Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Tourism in Richmond County

The St. Peter’s Economic Development Organization, Spedo, is undertaking a new project. Their brand new music program, Music Camp on the Canal will take place from June 1st thru June 3rd in St. Peter’s.
The event will take place over a weekend and is designed to appeal to traditional music lovers of all ages at beginner and intermediate levels, and will provide a day of concurrent workshops on a variety of string instruments, whistle, song writing, and square dancing. A special feature, the Band Lab, is being offered which will be of interest to anyone thinking of forming their own group. On Saturday, the event will feature a public concert headlining the event instructors in the acoustically incredible St. Peter’s United Church Hall, with an open jam session being held every night. As part of the workshops, luthier Johannes Sturm will be on site to provide individual consultations, repairs and set up services. Music Director JP Cormier is co-ordinating a talented group of instructors and performers who will offer insight into Cape Breton’s traditional music. Registration for the full weekend, including workshops, jams, concert, and most meals is $150 for those who take part in the early-bird registration by May 1. After May 1st, the cost of the registration will be $195.00. Those who don’t want to take lessons, but want to join in with the rest of the food and fun events can register for just $100. Further information: Greg Silver, Camp Director (902) 631-5050 or for full details and a downloadable registration form go to
On the local scene: April 15th, The Riverdale Jamboree will take place at the Riverdale Community Centre in Lower River from 2 to 5pm. Also on the 15th, the Arm of Gold Community Association will be hosting their very popular Country Breakfast which will take place from 9am until 12pm at the St. Georges Channel Hall. There will also be a Variety Concert held at the Lakeside Community Centre in Sampsonville on April 15 starting at 7:30pm.
Until next week, enjoy exploring Richmond.

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