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Event News Winter '23

Three Nova Scotia communities set to host curling qualifiers for 2026 Olympics:

Curling Canada has announced that all three major qualifying events to determine Canada’s representatives at the 2026 Winter Olympics will be held in Nova Scotia. One town is preparing to play host for the first time.

In an announcement made on Wednesday, the official governing body for curling in Canada announced that the events will take place in Halifax, Liverpool, and Wolfville.

Halifax and Liverpool have previously welcomed curlers from around the country, but the upcoming qualification cycle marks the first time that Curling Canada will stage an event in the town of Wolfville.

“Nova Scotia is home to a curling community and a provincial government that made it extremely apparent these events are important to them, and I know the province will do an outstanding job to make these events memorable for everyone,” said Danny Lamoureux, interim chief executive officer of Curling Canada.

The Canadian Curling Trials, which will decide both the men’s and women’s Olympic teams, will be played between Nov. 22-30, 2025, at the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax.

Halifax previously hosted the Trials in 2005, when both winners went on to reach the podium at the 2006 Olympics. Halifax Mayor Mike Savage expressed his excitement on Wednesday.

“Our city will be a warm, welcoming host for the Canadian Curling Trials and we look forward to cheering on teams from across the country,” he said in a press release.

Prior to the decisive qualifiers in Halifax, the Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Trials will kick off on Dec. 30, 2024, at the Queens Place Emera Centre in Liverpool and run until Jan. 4, 2025. This event acts as the first of three in the qualification process.

Hosting a Curling Canada Olympic qualifying event won’t be a distant memory for many Liverpool residents, as the town played host to the pre-trials in 2021.

“We look forward once again to experiencing high-caliber curling and extending a warm hospitable welcome to everyone involved,” said Darlene Norman, mayor of the Region of Queens Municipality, where Liverpool is located.

Following the first round in Liverpool, winners will head to the Canadian Pre-Trials at Andrew H. McCain Arena in Wolfville between Oct. 21-26, 2024. Wolfville’s mayor, Wendy Donovan, said the town is thrilled to welcome athletes “with the east coast hospitality we are known for in the Valley.”

“With an estimated economic impact of approximately $2 million, the Pre-Trials will leave a lasting legacy in our community and help to continue to build our major event hosting capacity,” she said. “I have no doubt that we, along with Acadia University, our passionate curling community, engaged business community, and tourism and accommodations providers will deliver a best yet Pre-Trials event.”

Nova Scotia Premier Tim Houston also shared his enthusiasm regarding the arrival of top curlers competing to make it to curling’s biggest stage during the 2026 games in Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy.

“Hosting three Olympic curling qualifiers in a single year is proof of our status as a leading destination for major sporting events and showcases our dedicated curling fans,” he said in the Wednesday release from Curling Canada.

By Mitchell Bailey  Global News

Posted November 22, 2023 2:20 pm

 Updated November 22, 2023 6:27 pm

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EVENT ATLANTIC announces:

SCOTIA SK8 TOUR

LIVERPOOL

MERSEY SKATEPARK

FRIDAY OCTOBER 13

Get Ready to Shred: The Scotia Sk8 Park Tour is Coming to Nova Scotia in October!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(NOVA SCOTIA, September 13, 2023) Grab your skateboards and mark your calendars because the Scotia Sk8 Park Tour is rolling into Nova Scotia this October!
The Scotia Sk8 Park Tour is a high-energy, four-stop skateboarding extravaganza that will take place across Nova Scotia from October 12th to the 15th. Get ready for a thrilling experience featuring jaw-dropping tricks, celebrity skateboarders, food trucks, and live music.
Here's what you can expect at each electrifying stop:

Best Trick Competition: Nova Scotia's most talented local skateboarders are invited to showcase their mind-blowing skills in an intense best trick competition. Get ready to be wowed by their incredible moves and fearless stunts! Registration is open to youth and adult skateboarders online at bit.ly/SSPT-BestTrick.

Demos by Celebrity Skateboarders: Prepare to be on the edge of your seat as celebrity athletes, including Olympian Annie Guglia and Semi-Pro Johnny Purcell, take the skate park by storm. Their awe-inspiring demos will leave you speechless and inspired to up your skate game. Also joining the lineup are two of the best skateboarders in Atlantic Canada, Ryan MacArthur and Kenny Williamson. Take advantage of this opportunity to witness these skateboarding legends in action!

