Bouncing with fun

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Bouncing on to the Pictou County scene, the Highland Bounce is looking to shake up the wintertime routine and provide a bit of fun and exercise to those looking for something to do. Part musical entertainment, part bar, part bouncy castles, reball, bubble soccer and what should be a whole lot of fun, the first event is being held November 24.

Taking place at the William M. Sobey Indoor Sports Complex in Stellarton, the chilly weather doesn’t mean the fun has to stop. After a few discussions and some brainstorming, the event is ready to roll. It is a partnership between a number of local businesses including Highland District Soccer Association, Sobey Indoor Sports Complex, Bounce Around Inflatables and RavenMedia.

“In two hours we had 20,000 views,” said John Raven Visser, of Raven Media about posting the event on Facebook. “It all kind of came together before we knew what we had.”

Organizers have even been contacted by larger groups from Newfoundland to the Valley and P.E.I about having a busload of people come and take part. Visser added that they had to cap the number of tickets at 250 due to the size of the venue and the fact that they wanted to avoid there being long lineups for the different activities.

Activities to do and a bar on site are not the only entertainment available as local bands The East River Rats and The Bombed Solid will perform.

Along with the general admission tickets, event creators are also offering a VIP section that will include special seating and special bar service. Nearly sold out for their first event already, a second Highland Bounce event including a bar, bouncy castles and all the other fun stuff is already in the works for December 1.

“We’re all used to hearing people say there’s nothing to do in Pictou County,” said Visser. “That’s what we’re trying to do, is create some fun and exercise.”

Gary Matheson of Bounce Around Inflatable and facility manager of the sports complex added that for him things have been slowly building up to this with the addition of new activities at the complex over the years.


Bubble soccer is just one of the activities that the Highland Bounce adult fun night will have for participants to enjoy. (Submitted photo)