A Longstanding Dream Realized with Opening of Mersey Skatepark
July 1, 2017; Liverpool, NS: Even the weather couldn't dampen the spirits of skateboard and biking enthusiasts as the Region of Queens Municiplaity and the Queens County Skatepark Association officially opened the Mersey Skatepark in Liverpool, NS. Interested youth and adults gathered with their skateboards, bikes, and scooters to see the opening of the Mersey Skatepark under overcast skies, and a heavy mist.
The Mersey Skatepark has been generating excitement on social media and in the skateboarding community as the current top skatepark in the province, and perhaps even in eastern Canada, as a result of an. Innovative design, and features. The skatepark has a large triple bowl, a streetscape, and a flow area, with a small bowl. Since construction was completed, it has been a popular spot, with skateboarders, scooter users, bikers, and rollerbladers of all ages and capabilities.
A skatepark has been a dream of youth in Queens County for over a decade; the formation of the Queens County Skatepark Association in 2012 was the beginning of making the dream a reality. With a vision the “It’s Time for a Skatepark in Queens!”, QCSA approached the Region of Queens Municiplaity for support. The donation of land and $200,000 cash got the wheels moving on the project. Community support through fundraising was huge, with QCSA receiving $330,000 through fundraising and donations.
The Mersey Skatepark is located at 72 Queens Place Drive, Liverpool, NS, adjacent to Queens Place Emera Centre, a Municipally operated multi purpose recreational facility. Also located on the property is a newly built BMX Pump Track, basketball nets, an outdoor walking trail, and a sledding hill. There are year round recreational opportunities for all ages in this multi use complex.
Epi Pen Station Donated to Queens Place Emera Centre
Thank you to Cook and Sons Financial Services Inc. for their donation of an Epi Pen Station at Queens Place Emera Centre. Melissa MacLeod, a graduating student at the Queens Adult High School, was inspired to spearhead a campaign to place the stations in public buildings in Queens, and contacted local businesses to sponsor the purchase of the stations. Melissa was inspired by her teacher's daughter, a student at Dr. J.C. Wickwire Academy, who donated funds to place Epi Pen Stations at the Wickwire and other schools in Queens.
Thank you to Melissa for organizing the program, and thanking to Rob Cook and Peter Cook for choosing Queens Place to donate the station.
Pictured, from left to right, are: Melissa MacLeod, Peter Cook, Meaghan Roberts - Director of Recreation and Healthy Communities, and Rob Cook.
QPEC Box Office Hours
The Box Office Hours at Queens Place Emera Centre are as follows:
Monday – Friday 9:00am – 9:00pm
Saturday & Sunday 9:00am – 4:00pm, closed 12:00 – 1:00
Barenaked Ladies Concert Announced!
March 10, 2017; Liverpool, NS: 2017 is the year of great Canadian entertainment at Queens Place Emera Centre in Liverpool, NS. Eight time Juno award winning band the Barenaked Ladies will perform at Queens Place Emera Centre on Friday, October 20th, as part of their Canada 1 Five 0 Tour. VIP tickets will go on sale on Wednesday March 15 at 10 a.m. Atlantic time, and regular ticket sales will open at 10 a.m. Atlantic time on Friday, March 17, 2017.
“We are very pleased to be included in the Barenaked Ladies Canada 1 Five O Tour. The Barenaked Ladies are very well known in North America and around the world, so we expect this to be a very popular concert,” said David Dagley, Mayor of the Region of Queens Municipality. “2017 is a really exciting year for music lovers with the Barenaked Ladies coming to Queens Place in October, and Tom Cochrane with Red Rider coming on June 28.”
Known for their energetic style, New York Times pop critic Jon Pareles once described their performances as “It’s not easy to be hyperactive, brooding and whimsical all at once ... but the Barenaked ladies do just that”. Their music has been a near constant presence on the radio, with hits throughout their lengthy career, such as “If I had a Million Dollars”, “Pinch Me”, “One Week” and “Big Bang”. The Barenaked Ladies have been together for nearly 30 years, and have produced 14 studio albums, which have collectively sold more than 14 million copies. Among their awards are 8 Junos, which include Group of the Year in 1993; Children’s Album of the Year in 2009 for Snack Time!; Best Pop Album and Best Group, both in 2001; and an impressive triple win in 1999 for Best Group, Best Pop Album and Best Single. They have earned multiple Grammy nominations, and a US chart topping single with “One Week”, as well as the theme song for one of television’s most popular shows, The Big Bang Theory.
“The Region of Queens continues to gain momentum in event acquisition and execution. Led by a number of volunteer organizations, you’ll have the privilege to see former NHL greats at the Montreal Canadien Alumni Game March 30, and exciting Junior B playoff hockey – with your Liverpool Privateers- going on right now! Your first South Shore Expo Home/Sport and Travel trade show is brought to you by Darwin Event Group May 5-7, and in August, we’re happy to have the Hank Snow Tribute featuring Lisa Brokop, executed by passionate volunteers working hard on your behalf! Top that resume off with events coordinated by Queens Place, such as the Maritime Broomball Championships April 28 – 30 , Tom Cochrane and Red Rider June 28, RQM Canada Day celebrations July 1st and now Barenaked Ladies on their Canada 1-FIVE-0 Tour on October 20. Something for everyone to enjoy at Queens Place Emera Centre take in some of these simply extraordinary experiences,” said Steve Burns, General Manager of Queens Place Emera Centre.
The Barenaked Ladies will perform at Queens Place Emera Centre on Friday, October 20th, 2017; doors open at 7 p.m., and the concert will begin at 8 p.m. VIP packages for the concert will go on sale on Wednesday March 15 at 10 a.m. Atlantic time (available for purchase on Ticketpro.ca and at Queens Place, starting at $115 plus ticket pricing plus tax and fees), and regular ticket sales will open at 10 a.m. Atlantic time on Friday, March 17, 2017 (Gold seating is $59.50 plus tax and fees and Regular seating is $49.50 plus tax and fees). Tickets are available in person at Queens Place Emera Centre, 50 Queens Place Drive, Liverpool, NS; at Ticketpro outlets; online at Ticketpro.ca; or by calling 1-888-311-9090.
All-Inclusive Annual Fitness Centre Membership
Starting September 2, 2016 Queens Place Emera Centre will have an All-Inclusive Annual Membership! See below for details, or call us at 902-354-4422 for more information.