NKEC NEWS: March’s productions, provincials and performances

Athena Grantwell
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Northeast Kings Education Center will be presenting a production of Sherlock Holmes in early April. The cast will be performing from April 4 to 6, so mark your calendars! Performances will begin at 7 p.m., with the exception of the Saturday matinee, which will begin at 2 p.m.. Tickets are available for purchase at the NKEC main office and at the door for a price of $8 for adults and $6 for students.

The senior boys’ hockey team hosted their provincial championship tournament March 21, 22, and 23. The tournament kicked off with opening ceremonies at 8 p.m. on the Friday. The Titans added an inspirational touch to each dressing room by hanging posters with motivational quotes above each doorway. Cape Breton’s Dalbrae Dragon’s made it to the championship game. The Dragon’s won 2-1, for gold, as the Hants East Tigers followed closely behind with silver.

Nova Scotia student loan representatives will be visiting the school to give a presentation for graduating students on how to manage their money while attending post-secondary school. The presentation will begin at 12:30 p.m.  April 29. There will also be a presentation at the Louis Millet Centre in New Minas later on in the evening for both students and parents who are interested in learning more about the provincial loan system. The session will begin at 7 p.m.

Over March break, the NKEC senior concert band and senior jazz headed off on an adventure to explore two beautiful cities: Boston and New York City. The group of 40 students left on March 9 on a motor coach equipped with luxurious chairs and televisions. The bands arrived in Boston to unload their luggage at the Marriot hotel where they spent their first night in the first grand city. The first stop in Boston was to Boston University, where jazz and concert band workshops were held. The group then moved on to perform at Cahners Theater in the Boston Museum of Science. As a final stop in Boston, band students visited the New England Aquarium before heading off to New Jersey where they would stay for the night and prepare for their performances at a New York City school next day. The band had the opportunity to tour the top of the Rockefeller Center, explore Times Square and Central Park, tour Ground Zero and Battery Park, see the Broadway musical The Lion King, tour the Museum of Natural History, see the Blue Man Group, and of course, shop! On March 14, the group said farewell to New York City, and headed back to Canning, Nova Scotia, with amazing stories to tell.

Organizations: Northeast Kings Education Center, Hants East Tigers, Louis Millet Centre Marriot hotel Boston University Cahners Theater Boston Museum of Science New England Aquarium New York City school Rockefeller Center Museum of Natural History Blue Man Group

Geographic location: Boston, Nova Scotia, New York City Cape Breton New Minas New Jersey Times Square Central Park Ground Zero Battery Park Broadway

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