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, and includes key stakeholders from four different local organizations. 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.

From there the Sportsplex and Sport Heritage Society engaged other community organizations about the possibility of working together. Enfield RFC and Hants North Minor Baseball readily joined the effort, and these four mentioned organizations form the core of the Come Home East Hants Association.

Since the Tide Fest concept has become a reality, there has been a consistent commitment to ensure this event is community focused, allowing for wide participation, and showcasing the best of what we offer as a local area.

Tide Fest Executive Committee

Kody Blois President

Rod Dickie Vice President/ Co-Chair

Greg Smith Treasurer

Kendall Nowe Director at Large/ Chair of Hall of Fame

Pam Dickie Chair of Tide Fest

Tide Fest Board Members

Vern Aker Chair of Staging and Sound Productions

Danny Hines Sportsplex Liaison 

Aurora Boudreau Communications Committee Member

Beth MacDonnell Chair of Entertainment, Food & Drink

Anne Marie Shannon Chair of Sponsorship

Kristina Shannon Chair of Communications

Alleah Parker Communications Committee Member

Mark Sweeney Chair of the Ball Hockey Tournament

Eric White Chair of the World’s Largest Washer Toss