Saturday, 31 August 2013

Richmond County Celebrates the 3rd Cape Breton Paddlefest from September 13th to 15th


Paddlers take to the water
Paddlers enjoying the water ways during Paddlefest in Richmond



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”


Accommodations available in Richmond County. In Isle Madame-Robins Harbour View Cottages, Vollimer Island Paradise and L'Auberge Acadienne Inn. In River Bourgeois - Grandma's Bed and Breakfast. In St. Peter's - The Bras d'Or Lakes Inn, MacDonald Country Inn, Marina Cove Inn and Joyce's Motel and Cottages, Carter's Cabins,  A West Wind Cottage and Port of Rest Cottage. In Dundee - The Dundee Resort & Golf Club. In St. Georges Channel Bras d'Or Shores Resort. In Roberta - Kayak Cape Breton, Cottages.

 Schedule of Events:

Friday, September 13: 

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 – Zac Crouse. Check out Zac’s website

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

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

Friday, 30 August 2013

Don't Miss Stronger Than Steel-2 Day Street Fair at the Open Hearth Park, Sydney. August 31st-September1st.

Stronger than Steel at the Open Hearth Park August 31st to September 1st.


2 Days Street Fair
Right Some Good Goes All Out To Provide a Top Class Experience


Excellent entertainment

Fire Works

Two-day Gourmet Street Fair
Saturday, Aug. 31 and Sunday, Sept. 1
Stronger than Steel at Open Hearth Park, Sydney – Free admission
Entertainment for the entire family! Musical performances by Jimmy Rankin, The Barra MacNeils, Lennie Gallant, Sam Moon, The Men of the Deeps, Maynard Morrison & Bette MacDonald, JP Cormier, John Gracie, Buddy MacDonald, Sprag Session, Kyle Mischiek, Coig, Sons of Membertou, Hubert Francis, Eddie Parris, Keith Mullins, Hubba Parris & Spyder, Fiona MacGillivray, Breagh MacKinnon, Brandon Skeete, Samantha Gracie, Wayn Hamilton, Khalifa Jallo Hamilton, and more!
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS – Aug. 30 ‐ Sept. 1
Friday Aug. 30th
5 pm CTV News at 5 on site Broadcast for 5 ‐6 pm ‐ General Public Welcome!
Right Some Good ‐ Preview and Thirst Quencher– Open to the Public (5 – 10:00 p.m.)

Mi’kmaq Cultural Village – wigwams and demonstrations open for the weekend

6:30 Encourage everyone to bring a lawn chair or blanket to enjoy this al fresco evening of television and film. The official opening will also profile the park’s many public art installations, which feature themes and stories reflecting the contributions of the generations of Aboriginal inhabitants and immigrants who shaped the local community, the region, and Nova Scotia in very distinct ways.
7 Film screenings – “Heart of Steel” and “Are you from the Pier Dear?”

7:30 Live music from Coig in the Right Some Good – “Thirst Quencher” licensed tent

Saturday Aug. 31st
10 am FREE Community Breakfast for the First 500 people

10:30 Drum Circle –Lead by Keith Mullins – Everyone is invited to participate – and please bring your own percussion instrument and be part of the live performances for the
Stronger than Steel ‐ Open Hearth Park weekend!
12 pm Right Some Good ‐ Gourmet Street Fair presented by Brown Gold (12 pm ‐ 10 pm)
Sample food from around the world in true street‐fair style!

Right Some Good ‐ “Everything About Food” culinary demonstration stage presented by the Nova Scotia Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture (12 pm – 7 pm)
Right Some Good ‐ Marketplace open to the public (12 pm – 7 pm)
12:30 The Multi‐Cultures of Our Community
Sons of Membertou
Forrester Dancers
Pieds en Cadence ‐ Acadian Dancers
African Drumming
Wayn Hamilton and Khalifa Jallo‐Hamilton
Brandon Skeete
Ukrainian Dancers
Kelly MacArthur & The CapeLand Dancers
Cassie and Rob McCall
Black and Grey
6:00 Gathering for the Steelworkers Procession – Sydney Tar Pond Agency Offices –
(Congregation area ‐1 Inglis street)

Everyone young and old is encouraged to participate – and if you or a family member were a former steelworker or coal miner and you still have some of these items please wear your Sydney Steel t‐shirts, jackets, hard hats, flashlights, lunch boxes, etc. in tribute to all who worked there. All are welcome! This will be lead by the Men of the Deeps and will include community groups such as the Cadets, Girl and Boy scouts, and many multicultural groups – The Procession will end at the main stage area in Open Hearth Park. Everyone is invited to come out and be part of this concert kick off!
6:30 Procession into Open Hearth Park

