PARTY, STOMPIN TOM, CANADA'S HEROS PART OF 8TH MOTORCYCLE FESTIVAL
The 8th annual
Atlanticade motorcycle festival will kick off in Summerside, Prince Edward
Island on Friday, June 27th with a party atmosphere thanks to Victory
motorcycles and Advance Motorsports, the official dealer principle for New
Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. Canada’s original five day motorcycle
festival, expected to attract participants from across North America, will
take place June 27th to July 1st.
opens at noon on the 27th with the official opening around 6 pm followed by
a “Victory party” inside the big tent going from 7 to 10 pm that evening.
There will door prizes, live entertainment provided by Browns Avenue, and
Victory motorcycles on display both in the tent and on the festival grounds.
Arsenault, owner of Advance Motorsports and the lead singer with Browns
Avenue, will have the band rocking at their best predicts festival chairman
For the first
time the festival grounds will have a huge tent on site to house live
entertainment, food, refreshments and bike displays.
provide more of a festival atmosphere at our headquarters site and also be a
huge benefit should the weather decide not to cooperate” explains Hicks. “Of
course with our shuttle service participants will be able to take full
advantage of the social activities and not have to worry about getting back
on their bike”.
planning to have a special activity in the tent each of the four nights and
is excited Victory, in cooperation with their regional dealership, has come
forward to kick things off on opening night.
original five day motorcycle festival is expected to attract participants
from across North America and will take place in Summerside, PEI from June
27th to July 1st.
TOM ON STAGE
Break out the
stompin’ boots and grab a swig of the shine because “The Ballad of Stompin
Tom” will open on Saturday evening June 28th to coincide with the 8th annual
Atlanticade motorcycle festival.
The play, which
had significant input from Connors prior to his passing, portrays an adult
version of Stompin Tom putting on a concert with many of his most popular
songs. It veers off throughout on various vignettes from his childhood and
teen years spent roaming the country.
His home spun -
grass roots lyrics shot Conners to Canadian icon status and his classic “Bud
The Spud” provided a lighthearted look into the potato industry for which
PEI is famous. Of course his hockey theme “The Good Ole Hockey Game”
continues to ring out at hockey arenas across the country during the winter
There will be
three levels of seating available for the show with front rows going for
$65.00, mid-range seating at $47.50 and rear section seats available for
$32.50. Registered participants to the motorcycle festival will get reduced
prices through the Atlanticade value coupon booklet which will see savings
of $15, $10 and $5 off respective level seating.
“Stompin Tom is
an iconic Canadian and his life story as depicted through this stage show
will be something everyone will want to see” predicted Atlanticade organizer
Dale Hicks. “We are excited the opening of the show is being held during our
event. It is just another aspect of our event you can’t experience
The show will
run until the end of August. Information on the show, times, and seating can
be found at
THEME RECOGNIZES CANADA’S HEROS
. Over the past
two years Atlanticade introduced a theme to give focus to the event. In 2012
it was “A Salute To The Military History of PEI” and in 2013 paid tribute to
first responders “Everyday Heroes”. The 8th annual gathering of motorcycle
enthusiasts will notice several distinct aspects.
is a full-year celebration on PEI as the province marks the 150th
anniversary of the signing of the agreement to create a country, which
occurred three years later in 1867.
will notice more CAV members in attendance this year as they hold their
annual general meeting. Of course CAV has always had a strong representation
at our event but it will be increased this year given the hosting of the
national meeting in Summerside. The CAV organization has been lobbying the
Province to dedicate a portion of the provincial highway system, “Highway of
Heroes”. Their efforts have been rewarded and the official announcement will
be coming soon with the actual dedication to take place during Atlanticade.
Heroes, is all about paying tribute to those Canadians who paid the ultimate
price during the Afghanistan mission in efforts to preserve freedom for
others. As part of this highway dedication the “Portraits of Heroes” display
will part of the weekend activities.
in conjunction with the CAV organization, Confederation Bridge, and the
Province is working out the details of a moving tribute to honour these
heroes of freedom as part of the Confederation Bridge Cruise. Details will
be announced soon!
freedom of the open road, wind in your face and the blending of one with
“Mother Nature” is something we all embrace say organizers.
reflect on the creation of a democracy some 150 years ago, pay respect and
gratitude to those who have sacrificed for the freedom of our country and
others abroad, or simply absorb the feeling that comes with the open road,
the concept of “freedom” will be at the forefront at Atlanticade.
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