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Calendar of Events
Your complete guide to all Cuids 400 events

This current month’s events are displayed, but click on any month listed for a list of events. Check back frequently as events and festivals are updated regularly.

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August 2010

Marquee Event - New World Theatre Project
Saturday, June 19th - Sunday, August 22nd
Event: New World Theatre Project
Location: Indeavour Stage, Cupids Haven backyard, Cupids

Performances take place outdoors in Cupids Haven Backyard. Please come prepared for the weather. A blanket, fold up chair, fly oil etc., is recommended - on some days, a rain coat would be advisable.

Box Office hours 8:30am - 4:30pm Monday - Friday
To book tickets - please call Penny at 528-1610 or Rabbittown Theatre at 739-8220. Tickets will also be available at the gate prior to each performance (excluding Dinner Theatre tickets which must be purchased in advance).

The Tiring House
Performance Dates: June 19th to August 22nd
Location: Indeavour Stage, Cupids Haven backyard, Cupids
1:00 pm
Admission: $10.00

Feast of the Sword Dinner Theatre
Performance Dates: June 23rd to August 14th
Location: Cupids 400 Hospitality Centre
6:00 pm
Admission: $47.50

William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Performance Dates: August 5th to August 22nd
Location: Indeavour Stage, Cupids Haven backyard, Cupids.
1:00 pm & 6:00 pm
Admission: $25.00

For complete information on New World Theatre project and Rabbittown Theatre, visit them online at www.rabbittowntheatre.com


Sunday, August 1st
Event: 100th Anniversary of St. Anne's Garden Party
Location: St. Anne's Church grounds, Conception Harbour

A day of fun and games for children; games of chance along with musical entertainment. A dinner and dance to follow at St. Annes's Parish Hall.

Event: Queen Mother's Birthday Party
Location: Cupids

Cupids Historical Society will host an English Tea Party, at Millbrook Heritage Gardens, celebrating the Queen Mother's Birthday.


Friday, August 6th - Sunday, August 8th
Event: Bemister Family Reunion
Location: Carbonear

The Bemister Family of Carbonear celebrating over 200 years of Bemisters in Canada from the West Country.

Event: 2010 Sunnyside Soiree
Location: Sunnyside

During the three days of festivities to celebrate the Sunnyside Soiree, there will be a public unveiling on August 7th of a Community History Board depicting John Guy's historic meeting with the Beothuk in Bull Arm, Trinity Bay in the autumn months of 1612.


Saturday, August 7th
Event: 4th Annual Walk, Run or Ride to Emmaus
Location: South River

The Parish of the Resurrection, South River
4th Annual – Walk, Run or Ride to Emmaus Charity event. Banquet and Silent Auction to follow.


Thursday, August 12
Event: An Evening with Nellie Strowbridge
Location: Cupids Orange Lodge

As part of our Visiting Author Series we are pleased to welcome to Cupids award winning NL author Nellie Strowbridge.


Saturday, August 14th - Monday, August 16th
Event: Akerman Family Reunion
Location: Cupids

The Akerman Family of Cupids will host a family reunion.


Saturday, August 14th - Sunday, August 15th
Event: Avalon Artists - Art Show and Sale
Location: Avondale Heritage Train Station

The Avalon Artists are pleased to pay tribute to Cupids 400 by having the Hugh H. Fraser Collection on Exhibit at our Art Show and Sale. The photographic legacy is a must see for all Newfoundland heritage, railway and photography enthusiasts. Also on display will be the art works of approximately 15 artists. Originals, limited editions of oils, acrylics, and watercolor are a few. Photography, quilting, pottery and sculpting will be presented.

12:00 - 6:00 pm


Sunday, August 15th
Event: Shirley Montague and Gordon Quinton in Concert
Location: Cupids United Church

Together Shirley and Gordon will offer a repertoire of original material with a few old standards thrown in to stir memories.

Shirley Montague, vocal and guitar
Gordon Quinton, guitar

7:00 pm


Monday, August 16th
Event: “Remember When”
Location: Bay Roberts

Dinner, Dance & Slide Show of Cupids from the early 50's to the 70's. Music by "Traces"
To book, email: penny@cupids400.com.

