The South Shore of Nova Scotia’s newest event is coming..
The Mahone Bay Regatta (featuring Pirate Day) will run from Friday 30 July noon until Sunday August 1 afternoon.
Following a successful meeting at the Mahone Bay Centre on April 5, the regatta planning crew are implementing a variety of fun events, workshops & entertainment in addition to increasing the on water activity and racing schedule.
The Mahone Bay Centre has 3 rooms booked for 2.5 days of workshops and displays and we are discussing plans to introduce a marine arts and crafts display promoting the oceanic environment and local artists. A fundraising orienteering on water event is being planned to raise awareness of the MICA islands and to help their cause.
Paul Buchanan and his volunteer team are organizing entertainment events at the bandstand, busking throughout town and there will be a musical entertainment night at the Mug & Anchor pub.
There are other activities being planned such as extensive wharf dislays and a marine flea-market- these will compliment the new regatta itself which will likely see a substantial increase in sail boat races and on water activities.
Finally on Saturday we are having a “Pirate day” throughout the town where we have a number of high profile activities planned with a pirate themed including treasure hunts, pirate workshops and a Captain Morgan promotion at the pub.
We will be offering encouragement to businesses in town to have a pirate day too, with dressing up, pirate scarecrows, flags etc. Pirate day will reach it’s climax during the evening at the Mahone Bay wharf which will see a very large costume event on land and water, pirate costume contest, pirate skit performances by South Shore Players, Kings Orange Rangers, Long Boats and finally the Burning of the Teazer re-enactment.
As always, we do still need financial (and in kind) support for this new event which we hope brings a way forward to preserve a fun and informative marine themed event in the town of Mahone bay while addressing the problems of volunteerism and escalating costs..
The crew hope you will consider supporting the Mahone Bay Wooden Boat Society to implement the Mahone Bay Regatta by attending this new fun event and by offering your volunteer services or financial support.
Thank you for your continuing support and that of our sponsors
Mahone Bay Regatta Crew 2010
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