pam`s Consignment Boutique 151 Provost St, New Glasgow 902 - 752 - 6807

Antiques & Household Items B & F Tea Co. Loose Leaf Teas & Collectables 303 Mac Donald St., New Glasgow 902 - 755 - 6484

Golf Cour ses Abercrombie Country Club Abercrombie loop, New Glasgow 902 - 752 - 6249 The Antigonish Golf & Country Club 87 Cloverville Road 902 - 863 - 4797

Red Barn, 49 Mackeigan Westville Rd 902 - 396 - 5651

Forbes New to You 902-755 -3839 387 Stellarton Road New Glasgow

John Marshall’s Antiques 65 Provost St., New Glasgow 902 - 755 - 4055

Glen Lovat Golf Club 151 Fraser Mountain Branch Road New Glasgow 902 - 753 - 4653 Toll Free 1(877) 774 - 4536

Van De Pol Storage 727 Mount William Rd, New Glasgow 902 - 396 - 3196

Eagles Chance Par 3 & Driving Range 571 Mount William Rd Westville 902 - 396 - 1050


Gently Used Clothing Stores

Book Stores New & Gently Used

Lee’s Frenchy’s 565 Stellarton Rd

Unique Gifts & Natural Products

Second Edition Used Book Store 279 Foord St. Stellarton 902 - 755 - 5343

Bubble Tree Baby Boutique

166 Provost St, New Glasgow 902-695-3025

The White Lotus


902 - 752 - 7544

902 - 755 - 9936

Salvation Army Thrift Store 134 James St., New Glasgow 902-695-3298 Louis Good Used Clothing 320 Stewart St, New Glasgow 902 - 755 - 2050

N at u r a l l y B a r e

94 Provost St, New Glasgow 902-754-0619

Century Snooker Club East River Plaza, New Glasgow: 902 - 755 - 2255

The Rack Bar & Billiards

334 Stewart St., New Glasgow: 902-755-2444


M-F 9-9 Sat 9-5

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Wine Slushy

Local Farmers Markets


New Glasgow


River John


Feb 7th to Dec 19th: Every Saturday from 8am - 12pm located at 39 Creamery Road Ph: 902 - 657 - 2762

Saturdays - Year Round 9am - 1pm 261 Glasgow St. Ph: 902 - 301 - 9087

Every Sat May 2nd - Dec 19th at the 4-H barn (horse & rider icon) behind the arena on James St Ph: 902 - 867 - 7479

July - Mid Sept: Every Sunday 10am - 2pm at 1389 Louisville

Contact Deb`s Hidden Cafe

Fa b u l o u s S u m m e r W i n e S l u s h y Re c i p e Mixed Berrie SUMMER Smoothie!

grab a blender , juice a handful of berries & your favo u r i t e y u m m y w i n e .

R aspberry S angria Wine S lushy

It is so easy to make and tastes great.


1 bottle Merlot or Syrah 1 cup pomegranate juice 1 pint raspberries


1: Pop everything in your blender. 2: Press the “on” button. Step 3: Freeze & Drink! Serves Double-Duty As A Beverage & A Dessert

Ph: 902 - 382 - 3444


1682 Shore Road Merigomish Sundays May to Christmas 10-1

Local produce & brunch weekly

Ph: 902-928-8888

Road Ph: 902 - 351 - 2594

Live Enter tainment Shenanigans Pub & Eater y

Pictou Lodge Resort:

902 - 485 - 4322

June 22-23,July 20 -21 & Aug 17-18 Music Mountain. Loc ated in 723 Thur bur n Road Pictou County.Three weekend festivals annually T h e C o mmun e B ar A n d Re st aur ant 113 which include the June Roots Archimedes Street 902-755-6227 Festival, the July Blues Festival & the August The Dock Food Spirits & Ales, 130 George 902-752-0884 Ro c k Fe st ival. w w m ount ain.c a