6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Admission: $30.00


Tuesday, August 17th
Event: Unveiling of Cupids Stamp
Location: Cupids

Cupids 400 Inc and Canada Post will participate in the official unveiling of the Cupids commemorative stamp and First Cover.

By invitation only.


Marquee Event - Cupids Cove Soiree

Tuesday, August 17th - Sunday, August 22nd
Premiere Event: Cupids Cove Soiree
Location: Cupids

Six Days of Celebrations Begin! Day long activities including a variety of children’s favourites such as amusement rides, face painting, and craft displays. The celebrations also includes events featuring premiere Newfoundland and Labrador groups, family entertainment, community breakfasts, harbour tours by Ocean Quest Adventures, evening soirees and fireworks!

Don’t miss our Gala Soiree Opening & Closing, ‘Seeds of Settlement’ written and directed by Ged Blackmore.




Children's Events    Children's event
Children's Amusement Rides (Daily)
Wonderbolt Buskers (August 18, 20)
Tricksters - Wonderbolt Circus (August 19, 21, 22)


Main Stage Entertainment    Mainstage event
Our Main Stage on Pointe Beach is an outdoor venue where the Marquee Performances of “Seeds of Settlement” on August 17th and 22nd will be staged. Headline groups will perform each evening. Free Admission


Daily Events
Tuesday, August 17th - Sunday, August 22nd

Event: Three Flags Pavilion Flag Raising
Location: Three Flags Pavilion

Join us and a special guest each morning at 10 am as we raise the flags over the Cupids 400 Celebrations. During the Cupids Cove Soiree, three official flags, Canadian, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Union Jack will rise and fly proudly over Cupids.

Event: Brew House Pub
Location: Pointe Beach

Cupids Cove was the site of the first Brew House in what was to become Canada. Throughout the Cupids Cove Soiree, The Brew House Pub, a tented venue, will be open daily from 1:00 pm.

Free Admission. 19 Years and older.

Event: Food Concessions
Location: Pointe Beach

1:00 pm - closing

Event: Craft Vendors
Location: Pointe Beach (1:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Event: Ocean Quest Harbour Tours
Location: Cupids Public Wharf

Leaving from the public wharf at 1pm, 3pm, and 5pm. $25.00

Children's event

Date: Tuesday, August 17th - Sunday, August 22nd
Event: Angel Amusements (Ticketed rides)
Location: Behind Post Office

1:00 pm - 9:00 pm




Tuesday, Aug 17th

10:00 am (daily)
Three Flags Pavilion Flag Raising
Location: Three Flags Pavilion

Join us and a special guest each morning at 10 am as we raise the flags over the Cupids 400 Celebrations. During the Cupids Cove Soiree, three official flags, Canadian, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Union Jack will rise and fly proudly over Cupids.

1:00 pm onwards (daily)
Brew House Pub
Location: Pointe Beach

Cupids Cove was the site of the first Brew House in what was to become Canada. Throughout the Cupids Cove Soiree, The Brew House Pub, a tented venue, will be open daily from 1:00 pm.

Free Admission. 19 Years and older.

1:00 pm - closing (daily)
Food Concessions
Location: Pointe Beach


1:00 pm - 8:00 pm (daily)
Craft Vendors
Location: Pointe Beach

1:00 pm - 8:00 pm (daily)
Ocean Quest Harbour Tours
Location: Cupids Public Wharf

Leaving from the public wharf at 1pm, 3pm, and 5pm. $25.00

Children's event

1:00 pm - 9:00 pm (daily)
Angel Amusements

Location: Behind Post Office


Mainstage event

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Aug 17)
Shawn Lidster
Location: Pointe Beach Main Stage, Cupids
Free Admission

Singer/Songwriter Shawn Lidster will perform songs from his CD “Legends of the Baccalieu Trail” including the ever popular “Cupers Cove” song.


7:30 pm (Aug 17)
Official Opening Cupids Legacy Centre
Location: Cupids Legacy Centre - Parking Lot

Official ribbon-cutting with dignitaries, community members, and visiting friends and relatives.

