June 29, 2016
Driven solely by volunteers, the New Glasgow Jubilee takes place on the New Glasgow Riverfront and is a three time winner of the Music Nova Scotia award for Event of the Year. This year the event will take place July 29 – July 31, 2016.
The Jubilee lets you get up close and personal with some of your favourite East Coast musicians. The 2016 headlining acts include The Glorious Sons, The Arkells and Burton Cummings.
The Jubilee is run by 300 hard working volunteers including a volunteer Board of Directors. This Nova Scotia festival is one one of the mose beautiful riverfronts, celebrating all that we have to offer in musical talent.
June 21, 2016
You always hear the saying “They know everybody!” Anyone who has had the pleasure of getting to know Liscombe Lodge Resort and Conference Centre’s general manager, Karen Wenaus, knows that she is a shining example of this statement.
Karen catered her first wedding when she was 18; that experience made her realise that cooking and people were her passion. She began cooking professionally in 1975 and had her own catering concession 1979 when she was in her 20s. Breaking down barriers in 1983, she became the first female food server at The Keg in Halifax, Nova Scotia and from there she worked her way up to the general manager position at Keddy’s in Halifax.
While in Toronto Karen was exposed to large catering events, which led to her to build on her event planning and management skills; that made her the perfect candidate to begin a career with New Castle Hotels & Resorts based out of Connecticut. Karen has been with NCHR for almost 20 years now, and has served as general manager of a successful nature lover’s retreat on the rugged shores of Nova Scotia for the previous 7 years.
Karen wears many hats, and is actively involved in her community. Her welcoming smile and ‘get things done’ attitude makes her a pillar of support on the Eastern Shore of the province. Karen comes by her passion honestly; her mother, Connie, founded the Dartmouth Seniors Centre nearly 40 years ago. Now, Karen is on the Board of Directors at the centre, continuing her mother’s legacy.
On top of that, Karen works closely with Destination Eastern and Northumberland Shore (DEANS), a group dedicated to growing the tourism industry in Nova Scotia. She serves as the chair of the board as well as sits on the marketing committee.
“My favourite thing about working at Liscombe Lodge is the people I have met over the years,” says Karen, “I love being a part of a team and business that’s continually bringing the Eastern Shore alive for the tourist and traveller. So that they can experience the beauty and nature that we who live here, see every day.”
Karen is actively involved in Nova Scotia mainland’s first Strategic Tourism Expansion Program (STEP) with DEANS. This program will help develop and sustain rural tourism on the Eastern Shore, one of Nova Scotia’s many hidden gems.
STEP is an innovative, comprehensive process that guides citizens, businesses and community leaders through a series of well-tested, strategic "steps" aimed at creating a sustainable tourism plan that incorporates products, services and experiential tourism. (“Government of Canada Supports Destination Tourism Plan,” 2015)
In her spare time (yes she has some), Karen likes to cook, her Christmas fudge will melt in your mouth and put a smile on your face, watch classic movies but most of all, spend time with her family.
The next time you’re looking for a road trip destination, an enchanting wedding venue, or a nature lover’s getaway, call Karen! Arriving at Liscombe Lodge Resort and Conference Centre will be like coming home to Mom’s kitchen, except no one has to do the dishes.
June 7, 2016
Rock The Lobster is entering its 82nd year and is still going strong. A festival surrounding Maritime music and..you guessed it, lobster!
Starting on Friday, July 8, the Leah & Kyle Collective will rock the stage, followed by 10 p.m. fireworks. But it doesn’t end there, The Town Heroes will continue to play into the wee hours of the night.
The show continues on Saturday, July 9. Everything from fiddlers to some groovy, psychedelic rock. This incredible festival is only an hour from Liscombe Lodge.
To kick off the final day, Sunday, July 10, there is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements and contributions of peoples of African descent in Nova Scotia. Following this there will be two, 45 minute fire eating shows! The act includes fire-eating, fire-breathing, fire-fleshing and fire-spinning from Atlantique Cirque.
Finally, to close the show and bring down the house, Nova Scotia’s own, The Stanfields, will be the last to grace the stage. As winners of Fan’s Choice Entertainer of the Year, they are guaranteed to be a toe tapping good time!
Day passes are $5 and beer garden tickets are $10! Get yours today!
June 1, 2016
Celebrating its 20th year, the Stan Rogers Folk Festival will take place in Guysborough, Nova Scotia on July 1, 2, & 3, 2016.
This folk music festival is about more than just the music. A long standing tradition for musicians and fans alike, this festival brings together people from every walk of life, for one common purpose.
Take the 45 minute drive from Liscombe Lodge and indulge in Nova Scotia's finest talents.
Tickets are available here: http://www.stanfest.com/tickets/