Dragon Boat Festival cancelled for this year

There will be no Race on the River in New Glasgow this year. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the unknowns surrounding it with regards to self-distancing and no large gatherings, the Board of Directors is concerned about moving forward with this year’s New Glasgow Race on the River Dragon Boat Festival. A press release...

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Panel salutes Women Alike ABreastARiver

NEW GLASGOW — It was a magical time on Thursday as members of a team completed a project by installing a commemorative plaque in tribute to the 20th anniversary of Women Alike AbreastARiver. MacGregors Industrial Group employees placed and secured the plaque that features messages and photos on the panel and frame at Rotary Park....

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Macdonald to launch his 16th book

NEW GLASGOW — A second edition of Clyde Macdonald’s book, Nova Scotians In and Out of Court, has been published and will be officially introduced on August 10. The launching is from 2 to 4 p.m.at the New Glasgow Library and will include light refreshment. Proceeds from the book sales are directed to the Pictou...

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Paddles up: 18th Annual Race on the River set for Saturday

More than 40 teams will be racing on Saturday in the Race on the River Dragon Boat Festival. This year marks the 18th anniversary of Race on the River with more than $2 million raised in support of the three beneficiaries: Women Alike Breast Cancer Survivor’s Society, Special Olympics Northern Region, and Pictou County Prostate...

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Celebrating 20 years on the river

They thought they could. So they did. Twenty years ago, a group of breast cancer survivors set out to prove there was a whole lot more to life after breast cancer. Women Alike ABreastARiver dragon boat team was born. These wives, mothers, sisters, daughters, aunts, friends formed the group in New Glasgow after attending a...

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Ribs, music, charities … Ribfest coming to town

Rib fans will not be denied this summer when Ribfest comes to town. The unmistakable heavenly aroma of mouth-watering, succulent, juicy ribs will be in the air in August when the first Ribfest event will bring professional ribbers to delight the tastebuds of Pictou County residents. Ribfest is a professional barbecue competition that has expanded...

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River ‘daze’

The East River was bustling with activity Saturday afternoon as nearly 100 people came out to celebrate the centrepiece of the town and highlight the river as a great asset for activity. After a small group of people from New Glasgow got together with the goal to highlight the river, the Ride the River event...

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Women Alike shine at race

It was a good day for the Women Alike Abreast A River Dragon Boat Team. Recently back from their trip to Italy where 11 members had joined forces with paddlers from Saint John to form the Maritime Dragons team and participate in four half-kilometre races, Saturday’s Race on the River felt like an easier task....

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Paddles up for $98,000

Chris Higdon couldn’t thank the community enough on Saturday, after announcing the 17th annual Race on the River had raised $98,000. The president of the New Glasgow Dragon Boat Society raved about the success of the event, which saw more than 35 teams participating. “It’s remarkable the spirit we have. What a great place to...

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… In they go

The boats being used in this coming weekend’s annual Dragon Boat Festival were lowered into the East River earlier today. More than 35 teams will be racing on July 2 for the Race on the River Dragon Boat Festival.  This year marks the 17th anniversary of Race on the River with in excess of $1.9...

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