Saturday, 30 August 2014

River Bourgeois Community Festival Moves Into the Last Day of the Festival Celebrating the 300th Anniversary of It's Community.

The River Bourgeois Festival will be hosting a Kids Pancake Breakfast starting at 9am. Admission is $2.00 per child, followed by a painting bash in the hall basement. Fill your belly and let your creative minds soar.
At 11am there is a Children's Tie Dye Party. Fee $2.00, take old clothes or anything you want dyed. A snack will be provided and music of their choice will be played.

From 11am to 4pm take in the Art Show  at Boyd's Warehouse featuring local artisans.

From 1pm to 3pm there will be Cardboard Boat races. Build your own boat at the docks with materials supplied. Pre-register with Christine at 535-3085. Fee is $10.00. Children under age ten must be accompanied by an adult and all participants must have their own life jacket.

From 4-6pm enjoy a delicious Potluck Supper. Admission is adults $8.00, children under 10 years $5.00.

At 7pm the Festival Concert will take place, admission is $5.00 per person. Come and be entertained by great musicians and by emcee Joey Jones.

Cape Breton Seafood Chowder - a True Cape Breton Speciality...


Cape Breton Seafood Chowder

8 medium size potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch chunks

1/4 cup chopped carrot

2 large finely chopped onion  

2 (12 fluid ounce) can CARNATION® Evaporated Milk  

4 (6.5 ounce) cans minced clams ( save 1 cup of water from clams)

1 bag of chowder mix

If you can’t find the chowder mix use - ( shrimps, haddock, scallops or any fish that you like)

1 cup water  (kept from clams)

Salt and pepper to taste

Set aside ½ cup of whole milk in case chowder is too thick.

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PREP 15 minutes 

COOK 45 minutes 

READY IN 1 hour 


1.COOK in a large saucepan over medium heat onions and clams and chowder in butter stirring occasionally until done. In a large saucepan place potatoes and carrot, and a dash of salt in water and cook, stirring frequently, until potatoes and carrots are tender, drain and set aside. When fish and onion mixture is cooked add in potato mixture and stir.

2 To the mix add evaporated milk  and clam water, salt and pepper to taste and reduce heat to medium-low; cook, stirring frequently, for 15 to 20 minutes or until creamy and slightly thick. If chowder is too thick add ½ cup whole milk and enjoy.

I like to serve my chowder is a bread bowl just to make it extra yummy.

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Delicious Apple Cake Can Be Served Anytime of Year. Nova Scotia Apples Are Perfect For Any Desserts.

One Bowl Apple Cake - This cake is so moist and rich and just perfect for this time of year. (and easy to make!)
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2 eggs
1 3/4 cups sugar
2 heaping teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 cup oil
6 medium Gala or Fuji or Honey Crisp apples
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, mix the eggs, sugar, cinnamon and oil. Peel and slice the apples and add to mixture in bowl (coating as you go to keep apples from turning brown.) Mix together the baking soda and flour and add to the ingredients in the bowl. Mix well (best with a fork) until all of the flour is absorbed by the wet ingredients. Pour mixture into a greased one 9x13 or two 9″ round pans. Bake for approximately 55 minutes.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Whats Happening in Richmond County Check Out Our Schedule Of Activities and Entertainment.

MONTH OF AUGUST- Daily Experiences and Tours....
Here is a schedule for the events that will be happening everyday throughout the summer. Most of these repeat on a daily or weekly basis. Check each one for dates and times. Check the individual schedule for music and occasional entertainment throughout the County.

Daily – Kayak rentals and lessons are available at Kayak Cape Breton located at 5385 West Bay Hwy Roberta. Call 902-535-3060 - Kayak Cape Breton located at 5385 West Bay Hwy Roberta. Call 902-535-3060
Daily – Kayak and SUP (Stand Up Paddle Boards) and Bike rentals available at the Bras d’Or Lakes Inn in St. Peter’s 535-2200.

Daily -  Twilight Stables located in Soldiers Cove- offering summer kids camps run week days from 8-5pm, riding lessons, trail rides, pony rides and birthday parties after 5pm or on weekends. Contact 1-902-631-0882.