7pm- Stronger than Steel – Musical Journey begins featuring:
Mi’kmaq performer, Hubert Francis
The Sons of Membertou
African Drummers Wayn Hamilton and Khalifa Jallo‐Hamilton
The Men of the Deeps
Barra MacNeils
Jimmy Rankin
Sprag Session
Lennie Gallant
Maynard Morrison and Bette MacDonald
JP Cormier
Eddie Paris
Hubba Parris and Spyder
John Gracie
Buddy MacDonald
Sam Moon
Keith Mullins
Fiona MacGillivray
A House Band of top musicians directed by Fred Lavery
Pieds en Cadence, Acadian Dancers
Kelly MacArthur & the CapeLand Dancers
And emerging artists
Breagh MacKinnon
Samantha Gracie
Brandon Skeete
Cultural dancers led by Kelly MacArthur and Christine Doucet  
Kyle Mischiek
10 Fireworks Finale Spectacular
10 am Inspiration Choir
Right Some Good Community Breakfast Giveaway ‐ Get down to the festival grounds early for your FREE gourmet breakfast sandwich (First 500 people)!
12 pm Right Some Good ‐ Gourmet Street Fair presented by Brown Gold (12 pm ‐ 3 pm)
Right Some Good – Marketplace open to the public (12 pm – 4 pm)

12:30 Right Some Good ‐ Garland Canada’s Master Chef Face Off (ends at 3:30pm)
Come watch eight renowned chefs from around the world compete live in a black box reveal competition. Stakes will be high as they create a main course using surprise, local ingredients and vie for a $5,000 prize and the title of Garland Canada’s Master Chef.
3:30 Matt Mays acoustic set presented by Right Some Good
Right Some Good Breakfast Giveaway (Saturday & Sunday 10:00am)
Here’s an excuse to get down to Open Hearth Park early on Saturday & Sunday! We’ve created a Sweet & Savoury Grilled Cheese Breakfast Sandwich with a twist – HoneyLicious chocolate spread & double smoked bacon. FREE for the first 500 people.
Two-Day Gourmet Street Fair (Saturday 12pm – 10pm; Sunday 12pm – 3pm)

The Right Some Good Gourmet Street Fair will bring the wild successes of gourmet street food in cities like Chicago, New York, London and San Francisco to Sydney, Cape Breton. This will be your chance to taste foods from around the world all in one spot – it’s an ‘amusement park for foodies.’
Each visiting Master Chef set to compete in the Garland Canada Master Chef Face Off, will lead the way in creating a unique food showcasing the best in local ingredients. Each chef will put their own country’s twist on serving it up ‘street food’ style.

Tickets for food & beverages will be sold at the festival grounds.
Gourmet Street Food Menu:

Acadian (Chef Peter Dewar)
Smoked red fish and corn chowder - flavoured with pure maple syrup and topped with a herbes salees

Bangladesh (Chef George De Costa)
A Bangladeshi street experience - chicken chana masala, thick dhal soup & piajoIndia

Germany (Chef Achim Loeppert)

German brätel – marinated pork roast - served on a baked roll and topped with roasted onions, caper mayonnaise & cucumber salad

India (Chef Vicky Ratnani)

Vegetable katti rolls - filled with a tamarind blueberry chutney and served with an avocado coriander raita and papadum chips

Jamaica (Chef Dennis McIntosh)

Jamaican jerked beef sliders - with herbed goat cheese, fried plantain & oven-roasted tomato topped with micro greens & a scotch bonnet mango balsamic drizzle

Malaysia (Chef Patricia Yeo)

Chili snow crab - served with a chili jam & grilled rustic bread

Northern Ireland (Chef Andy Rea)

Summer salad of coldwater shrimp - with “bush” & shellfish mayo served on an Irish wheaten bread

Scotland (Chef Michael Reidt)

Robbie Burns supper - lamb haggis served with a smoked potato-oatmeal crumble & pickled turnip

Point of View Suites, Louisbourg Offers Great Fall Packages


 If you are planning a visit to Louisbourg this season and you are looking for a package that includes your meals and accommodations you may be interested in the 2 Fall Packages being offered by the Point of View Suites in Louisbourg. This is an excellent accommodation and has a restaurant on site which offers an excellent variety of menu items including lobster, crab, halibut and chicken for your dining enjoyment and also offers a spectacular view of the Fortress of Louisbourg.
Special Fall Rate




September 1stPackage 1- Non Ocean View Room, Dinner & Breakfast for 2 for $199.00. Package 2- Ocean View Room with Dinner & Breakfast for 2 for $209.00 plus taxes. Both these packages are based on double occupancy.

