Sep 142012

RISING WATERS in CHESTER Royal Canadian Legion Branch 44 Friday Nov 30th 9pm to 12am



Chester was officially founded in 1759 during the French and Indian War. It was the Shoreham grant, although French fishermen had already built a few houses on the site. The first permanent European-descended settlers were a group from Massachusetts who came to the area in 1761.

HMS Hogue, which trapped the Young Teazer before the ship exploded During the American Revolution, the village avoided a raid by American Privateers through the “rouge ruse” wherein the townswomen, young and old, garbed in cloaks with their red lining worn outwards marched in an early morning of 30 June 1782 to successfully convince American Privateers lying offshore to find another place to pillage. The following day the privateers successfully executed the Raid on Lunenburg, Nova Scotia (1782).

 During the War of 1812, the American Privateer Young Teazer was trapped off the shores of Chester by the HMS Hogue (1811). To avoid capture, a crew member of the Young Teazer destroyed his own ship, killing most of the crew.[1] After World War 1, to honour the 54 soldiers from the area that were killed, the famous New York sculptor J. Massey Rhind was commissioned to make the Nova Scotia Highlander soldier cenotaph.[2

] Nova Scotia Highland soldier by famous New York sculptor J. Massey Rhind Chester is one of the wealthiest communities in the province as a result of being a vacation and resort destination, with many seasonal and year-round estates and mansions.

Sep 132012

Well…this is something we wanted to do for a while….reach out to the smaller communities and bring some of the big city music to them!  Rising Waters band is made up of 4 members that are all from small towns and came to the city of Halifax to tune their craft…so it makes sense to and play (and see) this beautiful province!   Here is a little bit about this particular small town gem!!


River Hebert, Nova Scotia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Location of River Hebert in Nova Scotia

River Hebert is a village on the River Hebert in Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada.It is approximately 25 kilometres southwest of Amherst. As of 2006 the population was 543.

The village and the river are both named after Louis Hébert, a settler from Port Royal in 1604, who navigated the river.[1]

Until the late 20th century, coal mining was the major industry in the area, but the last mine closed in 1981.

River Hebert is home to 1442 River Hebert Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps, founded in 1949.[2] River Hebert has two schools, high school and elementary, a grocery store, public library, medical centre, and is home to Heritage Models, a tourist attraction that features scale models of local areas of interest, such as the home of Amos “King” Seamen.



RISING UP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Aug 142012


Opening Riverfest 2012… the Riverfest fans have unified their voice, and voted for RW’s to kick off the 3 day music weekend.  We accept!!!

Jun 262012

Saturday July 28 2012
9:30pm to 2am  @ Governors Pub
Sydney, NS, Age Limit: 19+  
Tickets: $10 at door (watch for free promos)
Details: Original indie rock band RISING WATERS in Sydney!! November was a sold-out show, the bar ran out of booze.  And there was fashion…oh yes.
Get there early to see/hear some road-worthy east coast talent.  Doors open at 9:30, band starts at 10pm.  Special guests pending.