July 10, 2018; Liverpool, NS: A signature, and much anticipated, summer event is continuing this year, and will be marking a special anniversary this year. The Summerville Family Beach Party will be held on July 22, 2018 from 1 – 4 p.m. at Summerville Beach Provincial Park. Unique for both its longevity and being one the entire family can enjoy, this year will mark its 30th anniversary. Started in 1988 by then Recreation Director of the Municipality of Queens Jean Robinson-Dexter, over the years, the event has gone through many changes, but remains one of the most eagerly anticipated days of the summer for all ages. The day is filled with games, the HGS International Sand Sculpture Contest, treats, and Rod Scott, who has provided music and entertainment for the event since its inaugural year, and of course, a dip in the Atlantic Ocean at beautiful Summerville Beach Provincial Park.
“The Region of Queens places a strong emphasis on programs that can be enjoyed by the entire family, and is delighted to continue to offer this annual day free of charge to residents and visitors. We would like to thank HGS Canada for coordinating the International Sand Sculpture portion once again, and thank the staff of HGS for volunteering their time to support the sand sculpture event,” said David Dagley, Mayor of the Region of Queens Municipality. The Mayor noted HGS Canada has provided volunteers for many years, and has been instrumental in the continuation of the event by doing so.
“HGS has been a proud corporate supporter of the Summerville Beach Bash for many years and will continue to be involved in the future! This annual event creates an opportunity for locals and tourists to experience our amazing ocean playground together for a fun-filled and energetic day to celebrate our community at a spectacular beach! HGS is happy to be a continued supporter of the event and we look forward to seeing you there!” said Julianne Croft, Site Director, HGS, Liverpool.
The Summerville Family Beach Party is an annual rite of summer for residents of Queens, and is also enjoyed by visitors to the community. Last summer, a group of international visitors from Camp Canada, a learning opportunity for students aged 8–14 years hosted at King’s-Edgehill School in Windsor, Nova Scotia, happened upon the Beach Party and were astounded the event was offered free to anyone. They have included the 2018 iteration in their schedule.
The Summerville Family Beach Party will take place from 1:00 – 4:00 pm on July 22, 2018, and if the weather is inclement, the rain date is July 29th at the same times. If it is necessary to reschedule, residents will be notified via the Region’s Facebook and Twitter pages. Start planning your sand sculpture, prepare for fun, and wear sunscreen – Summerville Family Beach Party is turning 30!
For more information on this program please call the Recreation and Healthy Communities Department at 902-354-5741, or check the events calendar “Adventure: Found” on the Region of Queens website www.queens.ca for details about events offered by the Recreation Department and throughout Queens.