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Planning your Vacation- The Bras d'Or Lakes Inn in St. Peter's is the Perfect Destination for you!!!

The Bras d'Or Lakes Inn


An evening of entertainment

A dining experience

Heavenly Desserts

                                             Incredible settings for your special day

Spectacular views

                                            Relax and enjoy your stay

The Bras d'Or Lakes Inn is one of the excellent accommodation choices that awaits you in St. Peter's. The Inn is home to one of the finest restaurants on Cape Breton Island. The Inn offers breakfasts and Dinner menus, which keeps their guests raving  about their dining experience and keeps them coming back time and time again.
The Inn is the perfect destination for everyone's travel plans, from a private weekend getaway to the perfect setting for your special day. From the beautiful setting of the Inn nestled along the Bras d'Or Lake to the Inn's friendly and experienced staff, the Inn is sure to make your stay a memorable occasion.

During the summer the Bras d'Or Lake Inn offers an spectacular line up of entertainment from their new event the After Work Party offered mid week to the Thursday night Ceilidh, Jam sessions and Traditional Songs and Tunes segments. As the seasons change, the Bras d'Or Lakes Inn becomes greatly involved with the Celtic Colours learning opportunities  and the nightly after hours Kitchen Rackets held in St. Peter's during Celtic Colours Festival.  

Enjoy the refreshing nature of physical activity that has you seeing inspiring views. Cycling through Battery Park or Kayaking the Bras d’Or Lake, you can be refreshed and relaxed at the Bras d’Or Lakes Inn while not having to leave the property.
Recreational Equipment Rates:
  • One hour - $10 per person
  • Half day - $25 per person
  • Full day - $40 per person
  • double kayaks or two persons in a canoe - $15 per hour
  • double kayaks or two persons in a canoe - $40 per half day
  • double kayaks or two persons in a canoe – $60 per day

   The Bras d'Or Lakes Inn has everything you are looking for to meet all your vacation expectation, come visit and stay a while. 

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Right Some Good Move to Ingonish Beach on August 28th,for Their Next Fabulous Event-"Sea" food differently Cooking Class

Staff preparing some of the dishes for the evening meal at The St. Peter's Marina

Alain Bosse preparing dessert
Right Some Good's Chefs stop for a photo

Pearlene Mofford and Alain Bosse 
 Above are some of the pictures taken at the St. Peter's Right Some Good event held on August 27th.
And what a fabulous night it was, guests from Nova Scotia came in from as far away as Truro just for the event and visitors to our area included folks from the US and Germany were over joyed to have the opportunity to take part in such a culinary event. The food was amazing and the setting perfect, another success for the Right Some Good organizers who always do such a spectacular job. Hats off to Pearlene and her team and we will see you again next year.

Tonight in Ingonish Beach Right Some Good are doing something a little different and very exciting. Cooking with Chef E. Michael. Find out more information on this event at

Cooking with Chef E. Michael, Céilidh Hall, Keltic Lodge, Ingonish Beach, NS – Class starts at 7 p.m. doors open at 6:30 pm.

E.Michael Reidt photo

‘Sea’ food differently Cooking Class!
Always wanted to cook seafood like a pro and learn about using fresh, local and seasonal ingredients? Now’s your chance! Right Some Good is excited to introduce our first-ever cooking classes with Master Chef, Michael Reidt.
Here you will work alongside one of the best chefs in America and learn how to tackle one of Nova Scotia’s best-known ingredient – seafood. In this three-hour class, you will learn all you need to know about seafood preparation as you cook and eat a four-course meal. You’ll also be treated to our paired wines or beers.
Chef Michael’s ‘Everything Seafood’ class menu:
• Snow crab salad with local melon, herb and chili aioli
•Butter poaching a lobster (not as hard as you might think)
• Butchering and cooking a whole red fish with a simple pan sauce
• Blueberry panna cotta with fig jam
Meet your Master Chef for the evening class! Chef E. Michael Reidt was named one of the United States’ “Best New Chefs” in 2001 by Food & Wine magazine, and more recently “Chef of the Year” in 2011 by Eater Miami and one of Miami’s “Hot New Chefs” by Ocean Drive Magazine, Reidt’s immersion into different culinary cultures and in-depth experience with the world’s leading chefs have garnered Chef Michael high recognition, awards and respect throughout the USA.
His signature layering technique wowed Right Some Good guests in 2012 as the feature chef at the  Cabot Links 12th Hole Bunker dinner. This year, he has agreed to join us again, but this time he is ready to share some of his trade secrets! You won’t want to miss this opportunity to work first hand, with one of America’s best chefs!

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

A Culinary Adventure Awaits You Tonight As Right Some Good Comes To St. Peter's-Order Your Tickets Now!

