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Date: Saturday, August 06, 2022
Duration: All Day

Nicolas Denys Days is an annual festival that strives to provide visitors to Cape Breton Island with an authentic Island experience. This year’s festival will run from August 1st – August 7th. The many events planned for the week are hosted by various organizations to ensure that the whole community benefits from and participates actively in the festival. As a visitor to the area, this approach gives you an opportunity to “get to know” our whole community and join in the fun all week long! For the most up to date schedule of events please go to the 2022 Nicolas Denys Days Schedule of Events.

Monday, August 1st

6pm – 6:30pm: – Nicolas Denys Days Poker Walk join organizers at the St. Peter’s Lions Hall in St. Peter’s to register. Join Village on the Canal Association to win prizes for best hand and door prizes. Six cards drawn, use the best of 5 to make your hand! (Weather Permitting). Cost: $5.00 / Poker Hand.

Monday, August 1

7:30PM – Nicolas Denys Days celebrates with the Kitchen Summer Jam Live Entertainment at the St. Peter’s Lions Marina, 32 Lions Avenue. Bring your own instrument! Cost: Free.

 

Tuesday, August 2

Youth Sailing School at the St. Peter’s Marina at 32 Lions Avenue, St. Peter’s, will take place between August 2nd to 5th, come and join the youth sailing school at the St. Peter’s Marina for children age 8-12. Registration is limited. Call Jennifer at 902-631-1451 to register. Cost: $100 (wait-listed)

Tuesday, August 2

1:30PM – Nicolas Denys Days’ Village Scavenger Hunt. The St. Peter’s Village Commission hosts the Village-wide scavenger hunt. Prizes will be awarded. (Weather Permitting). Location: Village Kiosk in front of the Post Office. Cost: Free. Time: Registration 1:30pm (return before 5pm)

Tuesday, August 2

4pm– 6pm: - – Tunes on the Town at the St. Peter’s Lions Marina. This event will take place every Tuesday in August, Destination Cape Breton and the CB Music Industry Cooperative bring us a free outdoor concert right in the heart of the Village! This Tuesday, our headliner is Steve MacDougall, with Steve MacIntyre opening. Cost: Free

Tuesday, August 2

7:30PM – Summer Jam Session Live Entertainment at Kitchen Rackets at the St. Peter’s Marina in St. Peter’s. Bring your own instrument! Cost: Free

Tuesday, August 2

7:45PM – St. Peter’s Lion’s Club Bingo in St. Peter’s. Try your luck at the Lions Bingo! Cost: Prices vary depending on cards purchased Time: Early Bird Game at 7:45pm / Regular Games at 8pm

 

Wednesday, August 3

1pm – 4pm: - Nicolas Denys Museum Open House located on Denys Street in St. Peter’s. Hosted by the St. Peter’s Community Club, explore three centuries of history of St. Pierre, Fort Toulouse, St. Peter’s Canal, and Nicolas Denys. Tea, coffee, and snacks provided. Cost: Free.

Wednesday, August 3

4PM – Wednesday Night Sailboat Race at the St. Peter’s Lions Marina in St. Peter’s. Hosted by the Wallace MacAskill Yacht Club, this is a fun summer race series in Jackson Bay. Visiting boaters are encouraged to participate. Cost: Free (Donations to WMYC are welcome). Time: Registration 4:00pm • Skipper’s Meeting 4:15pm • Race starts between 4:30 and 5:30pm depending on skippers and wind!

Wednesday, August 3

6pm – Newcomer Welcome Trivia at the Bras d’Or Lakes Inn at 10095 Grenville Street. Test your general knowledge at our trivia night in honor of newcomers to our community! Cost: $10 per person / Teams of 4 Recommended

Wednesday 3

6pm – MacAskill Museum Auction at the St. Peter’s Lions Hall in St. Peter’s. Hosted by the Wallace MacAskill Museum Society, the auction will feature new merchandise, home baking, gift certificates, door prizes and bidders’ prizes. Cost: Free Admittance. Time: Viewing begins at 6:00pm / Auction opens at 7:30pm.

Wednesday, August 3

6:30pm – Walk Through Time & Timber at the Jerome Point Lighthouse in Battery Park, St. Peter’s. Enjoy sights, sounds, and history on a guided walk through Battery Park with raconteur Clair Rankin. (Weather Permitting). Cost: Free

Thursday, August 4th

11:30am – 1:30pm: - Teddy Bear Picnic George Robertson Recreation Complex fields (Rain location: St. Peter’s Lions Hall). Hosted by the Dr. Kingston Memorial Community Health Centre, this year’s picnic will include story time, crafts, physical activities, and teddy bear dental check-up! Cost: Free.

