national colours of Canada were declared by King George V in 1921 to be
red and white. Red is symbolic of England and white, France. The maple
leaf is one of the national symbols and red is the autumn colour of the
leaves. So there.
Why not put something red and white on, or outside your house this week.
Canadian flag, a case of Olands, a caesar with horseradish, a red
convertible with whitewall tires, a friend who has returned from the
beach or just paint your toes red and white.
Maybe light up your house with red and white lights - be creative.
Get your Bob and Doug McKenzie groove on and let's celebrate - eh?
This Week in Chester
Tomorrow, Thursday, you are invited to Amicus Gallery from 6-8 pm to view the works of Shelley Mitchell and Brianne Williams. Did someone say wine and cheese?
will be a Canada 150 Ecumenical Service at Lordly Park @ 6:30 pm
Thursday evening featuring the Praise Band and special music. All are
invited. Praise the Lord and pass the peanut butter.
Friday evening Ariana Nasr takes the stage at the Chester Playhouse at 7:30 pm. Whether she is singing Édith Piaf, an Italian art song or jazz she will give you everything she's got and more.
has added Jacques Brel to the theatrical presentation, dressing and
performing as Édith Piaf for the first set and as Jacques Brel for the
Do not miss this show - you will truly believe you are in 1950's Paris.
The Rope Loft
is celebrating Canada's birthday in swaths of red and white. They are
offering up steamed lobster with potato salad and Bulwark raspberry
cider all day. Park your good self in a deck chair and settle in.
Saturday evening at 9 pm is the Parade of Lights. Rain date: Sunday, July 2nd.
Chester's maritime heritage on Canada's 150th along the shores of the
front harbour. Experience the Parade of Lights sail past flotilla with
local boats festooned with lights and live entertainment!
It's not too late to enter your boat - contact David Archibald @ 902-279-0554.
the Parade of Lights there will be Canada Day fireworks in the bay, so
don't fold up your tent. Stick around for the show.
the Chester Bandstand Summer Concert Series presents the Bridgewater
Fire Department Band @ 7 pm. Children are welcome and dancing is
encouraged. Bring one of those flip top lawn chairs with the drink
holders. Concerts may be cancelled if there is a monsoon. Contact Evelyn
Ernst for updates at (902) 529-0016.
a note that the Chester and Area Visitor Information Centre and
VICafé are open June 30th - September 3rd from 8 am to 5:30 pm. Laughing
Whale Coffee, Haskapa products and Tuff Hammocks may be purchased at
July 4th, Kevin Koloff and his Gypsy Minstrels will be performing in the
gazebo at Lordly Park from 6-8 pm. This evening's entertainment is
sponsored by B.W. Armstrong Insurance and this is the 2017 kick off of
the Tuesday Picnic in the Park series for the summer season.
Everyone is invited so bring your picnic and your dancing shoes.
you don't want to make a picnic there is a pig roast at the park that
night at 5 pm. There are 75 tickets up for grabs so get 'em while
they're hot. Tickets are $15 and are available at Maple Cottage all this week from 10 - 4 pm daily. For further info call 902-275-3842. If it is pouring rain you will find your porker on a plate at the Baptist Church around the corner.
The following day, Wednesday, July 5th, the Kiwi Café is having a spice tasting. Locally blended in Bedford but originating from Mauritius. Bring your rack of ribs and see what can be done.
up ! The Chester Playhouse annual Galapolooza is at the Captain's House
next Saturday, July 8th from 6-9 pm. This year's theme is PINK; pink
flamingos. pink ladies, pink champagne. When you venture into your
closet for the event - think pink.
Indulge in exquisite hors d'oeuvres by Cocoa Pesto and enjoy the music of Jeff Goodspeed and his band, Los Primos.
Dines," the exciting food extravaganza returns. If you are the
successful bidder, you will be wined and dined by local Chester
Playhouse patrons and supporters.
Raffle items this year include
artwork by Jose Valverde-Alcalde, five sets of ScotiaBank Centre skybox
seats to see TLC's Long Island Medium, Theresa Caputo on August 6th, a
luxurious stay at Oceanstone Resort in Peggy's Cove, and many more
Kick off the summer season with a fabulous party for a great cause. Call the Playhouse today for your tickets to ensure you don't miss out.