Wednesday, 31 July 2013

St. Peter's Celebrates the 300th. Anniversary of Fort Toulouse

Your are invited to a Celebration of our History!
Saturday August 3rd. St. Peter's Celebrates the 300 Anniversary of Fort Toulouse. The indentation may be all that's left of this historic Fort but we plan on celebrating it's rich historic period in time. The Village has set aside one complete day which will be jam packed with events to commemorate the anniversary. There will be cultural ceremonies and demonstrations, 18th Century musket demonstrations and Cannon Salutes, an 18th century market, information sessions, and a 18th Century Beggar's Banquet and the special performance of a Scottish Lilt choreographed especially for the Fort Toulouse Celebrations, as well as a full schedule of excellent entertainment. It is sure to be a super day of events. I hope you will have the opportunity to come out and join us for the celebrations. A full schedule of events are listed below.

Fort Toulouse
Fort Toulouse 300 Celebrations-August 3

All Day- Turning the Tides- Self Guided Tours

9:30am Jenna Mombourquette Tour of National Historic Site

10am Robert Pictou- First nations Smudging Ceremony

10am -3pm- Information of Fort Toulouse with Pamela Samson at the 18th Century Market Tent

10am-3pm- 18th Century Market

11am to 2pm- Rick Shaw Rides

Entertainment for Fort Toulouse

Morning Entertainment 10:30am-12pm

10:30am – 10:50am - Jason Williams Performs

10:50-10:55 am - Jaden Seymour- performs

10:55am – 11:05 - Macayla Mathews and Grace DeWolfe Dances

11:05 – 11:15am - Jaden Seymour

11:15am – 11:20am - Macayla Mathews and Grace DeWolfe  

11:20am – 11:40am - Wendy Abbot and Rosie Sampson

11:40am - 11:50am - Native dancers

11:50am to 11:55pm - Native Drummers

12pm - Cannon Salute!

12pm – 2pm - Beggar’s Banquet

2pm - Cannon Salute!

2pm-3:30pm - Gaels in the Gaol- Jail with St. Peter’s Most wanted – Parker stone-Blair Martell-Gerry Gibson-Serve their Time!!!

Afternoon Entertainment

2pm-3:30pm - Leona Burkey-performs

2:30pm – 3pm - Adam Cooke -performs

3pm – 3:30pm - Kenny Pettipas- performs

3pm - Cannon Salute!

3pm – 4pm - Musket Demonstrations

6pm – 6:30pm - First Nations Smudging Ceremony- Robert Pictou

7pm - The Overnighter-Camping experience

7pm – 8pm - Musket Demonstration

8:30pm - NS Natural Resources Campfire Series

1-First Nations Four Cents Bread Demonstration- Anita Basque

2-Modern Camping information – Mark Vanderhoeden

3-Ghost Stories with St. Peter’s Librarian Pamela Samson

Saturday, 27 July 2013

Fort Toulouse 300 Celebrations Blasts Off In St. Peter's August 3

Fort Toulouse-300 Celebrations-August 3rd, 2013

 Robert Pictou-Native Elder

Native Smudging Ceremony-Robert Pictou-10am

18th. Century Farmers Market-10am-3pm- Silver collection as admission at the door.

Morning Entertainment
Makayla Mathews Scottish Dancer
 Jason Williams- performs from 10:30am to 10: 50am
Jaden Seymour- performs from 10:50-11:00 am
MaKayla Mathews and Grace DeWolfe from 11:05 to 11:20am

Jaden Seymour- 11:20 to 11:25am
Makayla Mathews 11:25 to 11:30

Wendy Abbott


Wendy Abbot and Rosie Sampson from 11:30am to 11::50am

Native dancers- 11:50 to 12pm

Native Drummers - entertains from 12pm to 12:05pm

Beggar's Banquet
Beggar’s Banquet-12pm -2pm- Tickets $60.00 per person or $30.00 for children under 12 years of age.

Gaels in the Gaol- Jail 2pm-3:30pm- Most wanted -Parker Stone-Blair Martell- Gerry Gibson- Serve their time!!!

Afternoon Entertainment:


Leona Burkey

Leona Burkey-  performs at 2pm to 2:30pm

Adam Cooke -performs from 2:30pm to 3pm

Kenny Pettipas- performs from 3pm to 3:30pm

Native Smudging ceremony-Robert Pictou-6pm

8pm- Battery Park by the Teepee- Camp fire series-Native Presentation and Ghost Stories around the Campfire- Free to the public

Native presentation of cooking Luskinikn the native bread over the campfire. Samples of this delicious bread will be given out to our guests.