197 Archimedes St., New Glasgow Details on Facebook For Live Entertainment Also Wed`s Triva Night - 902-695-3313

Highlander Pub Pictou,16 Twining: 902-485-1539 The Thistle 612 East River Rd NG: 902-752-0251 White Tail Pub & Grill Westville:


Fat Tony’s Water Street Pictou


Harbour House Ales & Spirits 41 Coleraine Street 902 - 485 - 1047

Check online for upcoming events decoste Centre, 85 Water Street Pictou 902 - 485 - 8848 or Toll Free 1-800-353-5338 Glasgow Square Theatre, 155 Glasgow Street New Glasgow. 902-752-4800 1 (800) 486-1377

Summer Musical Showcase

The Hector Quay Visitors Marina hosts free live music every Sunday and Monday evening in July and August from 6:00-8:00 pm on our marina stage. Join us and enjoy the array of talent with a mix of traditional maritime, Celtic, rhy them and blues, roc k, and just good ole toe t apping fun! Best of all....all per for manc es are FREE. A r tists interested in per for ming for the 2018 season c an c ontact Pictou Recreation and Parks at info@townofpictou.c a or by c alling (9 02) 485 - 4372.

- Your Things To Do List-

Nova Scotia PEI 2018 Ferry Schedule May 1st to Dec 20th Schedules may change without notice.

“For the Cottager, Traveller or Staycationer” Step back in time with the first Scottish settlers at the Hector Heritage Quay. Become an assembly line worker at the Museum of Industry. Retrace the rail bed of The Samson, one of the first steam locomotives in North America along The Samson Trail. Stroll the Samson Trail through Spring’s magic, summer's glory, fall's splendor or winter's wonder. Learn about sheep, lambs and their wool at Lismore Sheep Farms interpretive display.

Become lord or lady of your very own sandcastle on the brilliant sands of The Melmerby Beach.

Parks Canada

All national parks and historic sites are already free on Canada Day. In 2018, each national park and historic site will offer an additional day where you can visit at no admission cost. L o c a t i o n s v a r y, s o c hec k online to f ind your f avo ur ite p lac e SEARCH: free at Get an eagle's eye view of the beautiful West River Valley from the spectacular Greenhill Lookoff. Visit the Train Station Inn & Railway Dining Car for a Self Guided Tour in their century old Train Station and railway cars, located centrally

within the vibrant and historical village of Tatamagouche. Feast on lobster fresh from the Strait.

Visit the Art Gallery at the Crombie House, former home of Frank H. Sobey. The deCoste Entertainment Centre invites you to any of the frequent performances that bring the stage to life.

Experience the next best thing to flying with a thrilling zipline adventure. Anchor’s Above Zipline Nova Scotia’s first and longest Zipline, fun for the whole family! Visit a Farmers’ Market Saturday mornings, sample what our local food producers and crafters have to offer.

Call 1-877-762-7245 for times

May 1 - June 16 6:30, 9:30, 13:00, 16:30, 19:30

May 1 - June 16 8:00, 11:15, 14:45, 18:00, 21:00


June 17 - June 27 8:00, 11:15, 13:00, 14:45, 16:30, 18:00, 21:00

June 28 - Sept. 3 (Peak Season) 8:00, 9:30, 11:15, 13:00, 14:45, 16:30, 18:00, 19:30, 21:00 Sept. 4 - Oct. 8 8:00, 11:15, 13:00, 14:45, 16:30, 18:00, 21:00

To N.S.

June 17 - June 27 6:30, 9:30, 11:15, 13:00, 14:45, 16:30, 19:30

June 28 - Sept 3 (Peak Season) 6:30, 8:00, 9:30, 11:15, 13:00, 14:45, 16:30, 18:00, 19:30 Sept. 4 - Oct. 8 6:30, 9:30, 11:15, 13:00, 14:45, 16:30, 19:30

Remember those honoured and celebrate the mining tradition at the Westray Miners Memorial.

