Flags at Half Mast in Respect for the Humboldt Tragedy
Please note: Flags will remain at half mast until the final funeral has been held for those who lost their lives in the tragic accident involving the Humboldt Broncos hockey team. There is a book of condolences available for the public to sig at Queens Place Emera Centre, 50 Queens Place Drive, Liverpool, NS. The book will be available until the end of the day on Friday, April 13, 2018.
Washboard Union, Benoit, Carver in Concert - June
January 24, 2018; Liverpool, NS: Country music fans were out in force as the Region of Queens Municipality announced a summer concert. Headlining the show will be the multiple Canadian Country Music Award (CCMA) winning, the Washboard Union. Concert goers will see the Washboard Union performing live at Queens Place Emera Centre in Liverpool, NS, on June 15, 2018.
“The Washboard Union is one of the most talked about bands in Canadian county music right now, and we are delighted that they will be performing at Queens Place Emera Centre,” said David Dagley, Mayor of the Region of Queens Municipality. “The Washboard Union is in frequent rotation on Canadian country music radio, and is well known for putting on a high energy live performance that will have fans on their feet, dancing the night away.”
The Washboard Union amassed nine awards in 2017, including a CCMA for Roots Group of the Year (an award they also received in 2016) as well as a record seven British Columbia Country Music Association Awards (BCCMA). In 2016, they took home two CCMAs, and have four previous BCCMA Awards. Since their song “Shot of Glory” attained gold record status in sales in September, 2017, the Washboard Union has seen their single “Shine” reach the top 10 on the Canadian Country Music charts, as their third top 10 hit, and their fourth song to chart in the top 20. They have shared the stage with such well known country acts as Keith Urban, Reba McEntire, the Zac Brown Band, and recently with Old Dominion.
“As an added bonus for fans, the Region of Queens is pleased to welcome the show opener Jason Benoit, a Canadian country singer-songwriter from Fox Island River, Newfoundland, along with special guest, Queens County’s own Autumn Rae Carver of Middlefield, winner of the South Shore Ex – South Shore Idol competition in 2017,” said Dagley.
Tickets go on sale at 1 p.m., January 24, 2018 through Ticketpro, and are available at Ticketpro.ca, by calling 1-888-311-9090, or onsite at Queens Place Emera Centre, Liverpool, NS. Floor seating is Ages 19+ (ID required), with a floor bar service provided. Upper North seating is all ages, those sections able to access the Community Room for bar service. Tickets are $45 and $55 base plus tax and fee.
The Washboard Union will perform at Queens Place Emera Centre, Liverpool, NS, on Friday, June 15, 2018; doors open at 6:00 p.m. for a 7:30 p.m. start.
World Junior Curling Championships Februrary 2019
Liverpool, NS: The mood was celebratory at Queens Place Emera Centre as the Liverpool Championship Host Society announced they will host the World Junior Curling Championships in Liverpool, NS from February 17 – 24, 2019.
“The Liverpool Championship Host Society has done a great job in securing this event, which will bring 140 of the world’s top young curlers, their coaches, families and fans to Queens County in February, 2019,” said David Dagley, Mayor of the Region of Queens Municipality. Queens County has a reputation of hosting great events, having strong volunteer support, and bringing the crowds in support of all events, whether it is sport, cultural, or entertainment. We are excited to welcome the world to Liverpool, Queens County, Nova Scotia in February 2019.”
President of the Liverpool Championship Host Society, Greg Thorbourne, announced that the Society had been successful in their bid to host the World Junior Curling Championships, and reflected on the previous success that the community had experienced in hosting the 2014 Canadian Junior Curling Championships. During the event announcement, the Honorable Leo Glavine, Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage, advised of Provincial support for the week long world championships, contributing $100,000. Region of Queens Municipality’s Mayor David Dagley confirmed that Council’s July 25, 2017, pre-budget approval of $50,000 in the 2018/2019 was in support of the World Junior Curling Championships. Shirley Osborne spoke on behalf of Curling Canada, advising that the 2019 Championships will be the 10 year anniversary of the event being held in Canada, which was in Vancouver in 2009. Also attending the event were representatives from the Nova Scotia Curling Association, Liverpool Curling Club, Member of Parliament Bernadette Jordan’s Office, members of the Region of Queens Council, Events Nova Scotia and Communities Culture and Heritage.
The arena at Queens Place Emera Centre will be transformed to contain five sheets of curling ice, and will be the venue for the weeklong event. At least 10 countries will compete in Liverpool at this event with world class curlers aged 21 and under, with 10 men’s and 10 women’s teams. The top six countries in each gender from the 2018 World Juniors in Aberdeen, Scotland will compete in the 2019 Worlds; three more countries in each gender will qualify out of the 2019 World Junior-B Curling Championships, and Canada’s entries will be decided at the 2019 New Holland Canadian Junior Championships.