WAVERLEY: Get ready to get your groove on at this year’s Concert on the Green as part of Waverley Gold Rush Days, scheduled for Sept. 7-11.

Big Fish—or also known as Little Fish—will be the featured act at this year’s Concert on the Green before the always great fireworks show. The concert takes place from 6:30-9:30 p.m.

The Halifax-based band consists of Dale Letcher; Sarah Stevenson; Andy Gallant; Dan Baird; and Jeff Broussard. They will be performing under the moniker as their three piece band Little Fish for Gold Rush Days as a couple of their bandmates will be on vacation, but it will be the normal show they would do.

Gold Rush Days kicks off Sept. 7 with the annual crib tournament at the Waverley Legion at 7:30 p.m., before switching to the newly revitalized Village Green for Movie on the Green at 7 p.m. Sept. 8.

On Sept. 9, the Miners’ Beans and Brown Bread Supper at the Legion on 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m., before Klondike Night at Station 41 in Waverley kicks off the weekend at 8 p.m. until 1 a.m.

Chairwoman Amy Grady commented on the organizing of this year’s events.

“Compared to our first year in 2015, this year has gone relatively well,” she said. “It’s been great to see the amount of community support we’ve had from the local businesses.”

She wanted to give a hats off to Councillor Barry Dalrymple, as this will be his final Gold Rush Days as HRM representative for the area.

“He has been a great help in securing us funding from HRM and his unwavering support,” said Grady.

The big day Sept. 10 begins with the second annual Gold Rush Days foot race classic, organized by HRM District 1 volunteer award recipient Adriana Caswell and Alison MacEachern. It will be held on the trails of McDonald Sports Park in Waverley.

The Gold Rush Days parade will occur at 11 a.m. running from the N.S. Firefighters School down Rocky Lake Drive to Station 41 and the Village Green.

Activities on the Village Green will run from 12-4 p.m. with bouncy castles, Brickz 4 Kids, Little Ray’s Reptiles, a dunk tank, duck races, and much more.

On Sept. 11, a Pancake breakfast will be held at Station 41 Waverley fire hall from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. The Gold Rush day kids treasure hunt will occur at 10 a.m. at McDonald Sports Park,while the traditional Pet Show will wrap things up for 2016 Gold Rush Days at 1 p.m. on the Village Green.

For a complete listing of events for Gold Rush Days, check out the schedule in this month’s issue. It can be found on page 11.

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Pat has grown up in East Hants, having called Milford, and now Enfield home. He graduated from the journalism program at Holland College in 2001, and has spent time at newspapers in NL and Alberton and Summerside, PEI before becoming a reporter/photographer at The Weekly Press/The Laker in October 2008. He has a rescue kitty named Asha that is much loved—and spoiled. Pat is also our "social engagement guru." Check him out on twitter!