Live Music: Groove to the beats DJ Matty Galaxy is laying down throughout the event and have your energy soaring when Atay & JAX perform!
But here's the deal – this event is first come, first served, and capacity may vary by location, so arrive early to secure your spot and witness the action up close.
Tour Dates and Locations:
Truro | October 12th - Tim Hortons Skate Park
Liverpool | October 13th - Mersey Skatepark
Wolfville | October 14th - Acadia University
Sydney | October 15th - Ocean Skate Park
The Scotia Sk8 Park Tour promises an adrenaline-pumping experience you won’t want to miss. So, whether you're a skateboarding enthusiast, a music lover, or just looking for a fun-filled day out, join us for an unforgettable event that will leave you stoked!
The Scotia Sk8 Park Tour is a project of Event Atlantic with support from the Government of Canada, Events Nova Scotia, Queen's Coast, Events Truro Colchester, Events Acadia, University of Acadia and Cape Breton Regional Municipality.

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Canada Together 2023

July 1, Waterfront Park, Liverpool

We are pleased to announce the schedule for an exciting Canada Together Celebration:

2:00 PM with Halifax Circus will be onsite performing: juggling, hula hoop, games etc. and interactive learning sessions for kids to seniors! Something for everyone.

Local musicians Alex Wentzell, Amy Grant & Tim Whynot and Tom O'Leary will also perform starting at 2:00.

4:00 PM the Cultural Showcase. Featured will be Mi'kmaq artisans, storytelling, history & commentary. Be part of this special experience as we reflect and reimagine community.

5:00 PM the Wilsons Group Mainstage gets underway with an opening performance by One Meter Up a local south shore act, followed at 6:15 PM by valley favorites Witchitaw

8:15 PM Morgan Toney , East Coast Music 2023 Award Winner Indigenous Artist of the Year takes to the mainstage!

This will be a can't miss performance as Morgan & Keith Mullins fuse and fiddle ancestral and Celtic tunes supported by local indigenous performers.

Morgan will lead us into a spectacular Fireworks show sponsored by Mersey Seafoods and executed by our local Liverpool Fire Department.

Come and celebrate! Bring the entire family and make it a day. Food, Fun, Games, Music, Inclusive & Diverse activities.

Note: schedule times and locations could be subject to change due to weather or special circumstances. Schedule overlaps exists for continued activity.

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Privateer Days Liverpool

Date: June 23-25

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Hank Snow Tribute 31

Date: Thursday August 17 - Sunday August 20. 

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It's our 31st Hank Snow Tribute Festival!

We are excited to be returning this year to Queens Place Emera Centre, Liverpool.

The lineup this year features so many talented performers and we are pleased to present to you the following schedule:

Thursday August 17: Evening headliner.
RUTH MANNING & THE PROSPECTORS
Ruth was inducted into the Nova Scotia Country Music Hall of Fame in 2022.

Friday August 18: Evening headliner.
NOVA SCOTIA MUSIC HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
Including and not limited to the following: Joanne Newman, Chet Brown, Don Haggart, Sheila Newman & Matt Balsor.

Saturday August 19: Evening headliners.
RHINESTONE ROMEOS from Annapolis Valley with JEFF TOOKER
Jeff Tooker led the house band many a Tribute and we are excited to have him back!
BERNIE LEBLANC & RAY LEGERE with SOUTHERN BREEZE from Moncton NB. Special guests! Bernie & Ray regulars for many years at the Tribute are returning as co-headliners!
Ray Legere was inducted into the Nova Scotia Country Music Hall of Fame in 2019.

Sunday August 20:
JOYCE SEAMONE will lead the Finale.
Also see Joyce on Saturday afternoon as she performs her #1 hit from 1972...Testing1.2.3.
Joyce was inducted into the Nova Scotia Music Hall of Fame in 2004.

Review your ticketing options closely for pricing and doors open & performance times:

  • Day passes are available on Friday & Saturday.

  • Afternoon tickets are available Friday & Saturday.

  • Evening tickets are available for Thursday, Friday & Saturday.

  • There is a single event pass option as well as a couple's event pass option.**

  • Sunday is free of charge. Doors open 10:30 A.M., event concludes at 3:00 P.M.

  • *All tickets include fees. *Schedule subject to change. **Couples option includes 2 tickets and applicable fees

     

    Questions?
    Contact the Hank Snow Country Museum 902-354-4675

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Memorial Auto Show

A mid August favorite.

Date:  Saturday August 19

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Greenfield Dragway

Schedule and season developing.

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Queens County Fair

Caledonia

Dates: TBA

Alan Jackson Experience

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