The Right Some Good food adventure is like no other. Where else can the local people experience world class cuisine prepare by the best chefs in the world right in their own community. With Right Some Good they don't just do this in one community but around the entire island. And not only do they bring this amazing experience to your door but they also provide the best entertainment to round out the experience- Truly amazing and right here on Cape Breton Island.
Ardie Mofford displays Right Some Goods Fabulous Mussels

 Experience the taste

 Chrissy Crowley entertains in St. Peter's for Right Some Good


Almost to pretty to eat......



A Culinary Adventure Awaits you..........
Tonight is the big night for the Right Some Good Food Adventure in St. Peter's. This dining experience will take place at the St. Peter's Marina at 35 Lions Avenue. Master Chef Daniel Galmiche of the UK along with Local Chef Craig Leforte from Governor’s Pub in Sydney and Apprentice Chef Carrie Grimes of NSCC Strait Area Campus will combine forces to bring their guests a once in a lifetime dining adventure. Tickets are $85 per person + taxes & ticket fee and can be purchased on line at What a perfect way to celebrate an anniversary, birthday or just a special evening with family or friends. The doors open at 6:30 p.m., Dinner at 7 p.m. Hope to see you there.

Check out the menu:
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 

Monday, 26 August 2013

Don't Miss Out-Still Time To Purchase Your Tickets for The Right Some Good Food Adventure in St. Peter's August 27th


Chef Daniele Galmiche

Join Master Chef Daniel Galmiche from the UK along with Local Chef Craig Leforte of Governor’s Pub in Sydney and Apprentice Chef Carrie Grimes from the NSCC Strait Area Campus Culinary Student as they combine forces to present guests with a dining experience that will be a World Class!!! This Right Some Good Adventure will take place by the St. Peters Marina at 32 Lions Ave., St. Peters Tuesday August 27th (tomorrow). Doors open at 6:30 p.m., Dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets are $85.00 plus taxes and purchasing fee and can be purchased on line at
To cap off the evening what could be better than to have entertainment by Canadian fiddler Chrissy Crowley what a perfect pairing to a spectacular dinner at beautiful St.Peter’s. A native to Cape Breton, Crowley's music is a unique combination of a fresh new sound blended together with traditional Celtic roots and is absolutely out-of-this world! Sound Great well your right, come join in ...the celebration.

Check out the menu:
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

Sunday, 25 August 2013

10th Annual Point Michaud Surf Classic Continues With A Fun Day At Point Michaud Beach

Yesterday, the Point Michaud Surf Classic saw over 40 plus surfers take part in the competition and the fun continues today with activities taking place between 10am and 5pm. Between 1pm and 3pm, there will be Sprint and Endurance races in water and on the beach. Race divisions include: Sprint-run, swim, swim with fins, surfboard, body board kick, SUP.
Long Distance- Run, swim, surfboard, SUP, kite surf and wind surf.
Again this year Michelle Richards and her team as done an excellent job at providing surfers with a great experience, not only this weekend but throughout the summer surf program. The surf team as well as our excellent life guards at Point Michaud Beach deserve recognition for offering a great outlet for physical activity in a safe environment for locals as well as visitors to Richmond County.

Saturday, 24 August 2013

Point Michaud Surf Classic Starts Today!!! Come On Down And Lend Your Support.

Heading out for the waves

The 10th Annual Point Michaud Surf Classic takes place today. Come on down and cheer on our surfers as they test their skills as they compete in the different divisions at Point Michaud Beach. I will be there to cheer on one of our own tourism operators from Kayak Cape Breton,  Eberhard Witt, as he competes in the Kayak division. Hope to see you there!

