2018

Chair

Danna Ferguson

Deputy Chairs

Olivia Melnick

Brenda Chisholm-Beaton

Lesa McHugh

Committee Members

Andrew Loscher

Murdena MacIntyre

Jeanne Bourgeois

Gerard MacNeil

Danielle Martell

Bob MacEachern

Mya McHugh

Kevin MacEachern

Sally Oh

Angela Phinney

Denise Chiasson

Michele Tabensky

Tiffany MacRae

Melissa Warner

Isabelle Hudson

Jo-Ann O'Neill

Kelli MacNeil

Melanie Delorey-Stark

Madison Melnick

Brad Melnick

Tommy Beaton

Al Ferguson

Jason Seymour

Darren Bona

Hughie MacDougall

Kelly MacMillan

Trevor Boudreau

Maggie MacIntyre

Eve Ferguson

Corene Gillis

Scott Oakley

Jennifer Phillips

Annie Beaton

Natalie Stevens

Jordan Delaney

Bert Lewis

Jon MacNeil

Maurina Lewis

Festival of the Strait Society

 

Festival of the Strait is only possible due to the hard work and dedication of many volunteers, who plan and organize and host the many events enjoyed by visitors and residents of the Strait area.

In addition to the amazing volunteers, is the support of our surrounding businesses, organizations, and industries in the Strait area and the Quad Counties. Their generosity and investment in our community is seen each year, as we - the Festival of the Strait Society - continue to bring our community together in celebration each July.

What do we have to celebrate? An amazing community with even more amazing people! Port Hawkesbury and our neighbors in Richmond, Point Tupper and Port Hastings gladly welcomes neighbors and visitors alike - so please mark your calendars this July 1st-July 8th 2018!

This year is Festival of the Strait's 53rd Annual event. Festival of the Strait began in 1965, and has been a popular summer festival ever since! Help us celebrate this year as we celebrate our talented musicians and Celtic Rock, and as we celebrate our proud history throughout the generations!!

So, please - everyone is officially welcome to Port Hawkesbury - the only town in Cape Breton. Our town has a proud history, a strong tight-knit community, and a bright future! We have lots to celebrate this year, and we welcome you to join us this summer.

 

A Note of Thanks

 

We would like to say thank-you our past Festival of the Strait chairs that made a huge positive impact on our community with the Festival of the Strait are: Lesa McHugh, Brenda Chisholm-Beaton, Olivia Melnick, Tanya England, Danna Ferguson, Denise Samson and Annie Beaton. Danna Ferguson has actually stepped up as Festival Chair again!  We are so excited to have such an amazing Festival Leader! 

To all our past chairs - some still active in Festival - Thank you for all the years you invested in the Festival of the Strait and our Community as it continues to grow! Also, thanks to the many past volunteers who have invested time in their community!

We look forward to this year's Festival of the Strait 2018, as we continue to bring quality - and mostly free - events to the Strait Area for all ages!

Cheers,

Festival of the Strait Society.