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Each year, the Truro Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture hosts and partners on numerous special events, including festivals, dances, movies and more.

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For a downloadable listing of upcoming events, click pdf below:

iconEvents Listing for 2015 (177.29 kB)

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Don't miss the Nova Scotia Wild Blueberry Harvest Festival Concerts
in Riverfront Park on Aug. 21 and Aug. 28

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Summer of Original Movies 2015

A brand new series featuring some old favourites

Truro Farmers’ Market, 15 Young St.
Free – 9:00 p.m.

Bring Your Own Chairs and Snacks

This year's lineup:

Saturday, Aug. 8
Jurassic Park (1993) (PG)
Saturday, Aug. 15
Ghostbusters (1984) (PG)
Friday, September 11
Pitch Perfect (2012) (PG)
Friday, September 25
Rocky (1976) (PG)

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Try...Floor Shuffleboard this summer

Five-week program starts July 22, 2015

 

A new recreational opportunity is being offered in Truro this summer – floor shuffleboard.
Recreation departments for Colchester, Truro and Bible Hill are offering a five-week free trial of the sport at the Truro Curling Club, 56 Young St. Beginner and experienced players are welcome.
The sessions will be held on five consecutive Wednesdays, beginning July 22, from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. and 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Equipment and instruction will be provided. Pre-registration is not required.
Organizers of the 2013 Nova Scotia 55 Plus Games, which were held in Truro, have invested some of the profits from the games into purchasing floor shuffleboard equipment. The project also received financial support from Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness Active Living Branch.
For information
Colchester Recreation Services
902-897-3185
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

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July and August, 2015
Summer Day Camps:

Town of Truro Parks, Recreation and Culture offers summer day camps to children ages 3 to 12.
Register Now!

iconSummer Daycamp Registration Form 2015 (251.38 kB)
icon2015 Summer Day Camps Information Sheet (488.3 kB)


 Return registration form and payment to Truro Parks, Recreation and Culture
40 Douglas St., Truro, N.S. B2N 2E7

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June 26 – Victoria Park’s outdoor swimming pool will open for the season:
 The pool is heated. Public swims are held every afternoon and every evening during the regular season.

icon 2015 Victoria Park Pool Brochure (593.79 kB)


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From late June to early September, 2015
Sunday Concerts in Victoria Park:

These popular two-hour concerts are held every Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m.
Rain location is Douglas Street Recreation Centre.

 2015 Performers!

June 21: 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Jim Alyward
June 28:
2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Alycia Putnam & Family
July 1: Canada Day!
Hosted by Truro Royal Canadian Legion
July 5:
2:00 p.m. Gordie Tucker/Jim White; 3:00 p.m. Darcy Doucette
July 12:
2:00 p.m. Home Grown Country; 3:00 p.m. Jeannie Fraser
July 19:
2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Julie Johnstone and Friends
July 26:
2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Bob & C.J. Prest
Aug. 2:
2:00 p.m. Ray Smeltzer; 3:00 p.m. Next of Kin
Aug. 3:
2:00 p.m. Gordie Tucker/Tim Bowers; 3:00 p.m. Bev Gelling/Max Fraser
Aug. 9:
2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Andy LeBlanc Band
Aug. 16:
2:00 p.m. Paul Randy Mingo; 3:00 p.m. Flashback (Frank Organ)
Aug. 23:
2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Witchitaw
Aug. 30:
2:00 p.m. Tanya and Paul Fowler; 3:00 p.m. Ron & Dianne O’Brien
Sept.6:
2:00 p.m. Greg Langille/Nikki MacCallum; 3:00 p.m. Mandi Atkinson/Craig MacEachern
Sept. 7: 12:00 noon Country Transit; 1:15 p.m. Theresa Lively; 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Jim Richards

Onsite Canteen
 
Don’t Forget a Chair
Information:
902-893-6078 ~ This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Hosted by: Town of Truro Parks, Recreation and Culture

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July 24 and 31 and August 7 and 14, 2015
Mid-Summer Movie Nights in Victoria Park:

 These free outdoor movie screenings begin at 9 p.m. and are ideal for the entire family.

Bring your own lawn chairs and snacks.

 Rain location is Douglas Street Recreation Centre.

2015 Summer Schedule
Friday, July 24
“Annie” (PG) 2014
Friday, July 31
“Big Hero 6” (PG) 2014
Friday, Aug. 7
“Into the Woods” (PG) 2014
Friday, Aug. 14
“Epic” (PG) 2013

Hosted by: Town of Truro Parks, Recreation and Culture
 

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Thanks for another great challenge!

Held on Saturday, July 18, 2015
Victoria Park

Results are available below

http://www.atlanticchip.ca/events/results.php?year=2015

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Nova Scotia Wild Blueberry Harvest Festival

The Aug. 14 kickoff to this regional event will be held at the Marigold Cultural Centre,
featuring live entertainment on the roof, blueberry treats and plenty more.
For information:
www.wildblueberryfest.com

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August 18 to 23, 2015
Nova Scotia Mi’kmaw Summer Games

Millbrook First Nation is hosting the Mi’kmaw Summer Games,
featuring athletes from throughout Atlantic Canada.

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August 25 to 29, 2015
Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition

Come see, hear, taste, touch and smell all aspects of Nova Scotia’s agriculture.
Tantalize your senses with local farm displays, vendors, midway, horse pulls,
large and small livestock, barrel racing, local entertainment and much more!

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August 30, 2015
The Cobequid Trail Run

Flat, fast and fun, this annual event features a 5K, 10K and half-marathon.
For information: www.colchester.ca

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September 12, 2015
Embrace Diversity Festival

Held at the Truro Farmers’ Market and hosted by the Town of Truro Equity and Diversity Committee.
Details available soon!

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Oct. 2 and 3, 2015
Showcase Truro Film Festival

This first-time festival will celebrate the recent successes of filmmakers who have connections to the Truro area,
as well as promote Truro as an ideal location to film movies, television shows, videos and more.
Details available soon!

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Oct. 27 to Nov. 1, 2015
Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling Masters 2015

Thirty of the world’s top curling teams, both men’s and women’s teams,
will compete at the Rath Eastlink Community Centre.
For information: www.thegrandslamofcurling.com

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December 31, 2015
Town of Truro’s Annual New Year’s Eve on the Town

This family-friendly event features free swimming,
skating and entertainment throughout the afternoon and evening.
Details available in the fall of 2015!
 

 

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