River Bourgeois 39th Annual Festival 2017

“Dominion Days”

River Bourgeois’s

39th Annual Festival 2017

August 26th to September 3rd

Aug. 26th  

11:30 am to 1:00 pm Cafe’

Enjoy the amazing cuisine at the “Bourgeois Cafe'”

Sponsored by: Richmond Enterprises Ltd.

11:30 am to 1:00 pm Chase the Ace

Play for the possibility to win the “Big Jackpot”

Sponsored by: Bluenose Insurance Brokers

8:00 to 11:00 pm  – Pub Night    

Join us for an evening of music by: Jason Williams. Fee is $5.00/person. Cash Bar.

Sponsored by: MacDonnell Pharmacy
Aug. 27th

9:00 am Mass at St John the Baptist Church. Celebrated by Father Antolin Asor

1:45 to 4:00 pm – Merchandise/Cash Bingo

9 games of great merchandise prizes and 9 games of cash Bingo.

Sponsored by: MacBouch Restaurant and Lounge

2:00 to 4:00 pm – Cardboard Boat Races

Build your own boat at the docks with materials supplied. Pre-register with Emilie at 535-3085 during. Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by an adult and all participants must have their own life jacket. Fee is $10.00.

Sponsored by: Green’s Funeral Home

Aug. 28th

7:00 to 11:00 pm  – 45 Card Play

Cost is $10.00/person. Prizes are: $300.00, $200.00, and $100.00. Refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by: Foodland

Aug. 30th

7:00 to 10:00 pm – “Open Mic” with Donna Marie DeWolfe

Join our talented host Donna Marie. Bring your own musical instruments and/or your singing voice and join in for a night of fun. If you don’t sing or play, come and tap your feet. Fee is $5.00/person, refreshments served.

Sponsored by: Green Light Restaurant

Aug. 31st

6:00 to 7:00 pm – Poker Walk

Best hand wins, many secondary prizes. Cost is $5.00/person or $5.00/a poker hand. If you can’t walk, you can purchase a poker hand at the Tara Lynne Centre.

Sponsored by: Kin Excel

Sept. 1st

8:00 to 10:00 pm – Trivia and Pub Night. Battle of wits. “All categories of Trivia”

Teams of four cost $40.00. To book, call Janice at 535-2068. Cash bar available. Prizes are: $120.00, $100.00, and $80.00.

Sponsored by: Snow’s Econoprint

Sept. 2nd

7:00 to 9:30 am – Men’s Breakfast

$8.00 for adults, $5.00 for children under 10 years.

Sponsored by: East Coast Credit Union

11:00 am to 3:00 pm – Artisan Exhibit and Dominion House at the Anne Sampson Building

Enjoy a sampling of treats from each of the Dominion Provinces

Sponsored by: Premium Seafoods Group

All Day – Softball Tournament. “Full Division” only.

Fee $250.00 and 2 balls per team, cash prizes. Each team must have a minimum of three women. Games are played at the Bona Field and St Peters field. To book, call Joan Burke at 535-2557. Team must pay prior to receiving schedule. Canteen services will be available at the Bona Field on Saturday and Sunday.

Sponsored by: Brent’s Autobody

11:00 am to 1:00 pm – Cafe’

Enjoy the amazing cuisine at the “Bourgeois Cafe'”

Sponsored by: V & L Electric

11:30 am to 1:00 pm Chase the Ace

Play for the possibility to win the “Big Jackpot”

Sponsored by: St Peter’s Area Lions Club

2:00 pm Children’s Games

Including: “Build your own Sundae” and “Bouncy Obstacle Course”  $5.00/ child, $15.00 per family for an afternoon of fun.

Sponsored by: Tri-Mac Toyota

“Grand Opening” of the newly refurbished Tennis Courts and Playground

Sponsored by: Cape Breton Realty

9:00 pm to 1:00 am – Dance featuring “The Relatives”

Come dance the night away. $10.00/person.  cash bar available.

Sponsored by: Louis’s Cosy Corner & Jiggs

Sept. 3rd

1:00 pm Children’s Games:

Includes Cake walk, Balloon fights and many crafts.

Sponsored by: St Peter’s Home Hardware

8:00 am Softball continues

Sponsored by: Canso Ford Sales

10:00 am Boat Poker Run at docks.

Rain/wind date – September 9th. Registration begins at 10:00 am at the docks. Poker hands available to boaters and non-boaters for $15.00 each. All poker hands to be turned in by 2:30 pm. 1st prize is 1/4 of the registration money, lots of other prizes to be drawn. Refreshments available.

Sponsored by: Dennis Haverstock Funeral Homes Ltd.

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm Annual Festival Community Supper. An assortment of delectable cuisine. $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children under 10 years. Please contact Emilie at 535-3085 during business hours for more details.

Sponsored by: Spectrum Home Inspections

7:00 pm Concert:

Emceed by: Evelyn MacCrae. Come out and be thoroughly entertained by the talents of: Milton Pottie, Jillian Fougere, Mariane Burke, Robyn Merrick, Ciffe Carter, Frasier Burke and Friends, plus so many more “Great Musicians”. $5.00 per person.

Sponsored by: Coastal Vision Clinic

Ticket draws will take place for the Club 300 tickets, 50/50 draw, Quilt created by: Susan Walker, Painting created by Carol Daley Dove and the Doll created by: Margaret Greenlaw.

Sponsored by: Bluewave Energy


A Big Thank You to all who participated and volunteered in the events, without you the Festival would cease to exist.

Spread the word, the festivities will be full of great annual and some new activities plus great fun with family and friends coming in from near and far to celebrate Canada’s 150th with us.

Book it into your calendars!

See you here.

Senior’s Fitness Fun (50+)

Aerobics exercise program for our older adults for a total body (low impact) workout appropriate for any fitness level.  Classes are designed to increase flexibility, balance, joint stability, co-ordination, agility, muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance.

Instructor: Jessica Samson LeBlanc, Certified Fitness Instructor Specialist – Body Basics Fitness Studio

Tuesdays and Thursdays for 8 weeks beginning April 14th until October.

9:30 am to 10:30 am

Fee: Free for members of the River Bourgeois Seniors 50+ Club.