Some information has reached by desk from Rodney Chaisson, that I think all Cape Bretoners should be aware of. By now everyone should know that the Bras d'Or Lake has received the designation as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. This fact is something that we should all be very proud of, so on September 17th,lets join in the celebration, which is scheduled to take place at the Highland Village in Iona. It should be a great time. This is the information that I have received on the event and I want to pass it along to all those who would like to part of the experience.
"Saturday, September 17th-Bras d’Or Lakes Biosphere Reserve Celebration
Come join us for a celebration to mark the UNESCO designation of the Bras d’Or Lake and its watershed as a Man and the Biosphere Reserve. The celebration will take place around the watershed throughout the weekend of September 17th and 18th. The core event will take place here at the Highland Village on Saturday, September 17th (2-5 pm) and feature entertainment by The Colin Grant Band, Les Zorvenants, Chief Leroy Denny, The Beaton Sisters Band, Cyril MacPhee and Darrell Keigan, Jeff MacDonald, Joanne MacIntyre, Kitpu singers, Gaelic singers, Mooney Francis, Vincent Joe, Mi’kmaq drummers, Acadian dancers and step dancers. The keynote speaker will be Silver Donald Cameron, with emcee Max MacDonald. The program will also feature a multicultural ceremony of designation. There will be food from different cultures, dignitaries, a play– “In a Cultural Garden” by Whycocomagh Education Centre students; and an art display from Bras d’Or Stewardship/Biosphere contest. Admission to the core event and the Highland Village Museum are free for the afternoon. For more information on this and other events to celebrate this milestone see the Bras d’Or Lake Biosphere Reserve Association’s website - www.bibra.ca."