Paddles up!

Workers were on deck early this morning (Friday)  in preparation for the annual Race on the River Dragon Boat Festival at Glasgow Square. Set up for the event began today with road closures for the event expected to begin at 6 p.m. Opening ceremonies are today at 6:45 p.m. featuring entertainment by Jakki Rogue, Albert Dunnewold, Trad Trio, Two Johns, Inner Voice, and Karen Corbin & Ian Kamp. Racing starts at 8:30 a.m. Saturday and the always popular and emotional Breast Cancer Carnation Ceremony is slated for 3:10 p.m. Saturday. (Brimicombe photo)

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Heather Brimicombe is a Pictou County native and graduate from the University of King's College in Halifax with a Bachelor of Journalism Honours degree as well as a combined major in Sustainability. She has previously won a Canadian Communities Newspapers award for a multimedia feature and was part of a team nominated for a Canadian Association of Journalism data award in the investigative category. Photography, art, sports and outdoor activities are all hobbies of hers as well as crafting, and baking.