|This Week in Chester|
are thrilled to share the news that Erick Bickerdike, General Manager
of the Chester Playhouse, was presented the inaugural "Atlantic
Presenter's Achievement Award" at the APA conference in PEI.
award is presented annually to a deserving individual who has made a
significant contribution to the performing arts touring sector in
Atlantic Canada. The recipient is selected by the APA Board of Directors
from nominations from the Association membership and the sector at
large. Erick has been the GM at the Playhouse for 11 years and we are
over the moon with this recognition of his work and all the great shows
he brings to the village. Congratulations Erick !
night, Thursday, is the Absolute Bloody Final race of the season (except
for schooners.) The start is 1800 with the finish in front of the Rope
Loft. All comers are welcome to join the race and the festivities
afterwards. There will be wings and also peel n' eat shrimp with prizes
for the crew. What are you waiting for?
Friday is the farmers
market at the Train Station.They have moved the stalls to the forefront
and it seems to flow well, so go get with the flow.
is the Al Nunn Memorial Golf Tournament at the Chester Golf Course.
Shot Gun start is at 10 am. The cost $360 per team of four. Registration
forms are available online. This is a fundraiser in support of Chester Ravens and BBQ in support of Chester PRO Kids.|
afternoon is the Haddock Chowder / Chili Supper at Chester Baptist
Church from 4:30 - 6 pm. The cost is $10 and it is sponsored by the
Music Committee. If it's the singing grandmas, they could use your help.
This Saturday at 7:30 pm, award-winning musicians Kim Dunn and Shannon Quinn will take center stage at the Chester Playhouse.
Dunn is an incredibly talented singer-songwriter that has been sharing
his skills "...a polished gem combining jazz, blues, soul and pop",with
the industry for more than 30 years. Kim has played with Matt
Minglewood, Rita MacNeil and Bruce Guthro to name a few.
Quinn is a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, dancer and composer. She has
performed as a dancer with Cirque du Soleil , The Chieftains, and has
recently been touring with The Paul McKenna Band as a fiddler for two
years. Her sound is very much influenced by her Irish roots, but her
passion for creating music serves as her greatest inspiration.
my, the Chester Legion is busy this month. "Cover Up" will be playing
there Saturday night for everyone 19 years and older starting 9 pm.
Sunday at 1 pm there is a country music fundraiser at the Legion with
proceeds going to the "Animal Rescue Coalitions." The music line up
features Chet Brown, Country Jam,Christina, Memory Lane, Newfound
Country and Ron Muise. There will be a canteen, a bake table and a 50/50
draw. For further info dial up 902 275-3645.
Mark your calendar for October 17th.
Our Health Centre is hosting a "Harvest Jam" at the Chester Legion with
live music from 4pm till closing. This kitchen party will be headlined
by "Dirty Dougie and the Divine Dandies." The doo-wop boys will be
joined by many other bands for your dining and dancing pleasure.The
kitchen will be serving harvest food, and the bar will be open.There
will be raffles, silent auctions and surprises. Oh, I do love a surprise
! Admission is $15 for the whole gamut. $5 for short ones.