Friday, 23 August 2013



Friday Aug 23rd
10 am to 6 pm: Last day for rentals and lessons at beach for 2013 Summer Surf Program
Friday Aug 23rd (evening)
Battery Provincial Park, St. Peters.
6 pm to 10:30 pm: Pre registration party. Acoustic music with Andre Pettipas and Friends around campfire. Kid surf movies in tepee. Snacks. Award and sponsor prizes on display. Event is open to the general public. Group campsites available in event area or throughout park.
Saturday Aug 24th (day)
Point Michaud Beach, Point Michaud.
9 am to 10:00 am: Set up
10:00 am to 10:30 am: Registration for surf contest. Registration fee is $10.00
10:45 am to 11 am: Group Photo
11:15 am to 4:30 pm: Surf Contest and BBQ
Divisions Include:
Surf board- Kids, Jr Girls, Jr Boys, Women, Men, Master, Long board, Short board, Open, Tandem, Finless, Vintage, Costume and Surf Team Relay
Other- Skim and Body Board, Wind, Kite and Kayak Surf, Stand Up Paddle Board and Team Expression
11:15am to 4 pm Kid Games, Exhibitors and Artisans (Open to the general public)
4 pm to 4:30: Start pack up and clean up
4:30 to 5: Award Ceremony on beach
5 to 6: Finish Pack up and clean up
Everyone is invited to spend the day at Point Michaud Beach for the end of summer celebrations. Cheer on the surfers competing and enjoy the show. There will be lots of action to witness or be a part of.
Sat Aug 24th (evening)
Battery Provincial Park, St. Peters
6:30 to 10:30: Surf Party and acoustic music around the campfire with the DGB Band. Kid surf movies in tepee. BBQ, pizza, snacks and potluck
MacBouch Tavern, St. Peters Saturday Aug 24th (evening)
10 pm to 1 am: Live music with the DGB Band
Sunday Aug 25th (day)
Point Michaud Beach,
10 am to 5pm: Fun surf day
1 pm to 3 pm: Sprint and endurance races in water and on beach.
Race divisions Include :
Sprint – Run, swim, swim with fins, surfboard, body board kick, SUP
Long Distance – Run, swim, surfboard, SUP, kite surf and wind surf
Event Sponsored by:
SANS, ECBC and the Municipality of Richmond
Contact Michelle Richards at for more details.

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

For A True Dining Experience - Come to the Bras d'Or Lakes Inn Where Every Meal Is A Magnificent Adventure



Bras d'Or Lakes Inn's Dining Experience

For many people, including those who live in and frequent Cape Breton Island, our Brittany Dining Room is the big attraction. Featuring authentic French cuisine, and influenced by abundant fresh local seafood, game and produce.

Dining Room hours of operation are: 
  • Breakfast – 7:30 am – 10:00 am every day
  • Lunch – Take out option only – order before 10:00 am up to same day
  • Dinner –  5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Sunday to Friday
  • Buffet – 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Saturday
After hours, unwind in the cozy Bald Eagle Lounge with your favourite beverage and meet some new friends.

Breakfast Buffet – Treat yourself to a excellent selection of delicious Mouth- watering choices.

Served Daily from 7:30 to 10:00 am
Visitors $13.00 Room Guests $10.00 Children $6.50


Scrambled Eggs
Home Fries

Buckwheat Crepes with Maple Syrup
Whole Wheat Bread

White Bread
Butter - Jams - Peanut Butter

Meat Tray - Cheese Tray - Fruit Salad

Corn Flakes - Bran Flakes - Frosted Flakes

Apple Juice - Orange Juice - Tea or Coffee - Milk or Cream - Sugar

Check out tonight’s menu!!!
For your dining pleasure tonight August 21st, check out this super menu and take a night off  from the kitchen.

Here's what's cooking at the inn.

 Soup of Day

 Leek & Potato Soup


 Steamed in Propeller Beer & Garlic Butter

 Pasta $22

 Grilled Chicken Breast

 In a Creamy Chanterelle & Smoky Bacon Sauce with Fettuccini Noodles

 Fresh Catch $25.00

 Poached Halibut Fillet

 Orange-Saffron Butter Sauce

 Rice & Vegetables

 Table d’hôte $25
Soup or Small Salad (House or Caesar)
Ragout of Prime Rib (Pot Pie Style)

Ragout of Garden Vegetables and Prime Rib in a Rich Gravy Topped with a Golden & Flaky Puff Pastry Layer.


 Bread Pudding or Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie


Count Down Is On- The Right Some Good Food Adventure Comes Cheticamp August 23rd.

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Cheers to beers!

Less than a week until we get the Right Some Good party started in Cheticamp on Aug. 23, the countdown is officially on!

Attention all beer lovers! Our beer expert has completed the menu pairing with beers that she believes will best represent the beer and food, take a look below to see what beer will be paired at our dinners:

Friday, August 23 – Cheticamp

1st Course: Wandering Shephard Cheese – honey, truffle, water biscuit shards
Alexander Keith's Dark - Hints of chocolate and caramel notes will compliment the nutty finish of the Lauchie Tomme cheese.

2nd Course: Louisbourg Seafood scallop seared, tortellini
Stella Artois - The mild malts and light hops with allow the richness of the dish to be accentuated.

3rd Course: The Pork Shop slow cooked glazed pork belly
Alexander Keith's Cascade IPA The natural oils from the hops cut through the fattiness of the pork belly and allows the full flavour of the pork to really come through.

4th Course: Galloping Cow’s Mango Puree, shortbread, chocolate
Shock Top - A contrasting pairing, where the underlying sweetness from the beer goes well with the spices and sweetness of the dish.

