Bedford Days 2011 events

June 24, 2011

Bedford Art Society Show and Sale – to Sunday, June 26
Contact: Cathy Poole, 860-3453
Location: TBA.
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Come view and purchase Nova Scotia original fine art.

Bedford Days Minor Baseball Tournaments – 5 p.m.
June 24-26, July 1-3
Contact: Ken Lenihan, 835-9531
Location: Joan and Robert Lenihan Fields (Range Park)
Friday 5 p.m.-11 p.m., Saturday/Sunday 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
The annual Bedford Days Tournament will once again be held for the Mosquito, Pee-Wee, Bantam AAA divisions, as well as the Midget AA.

Jun 25, 2011

3rd Annual Councillor’s Community Clean Up – 9:30 a.m.
Contact: Tim Outhit, 229-6385 or
Location: Fish Hatchery Park
9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and BBQ to follow
Here is an opportunity to help Bedford get ready for Bedford Days! Councillor Tim Outhit is looking for volunteers to pitch in and clean up our beautiful community. Supplies will be provided by HRM and Clean Nova Scotia.

Annual Charity BBQ and Dog Wash – 10 a.m.
Contact: Emma Raghaven, 832-4818
Location: Vetcetera Animal Hospital, 1144 Bedford Highway
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Vetcetera Animal Hospital is a proud sponsor of Bedford Days since 2000. We are holding our 12th Annual Charity Dog Wash and BBQ with all proceeds to BideAWhile, Metro SPCA and Pick of the Litter. Everyone welcome!

Bedford Days Community Georgian Tea – 2 p.m.
Contact: Marie Corkum, 835-5729
Location: Scott Manor House
Time: 2-4 p.m.
A Georgian Tea will be held at the historic Scott Manor House. Town crier, Stewart MacMillan, will make the proclamation with a performance by harpist Georgia Atkin and the Clan Farquharson Pipe and Drum Band. Meet the members of the local Jane Austen Society of North America and check out a photography exhibit of Bedford artist Lewis Turner.

June 29, 2011

Summer Reading Program Kick-off Party – 10 a.m.
Contact: Contact: 490-5757
Location: Bedford Public Library
10:00am-11:30 a.m.
Ages 5+. Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Kick-off this year’s Summer Reading Program by dropping in to the Bedford Public Library anytime between 10 and 11:30 a.m. Register for this fabulous program while enjoying games, prizes, cake and some other special treats.

June 30, 2011

Halloween in June – 10:30 a.m.
Location: Bedford Public Library
Time: 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
All ages! 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 party.

Kid’s Extravaganza – 5 p.m.
Location: DeWolf Park
5 p.m. – 9 p.m.: Glow Parties Bouncy Castles
Arrive before 7 p.m. and beat the line-ups for the Glow Parties Playground Extravaganza.
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.: Children’s Entertainment by Razzmatazz Children’s entertainment and a great show by Razzmatazz will provide loads of fun. Don’t miss out on your chance to take part in a meet and greet with the Wonder Pets! Theodore Too will also be making an appearance, thanks to WDCL (shine only). Don’t forget to stick around for fireworks at the end of the night!

Lion’s Club Seniors Dinner and BINGO – 6 p.m.
Contact: Barb, after the 20th 835-9874
Location: Bedford Lions Den
Time: 6-9 p.m.
To reserve your seat, contact Barb after Monday, June 20. Seating is limited – be sure to reserve your seat early!

July 1, 2011

Pancake Breakfast – 8:30 a.m.
Location: DeWolf Park
8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
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 – 11 a.m.
Location:DeWolf Park
11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
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! The Wonder Pets! will also make an appearance! Hot dogs will be served while quantities last.

Glow Parties Bouncy Castles – 1 p.m.
Location: DeWolf Park
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Amusements on site include: The Rockwall & Bungee Combo, 4-in-1 Midway on Wheels, Various inflatables (obstacles, bouncers, interactive) and fun foods. Various amusements will be operational on different days.

