News release

Nova Scotia Sweeps into Calgary

The Calgary Brier is being treated to a showcase of the sights, sounds, and tastes of Canada's seacoast province.

This week, staff from the Department of Tourism, Culture and Heritage and Nova Scotia's tourism industry is promoting the province.

"Calgary is a growing market for us," said Tourism, Culture and Heritage Minister Bill Dooks. "The Nova Scotian way of life, our culture and our heritage are very popular in Calgary. We are hoping to share as much of that as possible with Calgarians, and encourage them to come visit us this summer."

Promotions include, Nova Scotia's famed 78th Highlanders, a rolling kitchen party during morning rush hour on the Calgary Light Rail Transit, toe-tapping music, tasty treats, a one-of-a-kind kilt competition, and great prizes.

Throughout the Brier, a Nova Scotia pavilion will be in the Saddledome's Purple Heart Lounge. Curling fans can stop by throughout the day for seafood cooking demonstrations, music performances and to learn more about all there is to see and do in Nova Scotia.

The grand finale will be a lively kitchen party Saturday night in the Brier Patch, featuring more music, food and lots of Nova Scotian hospitality.

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The Calgary Brier is being treated to a showcase of the sights, sounds, and tastes of Canada's seacoast province.

Staff from the Department of Tourism, Culture and Heritage and Nova Scotia's tourism industry will promote some of the best the province has to offer.

Tourism, Culture and Heritage Minister Bill Dooks says Calgary is a growing market for the province. The showcase is designed to share the Nova Scotia way of life, its culture and heritage with Calgarians, and encourage them to visit us this summer.

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Jazmine Hayden
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