Request for Proposals for Major Events Developer

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Events Liverpool, a committee of the South Queens Chamber of Commerce, and the Region of Queens, have issued a Request for Proposals for a Major Events Developer. This is a paid contract position, for one year:


The primary role of this contract position is to drive the capacity of Events Liverpool by:

  •  Leading the identification of Major Event Opportunities (generally multi-day events, ideally in the tourism offseason) for at least one event in each of 2018, 2019 and 2020;
  •  Soliciting event proposal development teams as required for identified submissions;
  •  Coordinating the submissions and managing the follow up and relationships required during the evaluation period. “

Submission Deadline:  Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 12 noon

Download the complete document: Request for Proposal for Major Events Developer (PDF)


Finding Solutions to our Staffing Shortage: April 21, 2016

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Attention Business Owners and Managers

Many businesses in the area are finding it challenging to hire staff to meet the needs of the business. If this is an issue your business is experiencing. you are invited to attend a meeting:

Thursday April 21, 2016
Town Hall Art and Cultural Centre, Liverpool, NS.

At this meeting we are going to explore various ideas around how better to look for staff in our community. Discussion will include:

Is there a demographic we are missing? if so how do we reach them?

What is the best way local employers can connect with potential employees, since activities like job fairs are not well attended?

Is there an interest in having someone from the START program come and speak to us about funding available for training?

The aim is to look for innovative solutions and get ’the ball rolling’.

Please RSVP to Joanne Veinotte at: by Monday April 18 or call 902 354 2711 ext. 366

Region of Queens – Amalgamation 20 years later

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The letter below was written by Region of Queens Major Chris Clarke concerning the amalgamation of the Region of Queens 20 years ago:

March 31, 2016

To the Editor:

Anniversaries are times for reflection, to think of what has transpired since the event that is being remembered. April 1st is the 20th anniversary of the first voluntary amalgamation in Nova Scotia: the date that marked the formation of the Region of Queens Municipality. It resulted from the union of the Town of Liverpool and the Municipality of Queens, at a time when amalgamation was a new thing. Over the past 20 years, the evolution of the Region of Queens Municipality has been watched with interest by government and other municipal units. The current economic climate and declining population in Nova Scotia has prompted a number of other municipalities to consider amalgamation, and Queens is often asked to relay the story of our success.

The situation in Queens was very similar to other rural areas where the big taxpayers, the industries, were located in the County; …

Download the complete letter by Major Chris Clarke (PDF)

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