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Bedford Days 2010 start tomorrow!

Bedford Days 2010 takes place from June 25 to July 1.

Come out and enjoy the events. There is something for everyone – food, fireworks, outdoor movies, Beerfest, 5k Run, and much much more. Don’t miss out!


Bedford Days Minor Baseball Tournaments

JUNE 18-20, 25-27
Contact: Ken Lenihan, 835-9531
Location: Joan and Robert Lenihan Fields (Range Park)
Friday: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

The annual Bedford Days tournament will once again be held for the Mosquito, Pee-Wee, Bantam AAA divisions, as well as the Midget AA. All games will be played at Joan and Robert Lenihan (Range Park) in Bedford. This will mark the 29th year for the tournament, and is one of the oldest minor baseball tournaments held in Bedford. Come watch some exciting baseball being played by stars in the making.


Lion’s Club Seniors Dinner and BINGO

Thursday, June 24, 2010 – 6:00pm
Lions Club Seniors Dinner & Bingo
Contact: Barb 835-9874
Location: Bedford Lions Den 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

To reserve your seat, contact Barb after Monday, June 14th. Seating is limited – be sure to reserve your seat early!


Bedford Lion’s Pool Open Swim

Friday, June 25 -Tuesday, June 29th
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm and 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm.

Regular Schedule will start on Wednesday June 30th.

Halloween in June

Contact: 490-5757
Location: Bedford Public Library 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Dress up and join us at the Bedford Public Library for a Halloween Party featuring puppets, stories and more. It’s sure to be a ghostly good time! Free tickets will be given out 15 minutes before the program (All ages).

Bedford Art Society Show and Sale

Contact: Margaret Brown, 835-3291
Location: DeWolf Park
2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come view and purchase the beautiful artwork created by the talented Bedford Basin Artists’ Society.

Bedford Days Kick-off Celebration!

Location: DeWolf Park
6:00 pm: Glow Parties Bouncy Castle
Arrive before 7:00 pm and beat the line-ups for the Glow Parties Playground Extravaganza
7:00 pm – 10:30 pm: Entertainment by Telfer

Bedford Days festivities kick-off with a torch run by the Canada Games Mascots and a ribbon cutting. Join us for a new pyrotechnic stage show, children’s entertainment and live music by Telfer. Feed Nova Scotia will be onsite accepting donations.


“Kids of Steel” Triathlon

Contact: Darlene Caulier
Home: 832-0364
Office: 428-6335
Email: d.caulier@ns.sympatico.ca
Location: Bedford Lions Pool, Shore Drive Bedford
8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Triathlon Nova Scotia sponsors Kids of Steel Triathlon for children ages 4-15 years old. The event is a fun race (non-competitive) to introduce children to the sport of triathlon. The event is made up of three parts: first a swim in the pool, then a bike ride and then a run. The distances for each portion of the event are set to the ages of the participants (the older the participant, the longer the distances). Registration information can be found on the Triathlon Nova Scotia website: www.trins.ca

2nd Annual Councillor’s Community Clean Up

Contact: Tim Outhit, 490-5679 or outhitt@halifax.ca
Location: Fish Hatchery Park
10:00 am -12:00 pm and BBQ to follow

Here is an opportunity to help our beautiful community! Councillor Tim Outhit is looking for volunteers to pitch in and clean up Bedford. Supplies will be provided by HRM and Clean Nova Scotia.

Cool Canines

Cool Canines Agility Team
Location: DeWolf Park
2:00 pm and 4:00 pm

These dogs have talent! Come out and see one or even both of the Cool Canines’ shows. Watch as they show off their skills running through the agility courses, relays & musical mats. Fun for the whole family, these dogs of different breeds and sizes are not to be missed.

Bedford Days Community Georgian Tea

Contact: Marie Corkum, 835-5729
Location: Scott Manor House
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

A Georgian Tea will be held at the historic Scott Manor House. Town crier, Stewart MacMillan, will make the proclamation with performances by the Clan Farquharson Pipe and Drum Band. The Harmony Barbershop Quartet will perform and exhibits by youth artists will be on display.


Duck Dash

Contact: 835-1568
Location: Fish Hatchery Park
Drop at 3:00 pm
Presented by Cascades Spa & The Cellar Bar and Grill

Which duck swims the fastest? Come down to Fish Hatchery Park and see if it could be yours. Tickets will be on sale in DeWolf Park during Bedford Days events. First prize is $200, second prize is $100 and third prize is $50.

