Mar 22

DEANS Announcement

Destination Eastern and Northumberland Shores

March 21, 2017
Hi Everyone,
Just a few short months ago, we celebrated the completion of the Strategic Tourism Expansion Program (STEP) where a working group completed a new tourism development strategy for the area of Musquodoboit Harbour to Sherbrooke. The strategy was driven by the community with support from many businesses in collaboration with the municipalities of Halifax and the District of St Mary’s.
The Wild Islands Tourism Advancement Partnership (WITAP) committee was formed following the completion of STEP and was tasked with implementing the new tourism development strategy. The WITAP committee would like to invite you to attend a special event on Saturday, April 1st, 2017 at the Sheet Harbour Legion, 23566 Highway 7, to hear about the next steps of this exciting project.
Attendees should plan to arrive at 10.30am in time for the announcement at 11am. Following the announcement, members of the working committee will be available to answer questions over light refreshments.
If you can attend, please email Cindy at or leave a message at 1-877-816-2326 (1-877-81-OCEAN) by Thursday March 30. It will also help if you can let us know at the same time what organization (if any) you will be representing. We look forward to sharing our news with you.


Ryan Murphy, Chairperson, Wild Islands Tourism Advancement Partnership (WITAP)
Cindy MacKinnon, Project Manager, Destination Eastern and Northumberland Shores

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Mar 21

Memory Lanes Activities

2017 Special Events at Memory Lane Heritage Village

Name of Event
Eastern Shore Cold Waters Seafood Festival
Saturday, June 3 – Sunday June 4
Memory Lane Heritage Village
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
$5 Admission
12 and under free

$2 “Taste” Tickets (see website for details)
The cold clear waters of the Eastern Shore yield some of the best seafood in the province. Here’s a chance to sample it at its freshest –clams, mussels, lobsters and fresh and smoked fish along with traditional heritage foods such as Solomon Gundy, Seafood Chowder, and Fishcakes and Beans. Check our website for details and a complete list of vendors and samples.
845-1937 / 1-877-287-0697
Father’s Day Antique Car Show
Sunday, June 18th
(Rain date is Sunday, June 25th)
Memory Lane Heritage Village
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
12 and under free

A Father’s Day outing the whole family will love. Enjoy a wide range of vehicles on display throughout the Heritage Village grounds. Special Father’s Day draws and live music in the Clam Factory. Plus kids can challenge Dad to a Kub Kar race after they have made their own car in the Boatshop. Snacks and a variety of Cookhouse meals available on site.
845-1937 / 1-877-287-0697
Dominion Day “Old Time” Village Fair
Saturday, July 1st
Memory Lane Heritage Village
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Free admission
Donations appreciated
A festive day celebrating the coastal villages in the Lake Charlotte area. Come see dozens of remote controlled model boats in action on the Dufferin Pond. Enjoy a free freshly made donut from our vintage Belshaw Donut Robot, then work off the extra calories with some traditional 1940s games and races with the kids, or try panning for gold.
845-1937 / 1-877-287-0697
Heritage Variety Show
Fri – Sat,
July 7th & 8th
Memory Lane Heritage Village
Times TBA
Pay What You Can
An evening modeled on the 1940s musical revues put on by communities across Canada to “send off” their men and women overseas. Featuring a variety of local talent performing musical numbers, instrumental numbers, and readings and theatrics by the Eastern Shore Players. Featuring Cookhouse canteen serving some wartime favourites. Cash Bar.
845-1937 / 1-877-287-0697
Women’s Heritage Celebration
Sat. – Sun.
July 15th & 16th
Memory Lane Heritage Village
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Free admission
Donations appreciated
An annual celebration of women’s work in the home and community. Visit the homestead to make pickles, knead bread, or taste rhubarb jelly. Kids will love cranking the rollers when we wash laundry. Check our website for a complete schedule of demonstrations, Sunday Tea Social and Ecumenical Church Service. An event for the whole family.
845-1937 / 1-877-287-0697
Old Fashioned Tea Social
July 16th
Memory Lane Heritage Village, Clam Factory
2:00 PM
An old fashioned summer tea party in the Clam Factory using antique china and serving lots of sandwiches, squares and our famous butter tarts.
845-1937 / 1-877-287-0697
14th Annual Atlantic Canada Harmonica Festival
Saturday, August 12th
Memory Lane Heritage Village
11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Festival Pass $49