Free Admission.


Opening Ceremonies

Mainstage event

8:30 pm (Aug 17)
Opening Ceremonies
Location: Pointe Beach Main Stage, Cupids
Free Admission

Opening Ceremonies Cupids Cove Soiree followed by "Seeds of Settlement" (8:45 pm) - an original production written and directed by Ged Blackmore.

In August 1610, John Guy and an intrepid group of settlers from Bristol, England landed at Cupers Cove on the island of Newfoundland where they would establish the first official English Colony in what is today the country of Canada. "Seeds of Settlement" is a musical production that tells the story of those first settlers and the generations of people and events that shaped us as a people.


Mainstage event

10:00 pm (Aug 17)
Opening Fireworks

Starts at 10:00 pm immediately following "Seeds of Settlement."


Mainstage event

10:15 pm (Aug 17)
Ron Rose

Join us afterwards for live entertainment at Brew House Pub.




Wednesday, Aug 18th

10:00 am (daily)
Three Flags Pavilion Flag Raising (daily)
Location: Three Flags Pavilion

Join us and a special guest each morning at 10 am as we raise the flags over the Cupids 400 Celebrations. During the Cupids Cove Soiree, three official flags, Canadian, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Union Jack will rise and fly proudly over Cupids.

1:00 pm onwards (daily)
Brew House Pub
Location: Pointe Beach

Cupids Cove was the site of the first Brew House in what was to become Canada. Throughout the Cupids Cove Soiree, The Brew House Pub, a tented venue, will be open daily from 1:00 pm.

Free Admission. 19 Years and older.

1:00 pm - closing (daily)
Food Concessions
Location: Pointe Beach


1:00 pm - 8:00 pm (daily)
Craft Vendors
Location: Pointe Beach

1:00 pm - 8:00 pm (daily)
Ocean Quest Harbour Tours
Location: Cupids Public Wharf

Leaving from the public wharf at 1pm, 3pm, and 5pm. $25.00

Children's event

1:00 pm - 9:00 pm (daily)
Angel Amusements

Location: Behind Post Office


Mainstage event

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Aug 18)
Showcase of Choral Music

Location: Pointe Beach Main Stage, Cupids

Featuring celebrated Newfoundland choirs. La Rose des Vent - Francophone Choir, Cantare Youth Choir, Newman Sound, Baccalieu Sound. Free Admission


Children's event

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (Aug 18)
Wonderbolt Buskers

Location: Pointe Beach

Enjoy the spirited and jovial acts of the Wonderbolt Buskers.


3:00 pm (Aug 18 & Aug 19)
The Music Came With Them

Location: Cupids Orange Lodge

"Pastime with Good Company" is an amateur, four member recorder consort whose name derives from a song composed by Henry VIII. The group specializes in playing early music of the 16th and 17th centuries.

Free Admission


Mainstage event

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Aug 18)
YYT

Location: Pointe Beach Main Stage, Cupids

YYT is a five piece high energy rock band from St. John's. They play clubs from St. John's to Gander and bring everything from ABBA to Zeppelin. Free Admission


Mainstage event

8:15 pm (Aug 18)
Ennis

Location: Pointe Beach Main Stage, Cupids

Ennis is a dynamic, original group with a unique contemporary voice flavored by deep roots and Celtic traditional Newfoundland influences. Maureen and Karen are powerful, interesting and humorous story tellers with a broad mix of Maureen's accessible original songs and uniquely interpreted tunes and ballads. Free Admission


Mainstage event

10:00 pm (Aug 18)
Greeley's Reel

Location: Pointe Beach Main Stage, Cupids

Known for their great mixture of Irish and Newfoundland music, with a little bit of folk and bluegrass thrown into the mix, crowd pleasing jigs and reels, and shanties such as The Islander and Excursion Around the Bay, Greeley's Reel have performed at many high profile Newfoundland venues, events, and functions.




