Tide Fest is organized by a volunteer board which comprises a registered not-for-profit group, the Come Home East Hants Association.

Incorporated with the Province in July 2016, the Come Home East Hants Association is a non-profit society formed of community volunteers, including representatives from organizations who contribute events as part of the weekend. The Tide Fest concept originated from a partnership between the East Hants Sport Heritage Society, and the East Hants Sportsplex in December 2015, where both organizations felt a homecoming festival that coincided with Canada 150 was a beneficial project to undertake.

A variety of local organizations have had a hand in making Tide Fest possible over the years, including Hants North Minor Baseball Association, Shooters Bar & Grill, Renfrew Strength & Conditioning Centre, E-Commerce Solutions by Canucks, the Municipality of East Hants, and many more listed on our sponsorship page.

Since the Tide Fest concept has become a reality, there has been a consistent commitment to ensuring the event is community focused, allowing for wide participation, and showcasing the best of what we offer as a local area. All funds raised go to benefitting organizations such as Enfield Rugby Club, Corridor Community Options for Adults, the East Hants Sportsplex, local food banks, local schools, and the East Hants Family Resource Center, just to name a few.

Interested in volunteering or joining our board? Email ehtidefest@gmail.com!

Tide Fest Executive Committee

Rod Dickie President

Kendall Nowe Vice-President

Greg Smith Treasurer

Pam Dickie Chair of Tide Fest

Aurora Douthwright Chair of Communications

Tide Fest Board Members

Shelley Blois Secretary 

Mark Sweeney Chair of the Ball Hockey Tournament

Mark McManus Volunteer 

Natalie Horne Chair of Community Fair

Norma MacIntyre & Scott MacIntyre Co-Chairs, Volunteering & Logistics

Beth MacDonnell Chair of Entertainment, Food & Drink

Vern Aker Chair of Staging and Sound Productions

Angie Nowe Volunteer

East Hants Soccer Association provides volunteers to run the Tide Fest Soccer Tournament and designate volunteers to attend Tide Fest planning meetings as needed.