Dinner $15
Evening Concert $10
A day filled with the versatile music of the harmonica. Beginner and master classes with some of the best harmonica players in Atlantic Canada. Afternoon Jamboree followed by dinner. Festival ends with a two hour showcase concert featuring harmonica players of all musical genres, from the Isle of Skye to the Mississippi Delta.
845-1937 / 1-877-287-0697
Heritage Dinner & Musique Royale Concert Saturday, September 9th
Memory Lane Heritage Village, Cookhouse & Church
Concert: 5:00 – 6:30 Dinner: 7:00 pm $55
Back by popular demand, Memory Lane Heritage Village will host a Musique Royale Concert in the historic Clam Harbour Church, followed by a lamp-lit four course dinner in the Cookhouse. Reservations must be made by the Thursday before the concert. Menu to be announced.
845-1937 / 1-877-287-0697
Eastern Shore Players Dinner Theatre
Fri. – Sat. October 20th & 21st Weekend
Memory Lane Heritage Village, Cookhouse
7:00 PM $35
The Eastern Shore Players presents an original murder mystery dinner theatre in the Heritage Village Cookhouse. Production details to follow. Tickets $35 per person. Contact the Village closer to the date for more details.
845-1937 / 1-877-287-0697
Traditional 1940s Christmas Dinner
Saturday & Sunday
November 18th & 19th
Memory Lane Heritage Village, Cookhouse & Church
6:30 PM
$28 per person
An authentic 1940s Christmas dinner served by lamplight in our traditionally decorated Cookhouse. No turkey! Reserve by August 30th to avoid disappointment. Cash bar opens at 6:00 PM. Candlelight concert precedes the dinner at 5:00 PM in the Memory Lane church.
845-1937 / 1-877-287-0697

Memory Lane Heritage Village Events 2016

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Mar 20

Art Workshops by Sandy Moser

Art Course
Instructor: Sandy Moser
Painting Flowers
Time: 9:30 -3:30
Date: Saturday, March 25, 2017
Cost: $40.00
Location: Multipurpose room at the Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital

Students will be painting a floral scene of poppies. You  can use either acrylics or watercolor. You will learn color theory and  how to do shadows and highlights on the flowers. Bring all your supplies (paints, water container, painting support – watercolor paper or canvas, stay wet palette or type of tray, brushes, paper towel, easel and a sketch pad and pencils).

You will be provided a photo as reference material.

Contact – email: or call 902-885-2395.


Art Course
Instructor: Sandy Moser
Watercolor Seascape  Workshop
Time: 9:30 -3:30
Date: Saturday, April 8, 2017
Cost: $40.00
Location: Multipurpose room at the Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital

You will be using watercolor. You will learn how to paint a seascape and a lighthouse. You will learn color theory and how to use colors for waves. Bring all your supplies (paints, water container, painting support – watercolor paper, palette or type of tray, brushes, paper towel, and a sketch pad and pencils).

You will be provided a photo of the Sheet Rock Lighthouse as reference material.

Contact – email: or call 902-885-2395.






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Mar 14

New X-Ray machine at Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital

Arrival of New X-Ray Unit for Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital

Please join us for an open house to celebrate the arrival of a new X-Ray Unit at Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital. The system has been a long time coming and we are excited for the community to stop in on Monday, April 3rd from 10:30am – 12:00pm to view the new unit! Hope to see you then.

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Mar 10

Paint Night with Liz Barnard

Back by popular demand- Paint Night with Liz Barnard
April 18.2017 1-4 PM
Moser River Com. Hall
Cost- $35.00 per person
Coffee,tea and sweets provided
Just bring yourself
Book early
Call-Molly Gammon-902-654-2426
Bev Ledden -902-932-8510

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Mar 08

End of Winter White Dance

Sheet Harbour Lions are hosting their annual ‘End of Winter’ White Dance Party
Saturday, April 8 at 9 pm
Sheet Harbour Lions Centre
DJ Krazee Kraig
$20 pp – You will have a chance to win $1,000!
You will be given a ‘Number’ to wear which corresponds with your ticket number and as the evening goes on numbers will be drawn. If your number is not drawn and yours is the last number standing…You will win $1,000!
There is the hiliarious QUEST Game and munchies to enjoy.
Purchase your tickets at Scotiabank after the 15th of March.
Wear colours that represent SPRING!

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Mar 02

New Horizons Card Parties

The New Horizon Seniors will be holding  weekly card parties starting  March 7,2017 and will start at 7:30 pm. at the Legion. The jackpot will build up to $300.00.

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Feb 19

Chamber of Commerce Free Courses

Expand your knowledge and your business!

The Business Committee of the Sheet Harbour and Area Chamber of Commerce and Civic Affairs is offering more FREE learning.

Starting in April we would like to offer the following courses:
​Intermediate Excel
​Financial Management for small business
​Marketing Strategy & Planning
​Sage accounting

Courses are 4 hours per class for 10 weeks.

Courses offered depend on participation.

To sign up please contact


Look here to see more information.

