While low cloud coverage and chance of thunderstorms may have dampened spirits for last week’s Canada Day fireworks display, the Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM) has announced that the fireworks will light up the sky and enhance two major events over the Sydney Waterfront. The closing fireworks of the Sydney Waterfront Festival, to be held on August 6th, and the annual New Year’s Eve Concert on the Waterfront will be enhanced as part of the CBRM’s commitment to a year-long celebration of Canada 150 in 2017.
The Sydney Waterfront Festival will take place August 2nd through 6th throughout the Sydney Waterfront District. Events will include music, buskers, a street festival, and many family activities including the annual Night Light parade. The festival will close August 6th with a concert on the Kavanagh Stage at the Port of Sydney, followed by the now largest fireworks display of the summer.
“Sydney Waterfront Festival is excited to send off the holiday weekend with an even more spectacular fireworks display than originally planned,” says Sydney Waterfront District Executive Director and festival coordinator Michelle Wilson. “The festival will coincide with Rendezvous 2017, Pride Festival, Cape Breton Bike Rally, and many other fantastic community events, and will certainly end the weekend with a bang!”
The CBRM is hosting multiple events in many parts of the region through 2017 to celebrate Canada 150. With successful celebrations for Multiculturalism Day on June 27 and Canada Day on July 1, the celebration will also include the Canada 150 musical The Dream Catchers on July 14th, the #12 Colliery Centennial in New Waterford on July 25th, and the annual New Year’s Eve celebration. We encourage all residents to take part in the coming together of our community and attend these and the many community events that celebrate the togetherness of our community as a whole.
Your CBRM Citizen Handbook, delivered to residences in June, has a comprehensive community calendar of events taking place throughout the CBRM. An electronic version of the handbook is also available online here.