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Lobster Carnival offering something for everyone

Opinion

To the Editor:

As chair of the 2016 Pictou Lobster Carnival I would like to welcome all visitors and Pictonians to this year’s events. I am excited to say that our event has something for all ages to enjoy.

We have great committee members who are working hard at fundraising and organizing this year’s events.

Some of this year’s highlights include: the annual Mardi Gras Parade, boat races ( both regular and modified), an antique car show, the Sobeys children’s parade, Pictou and Area Lions Club derby race, Scotiabank bed races, Tammy Nichol princess pageant, Little Miss Mermaid and Prince Neptune pageant, dog show, and Run 4 the Lobster.  We have fun for all ages including Hincheys Rides and an old-time dance.

New this year is our $10,000 fireworks display instead of our usual $5,000 show, sponsored in part by Sharon’s Place, still occurring on the carnival Friday.

In addition to our regular events, this year we are thrilled to have the Atlantic Cirque Ltd. performing two shows (Sunday at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. in the deCoste parking lot.) They provide top quality entertainment in fire manipulation, with specialty fire acts along with acrobatics performance, sponsored by The Advocate.

Showcasing individual’s talents is the Pictou Buskers. Be sure to look out for them at the Pictou Marina and other locations in the downtown area all weekend.

We would also like to welcome (those on behalf of) the Black Battalion, which is celebrating its 100 anniversary the carnival weekend with us.

We also have great, great entertainment Friday, Saturday and all day Sunday, closing Sunday night with The Stanfields.

The carnival committee would like to wish a very special welcome home to all the Pictou Academy grads celebrating 200 years.

Volunteers have this year’s show ready to go. We just ask for Mother Nature’s support.
On behalf of the committee and myself, I hope you all get out and enjoy the weekend.

Shawn McNamara
Carnival chairman

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