Minor Hockey Beerfest

Location: DeWolf Park
7:30 pm – 12:00 am
Live entertainment by Da’Rock

Hailing from Newfoundland, Da’Rock brings a mixture of classic and modern rock combined with a touch of country. Their upbeat stage show we’ll make you want to dance and sing along.


Bedford 5K Run

Contact: Jean St-Amand, 830-1055
Location: DeWolf Park
Registration: 7:30 am
Race Start: 8:30 am

The Bedford 5k run is family-friendly walk/run event along Bedford’s beautiful waterfront. There is even a “sprint route” for kids. Registration is open to individuals, families and teams. For more information or to register, visit our website at www.bedford5k.com.

alFresco Film in the Park

Location: DeWolf Park
9:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Bring your lawn chair and blanket to DeWolf Park to eat some popcorn and enjoy the film “Hotel for Dogs” (Rated PG) on the big screen under the stars. Presented in partnership with alFresco Film Festival.


Kid’s Extravaganza

Location: DeWolf Park
5:00 pm: Glow Parties Bouncy Castle
Arrive before 7:00 pm and beat the line-ups for the Glow Parties Playground Extravaganza.
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm: Children’s Entertainment by Razzmatazz

Children’s entertainment and a great show by Razzmatazz will provide loads of fun. Theodore Too will be making an appearance, thanks to WDCL (shine only). Be Smart. Be safe. Will be onsite with the D.U.M.B car providing lessons on road safety, injury prevention and emergency preparedness, Presented by the Insurance Bureau of Canada. Don’t forget to stick around for fireworks at the end of the night!

Evening Sponsored by TD Canada Trust.

Youth Night

Location: DeWolf Park
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Entertainment: Dj Skratch Bastid & Youth Bands

You asked for it, we answered! Bedford Days youth night will feature performances by local youth and entertainment by Bedford’s own Skratch Bastid.


Summer Reading Program Kick-off Party

Contact: 490-5757
Location: Bedford Public Library
10:00 am – 11:30 am

Calling all kids! Kick-off this year’s Summer Reading Program by dropping into the Bedford Public Library anytime between 10 am and 11:30 am. Register for this fabulous program while enjoying games, crafts, prizes, cake and juice (Ages 5+).

Canadian Blood Services Clinic

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Location: Bedford Legion
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Canadian Blood Services will be holding a special blood donor clinic as part of Bedford Days at the Bedford Legion. There will be hot dogs and live entertainment. You must be 17 to donate. To make an appointment please call 1-888-2-DONATE.


Pancake Breakfast

Location: DeWolf Park
8:30 am – 10:30 am

What better way to start Canada Day off than by coming down to DeWolf Park for a Free pancake breakfast provided by the wonderful staff of the Sunnyside Too Restaurant. There will be pancakes for everyone while quantities last.

Teddy Bear Picnic

Location: DeWolf Park
11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Teddy Bears deserve their own fun too. Bring your favourite stuffed buddy to a picnic in their honour. Bearametic will be there to make sure your bears are fit and healthy. There will also be children’s entertainment, face painting, and more for you and your teddy bear to enjoy! Sharkey’s Cuts for Kids will be at DeWolf Park making sure you look your best for Canada Day. Hot dogs will be served until quantities last.

Canada Day at Scott Manor House

Contact: Marie Corkum – 835-5729
Location: Scott Manor House
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come join us on Canada Day for the opening of Scott Manor House and Tea Room. Meet at 1:00 pm for a guided historic walk through Bedford (easy 1 mile walk) and at 2:00 pm for the performance of the Harmony Barbershop Quartet while enjoying tea and oatcakes in the tea room.

Bedford Days Canada Day Celebrations!

Location: DeWolf Park
6:00 pm: Glow Parties Bouncy Castles
Arrive before 7:00 pm and beat the line-ups for the Glow Parties Playground Extravaganza.
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm: Entertainment by Crossfire
10:00 pm: Fireworks

Take part in our Canada Day festivities and enjoy entertainment by Crossfire and a performance by the Kitpu Youth Dancers. Be sure to take in the fireworks show, co-sponsored by Clayton and Cresco and the Parks of Bedford West.

Lost Kids Tent

There will be a Lost Kids tent at Bedford Days for parents looking for missing children. The tent will be near the stage, marked with a flashing amber light. A Bedford Days committee member will be inside to tent to assist parents and children.

For more information on Bedford Days 2010 visit www.bedforddays.ca.

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