Canada Day at Scott Manor House – 1 p.m.
Contact:Marie Corkum – 835-5729
Location: Scott Manor House
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Come join us on Canada Day for the season opening of Scott Manor House and Tea Room.
Meet at 1 p.m. for an easy 1 mile guided walk through historic Bedford. From 2 p.m.-4 p.m. enjoy the opening exhibit of “Dartmouth Heritage Matters” featuring beautiful displays of traditional rug hooking along with demonstrations.

Perfect Pairings – Harvest Wines & Spirits and Clearwater Seafoods – 2 p.m.
Location: 757 Bedford Highway
2 -4 p.m.
Join us for all things seafood and spirits as we celebrate Bedford Days! Harvest Wines & Spirits and Clearwater Seafoods are teaming up to provide perfect pairings of seafood along with our wines, spirits and beers. For those under the legal drinking age, we will be having some fun, family focused activities. Join us from 2 -4 p.m. at 757 Bedford Highway.

Bedford Days Canada Day Celebrations! – 6 p.m.
Location: DeWolf Park
6 p.m. – 10 p.m.: Glow Parties Bouncy Castles
Arrive before 7 p.m. and beat the line-ups for the Glow Parties Playground Extravaganza.
7:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.:Take part in our Canada Day festivities! Enjoy childrens entertainment and live music by Crossfire. Be sure to take in the fireworks show at 10pm!

July 2, 2011

Bedford Days Kids of Steel Triathlon – 8 a.m.
Contact: Darlene Caulier
Tel: (h) 832-0364; (o) 428-6335 or
Location: Bedford Lions Pool, Shore Drive Bedford
8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Triathlon Nova Scotia sponsors The Kids of Steel Triathlon for children ages 4 yrs to 15 yrs old. The event is a fun race (non competitive but we also have a few competitive races) 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 participant (the older the participant the longer the distances).
Registration information can be found on the Triathlon Nova Scotia website:

Try Football and Tailgate Party – 3 p.m.
Bedford Minor Football
Contact: Erika Proctor, 880-1984
Location: DeWolf Park
Try Football – 3 p.m.-5 p.m.
An opportunity for kids to try on gear, learn to throw a ball, do strength tests and participate in an obstacle course.
Tailgate Party – 7 p.m.-9 p.m.
Just as it sounds. We’ll have the BBQ fired up and gather around tossing the ball and talking about our favourite teams

Minor Hockey Beerfest – 8 p.m.
Location:DeWolf Park
8 p.m.–12 a.m.
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 will make you want to dance and sing along.

July 3, 2011

Bedford 5k Run to Beat Lung Cancer – 9 a.m.
Contact: Jean St-Amand, 830-1055
Location: DeWolf Park
Registration 7:30 a.m., Run/walk 9 a.m., finished by 10:30a.m.
A family-friendly walk or run on Bedford’s beautiful waterfront in support of the Canadian Cancer Society. 5k for adults, 500m sprint for kids. Medals for everyone. We invite you to participate, watch or lend a hand.
Visit for details.

Glow Parties Family Fun Day – 1 p.m.
Location: DeWolf Park
1 p.m.-9 p.m.
Bracelets will be available for inflatables only. Tickets are available for all other products. Amusements on site include: The Rockwall & Bungee Combo, 4-in-1 Midway on Wheels, Various inflatables (obstacles, bouncers, interactive) and fun foods. Various amusements will be operational on different days.

Cool Canines – 2 p.m.
Canine Agility Team
Contact: 490-6776
Location: DeWolf Park
2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
These dogs have talent! Come out and see 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.

“Look like Your Pooch” Contest – 3 p.m.
Basinview Animal Hospital
Contact: Lynn Carroll, 835-8383
Location: DeWolf Park
3 p.m.
Join Basinview as we are hosting our 1st ever “Look like your pooch contest!”! You and your pooch can dress up to look alike or just maybe you’ve been told that you do resemble your pooch. Please call Basinview Animal Hospital at 835-8383 or drop by clinic to register for our fun filled event. Oh yes, there will be prizes!

alFresco Film in the Park – “Despicable Me” – 9:30 p.m.
Location: DeWolf Park
9:30 p.m.–11 p.m.
Bring your lawn chair and blanket to DeWolf Park to eat popcorn and enjoy the film “Despicable Me” (Rated PG) on the big screen under the stars. Presented in partnership with alfresco Film Festival.

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.

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