Despite the setbacks Queens County has faced this past year, the community has picked itself up and moved on. To help showcase how we are working to turn ourselves around, Events Liverpool has teamed up with CTV to bring CTV News at Five and CTV News to Liverpool on Nov. 8 to do a live broadcast from Queens Place Emera Centre.
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"November represents a huge party for us," says Donna Hatt, Events Liverpool chair.
Hatt says there is a lot going on in Queens County, and maybe a few things we haven't taken notice of ourselves. However it was enough to attract the attention of CTV to do a remote broadcast.
The big news will of course be the kickoff of Nova Scotia Music Week, taking place Thursday evening. Also in November the lodge at White Point Beach Resort will reopen, and the construction at the hospital and middle school will be ongoing.
There are also new businesses moving in and old businesses celebrating anniversaries, so there is lots for CTV to look at, she says.
"There's so much energy and enthusiasm and vision for a really positive future," says Hatt.
Events Liverpool originally pitched to CTV to do a live broadcast to help promote our area. When the initial word came back that they were interested, Events Liverpool partnered with the province, Lunenburg Queens Regional Development Agency and the Region of Queens to make it happen.
Local video production company The Picture House did a 90 second promo on Queens County as well, which will start airing to promote the upcoming broadcast.
CTV asked for a few ideas, and Events Liverpool came up with a list of possible stories to share.
Though nothing is set in stone, a tour of Queens Place with Neil Raymond is planned, as well as an interview with Nova Scotia Music Week. Roving reporters will be around the town, to get a feel of what's going on in the community.
What CTV coming to Queens County boils down to says Hatt is showing off just how great our county is.
"We get a chance to build up some momentum. Really, this is to celebrate some of the optimism we are hearing in the community."
The public is also invited to come down to Queens Place the day of the show to be part of the live audience, and maybe even help showcase what kind of community we have.
"It's a great opportunity to show of who we are in the homes of the Maritimes."