Sat, Aug. 24 – Inverness County Centre for the Arts 

1st Course: Local field fresh tomatoes, Wandering Shepherd sheep curds
Alexander Keith's Hallertaruer IPA -The bold spices in the dish will pair nicely with the spice notes of the IPA that are derived from the hops.

2nd Course: Hot smoked duck, local summer turnips, NS apple, sage and hazelnuts
Alexander Keith's Dark -The smoked duck and hazelnut flavors pair extremely well with the maltiness of the beer.

3rd Course: Louisbourg Seafood Halibut, beetroot, smoked eel beignet, locally cured bacon
Alexander Keith's Red -Beer is light enough on the finish to allow the halibut to not be overpowered.

4th Course: Cape Breton Cherry mousse, strawberry consommé, meringues and basil
Michelob Ultra -The beer is very light and is not bitter, it will not take away from the sweetness of the strawberries and mousse. General rule of thumb is to never have your beer sweeter than your dessert.

Sun, Aug. 25 – Baddeck 

1st Course: Dutchman Farms Smoked Gouda, heirloom tomatoes, nasturtium and arugula
Alexander Keith's Hallertaurer IPA - A less bitter of an IPA, it will contrast nicely with the fattiness of the ham and cheese.

2nd Course: Louisbourg Seafood Snow Crab, sweet corn ravioli, chantrelles, sunchokes
Shock Top - Compliments the snow crab nicely as it is relatively sweet, without overpowering the flavour.

3rd Course: Spit Roasted Lamb from Rock Loaf Farm, lavender pepper rub, apples, turnip, minted lamb jus
Stella Artois -It is bold enough of a lager to compete with the lamb, however it will not reduce and sweetness of the dish from the apples and mint.

4th Course: Cracker Jack, maple sticky toffee pudding
Alexander Keith's Dark - The nuttiness from the beer malts will compliment the maple toffee and peanut brittle.

Tues, Aug. 27 -St. Peters Marina 

1st Course: Gazpacho of Heirloom tomatoes
Stella Artois - Strong enough of a hop to work with the feta cheese, but light enough to allow the contrasting flavours of the peppers and strawberries.

2nd Course: Louisbourg Seafood lobster ceviche, apples, chili and tarragon, mango
Michelob Ultra - You want to pair this dish with the lightest tasting beer possible, to allow the richness of the lobster flavour to shine through.

3rd Course: Veal belli blanquette from Blois Family Farm, mushrooms, onion pilau rice with lime zest, roasted almond flake.
Alexander Keith's Cascade IPA - The natural hops from the beer with contrast with the veal fattiness and cut through the fat to allow the other flavours in the dish to have a presence. 

4th Course: HASKAP marmalade with goat greek yogurt and vanilla crumble
Shock Top - The orange hints from the beer will compliment the marmalade beautifully, while being less sweet than the dessert itself.

Thurs., Aug. 29 – Keltic Lodge 

1st Course: Snow crab cake, tart apples with espuma, avocado vinaigrette
Michelob Ultra - This light beer allows the richness of the crab flavour to shine through and aligns nicely with the more subtle flavours in the dish.

2nd Course: Louisbourg Seafood’s Atlantic Cold Water Shrimp & Lobster Bouillabaisse
Stella Artois - Stella is very balanced, it will not overpower the dish and the slight hop finish will cleanse the palate for the next course.

3th Course: NS Fergu-licious Beef Tenderloin, Winter Winery honey reduction, ceps wild mushrooms, new potatoes.
Alexander Keith's Cascade IPA - The bold hops from the beer will cut through any excess fat from the beef while cleansing the palate for the dessert course.

4th Course: Bread Perdie, Cornect Family Farm honey, seasonal red fruit
Shock Top - Wheat beer makes an excellent pairing with almost any kind of fruit, and red fruit is no exception. The citrus and fruit tones of the beer will compliment with the dish wonderfully.

For those of you who like to choose your own beer, the following list will be available at each location:

Alexander Keith's Dark
Alexander Keith's Red
Alexander Keith's Cascade IPA
Alexander Keith's Hallertaurer IPA
Shock Top
Stella Artois
Michelob Ultra

Beers available at the Open Hearth Park: Aug. 30 - Sept. 1, Sydney

Budweiser, Bud Light and Alexander Keith's IPA

Cheers to beers! Our next eDish will feature our tea pairings. This is the first year that Right Some Good has had all menus paired by a tea sommelier, an interesting twist to say the least!

