Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Tourism In Richmond County

The St. Peter’s Visitor Information Center is pleased to announce that it will be offering visitors an opportunity to speak to Mi’kmaq elders from Eskasoni on the aboriginal culture; as well as the new tourism project from Eskasoni, the “Goat Island Experience”. The VIC will host 2 elders every Friday from 10am to 3pm from July 6th to July 27th. Visitors as well as local residents are invited to come in and learn firsthand about the oldest cultures on Cape Breton Island from actual members of the aboriginal community. This would also be an excellent learning experience for senior’s organizations or day care groups and community groups to come and learn about our rich cultural
history. These segments will also offer an excellent photo opportunity to visitors as the aboriginal members will be dressed in traditional regalia. The Visitor Information Centre is located at 10259 Grenville Street, Hwy 4 St. Peter’s across from the Natural Resource Office.

Visitors to the area have changed over the years. We are seeing a lot of families travelling now with their pets. Operators are now making it a lot easier to travel with pets as they have units available that will accommodate these types of visitors. There are also operators that have set up pet kennels for the convenience of visitors who want to visit tourism attractions where animals are not permitted, but that want to make sure that their pets are properly taken care off. The time for leaving Flip at home are long gone.

Not all animals in our own area are that lucky. Some animals are in need of assistance and Richmond is lucky to have Dorothy’s Pets In Need, which is set up to help take care of abandoned cats. Donna along with a very dedicated group of volunteers are doing an excellent job of taking care of these less fortunate animals in hopes of finding good homes for them. Dorothy’s Pets in Need are sponsoring a
fundraising drive to help out with the expense of these lovable little cats. The volunteers of the group are selling bookmarks with a picture of Ophelia, one the cats who has come to the shelter and is looking for a good home. On the book mark you will read about Ophelia and her history. If you would like to adopt Ophelia or one of the other lovable felines you can call Donna at 535-3171 or Sheila at 535-2081 for more information. Or if you would like to purchase a bookmark, you can contact Amy at 535-2490 or stop in a purchase one at Louie’s Cosy Corner in St. Peter’s. Bookmarks are $2.00 each. The first run of bookmarks was very successful and a new order has been placed and
should be here in time for the long week-end.

On the entertainment scene: On June 29th, there will be a concert with Les Sapin Verts  at La Picasse in Petit de Grat starting at 8pm. Canteen facilities will be available, for more information, please
call 1-902-226-0149. On June 30th, Gordie Sampson will be bringing his song writers circle format to the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre, Saturday starting at 8:00 p.m.  Joining him on the stage are Mo
Kenney, Dylan Guthro, and Carleton Stone. Tickets for this concert are available on line, at ONLINE TICKET SALES or by calling the Civic Centre box office at 625-2591 or at the box office. Also on June 30th from 11am to 3pm, join Reg Landry who will be giving a Sand Castle Workshop at the Grand Greve Beach,   St. Peters. Come and enjoy a few hours of sand sculpting and get some practice in before the 2012 Sand Sculpting contest. The fee for the workshop is $10.00 which includes your registration fee for the 2012 Sand Sculpting Contest. From 12pm to 6pmon June 30th, there will be Crab Dinner at the Hall in Fourchu. Eat in or take out, by ticket only. For more information or tickets,
please call Annabell at 1-902-884-2315 or Elsie at 1-902-884-2522. On July 1st there will be Canada Days held around the county, check with for a full list of festivities.

Until next week, I hope you have fun exploring Richmond.

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