FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Alderney Landing Fire and Water Festival
Thursday, October 5th & Friday, October 6th
6:30 pm to 10:00 pm – FREE EVENT
Scott McGaw, President of Alderney Landing said, “The Objective of this Cultural Inclusive Festival is to become an annual sustainable festival celebrated by our Province for our artistic achievements and to be Nationally recognized. The free event will provide the opportunity for thousands of people to experience hands-oncultural diverse art forms through fire and water activities.”
McGaw said, “The Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre Artists have created sculptures that will be installed and illuminated on the thirteen Pillars around the events plaza educating the public about the 13 Mi’kmaq communities in the province. The evenings grand statement will be the two barges placed in front of the Alderney Landing Events Plaza with illuminated sculptures representing the six continents from which the rest of us come from. Three fire circles will form the center of the festival grounds with interactive art projects, flaming food, blacksmiths, fire artists and live music on the main stage.”
Bea MacGregor, Executive Director of Alderney Landing and Producer of the Fire and Water Festival said, ” Fire and Water” are proudly presented by the Province of Nova Scotia 150 Forward Fund and the Halifax Harbour Bridges.”
MacGregor said, “Stan Slauenwhite, President, Sojourn Signs developed the support system for the sculptures that were designed and created by Danielle Porter. The project wouldn’t be possible without the support of National Defence and Robin Lohnes, CEO, Dominion Diving who have significantly helped to launch the project, including bringing the barges to Dominion Diving to install the sculptures, and anchoring them in front of the Alderney Landing events plaza, said MacGregor. The Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre has been instrumental in the creation and completion of the sculptures for pillars, the sacred fire, and official opening ceremonies. Halifax Lighting Solutions, Steve Meiklejohn, working with Lighting Designer, Katie MacKay-Brooker and Bob Daley, Technical Director, Alderney Landing will provide specialized lighting equipment on the barges”. She said, “We are delighted to have the support of The Chronicle Herald and C 100.”
MacGregor said, “Ron Bourgeois, a highlight performance on the main stage and will be storytelling at one of the Fire Circles. “We are looking forward to the performances of the Japanese, the Filipino, Indian IFCNS communities, and Oriental Motion Belly Dance Studios who will perform traditional dance, music, and theatre around the fire circles”, said MacGregor. “We are fortunate to have established relationships with educators and performers such as Dr. Henry V Bishop, Artist, Musician, Educator, and to work with the many artists involved with the Nova Scotia Basketry Guild, the Nova Scotia Wildlife Carver’s Association, Findley Community Centre, Atlantic Cirque, and Fire Performer Willy Badger.” The feature presentation “Rhythms of Life”, A musical uplifting inspirational journey performed by “Moja Makani” will leave people with warm hearts.”
Alderney Landing, a not for profit, led by a high-profile volunteer Board of
Directors with a core staff that hosts, manages, and produces over 520 events and performances annually, attracting over 300,000 people. Alderney Landing consists of a Theatre, Market, Gallery, and Outdoor Events Plaza on the Dartmouth Waterfront. Signature events include, “Bluenose Ghosts Festival”, “Christkindlmarket”, “Mother Goose Festival”, “Canada Day Concert”, “Natal Day Concert”, and this year “Pirates Landing”, in partnership with “Tall Ships”
For more information or media interviews please contact
Bea MacGregor, Executive Director Alderney Landing at email@example.com or at 902-233-2193.
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