Acadia University, Wolfville
For the second year, Wolfville will wave its Acadia University pride by Painting the Town Red and Blue Sept. 8 with a Streetfest and Spirit Rally and Fireworks Show.
Paint the Town Red and Blue will transform town centre parking lot, in Wolfville’s downtown core, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. into a Streetfest; a celebration welcoming new and returning Acadia University students plus give local residents the opportunity to meet their new neighbours. Streetfest will include musical performances on stage, fun activities for children and families, local business displays with product sampling, a dunk tank supporting Shinerama, Wolfville Volunteer Fire Department truck demonstration and much more.
“Paint the Town Red and Blue is chance for our Acadia and Wolfville communities to connect in a fun and festive atmosphere. Acadia University students are vital part of our town’s economic prosperity and it is our pleasure to welcome students back for another academic year,” said Suzanne Balcom, president of the Wolfville Business Development Corporation.
For the second part of the celebration, Raymond Field will open its doors at 8:00pm inviting in Acadia students and the entire Wolfville and surrounding communities for an Acadia Spirit Rally and fireworks show.
Welcoming greetings will be delivered by community representatives followed by cheers from Acadia residences and a traditional rendition of “Stand Up and Cheer”. As the energy on Raymond Field builds, the Acadia Welcome Week with end with sound and colour in the sky. Fireworks FX of Grand Pre has produced a professional low-level fireworks show symbolic of Acadia and Wolfville. People are encouraged to wear their Acadia red and blue.
"Painting the Town Red and Blue will cap off a great Welcome Week at Acadia. Acadia students are invested in the culture of Wolfville, its people, and its businesses. By working together and fostering partnerships like this, we will enhance the student experience and make our community an even better place to live, work, and study," said Bryce Tully, Welcome Week Co-ordinator for Acadia University.
For the spirit rally and fireworks show, spectators are encouraged to walk to Raymond Field or park in the Acadia Athletic Complex parking lot. There will be no parking available at the lot west of the Wolfville Farmers’ Market and the roadway heading west from Elm Avenue will be closed.
Both events are open to the public and admission is free. In the event of inclement weather, a decision on the cancelling Streetfest will be made by noon Sept. 8.
Join the Paint the Town Red and Blue event on Facebook by visiting:https://www.facebook.com/events/1393033334258579/