Daily- Chapel Island (Potlotek) tourism is offering some excellent Cultural experiences for locals as well as for our visitors. They are offering canoeing/camp out on an island with tour guide Maynard Marshall, contact number 631-2394. Boating Tours/fishing and overnight stay in a Cabin by the lake. Or try spearing eels at night with tour guide Kenny Basque-contact number 631-0840. Native Story Telling with R Marshall. Contact number 535-3160. Open fire Bannock Making with Belinda Googoo-contact number 302-0649. The art of Dreamcatcher and Beadwork with Marlene Julian and Arlene Marshall contact number 535-2565. Take part in a Smudging Ceremony with Robert Pictou - contact number 535-3528. Experience the benefits of a Native Sweat Lodge with Billy Morrison -Contact 535-3160. Sweetgrass harvesting with naturalist Anita Basque. - Chapel Island (Potlotek). If you are unable to get through to the individual numbers dial 535- 3160 and leave a message and they will get back to you. 
Daily - Golf at the Dundee Resort and Golf Club is hard to beat anywhere. Beautiful course and great prices all summer long where a golfer can play a round of golf after 3pm for $45.00 plus taxes with the use of a power cart. Also offering Twilight special on Tuesday and Thursday where you can play an round of golf from starting time to 3pm for $45.00 plus taxes or after 3pm and play for $35.00 plus taxes. Both these prices include the use of a power cart. Come Check it out!!!

 Daily - The Old Dunrobin Farm located in Soldiers Cove is offering a summer full of fun for kids and adults alike. A family run farm focusing on good family fun. Specializing in Rocky Mountain horses a rare Gaited breed. Come out and enjoy a trail ride or a pony ride. The staff is World Host certified offering its guest quality service. For more information on hours and prices call 227-5467. - Soldiers Cove is offering a summer full of fun for kids and adults alike. A family run farm focusing on good family fun. Specializing in Rocky Mountain horses a rare Gaited breed. Come out and enjoy a trail ride or a pony ride. The staff is World Host certified offering its guest quality service. For more information on hours and events call 227-5467.

Daily 9:00am - 5pm - Mac's Celtic Gift Shop at 10042 Grenville Street, St. Peter's, B0E- 3B0- Open 7 days a week.
Daily 9:00am – 5:00pm - Denys Trading Post - Locally Made Treasures- at the Nicolas Denys Museum at 46 Denys Street, St. Peter's

Daily Monday thru Saturday -9:00am – 5:00pm - Lynn's Flowers and Gift on Grenville Street, St. Peter's where you will find a wide variety of beautiful gift items.

Daily Monday thru Friday- 9:00am – 5:00pm - MacIsaac Kiltmakers renowned all over the world for their kilt making.  Sales and Rentals available.

Daily -9:00am – 5:00pm - It's Only Natural General Nutrition Health Food Store at 10042 Grenville Street, St. Peter's. B0E-3B0
Daily 9:00am – 5:00pm - Nicolas Denys Museum on Denys Street in St. Peter's. Admission by donation only. Learn about Saint Pierre the French Settlement of 1650 and the history of our National Historic Site the St. Peter's Canal which is the Oldest Working Tidal Lock in North America.

Daily 9:00am – 6:00pm - Bras d'Or Outdoor- /Don't let the summer slip away stop in at the shop and check out the great selection of outdoor sports equipment from docks to fishing and hunting needs. Open 6 days a week, Monday thru Saturday, for your convenience. Located at 10042 Grenville Street, St. Peter's
Daily 9:00am – 7:00pm  - Glad Tidings the Christmas Shoppe 9711 Grenville St. Hwy. #4 St. Peter's B0E-3B0 - open Bus Tours Welcome!

Daily 9:30am – 5:30pm -The Wallace MacAskill House Museum – Learn about Wallace R. MacAskill the world famous Marine Photographer whose picture of the Blue Nose is on our Dime. See old cameras and Photographs. The Museum is also a Heritage House so you would see what our homes were like at the turn of the Century. Admission is by donation only.

