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Celtic Colours will take place despite Hurricane Fiona effects

Organizers of the Celtic Colours International Festival say the show must go on!

Celtic Colours has been watching conditions and restoration efforts all week, as well as consulting with volunteers, community organizations, venues, and municipal officials.

The CEO of Celtic Colours, Leanne Birmingham-Beddow, says based on the feedback they’ve received, the progress they’ve seen, and the fact that the opening weekend is still a week away, the festival will go ahead.

“We don’t want to interfere in any way with restoration and recovery efforts still going on and we’ve heard the same from visitors planning to attend.
However, we know that many communities from all over the island rely on us for fundraising and municipal officials have told us that Celtic Colours is too important to Cape Breton’s local economy.
Everyone has come together and said they will be ready to go ahead with festival events starting Friday, October 7th.”

The full schedule of concerts and community events, and any updates, can be found at

Advice for fall travellers

For visitors who have travel booked to come to Cape Breton Island this fall, Destination Cape Breton is encouraging travellers to keep those plans.

Check ahead with accommodations providers to ensure they are open.

If visitors need to find alternate accommodations, the Destination Cape Breton team is here to help and assist with travel planning.

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