The presentation will be followed by Ghost Stories told by Pamela Samson

The Overnighter: Join the 18th. Century Militia for a camping experience in the park. Bring your own tent. Campfire at 9pm. To Book a campsite call 1-888-544-3434. Regular overnight camping fees apply.

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Juvenile Delinquent Crowned Winner of the 2013 Race the Cape

The Juvenile Delinquent was crowned overall winner Monday of the Race the Cape.
Juvenile Delinquent's six crew members, ranging in age from 19 to 26, finished first out of 39 competitors after four legs, covering a total 120 nautical miles of Cape Breton coastline.The J/24 class boat is owned and captained by Ted Murphy of the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron in Halifax.
The race was a tourism success for the island, members of the racing crews families explored St. Peter's and stopped in at the St. Peter's VIC to gather information on sites to see around the island while the race was taking place, such as Louisbourg and the Miners Museum and the Alexander Graham Bell Museum. While here in the Village they spent time visiting the local museums and attractions. Jerry Gibson Manager of the St. Peter's  did an excellent job of hosting and arranging events in the local are for the sailing event. And from comments made by participants taking part in the race who had never been in St. Peter's before, they had a great time and were definitely coming back. 

Sunday, 21 July 2013

3rd Annual Cape Breton Paddlefest comes to Richmond County September 13 to September 15, 2013

If you are a Paddler and are planning a vacation to Cape Breton Island this year, this may be just the information you have been looking for. Great places to paddle, great places to stay, great food to eat great learning opportunities available and lots of fun to be had. Come check it out!!!

3rd Annual Cape Breton Paddlefest!


September13, 2013 — September 15, 2013 
The 3rd annual Cape Breton Paddlefest will be held in Arichat, Cape Breton, on September 13-15, 2013. The event showcases the beautiful paddling opportunities in southwestern Cape Breton Island, along the sheltered inlets of Isle Madame and the open Atlantic coastline.

The event, hosted and sponsored by the Municipality of the County of Richmond, has been supported by CKNS and Rising Tide Expeditions as well as volunteer CKNS and Paddle Canada instructors from across the province.
Canoe, kayak and SUP paddlers who want to see a beautiful area of our province and enjoy a community of paddlers should check our website at and join our Facebook page. For more information, please email”
Schedule of Events:

Friday, September 13:  Paddlefest Registration
Special Guest Speaker

Saturday, September 14:
Breakfast will be held at L’Auberge Acadienne.  The price is included if you are staying at L’Auberge Acadienne.
If you are not staying at L’Auberge Acadienne, then breakfast is $11.50 to be paid at the restaurant.

Morning Meeting will follow breakfast at L’Auberge Acadienne.
Morning Session- choice of:

Arichat Harbour Guided Social Paddle
Introduction to Sea Kayaking
Introduction to Kayak Rolling
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

Afternoon Session- choice of:
Poirierville “The Goulet” Guided Social Paddle
Maneuvering Your Sea Kayak
On-Land: Planning, Packing and Cooking from Your Kayak
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

Evening Session -
Meal at the Island Nest Restaurant in Arichat
Special Guest Speaker

Sunday, September 15:
Morning Session-choice of:
Petit de Grat-Rocky Bay Guided Social Paddle
Sea Kayak Rescues Demonstration and Practice
Introduction to Kayaking in the Surf
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

Paddlefest Registration
Registration fee is $90 (Includes a t-shirt, bag lunch on Saturday, Dinner Saturday evening and all weekend sessions)
Deadline to register is September 6th, 2013
Google Map of Arichat Area,+ns&hl=en&sll=44.004261,-62.918551&sspn=8.40694,21.643066&t=h&hnear=Arichat,+Richmond+County,+Nova+Scotia&z=14
Volunteers Required: 
Kayak & Canoe Rentals
Rising Tide Expeditions will be renting Kayaks for $115 tax included.  They will deliver the Kayak to Arichat.  Contact Rising Tide directly.

Rising Tide Expeditions
Phone: 902-884-2884 or 1-877-884-2884
Limited, kayak and canoe rentals are available; if you need to rent a boat for Cape Breton Paddlefest, we encourage you to reserve early and arrange your own pick-up and drop-off with one of the following companies:

Kayak Cape Breton
Phone: (902)535-3060
North River Kayak
Phone: (902)929-2628 Toll-Free: 1-888-865-2925

For more information contact:
Robyn Mombourquette  -
Phone: 902.226.3990
Thanks to the Municipality of Richmond County for providing the picture and information on this event.


