August 25th- September 1st, 2013Come 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:
William P. Bouchie
Fred LeBlancGet 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
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
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.