Wednesday, September 30, 2015

September 30th, 2015 Press Release!

Chester Merchants Press Release


The super moon eclipse was spectacular. The tides were incredible. It was like someone pulled the plug out of the harbour.

September should be called summer as the weather is way better and now we have time to enjoy it - so get out there !

This Week in Chester

We 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.
This 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  !

Tomorrow 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.

Saturday 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.

Saturday 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.
Shannon 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, 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.

This 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.
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Suzi Fraser
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