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LITF announces post covid return in spring 2022

The Liverpool International Theatre Festival will finally return to the stage in May 2022.

After some Covid-related postponements, LITF will be back at the historic Astor Theatre in Liverpool, Nova Scotia, May 12-15, 2022.

Festival organizers originally rescheduled the 2020 event to this October, because of the pandemic. But concerned about continued uncertainty around vaccine rollout, travel restrictions, and the safety of our communities, the LITF executive decided to move it to 2022.....

SEE MORE: LITF Announces

Major Event coming to Liverpool Fall 2021
Curling Canada & Liverpool Championship Host Society have announced March 18 that the 2021 Home Hardware Curling Pre-Trials will be held at Queens Place Emera Centre, Liverpool October 26-31, 2021. 
See the statement at: Curling Pre-Trials Liverpool
Postponements: Run Our Shore and Privateer 5 Mile Road Race

Active Living Options Society, non-profit organizer of the Run Our Shore and Privateer 5 Mile races, have made the very hard decision to cancel the races scheduled for April and June again in 2021.

We feel that, in light of the announcement last week by Run Nova Scotia cancelling the 2021 Race Series, we should align with their position, that it will be too soon to safely hold mass participation events. 

As you might imagine, this has been a tough time for race organizers, who in most cases are runners and volunteers too.

We apologize for the disappointment and wish you all the best in your training this year.

We look forward now to welcoming you in 2022.

Further information has been extended to registrants of the 2020 events via the Race Roster email platform.

14th Annual PRESTIGE Awards Honor the Best in the Canada Sport Tourism Industry
International Sport Event of the Year Group B Winner:
2019 World Junior Curling Championships Liverpool NS
Liverpool Championship Host Society
Press Release March 4: Canada Sport Tourism
The World Junior Curling Championships held in Liverpool NS February 2019  have been nominated for a Sport Tourism Canada Prestige Award: International Sport Event of the Year 2019 (Budget under $2M). Event volunteers and organizers will know their standing in April 2021 during the Sport Canada Tourism Virtual Event Congress Prestige Awards Show. This event contributed $2M in overall economic activity in the province with a $600,000 direct impact in Liverpool.
The event attracted visitors and participants from 13 countries with Team Russia Women and Team Canada Men taking the top spots respectively.
Liverpool International Theatre Festival Announces New dates 2021 -22
Theatre lovers will be able to catch some of the best plays in the world in Liverpool next October, and the October after that.

The Liverpool International Theatre Festival has announced new dates, after organizers postponed this year’s event to 2021 because of COVID-19 concerns.

The new dates are Oct. 14-17, 2021.

And in a break with tradition for the biennial festival, troupes will be invited to the festival the next year, from Oct. 13-16, 2022...Read More.

Province of Nova Scotia's Updated COVID 19 Health & Safety Protocols 

Information about the state of emergency, COVID-19 updates, possible COVID-19 exposure and the Health Protection Act Order...Read More.
 
Hank Snow Tribute 2021 Cancelled
February 2,2021

We are so sad and disappointed to announce that we have made the very difficult decision to Postpone the 30th Annual Hank Snow Tribute, yet again. It certainly was not an easy decision to make, and we make this with everyone's safety in mind.

We are aiming for 2022 being the year we can get back to normal, and entertain for you all again! We so appreciate everyone's understanding and support throughout these uncertain times and we are hoping that we can at least bring some entertainment to Queens County this summer. Restriction and health and safety guideline depending, of course!

Jessica Smith

Privateer Days Announce Postponement of 2021 Festival
January 21,2021

The Privateer Days Commission Board held a meeting last night to discuss the possibility of having our festival this year. The discussion revolved around Covid-19 and the uncertainty surrounding it; vaccinations, gathering limits, borders and bubbles opening, ability to social distance, and most importantly, safety for all involved whether spectator or participant. We also took into account, with the borders closed, that some activities such as East Coast Amusement rides, as well as other participants, would not be able to attend. It was unanimously decided that due to the uncertainty, and inability to guarantee safety for everyone, the 2021 Privateer Days festival has been cancelled. While we are all disappointed and had hoped to have a bigger and better festival this year, it’s not worth jeopardizing anyone’s health and safety. We wish everyone a safe and healthy year, and look forward to planning for 2022.

Terrena Parnell

Chairwoman

Privateer Days Commission