10:00am - 5pm - Wednesday thru Sunday - 12th Annual Summer Surf Program- Come out for a summer of enjoyment -join the Surf Clubs -Kid's Club, Wednesday to Sunday from 11:15am to 12:45pm for ages 6-12 years must be accompanied by a guardian, fee $75.00 includes lessons and equipment. Junior Surf Club ages 13-19 years, Wednesday to Sunday from 10am to 11:15am, fee $$75.00. Includes lessons and equipment. Surf Lessons and Rentals available for all ages and skill levels contact Michelle at 227-1230 for more information. 
Daily 10:00am – 8:00pm - The Dundee Resort and Golf Club - The boat house offers rentals for Kayaks, Paddle Boats, Canoes all for $10.00 an hour each, or swim out to our water trampoline and enjoy an hour for just $6.00. They supply life jackets and there are also free activities for the kids, including rock painting and craft making, and a bon fire at 8:30pm

Daily 11:30am – 5:00pm - Treats and Treasures Gift Shop& Cafe/Bakery located at the historic MacDonald Country Inn at 9383 Pepperell Street, St. Peter's. The Gift shop carries a variety of Souvenir and gift items. The bakery will serve it's guests delicious homemade German cakes, sweet treats and baked goods and soups and sandwiches. You will find something to fit everyone's taste, budget and suitcase. Contact number 902-535-2997 or 902-535-5273.

FREE SAIL -  Monday thru Wednesday - 2:00pm – 3:00pm - Tour the St. Peter's Canal - Once a day from Monday to Wednesday. Tour starts at 2pm, meet at the St. Peter's Canal for a 1 hour sail. No charge can take up to 4 people. Experience a ride through the canal locks and underneath the swing bridge. Take a short run about in the bay or inlet either under sail or by motor depending on conditions. To book your sail call Gordon Kerr at 902-631-3754 Or call 902-535-3759.

Daily – Monday thru Thursday -  6:30pm – 7:30pm - Historical tours of Battery Provincial Park in St. Peter`s are conducted with local raconteur, Clair Rankin, Monday to Thursday 

Daily Tuesday thru Sunday - 12:00pm – 8:00pm  - Forget-Me-Not Gift Shop, 4155 West Bay Hwy, open daily 12 noon to 8 PM. Closed on Monday. –

Daily -The dining room at L’Auberge  Acadienne Inn will be opening for the supper hours on Tuesday July 15. We will be open Tuesday to Thursday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Fridays from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday to Monday we will be open by reservation. We are open 7 days a week for breakfast for our guests. Have a good day!

Entertainment offered in St. Peter's for August 14th.

Thursday, AUGUST 14

7:00pm – 9:00pm - The Bras d'Or Lakes Inn presents Ceilidh at the Inn with Leah Campbell, Meagan Burke, Jaidon Seymour and Charles MacDonald. Cost: $5/person or $20/family, Free for Children Under 9. Cash bar.
9:00pm – 11:00pm - Jam Session in the Session Lounge at the Bras d'Or Lakes Inn in St. Peter’s.

Is There a Wedding in Your Future? If You Are Looking For a Storybook Setting For Your Special Day Consider The Fortress of Louisbourg As The Perfect Location

The Fortress of Louisbourg is the perfect setting for your special day. Every little girl wants a story book wedding and to be married in this 18th Century Setting is as close as most people will get. On August 8th, The groom, Timothy Kelly looked quite handsome and his bride, the Reverend Emily Duggan looked beautiful, as they shared their special day with family and friends at the Fortress. Thanks for sharing a picture of your special day with us. Congratulations and best wishes to the happy couple.

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Celebrating the Spirit of Community in St. Peter's- Swim the Canal August 3, 2014

Celebrating our the Spirit of Community in St. Peter's, Come join in the Swim The Canal Event from  2:30pm to 5pm at the St. Peter's Canal Lock House. Louie's Cosy Corner Restaurant service will have snacks available during the event, food prices vary. There are 3 swim options through the locks and all swimmers will be awarded a certificate to acknowledge their accomplishment, the age limit for the swim is 12 years and up. This event will bring people together through a fun and nostalgic community activity, reviving what was once a common occurrence of summer time years ago. Lieutenant Governor's Brigadier General The Honourable J.J. Grant, will be on site to present St. Peter's with the Lieutenant Governor's Community Spirit Award. There is a $10.00 cost or $20.00 per family to do the swim to cover the cost of insurance needed to hold the event and for a T-shirt while the supple lasts.
Here are a few pictures of Grace taking her dip into the canal and Michelle and Grace celebrating Community Spirit by swimming the width of the Canal.
Grace takes a leap into the historic St. Peter's Canal

Michelle and Grace swim the width of the Canal to Celebrate St. Peter's winning the Community Spirit Award.

They accomplished their swim and are enjoying the water.
Always fun to spend time in the water.