Thursday, 18 July 2013

15 Days left until St. Peter's Celebrates Fort Toulouse 300--Don't Miss It!!!

Joining in the Experience

18th. Century Entertainment

Just 15 days left until the Beggar's Banquet comes to St. Peter's to help celebrate the 300 anniversary of Fort Toulouse. This 18 Century dining experience is sure to be one of the major events of the season. Enjoy an 18th century meal of either Lobster, Crab or Chicken while listening to 18th century entertainment and the antics of Sabine the French Wench, as she shares stories of the more colorful side of Fortress life. Tickets are $60.00 a person and can be purchased at the St. Peter's Visitor Information Center at 10259 Grenville Street, St. Peter's.

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

One of Cape Breton's Most Asked For Menu Items.

Cape Breton Fish Chowder

Ingredients: 4 cans of clams drained (but save the water to be added later)

1 bag of chowder mix or(  2 cups each of diced haddock, shrimp and scallops or lobster)

3 large onions chopped
2 carrots peeled, boiled and finely chopped

6 peeled potatoes, boiled and diced.

2 cans of carnation milk (not the reduced fat style)

Pepper and salt to taste. 

In a fry pan fry add butter along with your clams, and fish mixture and onions and cook until done. Cook your carrots until tender and finely chop, then boil your potatoes when cooked drain and dice add to a large saucepan and add your fish mixture, the juice from the can clams, and carnation milk and pepper and salt to taste. Let simmer on low heat for 20 minutes until all the flavors have blended. Spoon the chowder into serving bowls and serve with warm out of the ovens rolls, for a delicious chowder dinner.   


Monday, 15 July 2013

Sand Castle Art Contest Takes Place At Richmond County Beaches This Weekend!

Enjoying the sand at
Pondville Beach

Point Michaud Dinosaur
looks majestic on the sand.

The Sand Castle Art Contest at Isle Madame's Pondville Beach will take place on July 20. Registration opens at 11:30am and judging at 3:30pm . The Sand Castle Art Contest at Point Michaud Beach will take place on July 21st. with registration taking place at 12:30pm and judging at 4:30pm.- Entry fee is $10.00 per site. All youth registered under 12 years old receive a prize. Bring your own tools and equipment (such as a good shovel, buckets to carry water, spray guns for misting, carving tools, food and drink).  Judging will take place at both locations at the above mentioned times and will both be followed by awarding of Prizes. Prizes in Castle and Sculpture categories: 1st. Prize $100.00, 2nd Prize $75.00 and 3rd prize $50.00

Sunday, 14 July 2013

The Right Some Good's World Class Adventures Awaits You At The St. Peter's Marina August 27th.


Master Chef: Daniel Galmiche from the (UK) along with
Local Chef: Craig Leforte from Governor’s Pub in Sydney along with apprentice Chef: Carrie Grimes from the Strait Area Campus Culinary Student will present a world class culinary experience adventure on Tuesday August 27th. at the St. Peter's Marina located at 32 Lions Avenue, St. Peter's. Doors open at 6:30pm and dinner will start at 7pm.

Tickets $85 per-person + taxes


Daniel Galmiche

This culinary adventures consists of the 4 course meal that follows:  
1st Course:
Gaspacho of Heirloom tomatoes, Peppers, Strawberries and Ran-cher Acres Goat Feta Cheese
2nd Course:
Louisbourg Seafood lobster ceviche, with apples, chili and tarragon served with red onion, mango and flat parsley salad
3rd Course:
Veal belli blanquette prepare with veal from Blois Family Farm, with mushrooms and onion pilau rice with lime zest and roasted almond flake
4th Course:
HASKAP marmalade with goat Greek yogurt and vanilla crumble
Meet Chef Daniele Galmiche, Michelin star and award-winning chef, joining us from England. His restaurant, The Vineyard was recently named best in the UK by Decanter magazine. You can look forward to a truly exceptional dining experience as he fuses his passion, intensity and fiery ambition into the Right Some Good menu. Chef Daniel’s worldwide reputation makes him one of the most sought after chefs around. In 2010-2011, he won the Relais Chateau Worldwide Rising Chef Trophy.
Among many accomplishments, Chef Daniel was awarded Master Chef of the Year and gained a Michelin Star at the Knockinaam Lodge Hotel in Scotland. He’s gone on to achieve and maintain additional Michelin Stars throughout his career.
Originally from France, Chef Daniel has made a new home for himself in England at the Vineyard in Stockcross. Since his arrival, the Vineyard has been nominated the sixth best restaurant in the UK National Restaurant Awards.
Chef Daniel is well-known to the media and is frequently a guest on national television programs such as, BBC’s Saturday Kitchen with James Martin and Sky TV the World’s Greatest Dishes.
His philosophy, “Eating is one of the greatest pleasures in life.” He believes in communicating this flawlessly through his succulent dishes. You’re in for a culinary adventure.






