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Chestico Days 2013!

Chestico Days 2013
Schedule of Events

July 29-August 4, 2013

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For all events where “arena” is listed as location, this means the Al MacInnis Sports Centre in Port Hood.

Participants attending any official Chestico Days event or activity do so at their own risk; Chestico Days is not responsible for injuries, loss of property, etc.

Monday, July 29

Mon., July 29 to Fri., Aug. 2: Historical boat tours of Port Hood and Henry Islands. Boat departs Government Wharf at 6:30 pm; tour approximately 1½ hours. Cost: $25 p/p; must be paid in advance. To book call the museum (787-2244).

6:30 pm: Outdoor Mass, St. Peter’s Parish Cemetery. In event of inclement weather, mass will be inside St. Peter’s Church.

Tuesday, July 30

Golf Tournament. 8 am shot gun start. Location: Dundee Golf Club. Cost: $90 p/p (includes BBQ steak dinner to follow at arena). Register via Bernie at 787-2653(H)/2666 (W), or ceilidhf@ns.aliantzinc.ca Pay NO LATER THAN July 26 (cash or VISA).

8 pm–10:00 pm: Youth Dance (Grades 6, 7 & 8). Location: arena (mezzanine level). Doors close at 9 pm sharp. Cost: $5. Canteen.

Wednesday, July 31

12 pm: Bikinis & Trunks Sand Sculpture Competition. Location: Port Hood supervised beach below Court House. Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Registration: noon; judging at 4 pm. BBQ. Sponsored by Bikinis and Trucks Ice Cream Bar.

7 pm: Family Ceilidh, Chestico Princess Crowning, presentation of Chestico Days Volunteer of the Year Award. Location: arena. Light lunch served. Admission: $5 per person; under 12 free.

Thursday, August 1

4 pm: Traditional Lobster Dinner, part of the 2013 Nova Scotia Incredible Picnic series. Featuring local market-size lobsters, homemade salads, rolls, cake, tea/coffee, Nova Scotia wines and more. Bar service. Location: arena. Free hot dogs for children when adult meal is purchased. Only $20 per meal — Great value. Advance tickets for sale at arena.

Support Eating Local!

7:30 pm: Ceilidh and Chestico Stone Builds Fortress Louisbourg presentation. Location: Chestico Museum. Tea & light lunch served. Admission: $5. Children 12 & under are admitted free.

Friday, August 2

Fri. Aug. 2 to Sun. Aug. 4: Louisbourg-era costumed animators will demonstrate aspects of stone quarrying and masonry done at Port Hood for Fortress of Louisbourg. Location: former Port Hood school grounds through all three days.

2 pm: Children’s Event. Location: Arena. Admission: $3 p/p or $10 per family.

2-4 pm: Entertainment & Hot Dog BBQ. Location: Port Hood Co-op parking lot. Cost: hot dogs – $2; pop/water – $1.50. Sponsored by Port Hood Co-op & Chestico Museum.

6 pm: Harness Racing. Location: Port Hood Race Track, Glencoe Station Road. Beer Garden, entertainment, BBQ. Admission: $2 per person. Bounce for Cash tickets: $5 each or 3 for $10; available at DF Beaton Service Centre, Ceilidh Co-op or any KOC member.

10 pm – 1 am: Matt Andersen Adult Dance. Location: arena. Admission: $20 for advance tickets; $25 at door. Advance tickets available at arena office and offer fact-access entry on night of dance. Government-issued ID required; 19 years of age+ only. ADMISSION WILL BE CHARGED AT THE DOOR UNTIL THE END OF THE DANCE. NOTE: there will NOT be a shuttle service this year before/after dances; please do not drink and drive!.

Saturday, August 3

9 am: Alfred Reynolds Road Race & Junior Fun Run (all ages). Registration: 8-9 am @ Port Hood Fire Hall. Fee: $10 for 8K; $3 for ages 12 and under (2K).

9-11 am: Pancake Breakfast. Choice of ham or sausage. Location: St. Stephen’s Church Hall. Take-out available. Cost: Adult $8, children $5. Sponsored by St. Stephen’s-Jubilee United Church.

11 am: Street Parade.

12-3 pm: Firemen’s BBQ, arena grounds. Hot dogs, sausages, cold drinks.

12pm – 4pm: Family Entertainment, games and activities:
5 Bounce-a-Ramas (100ft obstacle course bouncer, Disney Princess bouncer, large slide, preschoolers-only bouncer and 5-in-1 bouncer), cotton candy, sno cones, chocolate wheel, crown & anchor & much more! Location: arena. Avoid line-ups by pre-purchasing tickets; call arena for details.

Large slide Disney Princess Bouncer

12-2pm: Chicken BBQ Dinner. Location: Port Hood Fire Hall. Cost: $12 per meal. Hot dogs available for children.

12-4pm: Arts, Crafts & Food Showcase. Location: arena. Cost for vendors: $20/ table; to book contact Helen at 787-2252.

12:30pm: Dancing Festival, Concert with Company Road & Beer Gardens. Various dancers followed by Company Road from 3:30-5:30 pm. Admission: $5 per person for beer garden-entertainment-concert; 12 and under free.

9pm: Eddie Cummings Adult Dance. Location: arena. Admission: $20 p/p. Government-issued ID required; 19 years of age+ only. ADMISSION WILL BE CHARGED AT THE DOOR UNTIL THE END OF THE DANCE. NOTE: there will NOT be a shuttle service this year before/after dances; please do not drink and drive!.

Sunday, August 4

1 pm: Boat Parade. View local boat owners as they sail past the old Government Wharf/Wharf Beach, an annual tradition. Not an official Chestico Days event.

Dusk: Fireworks. Location: set-off location is old Government Wharf. Thanks to Port Hood Knights of Columbus and Central Building Supplies for making this event happen!