A "Time in Pigeon Inlet"
Featuring KELLY RUSSELL with Russells in the Corner
Thursdays - July 12th to August 16th.
7pm to 9pm
Royal Canadian Legion, Veteran's Quay Marina
Water Street, Bay Roberts
Tickets $15 (adults) $10 (Children)
Kelly Russell - NL's First Tradition Bearer
Photo: Dennis Flynn
The "Time" consisits of traditional music, recitations and skits based on Ted Russell's works, and a "scuff." Soup and rolls will be served as an extra.
The ALL NEW Time in Pigeon Inlet in Kelly's Words:
They say that "time flies when you're having fun" and that probably explains why it's hard to believe that it's our 5th Season for "A Time in Pigeon Inlet" in Bay Roberts this summer. A sincere thank you to everyone who supported our show over the past 4 years and I really hope that you will join us once again this year.
"But", you say, "I have already seen that show".
Well, folks, we have exciting news: an entirely new format this year, a new night, a new home, and much more.
Please read on as I describe what we have in store.
The most notable change for
Summer 2012 is that we are no longer a "dinner theatre". This year we will present
a "time" very similar to how it was years ago. I will, of course, be telling a few of my favourite Pigeon Inlet stories by my father, Coley's Point / Bay Roberts native son Ted Russell. My wife, Tonya Kearley, and our daughters Naomi & Tamsyn, now
age 14 and 11, (how time flies indeed), will be joining me for lots of Newfoundland Songs and lively fiddle & accordion tunes.
We'll even have a bit of an old fashioned square dance just like years ago. But the audience is free to move about during the entire evening as there is no sit down meal.
Of course, if you feel a bit peckish, we'll have a "soup supper" available, homemade soup and rolls made to order. And of course there will be bar service for those so inclined.
We are also very pleased to announce that the new home for "A Time in Pigeon Inlet" is The Royal Canadian Legion on Water Street in Bay Roberts and who could ask for a more perfect location for an old fashioned Newfoundland Time. It's right on
the water, at the Marina, a beautiful spot to step outside and cool off on a warm summer evening.
Inside is very spacious and clean, lots of room to move about and
mingle, stroll over to the bar or the "soup kitchen", or get out on the floor for a scuff.
And that's not all. Because there is no meal being catered, the price of admission is
quite a bit lower. A mere $15 per adult (only $10 for youth & seniors) gets you in
the door for what promises to be a great time, and it's family friendly so all ages
are welcome to attend.
The show starts at 7 pm but doors will open around 6:30 with live music playing as you arrive. Local musicians are invited to join in with us for a few tunes and, of course, the admission charged is waived for those talented few. So spread the word and come out and join us this summer on one of 6 Thursdays evenings from July 12 to August 16, 7pm at The Legion, and experience a real old fashioned Newfoundland Time - "A Time in Pigeon Inlet".
Ted Russell Named
Person of Provincial Significance
On June 8th, 2011, NL Tourism Minister The Honourable Terry French, named Ted Russell "A Person of Provincial Significance" at a ceremony at The Rooms. Kelly Russell, his family, and members of the Bay Roberts Cultural Foundation attended. FMI >>
BAY ROBERTS TO BRIGUS
is a "Holdin' Gound"
In the region, we celebrate spectacular natural scenery and a legacy of cultural heritage, including native sons - Ted Russell and David French, both born in Bay Roberts, Christopher Pratt (whose mother was born in Bay Roberts) & Captain Bob Bartlett from Brigus. In addition, we celebrate the oldest English colony in Canada, founded in 1610 in Cupids by John Guy.
Vacation in the
Bay Roberts to Brigus Area.
The region has the newly remodled Bay Roberts Hotel, camping parks, cottages, many vacation homes, and B&Bs.