Category Archives: Oakdene Centre

Mardi Gras Heats up Bear River

“What a fabulous celebration last night! I could have danced all night, and schmoozed ’til dawn. The decorations blew me away. Amazing band. Great food, loved the Cajun rice and beans, corn bread, etc. This was my first BR Mardi Gras and I’m already looking forward to next year.  I love Bear River!”

Saturday night’s Mardi Gras in Bear River with Caleb Miles and his band was loud and raucous;  sweet and tasty. It was an evening filled with strange costumed guests from near and far. Thanks for stepping out with us!

And a very special thanks to the many volunteers who made this festive evening possible.
They include:

Marcella Edwards
Bonnie MacLeod
Shirley Robar
Shelley Rice
Rosamund McCue
Starsha McCue
Rob Buckland-Nicks
Fred Miller
Duff Wilson
Rick Jacques
Noreen Miller
Larry Knox
Jonathan Welch
Erin Schopfer
Jane Kingston
Pat Woods
Kelly Foxton
Catherine Sommers
Pamela Barron
Don Rice
Julie Palmer
Ryan Van Tassel
Andrew Comeau
Flora Doehler

See you next year!

Bear River Mardi Gras – April 6, 2013

2013 mardi gras poster-1

3rd Annual Bear River Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball * Costumes/Masks (optional)

Cash Bar, Cajun Buffet, Prizes

music by The Caleb Miles Band

8pm to 1am, Saturday, April 6th

Oakdene Centre, 1913 Clementsvale Rd., Bear River, NS
No one under 19 will be admitted.

Advance Tickets $20
For Advance Tickets call 467-4121 or 467-0553
Tickets at the Door $25

Last Year’s Mardi Gras

Here in Bear River we are really fortunate that musicians like to come and play here.

These videos and photos depict a previous Mardi Gras when Joe Murphy and the Water Street Blues Band, helped along by Juno award winner Garrett Mason, came to play.

The place was rocking and the longer the band played, the better they got.

Dancing at the Oakdene Centre.

Mardi Gras guests.

Mardi Gras guests.

In past years people have come from far and wide and danced the night away.

Event organized by Bear Rhythm Committee
A fund-raising event for the Bear River Board of Trade