Cape Breton continues to create attention about all this great island has to offer. This time the focus is drawn to our excellent surfing location Point Michaud, located on the Fleur de Lis Trail in Richmond County. Michelle Richards, professional surfer and Surf Instructor for the Richmond County Recreational Department’s Summer Surf Program at Point Michaud, as well as the organizer for the Point Michaud Surf Classic & Expo, won 1st place and $300 from surf-forecast.com in their Regional Surf Competition. In this competition, worldwide submissions describing local surf break were received and reviewed. Finally they selected Richards about Point Michaud Beach. Runner ups in the competition were: Jack Heckerman - Japan (Okinawa) , Oliver Treetz - Taiwan (North Coast), Giovanni Mancuso - Brazil (Rio Grande Do Sul), Chip Bissell - Mexico (Baja Sur), Salvador Jimenez de la Nuez - Spain (Gran Canaria). The new surf region pages will be available soon on Surf Report, Surf Forecast, www.surf-forecast.com.
Still more excellent promotion for Point Michaud Surfing. This information came to me from Richards’ Facebook page Surf Point Michaud which is very popular with surfers across the country. Richards posted: "Surf's Up at Point Michaud", by Daniel Bonner. Found on page 8 of Sport Nova Scotia's quarterly newsletter. The Sport Quarterly, highlights issues in our sport community, local sport participants and organizers who are worthy of recognition, and programs that are working to improve Nova Scotia's sport system." http://www.sportnovascotia.ca/Portals/0/docs/pubs/sportq/December_2011.pdf.
On the entertainment scene: there will be a Variety Concert at The Lakeside Community Centre in Sampsonville on January 15th, at 2pm. Also on the 15th there will be a merchandise bingo held at the Fourchu Hall starting at 2pm. On Saturday January 21st, there will be a Pub & Trivia Night at The Tara Lynne Community Centre in River Bourgeois starting at 8pm.