Tickets for Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta events go on sale Friday, June 9, at noon. Highlights include a concert by Joel Plaskett Emergency and Port Cities, various culinary events, a picnic on McNabs Island, and a historical open house by Parks Canada on Georges Island.
“We are proud to collaborate with Taste of Nova Scotia and Parks Canada, as well as amazing local talent, to offer these unique on-island experiences to our visitors,” said Jennifer Angel, acting CEO, Waterfront Development.
The Tall Ships are visiting Halifax from July 29 to Aug. 1 as part of celebrations marking the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation.
“Visitors and locals are looking for unique products and experiences that tell the story of our province,” said Emily Haynes, executive director, Taste of Nova Scotia. “On Georges Island this summer, we’re bringing together a collection of talented, passionate people in an iconic setting to deliver truly memorable culinary experiences, from lobster boils and fresh shucked oysters to local wine, craft beer, spirits and cider.”
There is no fee to board the tall ships participating in RDV 2017. Most onshore events are also free of charge, including a concert by Natalie MacMaster with Symphony Nova Scotia on July 29 on the CBC Mainstage. An event schedule is available at http://rdv2017ns.com/the-event-schedule/ .
For more information on the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta, including details on transportation to Georges and McNabs Islands, food concessions and security protocols, visit www.rdv2017ns.com .
Between late June and mid-August, tall ships will visit 10 additional ports around the province, including Lunenburg, Pictou, Sydney, St. Peter’s, Louisbourg, Pugwash, Port Hawkesbury, Shelburne, Digby and an evening sail past Annapolis Royal. Full outport program details can be found at www.rdv2017ns.com/ns-outports.
Tall ships will visit Canada to honour the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation in 2017 as part of a 7,000-nautical mile transatlantic race, led by Sail Training International. They are scheduled to stop at host ports in Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes. Sail training opportunities for people of all ages are available at sailonboard.com.
The province and the Government of Canada/Heritage Canada have provided financial support to make RDV 2017 happen.
Source: Media Release