Jun 5 2013
Jun 3 2013
Celebrating its 19th year, the Granville Green Concert Series will feature six free outdoor concerts on Sundays from July 7th to Aug. 12th on Granville St. in Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia.
Presented by NuStar, and Ron MacGillivray the Granville Green lineup is as follows:
July 7th: Barney Bentall, special guest: Company Road
July 14th: Tim Chaisson, special guest: Johnny & Rose
July 21st: David Myles, special guest: Dylan Guthro
July 28th: Barra MacNeils, special guest: Asif Illyas
Aug. 4th: Wintersleep, special guest: Alvvays
Aug. 11th: The Fourth Well, special guest: Brett Pierce
Each concert begins at 7pm and concertgoers are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs for comfort.
The Granville Green Concert Series is produced by the Port Hawkesbury Parks Recreation & Tourism Dept. Other Granville Green sponsors include: Exxon Mobil, TD Bank, Central Home Improvement Warehouse, Port Hawkesbury Paper, Quarterback, Nova Scotia Power, Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation, Province of NS, Canadian Heritage, Maritime Inns & Resorts, United Rentals, The Reporter & 101.5 the Hawk.
For full details on the Granville Green Concert Series, visit: www.granvillegreen.ca
Things to Do
Welcome to the front porch of CAPE BRETON ISLAND
Come in and make yourself at home! We really are the `Gateway to Cape Breton`. Come and discover our beautiful walking trails, lively festivals, exciting outdoor adventures, delicious dining, and so much more.
Take time to explore Port Hawkesbury and discover why our town was named `The best of the best small towns in Canada.`
Are you looking for lots of music and live performances?
We’ve got it! Check out our Tuesday night ceilidhs at the Creamery from June to October where you’ll experience an evening of traditional Celtic music performed by our finest local talent.
You will want to plan to be in town on a Sunday so you don’t miss the Granville Green Concerts that run during July and August. These free outdoor concerts start at 7pm and feature prominent up and coming Canadian entertainers, whose energetic sounds ring out in the evening breeze.
We’re also home to a 500 seat performance centre located in the Port Hawkesbury Strait Area Education and Recreation Centre which features live entertainment year round.
Are you looking for some warm hospitality?
Well you don’t have to go far to find that. You’ll be greeted by warm hospitality while you’re enjoying a juicy steak or fresh boiled lobster in one of our many restaurants. You’ll also find friendly faces in our local shops and malls as you look for unique gifts and souvenirs. It’s everywhere!
Are you looking for Internet access?
If you need to check your e-mail or send vacation photos to friends and family stop at the Strait Area Education Recreation Centre where you will find an Internet cap-site. For hours of operation call 902-625-2810. This Centre is also home to a 25 metre, 6 lane pool, a 500-seat theatre, and daycare.
Are you looking for a great meeting spot?
Port Hawkesbury boasts an ice free, deep water port to attract business. In 2004 our state-of-the-art Civic Centre opened its doors. This facility will host meetings of up to 350 people in addition to housing a full health centre and arena - a perfect atmosphere for your next corporate retreat!
The students of the Strait Area Education Recreation Centre will be displaying their artwork at the J. Franklin Wright Gallery commencing May 9, 2013. The exhibit is the seventh in the showcase for the area’s youth, and we are delighted to share their works with you. You are cordially invited to attend the opening and meet the Artists on Thursday, May 9 at 7:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.
A blood donor clinic will be held on June 19 & 20th in the Bear Head Rm, at the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre. To make a donation or for more information, please call 1-888-2DONATE or go to: www.blood.ca
Farmers’ markets come in many shapes and sizes, and the Community Market starting in Port Hawkesbury is no exception. Starting Thursday, May 30th, and continuing bi-weekly into October, the market will be held at the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre from 12pm-4pm.
While this is early in the growing season, there will be a variety of products ranging from annuals, baked goods, manure, eggs, and workby craft producers. For those starting in the market business, two incubator tables will be available for those who want to work together to provide produce for the community.
It is the goal of the Port Hawkesbury Community Market to give consumers in the Strait Area an opportunity to interact directly with those who take an active role in producing the items they sell.
We aim to market products grown, made, or finished locally. Examples of products that we plan to market include: locally grown vegetables, locally raised chicken, locally caught lobster, locally made breads, cheeses, crafts,etc. The Market emphasizes farm products and food but welcomes arts and crafts of the local economy.