Space is filling up quickly with only days to go until our five pop-up dining experiences or your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to cook with one of the best chefs in the USA. Tickets are $85.00 plus tax and ordering fee. Order your tickets on line at 

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Counting Down the Days Until the Point Michaud Surf Classic Comes to Richmond County August 23rd to August 25th

23 Aug, 2013 August 25, 2013 Just 2 Days Until the Fun Begins!!!!              

Don't Miss the10 Annual Point Michaud Surf Classic at Point Michaud Beach, Point Michaud

Point Michaud Surf Classic Schedule
 Battery Provincial Park, St. Peter’s Friday August 23, 2013
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Pre Registration Party! Acoustic music with Andre Pettipas and Friends around the campfire as well as children’s surf movies in the tepee. Point Michaud Surf Classic sponsor prizes on display during this event. Snacks will be provided. Open to the general public. Group campsites available in event area or throughout park.
Point Michaud Beach, Point Michaud Saturday August 24, 2013 (DAY)
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM: Set Up
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM: Registration for Point Michaud Surf Classic. Registration Fee $10.00
10:45 AM – 11 AM: Group Photo
11:15 AM – 4:30 PM: Surf Contest and BBQ (Open to the participants in the Point Michaud Surf Classic only).
Division Include:
Surf Board – Kids, Jr Girls, Jr Boys, Women, Men, Master, Long Board, Short Board, Open, Tandem, Finless, Vintage, Costume and Surf Team Relay.
Other – Skim and Body Board, Wind, Kite and Kayak Surf, Stand Up Paddle Board and Team Expression
11:15 AM – 4:00 PM: Children’s Games, Exhibitors and Artisans. Open to General Public.
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM: Begin Pack Up and Clean Up
4:30 PM – 5:00 PM: Award Ceremony on Point Michaud Beach
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM: Finish Pack Up and Clean Up
Everyone is invited to spend the day at Point Michaud Beach for the end of summer celebrations. Cheer on the surfers competing, and enjoy the show. There will be lots of action to witness or be a part of.
Battery Provincial Park, St. Peter’s Saturday August 24, 2013 (EVENING)
6:30 PM – 10:30 PM : Surf Party and acoustic music around the campfire with the DGB band. Children’s surf movies will be shown in the tepee. BBQ, Pizza, Snacks and Potluck will be available
MacBouch Lounge, St. Peter’s Saturday August 24, 2013 (EVENING)
10:00 PM to 1:00 AM: Live music with the DGB band
Point Michaud Beach, Point Michaud Sunday August 25, 2013
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM: Fun surf day with surfboard and wetsuit rentals available. Back up rain day in case of extreme weather Saturday, August 24.
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM: Sprint and Endurance Races in the water and on the beach.
Race Divisions:
Sprint – Run, Swim, Swim with Fins, Surfboard, Body Board Kick, SUP
Long Distance – Run, Swim, Surfboard, SUP, Kite Surf and Wind Surf
Event Sponsored by:
SANS, ECBC and the Municipality of the County of Richmond
Contact Michelle Richards at for more details.
Join the Surf Classic Facebook Page for more details!

Join In The Fun At The River Bourgeois Community Festival August 25th-Septempber 1st

River Bourgeois

River Bourgeois Wharf

Looking to take in a Community Festival? The community of River Bourgeois always have lots of activities, music and great food as part of their summer festival. This year’s festival takes place between August 25th and September 1st. Below you will find a full schedule of events, so come on out and be part of a great time!!!
2013 Festival Schedule

