EDITORIAL: Hoping Tide Fest breaks records


This weekend, the spot to be for people of all ages in East Hants will be Tide Fest.

Running from Friday to Sunday at the East Hants Sportsplex, the events are lining up to be world class — in one case even potentially world record breaking.

Over the past few weeks you’ve been reading articles about all aspects of Tide Fest, from the washer toss tournament, to ball hockey, to the stacked musical line up.

But one thing you haven’t read about is the incredible amount of work the organizers have put in. I know I will leave out names, but would like to give kudos to a few.

Kody Blois is a young man who since I’ve been working here at The Weekly Press has been giving himself whole heartedly to the place he calls home. He’s spear headed so many great things, the East Hants Sports Heritage Society which recognizes past and present; he’s organized hockey camps for aspiring goalies, and Tide Fest is really his brain child.

The amount of enthusiasm and pride for his home town that Blois has is contagious. I think you’ll be able to see that this weekend.

Rod and Pam Dickie are a power couple who saw that enthusiasm and have been by Blois’ side planning this massive event, as well as countless others.

I wish nothing but success for Tide Fest, and am personally excited to attend. Check page 6 for all the last minute need to know details, from parking, to venue, etc.

Abby Cameron

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Abby Cameron
Abby Cameron is the Editor of The Weekly Press and the Laker. She grew up in Shubenacadie and loves serving her home community. She has been with The Weekly Press for almost 10 years. In her spare time she enjoys kayaking, coaching, and spending time with her partner and two dogs.