Chester will be AWESOME in October

26 October 2016 19:00 - 26 October 2016 20:30


Fo'c'sle Tavern, Chester, NS

Event Details

October 2016 Presenters:

1- Queens Manor – they are building a $100k Wellness Studio and would use the funding to host a fund raising event.

2- Burnwater – a performance art project opening in Shelburne Nov.2016 with ambitions to expand in scope and geography. The funding would be used to hire a consultant to help with the vision.

3- Hubbards Writing Socity (WINNER) – would use the money to publish a South Shore writers anthology.

4- Kacy Delong – has developed 3 pewter ornaments in support of organ donations and the funding would be used to produce marketing material.

5- On Tap Dance Studio – the funding would be used to help with the cost of costumers for their Christmas dance production

And in case you weren’t sure about the impact of our monthly give-away, the winner from last night — Pat Thomas — from the Hubbards Writing Society sent this after the meeting …

You are awesome, Awesome South Shore.

Thank you so much for providing the cash incentive we needed to move forward with our South Shore writers anthology. It came at a time we were considering relinquishing the project because of lack of funds. Now we’re inspired to begin this project. Thank you so much!

Best wishes and thanks to the ten people who believed last night that we will do this. We will.


South Shore Writers Anthology

Vicki Bardon of Mahone Bay inspired the idea for this anthology during a conversation with Pat Thomas about Mahone Bay’s Father Christmas displays. She explained that most displays were created by volunteers and made from donated items and materials. Over time staff learned donations of things arrived with wonderful stories and items were considered too dear throw away. As they handed them over they shared the memories, pulling at the heartstrings of volunteers who heard them.

By giving the trims and trinkets away, people honoured their memories and passed them over to touch the hearts of others as part of art – displayed in seasonal tableaus delighting thousands of people. Like magic. The displays generate good feelings of family, belonging, celebration, awe and love. Their artistic and engaging presentation provided a wonderful seasonal experience for thousands of visitors who went to Mahone Bay to take in the displays and activities. We hope they continue that tradition and hope to capture that magic in the anthology.

Project leader:

Pat Thomas is a writer and editor as well as a member of the WFNS, the Hubbards Writers Society and Editors Canada. She owns WindyWood Publishing in Simms Settlement, Lunenburg County.

Pat, an experienced freelance editor and formatter will create a document style and do the three levels of editing, the formatting of the book for print, select cover design and upload the anthology to platforms for global distribution – in print and e-books – for sale locally and globally.

Thank you Awesome South Shore

The anthology will present a totally Awesome South Shore celebration of stories, the area, the season and South Shore writers. Thank you Awesome South Shore!

Awesome South Shore’s contribution of one thousand will cover an honorarium for ten of the writers whose work is selected.

Proceeds over expenses will go to support South Shore writers through Hubbards Writers Society.

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