                                            35th Annual River Bourgeois Festival

August 25th- September 1st, 2013

Come out and enjoy the festivities as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the rebuilding of our beautiful lighthouse.
In commemoration a plaque will be placed on the lighthouse to symbolize the 110th anniversary of its original construction and the 10th anniversary of its reconstruction.
This plaque is dedicated in memory of the lighthouse keepers from 1903-1967:
Martin Burke
Daniel Sampson
William P. Bouchie
Fred LeBlanc
Get in the Spirit of the Week!
We are asking all members of the community to participate by decorating their lawns in a nautical theme!
 Sunday, August 25th
1:45pm Merchandise Bingo
Lots of great prizes including: set of cookware valued at $400, homemade quilt.
Sponsored by: Bras D’Or Lakes Inn
Monday, August 26th,
6:00pm Poker Walk
Best hand prize: Gift certificate from Sisters by the Sea. Additional prizes to be won! Fee is $5.00.
We will be selling 50/50 tickets during event.
Sponsored by: InRich Business Development
Tuesday, August 27th,
7:00pm Opening Night
Silver Collection at the door.
Local talent, comedy skits and Family Feud Game show! Come on out and play along!
Sponsored by: East Coast Credit Union
Wednesday, August 28th,
9:00pm Movie Night
No charge.
Join us outdoors at the Tara Lynne Community Center and enjoy the old classic movie ET. There will be drinks and popcorn available for $1.00.
Sponsored by: MacDonnell Pharmacy Ltd
Thursday, August 29th,
7:00pm 45 Card-play
Cost is $10 per person. Prizes: $300, $200 and $100. Refreshments will be served.
Sponsored by: St. Peters Home Hardware
6:00pm 5KM Run, Walk or Crawl
Rain or Shine! Outside the Seniors Building
$5 per person OR $10 per family.
6:00 for walkers and 6:15 for runners.
50/50 Tickets to be sold!
Door prizes to be won including a gift certificate from Richmond Day Spa!
Sponsored by: Kin-Excel
Friday, August 30th,
6:00 – 8:00pm 4th Annual Art Show
Come see what our local artists have to offer! Boyd’s Warehouse – North Side River Bourgeois, Lower Road.
Sponsored by: the Daly sisters
6:00pm   Music at Boyd Wharf
Featuring local talent! BBQ will be available for purchase: Hot dogs ($1.50) & Pop ($1.00)
Bring you own chair.
Sponsored by: Glad Tidings Christmas Shoppe
8:30pm (dusk)  Boat Parade
Sponsored by: Bluenose Insurance Brokers
Saturday, August 31st
On Saturday, August 31st, get in character and dress up in a costume with a “Nautical” theme. Keep an eye out for our sailors, sea goons, and pirates.
7:00 – 9:30am Men’s Breakfast
Adults $8 Children under 10 years $5
Tara Lynne Community Center
Sponsored by: the Municipality of Richmond County
8:00am Lob Ball Tournament
Family ($150/team) & Competitive  ($250 /team)
To register call Christine at 535-3085 (daytime) or
Sharon at 535-2512 (evenings). Cash prizes. Prizes will vary depending on number of teams registered.
Beer tent available Saturday and Sunday at Bona Field.
Sponsored by: Brent’s Auto Body &Towing
Canteen services at both River Bourgeois ball fields on Saturday (Saturday and Sunday at Bona field).
Sponsored by Richmond Enterprises
11:00 – 4:00pm Annual Art Show continued!
10:00 – 2:00pm Flea Market
River Bourgeois Seniors Building. $5 per table, call Anne Sampson to book tables (535-2803).
12:30pm Candy Kabobs
Make your own Candy Kabobs. Takes place on the deck of the Tara Lynne Center. – Free
Sponsored by Green’s Funeral Home
1:00pm Kids Booth Games
Games include: Blindfolded Lantern, Lighthouse Toss, and Water Pistol Target.
Sponsored by MLA Michel Samson
6:30pm Mass
Mass at St. John the Baptist Church.
9:00 – 1:00am Adult dance
Presenting the band “Back Around”
$10 per ticket.  Cash Bar available!
Sponsored by: MacBouch Beverage Room & Grill
Sunday, September 1st
8:00am Lob ball Playoffs
Canteen services and beer tent available on Bona field only.
11:00 – 4:00pm Annual Art Show continued
11:00 am (Sharp) Children’s Activities
Craft making and a Nature Scavenger Hunt. First prize will be awarded to the person who finds all items on the list in the least amount of time. Rain or shine at the Tara Lynne Community Centre. $2 per child.
Sponsored by: Royal Bank
1:00 – 3:00pm Cardboard Boat Races
Build your own boat from cardboard and duct tape and race it in the River. Materials will be supplied. Recommended for children 7 years and up . Must be accompanied by an adult and have your own lifejacket. $10 per boat.
Must preregister at 535-3085 or 535-2141.
Sponsored by: Canso Ford Sales
4:00pm – 6:00pm Pot-Luck Supper
Adults $8, children under ten years $4.
If donating any goodies, we ask you kindly to please place the food in foil pans for convince purposes in terms of getting dishes/containers back to our awesome donators! Thank you J
Sponsored by: St. Peters Lions Club
7:00pm Closing concert and ticket draws
Music MC Joey Jones. All tickets will be drawn at this event! Come out and enjoy what our local talent has to offer River Bourgeois
Sponsored by: C.H Boudreau Funeral Home
Half and Half Tickets on Sale
Sold during the festival.
Prize Tickets on Sale
Sold during the festival.
Tickets on sale for the following prizes:
1st Prize – Painting donated by Carol Daly-Dove
2nd Prize – Wrought iron Seascape Wall Mount
Festival T-Shirts on Sale
Available for sale at Tara Lynne Center during Festival.
For more information or if you have questions, please contact one of our Festival co-chairs:
Rose Merrick 535-2141
Sharon Chilvers 535-2512
A special thank you to all volunteers, without you our festival wouldn’t be possible.
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