Thursday, Aug 19th

10:00 am (daily)
Three Flags Pavilion Flag Raising
Location: Three Flags Pavilion

Join us and a special guest each morning at 10 am as we raise the flags over the Cupids 400 Celebrations. During the Cupids Cove Soiree, three official flags, Canadian, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Union Jack will rise and fly proudly over Cupids.

1:00 pm onwards (daily)
Brew House Pub
Location: Pointe Beach

Cupids Cove was the site of the first Brew House in what was to become Canada. Throughout the Cupids Cove Soiree, The Brew House Pub, a tented venue, will be open daily from 1:00 pm.

Free Admission. 19 Years and older.

1:00 pm - closing (daily)
Food Concessions
Location: Pointe Beach


1:00 pm - 8:00 pm (daily)
Craft Vendors
Location: Pointe Beach

1:00 pm - 8:00 pm (daily)
Ocean Quest Harbour Tours
Location: Cupids Public Wharf

Leaving from the public wharf at 1pm, 3pm, and 5pm. $25.00

Children's event

1:00 pm - 9:00 pm (daily)
Angel Amusements

Location: Behind Post Office


Mainstage event

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Aug 19)
Cultural Showcase of Traditional Music, Song and Dance

Location: Pointe Beach Main Stage, Cupids

Showcase of Traditional Music, Song and Dance

Feather Point Dancers, the Vanda Maunder Dancers, Celtic Fiddlers, Baccalieu Trotters, and Baccalieu Square Dancers.


3:00 pm ( Aug 18 & Aug 19)
The Music Came With Them

Location: Cupids Orange Lodge

"Pastime with Good Company" is an amateur, four member recorder consort whose name derives from a song composed by Henry VIII. The group specializes in playing early music of the 16th and 17th centuries.

Free Admission


Mainstage event

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Aug 19)
Pour Mouths

Location: Pointe Beach Main Stage, Cupids

The Pour Mouths are the latest incarnation arising from the traditional music scene in St. John's. Forged from such legendary groups as the Sons of Erin and the Irish Descendants, the Pour Mouths are ready to make a name for themselves in Newfoundland and beyond. Jason Simms, Duncan Cameron, and John Barela are all veteran musicians, having developed an acoustic sound which is influenced by celtic, folk, traditional Newfoundland, bluegrass, and popular music.

Jason "belongs to" Georgetown NL and provides lead vocals and rhythm guitar. Duncan hails from Toronto ON and adds lead and harmony vocals while tearing the house down with his fantastic fiddle playing. Last, but not least, John is from St. John's NL and provides lead and harmony vocals as well as the group's musical foundation through his superb bass playing.

Free Admission.


Children's event

6:00 pm (Aug 19)
Wonderbolt Circus Show "Tricksters"

Location: Akerman Building, Cupids

Tricksters is a cross-cultural celebration of circus movement and dance. Themed around the unifying image of a circle, Wonderbolt's show features Anahareo White-Malone, an internationally recognized aerial hoop artist and world champion hoop dancer, Terrance Littletent from Saskatchewan, accompanied on drums and vocals by his brother Jason.

The ringmaster is master clown, Beni Malone. Innovative techniques such as black-light Aboriginal hoop dancing and LED lit hula hooping and solo and group juggling add to the fun and mystique of the show.

Free Admission. All ages.


Mainstage event

7:30 pm (Aug 19)
NL Comedy Showcase

Location: Pointe Beach Main Stage, Cupids

Renowned Newfoundland artists Amy House and Bernie Stapleton are joined by comedian John Sheehan.

Free Admission.


Mainstage event

9:30 pm (Aug 19)
The Masterless Men

Location: Pointe Beach Main Stage, Cupids

Formed in 1991, The Masterless Men are a well-known Newfoundland group who have played at international venues world wide. Their music is a combination of Newfoundland folk and Celtic music.

Free Admission.


CGIT / NGIT Reunion (Aug 19)
Location: Orange Hall, Cupids

Reminisce with past members & leaders of the Cupids CGIT/NGIT groups. Bring along any memories & memorabilia you may have.

