A Pirate Weekend up-date.
THE PIRATES WILL RETURN.
Firstly. A big thank you to all those wonderful folk that have come forward to be on the committee, or have pledged to help with the 2011 ‘MAHONE BAY PIRATE FESTIVAL and REGATTA’ .
The meeting last Saturday evening was well attended and we have a strong and enthusiastic Committee in place. There will be an inaugural Committee meeting at the Mug and Anchor pub on Thursday 10th February 7.00pm to kickstart the whole thing off. We have a few positions we would still like to fill, so if anyone wishes to join to this ‘Fun Filled’ team and project, please come along. We intend to keep the committee as a relaxed and informal group as possible.
A huge thank you also goes to ‘The Mahone Bay Chamber of Commerce’ who have agreed to oversee and support the Festival, and also the ’2010 REGATTA and PIRATE DAY’S’ committee who dragged this Festival up from the abyss last year.
Rick Welsford will be Chairman of the new committee, and I believe he will do an excellent job. He is flying to Tampa Bay, Florida, next week to check out their Pirate Festival. Evidently it is quite amazing. There is no way we will get anywhere close to that this year, but sometimes you have to think big. Maybe in a few years everyone will be talking about the ‘Mahone Bay Pirate Festival and Regatta’.
I am hoping that most of last years Pirate volunteers will be joining us again this year. We had a lot of fun during that great weekend. We have also learned a lot from the mistakes of 2010 which will allow us to make it much easier for everyone in 2011. I would very much appreciate it if you could let me know your intentions for this summer’s festival so I can get a feel as to how many Bottom Scrapin’, Swill Drinkin’, Scurvey Dog Pirates will be invading PIRATE BAY this year.