 The magnificent meal is only part of the adventure, Canadian fiddler Chrissy Crowley who is the entertainer for the eventing is the perfect pairing to the dinner set by the waters of the history village of St.Peter’s. A native to Cape Breton, Chrissy grew up surrounded by the island’s musical culture. Her music is a unique combination of a fresh new sound blended together with traditional Celtic roots and is absolutely out-of-this world!

From a small town girl to a world renown artist, Chrissy Crowley has performed throughout Canada, the United States, the UK, as well as Ireland, Holland, France, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic, captivating audiences with a talent that belies her youth.
The fiddler has three consecutive Canadian Folk Music Award nominations, a Top 20 Under 20 in Canada award, and numerous East Coast Music Association and Music Nova Scotia nominations. Her music has been described as a “fiery fiddle playing with a distinctly mischievous personality” (Tim Readman, Penguin Eggs Magazine).” Thanks to Right Some Good for the information on this event.


Saturday, 13 July 2013

Playing Hooky at the Fortress of Louisbourg. What Could Be More Fun? !!!!




  Playing Hooky

A one-hour tour for young families especially designed for children between 5 and 10.

Discover the Fortress of Louisbourg through the daily chores of the children who lived here in the 18th century.

Imagine not going to school, but having to get up early to go to work. The life of children in Louisbourg time was very different from yours today. Get a first- hand experience of life in the old, old days.


Starts at 1pm. (De la Plagne House #34)

Price $7.30 per child (parents must accompany their children.) Available from July 1st to September 2nd, 2013. Maximum of 10 children per visit.

New outlet at the MacDonald Country Inn makes great addition for St. Peter's Tourism









Treats, Treasures & Gifts with Bistro/Café and Bakery Goodies

Our newly opened gift shop and café located in the historic MacDonald Country Inn provides a leisurely and casual atmosphere for guests and local patrons alike.
You will find something to fit everyone’s taste, budget and suitcase!!
The gift shop carries authentic beach glass jewelry created by a local artisan, postcards and a splendid variety of souvenir and gift items. You’re certain to find a perfect gift for family, friends as well as something for yourself as a reminder of your visit to St. Peter’s, Cape Breton.
In the café/bistro your taste buds will be tempted by a selection of homemade sandwiches, soups and “sweet treats.”
Make our Gift Shop & Bistro your leisurely stop to plan your day of adventure to any of the memorable destinations you may wish to visit during your holiday on Cape Breton Island.

Monday, 8 July 2013

Presentation of the reconstruction of the St. Peter's Canal by Arthur Stone at the Nicolas Denys Museum at 46 Denys Street, St. Peter's

Arthur Stone will be at the Nicolas Denys Museum Saturday July 13 at 2:00 to present a talk on the reconstruction of St. Peter's Canal. All are welcome.

Sunday, 7 July 2013

18th Century Dining Comes to St. Peter's As the Beggar's Banquet is Set To Take Place at The Fort Toulouse 300 Celebrations August 3rd.

The Beggar's Banquet will be setting up for an 18th Century Dining Experience of which you will definitely not want to miss. There will be great food, 18th. Century music and the antiques of Sabine the French wench which is sure to keep everyone entertained. Find out what it was like to live fortress style life from behind the scenes of Fortress Louisbourg high society as only Sabine can tell you. Tickets are $60.00 per person and are on sale now at locations around the village of St. Peter's and at the St. Peter's Visitor Information. Get your tickets soon for an experience you will not forget.

Friday, 5 July 2013

Native Cultural Experiences available at Chapel Island

Chapel Island Richmond County

1-Experience night time fishing for eels for

 information call 1-902-535-3160

2-Picking Sweet Grass with an experienced

harvester Anita Basque for information call

3-Take a lesson in the Native Mi’kmaq language

With Rosemary Marshall for information call


4-Take a canoe or kayak tour around Alex Island

and Chapel Island with Maynard Marshall.

Or take an adventure and experience overnight stay

on an island in a teepee for more information call


Thursday, 4 July 2013

Beggar's Banquet 18th Century Dining Experience At Its Best


Louisbourg’s Beggar’s Banquet
Comes to St. Peter’s-Aug.3rd
Time: 12pm
18th Century Dining
18th Century Costume
18th Century Music
Join in the celebration of Fort Toulouse 300. An experience you will not want to miss.
At Battery Provincial Park.