Email: ivyking1003@hotmail.com
Telephone: 528-4016




Friday, Aug 20th

10:00 am (daily)
Three Flags Pavilion Flag Raising
Location: Three Flags Pavilion

Join us and a special guest each morning at 10 am as we raise the flags over the Cupids 400 Celebrations. During the Cupids Cove Soiree, three official flags, Canadian, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Union Jack will rise and fly proudly over Cupids.

1:00 pm onwards (daily)
Brew House Pub
Location: Pointe Beach

Cupids Cove was the site of the first Brew House in what was to become Canada. Throughout the Cupids Cove Soiree, The Brew House Pub, a tented venue, will be open daily from 1:00 pm.

Free Admission. 19 Years and older.

1:00 pm - closing (daily)
Food Concessions
Location: Pointe Beach


1:00 pm - 8:00 pm (daily)
Craft Vendors
Location: Pointe Beach

1:00 pm - 8:00 pm (daily)
Ocean Quest Harbour Tours
Location: Cupids Public Wharf

Leaving from the public wharf at 1pm, 3pm, and 5pm. $25.00

Children's event

1:00 pm - 9:00 pm (daily)
Angel Amusements

Location: Behind Post Office


Mainstage event

2:00 pm (Aug 20)
Invitation to the Dance

Location: Pointe Beach Main Stage, Cupids

Come see and hear the English Country Dancers accompanied by the Tenacious String Ensemble for an afternoon of lively tunes and traditional English dances of the 17th century! Kick up your heels yourself if you dare, as you're invited to "chasse to the right or left" just as John Guy might have done 400 years ago. This event is an informal, fun demonstration of dances of the 17th and early 18th century, with a chance to try some yourself - a wonderful experience to share with the whole family.

Free Admission.


Children's event

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Aug 20)
Wonderbolt Buskers

Location: Pointe Beach

Enjoy the spirited and jovial acts of the Wonderbolt Buskers.


7:00 pm (Aug 20)
Madrigals, Mathematics & Mayhem - Music and Tales of the Renaissance

Location: Cupids United Church

The Tenacious String Ensemble invites you to come hear the magical music, tales and poetry of the Renaissance. The period of John Guys life was a fascinating one with many changes - the Earth was found not to be the center of the universe, a new Christian religion was being born, and Western Europe was taking it's first fledgling steps into the New World.

Come hear the music of William Byrd and the poetry of William Shakespeare, and learn of the fascinating figures of the time - Gallileo, Copernicus, Elizabeth 1, Oliver Cromwell and Sir Walter Raleigh to name but a few. The evening promises to soothe the musical ear and take your imagination into the world of the turn of the 17th century.

Free Admission


Mainstage event

7:30 pm (Aug 20)
One Night Stand

Location: Pointe Beach Main Stage, Cupids

One Night Stand is a 4 piece group specializing in popular tunes from the 70s and 80s. The band features Peter Noel, vocals, keyboards and guitars; Bruce Blackwood, bass and vocals; Paul Monahan, guitar and vocals and Bob Davis, drums. Get ready to dance to the tunes that make you "remember where you were when?".

Free Admission.


Mainstage event

9:30 pm (Aug 20)
Billy and the Bruisers

Location: Pointe Beach Main Stage, Cupids

Billy and the Bruisers, formed in 1991, is a ten piece band from St. John's. Highly professional, these veterans of the music scene have gained a loyal following and have achieved a well deserved reputation as one of the most versatile and entertaining musical acts in Eastern Canada.

Free Admission.




Saturday, Aug 21st

10:00 am (daily)
Three Flags Pavilion Flag Raising
Location: Three Flags Pavilion

Join us and a special guest each morning at 10 am as we raise the flags over the Cupids 400 Celebrations. During the Cupids Cove Soiree, three official flags, Canadian, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Union Jack will rise and fly proudly over Cupids.

1:00 pm onwards (daily)
Brew House Pub
Location: Pointe Beach

Cupids Cove was the site of the first Brew House in what was to become Canada. Throughout the Cupids Cove Soiree, The Brew House Pub, a tented venue, will be open daily from 1:00 pm.

Free Admission. 19 Years and older.

