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Hannah Fraser, Georgia Murray and Burke Murray

Hey guys! It’s Burke and Hannah here. We are so happy that we are your 2019 Advocate community cruisers.

So far this summer we have been having a blast exploring Pictou County and all of the events and festivities our beautiful county has to offer. We started off our adventure last week in the lovely village of River John for the annual Read By the Sea literary festival. While we were in River John we loved meeting new people, and got to learn a lot about the community while attending a heritage walk and a family story telling campfire.

The rest of last weekend entailed lots of beaver tails and fair rides as we ventured to the Pictou Lobster Carnival! While at the carnival we had the chance to watch all of the talented ladies wow the crowd at the Queen of the Sea crowning. We got to sit in and watch some very skilled local musicians each night at the main stage. We also watched all the runners in the Run for the Lobster. We were very interested in looking at all the cars in the antique car show.

Although all of this was super fun, our favourite part of the weekend was wandering around the waterfront saying hey to all of our new friends and making new connections around the community.

We also had the pleasure of attending a couple of Pride Week events. We loved popping in to Jake and Shaun’s Pride and Joy dance, and got to break out our masquerade masks for the masquerade ball. We loved dancing our hearts out at both of these events!

After a couple days of time off we were back and ready for what the next week brought us. We began the week learning some vital life saving skills and becoming certified as a first aider!

We took a trip to Trenton to kick off Trenton Fun Fest at the Mayor’s Tea. We got to meet the mayor of Trenton, Shannon Macinnis! We popped in to the town-wide yard sale and had a delicious pancake breakfast. We also loved supporting the Kinsmen at the Kinsmen chicken barbecue in New Glasgow.

We are so excited to see you at the Festival of the Tartans, River John festival events, and the Melmerby Triathalon this week! Make sure to keep updated on where we are on Facebook and Twitter @advocruiser for lots of free swag!