Oct. 9 - Nov 4 8:00, 11:15, 14:45, 18:00, 21:00

Oct. 9 - Nov 4 6:30, 9:30, 13:00, 16:30, 19:30

FREE Tour of the Grohmann Knife factory; it's a cut above the rest.

Nov. 5 - Nov. 30 9:30, 13:00, 16:30, 20:00

Nov. 5 - Nov 30 6:30, 11:15, 14:45, 18:15

Treat yourself to the woodland tranquility of Steeltown Centennial Park in Trenton.

Dec. 1 - Dec. 20 - 9:30, 13:00, 18:15*

Dec. 1 - Dec. 20 - 8:00, 11:15, 16:30

Check out Logan`s fresh fish Market at the Pictou Rotary. Everything's up to par at our golf courses. Get back to your roots at the Pictou County Genealogy and Heritage Society. Consider an aerial sight seeing tour of northern NS & PEI from Trenton Airport with Eastern Air Services. Our champion h i g h l a n d d a n c e r s dazzle the crowds at the many Scottish flavored events in Pictou County. Take a break at Carmichael Park. 44 The Guide

Get creative at the Per fect Diversity Clay Art Studio and coffee shop in Downtown New Glasgow on Provost Street. Clay cafe style paintings and pottery classes. A menu with a wide variety of coffees, teas, apple cider and sweets as well as home made maple syrup and honey is being offered. Enjoy your stay in Pictou County!




Open for fishing Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 8:00 am.—4:00 pm.

PICTOU COUNTY, NS L.O.R.D.A. Provides a very unique, outdoor facility for special events including weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, picnics, outdoor board meetings, service club meetings etc. We offer: Fishing ponds, picnic tables, BBQs, tea/coffee urns, stage, gazebo, sound system, games, hiking trails, bird watching, wildlife observance, aquarium, Maple Syrup Shack (seasonal) day camping (call ahead for reservations).


We are a charitable, non-profit organization. We depend on your donations to be able to continue to operate. Receipts are issued for tax purposes.

P.O. BOX 591, WESTVILLE, N. S., B0K 2A0 45 The Guide

frequently called numbers Gowers - Towing & Scrap Removal

902 - 301 - 5269

Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Pictou County has produced more outstanding athletes per capita than any other area of NS. Over 4000 artifacts, scrapbooks, video library and medals. Hundreds of Photos, Artefacts, Biographies and Showcases on display for public viewing Established 1989. Founder and Chairman – Billy Dee First Honorary Chairman – Bobby Beaton First Induction ceremony held at NSCC – Pictou Campus 1990. The Hall is a non profit organization operating under a board of directors made up of one member from each municipal unit and members at large representing various sports and interests. Donations are the main source of operating revenue. The Hall collects preserves and showcases sport memorabilia of players, athletes and teams of Pictou County. Visit or Arrange to visit: Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame 340 East River Road New Glasgow, Ph 902 - 755 - 1755 e-mail:

Open: Tue - Wed - Thur 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Other Days and Times available by Appointment 340 East River Rd, New Glasgow, 902 - 755 -1755 - Located across from the New Glasgow Credit Union.

Westville’s Pictou County Military Heritage Museum This museum is dedicated to preserving the history of Pictou County veterans in particular, but also of all veterans. Opened in the summer of 2006, visitors will find on display a host of military memorabilia dating back to the First World War. Artifacts include uniforms, rank badges, model planes, ships crests and numerous pictures from Pictou County’s military past. Visitors will find a series of Interpretive Panels as part of the Museum’s walking tour.

On the last Saturday of August, the museum observes the Canadian Veterans and Military Awareness Day by remembering and recognizing the service of our veterans. Months of Operation: July 2 - September 1 Hours Of Operation: Off-season: open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9am-3pm. Location: 2020 Queen St, Westville, B0K 2A0, Northumberland Shore Contact:T: 902-396-2194 Email

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The Nor`East Dining & Entertainment Guide 2018  
The Nor`East Dining & Entertainment Guide 2018