1:00 pm - closing (daily)
Food Concessions
Location: Pointe Beach


1:00 pm - 8:00 pm (daily)
Craft Vendors
Location: Pointe Beach

1:00 pm - 8:00 pm (daily)
Ocean Quest Harbour Tours
Location: Cupids Public Wharf

Leaving from the public wharf at 1pm, 3pm, and 5pm. $25.00

Children's event

1:00 pm - 9:00 pm (daily)
Angel Amusements

Location: Behind Post Office


Mainstage event

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm (Aug 21)
Cupids Cove Soiree Folk Festival

Location: Pointe Beach Main Stage, Cupids

Ken Snow and Friends, Harbour Boys, Web Dawe, Kevin Mercer, Legion Boys, and Steve Stockley

Free Admission.


Children's event

2:00 pm (Aug 21)
Wonderbolt Circus Show "Tricksters"

Location: Akerman Building, Cupids

Tricksters is a cross-cultural celebration of circus movement and dance. Themed around the unifying image of a circle, Wonderbolt's show features Anahareo White-Malone, an internationally recognized aerial hoop artist and world champion hoop dancer, Terrance Littletent from Saskatchewan, accompanied on drums and vocals by his brother Jason.

The ringmaster is master clown, Beni Malone. Innovative techniques such as black-light Aboriginal hoop dancing and LED lit hula hooping and solo and group juggling add to the fun and mystique of the show.

Free Admission. All ages.


Mainstage event

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Aug 21)
Rio Samaya Band

Location: Pointe Beach Main Stage, Cupids

The Rio Samaya Band will be performing many popular and original songs in a magical combination of Latin, Reggae and Rumba with Guitar, Bombo, Charango, Quena, and Accordian and Sax.

They bring a musical caravan full of treasures and surprises, Their shows can be shared in many ways with the audience and many other musicians among the audience. Refreshing is one of the concepts of the band... adding new beats and effects and turning traditional tunes into contemporary music....

Free Admission.


Mainstage event

7:30 pm (Aug 21)
The Once

Location: Pointe Beach Main Stage, Cupids

The Once is an award winning trio of young folk musicians, building on the traditions of their native province. After their debut release in August of 2009, The Once discovered the demand for their indie folk group was growing more quickly than anticipated. The career highlights they have amassed are impressive.

Free Admission.


Mainstage event

9:00 pm (Aug 21)
The Idlers

Location: Pointe Beach Main Stage, Cupids

The Idlers are an eleven-piece, self proclaimed 'reggae circus' from St. John's, Newfoundland. Their unique sound comes from a love of reggae, ska and afro-beat, peppered with their Atlantic influences. Ringmaster Mark Wilson fronts a solid rhythm section with heavy horns and tight harmonies, and has been bringing audiences to a dancing frenzy since the band came together in 2006.

Free Admission.


Mainstage event

10:30 pm (Aug 21)
The 8 Track Favourites

Location: Pointe Beach Main Stage, Cupids

The 8 Track Favourites cover the old time country hits in their own unique style. The band includes Larry Foley and Patrick Moran (The Punters), Chris LeDrew (Brothers In Stereo), Sandy Morris, Barry Hillier and George Morgan.

Free Admission.




Sunday, Aug 22nd

10:00 am (daily)
Three Flags Pavilion Flag Raising
Location: Three Flags Pavilion

Join us and a special guest each morning at 10 am as we raise the flags over the Cupids 400 Celebrations. During the Cupids Cove Soiree, three official flags, Canadian, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Union Jack will rise and fly proudly over Cupids.

1:00 pm onwards (daily)
Brew House Pub
Location: Pointe Beach

Cupids Cove was the site of the first Brew House in what was to become Canada. Throughout the Cupids Cove Soiree, The Brew House Pub, a tented venue, will be open daily from 1:00 pm.

Free Admission. 19 Years and older.