Thursday, August 4

6:30PM – Graveyard Tour – Lakeside Cemetery

Join guide Clair Rankin for a tour of the United Church Cemetery to learn about the history of our community. (Weather Permitting). Location: Lakeside United Church Cemetery, De Raymond St. Cost: Free

 

 

 

Friday, August 5th

8am – Festival Slow-Pitch Tournament at the St. Peter’s Ball Field: Co-ed slow-pitch tournament from August 5-7! Register teams by calling Austin at 902-623-2477 or Marvin at 902-631-2343. Prize levels based on the number of teams registered. Proceeds go to the new St. Peter’s Gym! Cost: $250 /team.

Friday, August 5

6pm – 8pm: - Live Entertainment at the Bras d’Or Lakes Inn at 10095 Grenville Street in St. Peter’s. Join the staff for the return of local award-winning artists, Leona Burkey and Roger Stone. Cost: $10 per person.

Friday, August 5

8pm – 10pm: - Wing Night and Jam Session at the MacBouch Restaurant & Lounge in St. Peter’s. Join us for delicious chicken wings and bring your own instrument to join our host in this special jam session to raise funds for ALS. Cost: for the Jam- Free (Tips for Artists Welcomed)

Saturday, August 6th

10am – 12pm: - Under 10 Fishing Derby. Children under 10 can cast their line at Rankin’s Pond. Rain Date Sunday, Aug 7. Location: Rankin’s Pond, 9735 Grenville Street. Cost: Free.

Saturday, August 6

10am-2pm: - Saturday Artisan’s Market (SAM), at the Bonnie Brae Club at 14 Toulouse Street, St. Peter’s. Find locally made arts and crafts, and connect with members of the crafting community! Cost: Prices Vary.

Saturday, August 6

12:30pm – 2:30pm: - Live Entertainment at the Farmers Pantry at 10042 Grenville Street, St. Peter’s.

Join Wayne Bona and friends for music and delicious treats at the Farmer’s Pantry! Cost: Entertainment Free / Food Prices Vary.

Saturday, August 6

6pm – Nicolas Denys Days Festival Community Parade. Show your community pride by participating in the parade! Rain Date: Sunday, August 7.

Parade Route: Begins at the St. Peter’s Canal National Historic Site, proceeding up Toulouse Street, left onto Grenville Street, right onto Pepperell Street, and then right onto Lions Ave, ending at the Lions Hall. Parade Categories (Best): Commercial, Decorated Bicycle, Children’s, Organization, Overall. Cost: Free

Saturday, August 6

7pm – 9pm: - “Fiddle & Blues” at the Bras d’Or Lakes Inn, at 10095 Grenville Street, St. Peter’s. Entertainment: John Campbelljohn and John & Mike Campbell to rock the INN! Cost: $20 per person

  

Sunday, August 7

8am - 5KM Park Run at Kin Excel in St. Peter’s. Hosted by Kin-Excel. Join us for a 5KM run to start your day on the right foot! Contact Marvin to register at 902-535-2488. (Rain or Shine!). Cost: Free

Sunday, August 7

5pm – 7pm: - Live Entertainment at the Bras d’Or Lakes Inn. Join Jason Williams for an evening of great music to wind down our festival week! Cost: Free (Artist Tips Welcomed!) Your Summer Fun Isn’t Done! Watch for these Upcoming Festivals in and around St. Peter’s following ND Days!

Sunday, August 7

1pm – 5pm: - Swim the Canal 2022: Far from Ordinary…. Be Extraordinary. Our sixth annual “Swim the Canal” event has become an extraordinary community tradition of fun, festivities and celebration. There are two swim options, enter in the world-famous Bras d’Or Lake through the St. Peter’s Canal National Historic Site, ending at Battery Provincial Park beach on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. You can swim the length, 800 meters or the width, 100 meters from Battery Park to the canal wall and back All swimmers receive a monogrammed “Swim the Canal” towel to acknowledge their accomplishment. Swimmer info available here. Spectators welcome. Come cheer us on. Be one of the growing list of extraordinary individuals that can say… they swam the length of a historic canal! To register: visit www.visitstpeters.com or call Ann Marie Kerr at (902) 535-3759 or sign up at Carrie’s Custom Cuts in St. Peter’s (902) 535-3135. Hosted by The Village on the Canal Association. Location: On site registration and check-in for those pre-registered at Battery Provincial Park beach, St. Peter’s, 1:00 pm. Cost: $20 per person when you book before August 7th or $25 if paying on the day of the Swim. Conditions: The admission cost ($20) is to cover insurance, lifeguards, washroom facilities, musicians, t-shirts for volunteers etc. and a “Swim the Canal” water bottle. Any profits from the event usually go to VOCA to help fund community events and charities. This year any profits we be set aside for a charity to support Ukrainian refugees. An online waiver is required to be acknowledged during registration or signed during manual registration. Swimmers acknowledge and accept the risks involved in this particular adventure tourism event. We encourage the slow swimmers to start first to minimize the overall time in the water.