Daughter Mary-Rose has moved away to Toronto. Mom doesn’t want to waste money on expensive long distance calls so she’s recording all the news on tape to send to her. Dad can’t keep up, zany Gramma, with her Gaelic outbursts, is dealing with the out of control cat and they can’t seem to avoid all the other colourful residents of their tiny Nova Scotian community. This sweet, funny and whimsical play by Atlantic Canadian favourite, Mary-Colin Chisholm, is a celebration of story, family ties and a longing for home.
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Alma is a career shoplifter at the local Co-op, with a knack for getting the "five-finger discount." When she's caught in the act by Dom, an overzealous security guard, there's more revealed than the steak she has stuffed up her skirt. Along for the ride is Phyllis, Alma's hapless accomplice who doesn’t share Alma’s cool demeanour or knack for snappy comebacks. Dom is ready to lock them up and throw away the key, but his affable senior partner, Otto, intervenes with a more sympathetic view of the crime. As these four oddball characters share their wildly different takes on the situation, complex views on morality and ethics begin to emerge in this biting comedy by one of Canada's finest playwrights.
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The 10th Annual Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge will take place on Saturday, July 20th, 2019. The event is held rain or shine. Twenty-four teams ( four members on a team) will have the opportunity to hike three mountains in one day. Teams can be mixed, all females and all males. This is not a timed event but a personal challenge. Each team will designate a captain, their leader. The captain will be responsible to prepare, train, and plan his/her team for this event. Each team is responsible to have a first aid kit.
The three mountains you will hike in one day include Cape Smokey, Branch Pond Look-off, andFraney. Total distance you will hike is 26.8 km. Registration for 2019 has been completed. For the third year in a row, this event was sold in 6 days.