Kentville Canada Cup Mountain Bike Event - POSTED MAY 20 2020
KENTVILLE, NOVA SCOTIA - Due to rising concerns around the potential spread of COVID-19 in our communities, organizers of the Kentville Canada Cup have announced that the 2020 event will not go ahead in Kentville this August, but will return to the Gorge in August of 2020. The Kentville Canada Cup Committee wishes to thank all sponsors, volunteers, racers and spectators for their support. The committee is now looking forward to 2021 and hopes to be able to see you all again for another great race next summer. The committee is currently working with both Cycling Canada and Bicycle Nova Scotia on the 2021 plan and aim to be able to make an announcement on event dates for 2021 soon.
Stay tuned for updates!
Devil's Half Acre Motorcycle Rally - POSTED APRIL 7 2020
KENTVILLE, NOVA SCOTIA - Due to rising concerns around the potential spread of COVID-19 in our communities, organizers of the Devil’s Half Acre Motorcycle Rally have announced that the 2020 event will not go ahead in Kentville this June. Rally Committee President Harlon Wood says that while it’s disappointing, there really is no other choice and he hopes all the vendors and patrons will be back in 2021. “it’s a tough situation to be in for many people and businesses right now and I hope our vendors and patrons will be able to weather this tough spot and that we will see everybody again in brighter days next year”. People who need to get ahold of rally organizers can email firstname.lastname@example.org
Kentville Multicultural Festival - POSTED APRIL 3 2020
The organizing committee of the Kentville Multicultural Festival is very disappointed to announce the cancellation of this year’s festival due to provincial and national health concerns and advisories regarding the spread of COVID-19. We feel we can best use our energies focusing on “the tasks at hand” ie. Flattening the Curve, and we are still unsure of what our short, medium and long term futures may hold. We stand in solidarity with those who are putting themselves at risk for the greater good, and wish everyone good health in the next few weeks and months. We look forward to the Kentville Multicultural Festival in August of 2021. We will be excited to once again join with you in creating a welcoming, gathering space to celebrate the rich diversity of our region.
88TH Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival - POSTED APRIL 2 2020
Due to rising concerns around the potential spread of COVID-19 in our communities the Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival Board of Directors have decided that the 88th Festival will be postponed to 2021.
The Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival is one of the most recognized festivals in Nova Scotia and hosts events in many communities throughout the Annapolis Valley. Festival President Logan Morse says that uncertainty about what the situation will be in the coming months makes it impossible for the committee to move forward with planning for Spring, but that the festival will be back in 2021. “It is not feasible at this time to move ahead with planning for 2020, so pushing the 88th Festival to next year is really the best option” he said.
The Town of Kentville is host to some of the festival’s larger signature events including the Grand Street Parade, Children’s Parade and the Blossom Fireworks show. CAO Kelly Rice says while this was a hard decision to come to, it was necessary. “We looked at every alternative but unfortunately because of the COVID-19 pandemic it was virtually impossible to find a way to move forward with the festival and protect our community at the same time” she said.
Vendors and other contractors that have been previously booked will be contacted by the Festival office over the coming weeks. Morse says some vendors and parade entrants have already paid fees for 2020, and those people will also be contacted directly by the office. “Patrons who have already paid for 2020 will be either refunded or credited for 2021. We will contact all in question to process them over the coming weeks”.
People who need to get in touch with festival organizers for business purposes should email i email@example.com or call the office at 902-678-8322.
Editorial Contact: Festival President Logan Morse Phone: 902-680-5752