1. Intermediate Excel
This course is hands on and is recommended to take participants from basic to advanced levels within the 40-hour course. (As a prerequisite, participants must be proficient in computer use skills). Some of the topics covered will be:
 Navigating spreadsheets
 Using MS Excel functions
 Editing contents of cells
 Referencing other cells (in formulas, within the worksheet and in other worksheets)
 Entering various formulas
 Formatting spreadsheets
 Changing views
 Hiding columns, rows and sheets
 Copying and moving sheets
 Creating charts
 Creating pivot tables
 Creating and using macros
 Date and Time functions
 Printing
 Security

Excel is such a useful tool in any business and once you know how to use the program and apply it to your business it will become an invaluable tool!
2. Sage 50:

Sage 50 accounting will get you up and going on Sage 50 software so you can do your own bookkeeping and develop you numeracy and critical thinking skills. A prerequisite for this course is proficiency in computer use. Topics covered will include:
 Payables
 Receivables
 Banking
 Government Remittances
 Debits and Credits
 Reports
 General Journal
 Setting up your business

Even if you don’t do your own books, the training you will get from this course will help give you a better understanding of the importance of keeping an excellent set of records.
3. Financial Management

This forty hour course will develop essential numeracy skills that will help participants manage their small business finances. As a prerequisite, participants must have basic math skills. Topics to develop financial management skills include:
 Forecasting and setting a budget
 Cash flow management
 Computerized bookkeeping applications such as Sage 50 or QuickBooks
 Analyzing data and management reports such as aging receivables and payables
 Collecting money from customers
 Analyzing expenses
 Making decisions based on a financial analysis
 Understanding income statements
 Understanding balance sheets
 Pricing strategies
 Basic bookkeeping transactions on a manual columnar ledger
 Payroll using CRA’s online tool
 Control procedures
 End of period procedures
 Financing options for your business
 Debt management
 Financial terms and definitions so you can understand what your accountant is saying

4. Essential Skills in Marketing

Marketing your new business is important and having the skills to put yourself on the right path will help you immeasurably. You could expect the following topics to be covered in this forty hour course:
 Critical thinking and writing skills to create a marketing plan to aid in reaching your customers cost effectively, this would also include creating marketing campaigns
 Numeracy and critical thinking skills to create a sustainable marketing budget
 Critical thinking skills and document use skills to conduct and analyze market research to identify a target market, so that inexperienced business owners can find a profitable niche
 Use critical thinking skills to create marketing strategies so they make decisions to move your business in the right direction, such as:
o Exploring the four basic ways to grow a business in order to pick which strategies are right for the business and when to execute the strategies
o Learn the basics of appropriately pricing products for your target market (s)
o Picking the right sales channels
o Utilizing the right promotion strategy to reach your audience
 Communication and writing skills so you are using the right message for the right audience, branding, promoting where your target market will take notice, including traditional advertising and online media
 How to stay in touch with your customers with retention campaigns
 Writing and visually creating content for an online marketing strategy
 Writing the content for branded marketing material
 Exploring options to create your own website from a template and having it found through online searches
 Using critical thinking skills to analyze which of their marketing actions are working

*As yet, a basic sales skills topic hasn’t been worked into this course, but it is a key communication skill in business and is also a marketing tactic.

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Feb 19

Coastal Voices Men’s Choir


Coastal Voices Men’s Choir
In partnership with the Sheet Harbour Lions Club

​Afternoon Blend​
Songs to Lift the Spirit and Tea to Soothe the Soul

Concert, Tea & Dessert

Sunday, April 2nd 2017

Doors open 2pm, Concert starts at 2.30pm

Sheet Harbour Lions Club
183 Pool Road, Sheet Harbour

Tickets $12 per person are available by contacting:
Janice Christie at

Tickets are $12 per person. Contact Janice Christie at or 902-885-2691. Or: Wanda at MacDonald, Chisholm and Trask Insurance in Sheet Harbour.
Or Any member of the Sheet Harbour Lions Club, Allan Banks at or any member of Coastal Voices Men’s Choir.

Formed in 2011 to promote male choral singing on the Eastern Shore, Coastal Voices Men’s Choir performs music of many styles from sea shanties and folk songs, through popular operetta, to classical and contemporary. The group, now about 20 strong, continues to grow under the musical direction of Janet Gaskin, and with the support of accompanist and composer John Plant. For the 2017 season, there’s a focus on Canadian works in the concert repertoire to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary
Tickets will also be available at the door.



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Apr 04

Download A Community Listing Directory

Click here to download a community directory listing

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Dec 05

Online Store Retail Links

  1. Canadian Tire

  2. Costco

  3. Ebay Canada

  4. Ebay US

  5. Walmart

  6. Toys r Us

  7. Home Hardware

  8. Home Depot

  9. The Shopping Channel

  10. Princess Auto

  11. The Source

  12. New Egg –  computer and electronics

  13. Tiger Direct – computers and electronics

  14. Sears Outlet Site

  15. Staples

  16. Best Buy

  17. Future Shop

  18. Shaw Direct Satellite

  19. Bell Satellite TV


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Dec 05

Online Weather Links

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Dec 05

Online News Organizations

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Dec 05

Online Job Links & Resources

  1.  Job Bank

  2. Job Search Services



  5. Career Beacon

  6. Monster Job Site

  7. Employment Nova Scotia

  8. Nova Scotia Job Shop

  9. Workopolis

  10. Capital Health Jobs

  11. HRM Jobs

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