1:00 pm - closing (daily)
Food Concessions
Location: Pointe Beach


1:00 pm - 8:00 pm (daily)
Craft Vendors
Location: Pointe Beach

1:00 pm - 8:00 pm (daily)
Ocean Quest Harbour Tours
Location: Cupids Public Wharf

Leaving from the public wharf at 1pm, 3pm, and 5pm. $25.00

Children's event

1:00 pm - 9:00 pm (daily)
Angel Amusements

Location: Behind Post Office


Mainstage event

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm (Aug 22)
Spirit of the People Celebration

Location: Pointe Beach Main Stage, Cupids

Spirit of the People Celebration with music and narration is a spiritual hour devoted to celebrating the peoples of NL. Join us as we celebrate with music, song, and dance and pay tribute to the generations of inhabitants who make up the culture and traditions of the land and sea. Special guests will include Sett A'newey Performance Choir / Paqtimi'ji'j Drummers of Conne River, NL.

Free Admission.


Mainstage event

2:30 pm (Aug 22)
The Walsh Family Band

Location: Pointe Beach Main Stage, Cupids

The Walsh Family Band has roots in the Newfoundland fishing community of Bay de Verde - a community rich in musical heritage, culture and history. Formed in 1995, the band's repertoire includes a blend of traditional Newfoundland, Irish, Scottish vocals and instrumentals as well as original material influenced by the place and people they come from - Bay de Verde.

Free Admission.


Children's event

2:30 pm (Aug 22)
Wonderbolt Circus Show "Tricksters"

Location: Akerman Building, Cupids

Tricksters is a cross-cultural celebration of circus movement and dance. Themed around the unifying image of a circle, Wonderbolt's show features Anahareo White-Malone, an internationally recognized aerial hoop artist and world champion hoop dancer, Terrance Littletent from Saskatchewan, accompanied on drums and vocals by his brother Jason.

The ringmaster is master clown, Beni Malone. Innovative techniques such as black-light Aboriginal hoop dancing and LED lit hula hooping and solo and group juggling add to the fun and mystique of the show.

Free Admission. All ages.


Mainstage event

3:30 pm (Aug 22)
The Morgan Brothers

Location: Pointe Beach Main Stage, Cupids

Listen to the phenomenal southern gospel harmonies of the Morgan Brothers, Corey, Blair, and Scott. Accompanied by George Bartlett on piano and Barry Gosse on bass.

Free Admission.


Closing Ceremonies

Mainstage event

8:30 pm (Aug 22)
Soiree Closing Ceremonies

Location: Pointe Beach Main Stage, Cupids

Closing Ceremonies Cupids Cove Soiree followed by "Seeds of Settlement" (8:40 pm) - a musical production that tells the story of those first settlers and the generations and events that shaped us as a people.


Mainstage event

10:00 pm (Aug 22)
Closing Fireworks

Location: Pointe Beach Main Stage, Cupids


Mainstage event

10:15 pm (Aug 22)
Shanty

Location: Pointe Beach Main Stage, Cupids

Join us afterwards for live entertainment at Brew House Pub.




July and August
Event: Historic Walking Tour
Location: Town of Carbonear

Interpreters in period costume will guide visitors around the heritage district in the Town of Carbonear. Participants will encounter various "personages" who will recount the events and Indeavours of life in earlier times. Visit www.carbonear.ca for complete details.

Event: Town of Carbonear Cultural Events
Location: Rorke Stores Museum and Loft, Water Street, Carbonear

The Rorke Stores Museum and Loft in Carbonear is one of the anchor museums in the region. Its mandate is to preserve and promote the Newfoundland and Labrador fishery and the Town's rich heritage and traditions. Visit www.carbonear.ca for details.

Event: 1762 - The Taking of Torbay - Written by Ben Pittman
Location: Town of Torbay

A story from the perspective of three Torbay men - and one woman who found themselves thrust into the peril of war and how they discovered the courage within to put aside their previous difficulties and focus on the task at hand, the liberation of Newfoundland from the French by Lt. Colonel William Amherst.

The outdoor play was commissioned by Torbay Museum/Heritage Committee with support from Cupids 400 Inc. Outdoor performances will take place in July and August in Torbay, and will run through the 2010 Torbay Hillside Festival from August 12th - 22nd.

For tickets and further details visit www.town.torbay.nf.ca