River Bourgeois 40th Annual Festival “Ruby Jubilee”


40th Anniversary Festival – 2018

This year RBCSS is celebrating our 40th anniversary.

The “Ruby Jubilee Festival” will take place from August 25th to September 2nd.

Saturday, August 25th:

11:30am to 1:00pm: Cafe’

Enjoy the amazing cuisine at the “Bourgeois Cafe'”

Sponsored by: RBC

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

Play for the possibility to win the “Big Jackpot”

Sponsored by: Leon’s Electrical Ltd.

6:00pm to 8:00pm: Pre-Teen Dance

Entry fee is $5.00.  Canteen available

Sponsored by: Bluenose Insurance Brokers

8:30pm to 11:30pm: Teen Dance

Entry fee is $5.00. Canteen available

Sponsored by: MacDonnell Pharmacy

Sunday, August 26th:

9:00am Mass at St John the Baptist Church

Celebrated by Father Antolin Asor

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

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

Sponsored by: MacBouch Restaurant and Lounge

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

Build your own boat at the docks with materials supplied.

Pre-register with Emilie at 535-3085. Children under age 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

Monday, August 27th:

7:00pm to 10:00pm: 45 Card Play

Cost is $10.00 per person. Prizes are: $300., $200., and $100.. Refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by: Foodland

Tuesday, August 28th:

7:00pm to 9:00pm: Opening Night

Emcee: Karl Nightingale

“1978” Fashion show, featuring the groovy fashions of the time.

Sponsored by: Premium Seafoods

An evening of “Fun and Entertainment”

Fee: $5.00 per person, children under 10 years are free.

Sponsored by: Richmond Enterprises

Wednesday, August 29th:

7:00pm to 10:00pm: “Children’s Paint Night”

Hosted by Rita Warner

Must pre-register with Emilee at 535-3085, must be 7 years of age or older, and the fee is $10.00.

Supplies and refreshments will be provided.

Sponsored by: Louie’s Cosy Corner/Jigg’s Take Out

Thursday, August 30th:

6:00pm to 7:00pm: Poker Walk & a game of “Eye Spy”

Best hand wins 20% of the pot, & there are many secondary prizes. Cost is $5.00 a poker hand. If you can’t walk, you can purchase a poker hand at the Tara Lynne Center.

Sponsored by: KinExcel

Friday, August 31st:

9:00pm to 1:00am: Dance

Featuring: Barrett’s Privateers DJs

Come out and dance the night away to the top country and rock music selections from 1978 all the way up to today. There will be something for everyone.

Cost: $10.00 per person, cash bar available.

Sponsored by: Cape Breton Realty

Saturday, September 1st:

7:00am to 9:30am: Men’s Breakfast

$10.00 for adults, $5.00 for children under 10 years.

Sponsored by: East Coast Credit Union

All Day Softball Tournament

“Full Division” only. Fee $250. and 2 balls per team, cash prizes. Each team must have a minimum of 3 women. Games are played at the Bona Field and St Peters Field. To book, call Joan Burke @ 535-2557. Team must pay prior to receiving schedule. Canteen services will be available at the Bona Field on Saturday and Sunday.

Sponsored by: Boudreau’s Fuels

11:30am to 1:00pm: Cafe’

Enjoy the amazing cuisine at the “Bourgeois Cafe'”

Guest: Garvey Sampson will be there to present his book of poems by “Sister Annie”

Sponsored by: V & L Electric

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

Play for the possibility to win the “Big Jackpot”

Sponsored by: St Peters Area Lion’s Club

2:00pm Opening of the “New Playground” and a day of children’s games.

*Celebrating the “Opening of the New Playground”

Sponsored by: CH Boudreau’s Funeral Home

*Build your own Sundae

Sponsored by: Canso Ford

*Children’s Obstacle Course Games

Sponsored by: Lobsters “R” Us

*Scavenger Hunt

Sponsored by: Harvey Realties/R.Wambolt Residential/Commercial Property Appraisals

8:00pm to 10:00pm: Trivia and Pub Night

Emcee: Karl Nightingale

Battle of wits, “All categories of Trivia”. Teams of four cost $40.. To book call Janice at 535-2066. Cash bar available.

Prizes are: $120., $100., and $80.

Sponsored by: Snow’s Econoprint

Sunday, September 2nd

8:00am: Softball continues with canteen services at the Bona Field

Sponsored by: Brent’s Autobody

10:00am Boat Poker Run

Rain/Wind date – September 9th. Registration begins at 10:00am at the docks. Poker hands available to boaters and non-boaters for $15. each. All poker hands to be turned in by 2:30pm. 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.

1:00pm: Children’s Games

Includes: Cake Walk, Balloon fights, and many crafts.

Sponsored by: St Peters Home Hardware

4:00pm to 6:00pm: Annual Festival Community Supper

An assortment of delectable cuisine.

$10. for adults and $5. for children under 10 years.

Please contact Emilie at 535-3085 during business hours for more details.

Sponsored by: Spectrum Home Inspections/Spectrum Air Care

7:00pm: 40th Annual MusicFest

Come join us for the Annual MusicFest, with M.C. Wendy Abbott. The MusicFest will showcase both local and outside talent. It will be an amazing night of talented performers, some you may have heard before, and others providing guest appearances. Don’t miss this night of great entertainment!

Fee: $5.00 per person

Sponsored by: Coastal Vision Clinic

Ticket draws will take place for the Club 300 tickets, 50/50 draw, Quilt by Susan Walker and a creation from “Metal Petals”

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.

Lotto 10/49 Fundraiser

RBCSS Lotto 10/49 Fundraiser

 March 1/2018

We have three winners:

Carman Fougere, Alice MacDonald and Janice Touesnard

Congratulations to the winners!

We will begin again in the Fall.


Lic# AGD106056-17

“TOCK” games

“TOCK” Tournaments

Starting: Oct. 13th and every second Friday till spring

At: the Anne Sampson building / Seniors 50+ Club

Time: 6:00 pm

$5.00 per person

Have great fun.


Kitchen Ceilidh

The “Kitchen Ceilidh” with Edna, Gerry and Friends is starting again for another season of music and fun.

On: December 14th and every second Thursday until spring

At: 7:00pm

In the: Anne Sampson Building / Seniors 50+ Club.

Chase the Ace / The Bourgeois Cafe’ 2017


RBCSS would like to congratulate the Chase the Ace “Jackpot Winner” 

On October 28th, 2017 the Chase the Ace Jackpot was won by Rita Fougere.

The jackpot was worth $5094.50 plus 20%, $162.00.

We want to thank all of the people who have helped both with the Chase the Ace and the Cafe’. Without our volunteers we could not do what we do.

Both the Chase the Ace and the Cafe’ will be taking their winter break and will be back in the spring.

Thank you

The RBCSS Board.