KENSINGTON– The 8th annual edition of Atlanticade, slated for June 27th to July 1, will be joining the community of Kensington as part of their 100th anniversary celebration as a town.
© Mike Carson/Journal Pioneer
Bikers from across North America will be in Summerside in 2014 for the eight annual Atlanticade Motorcycle Festival
On Sunday, June 29, the Community Gardens Complex will become the focal point of an array of activities designed to entertain both Atlanticade participants and local residents.
The event will kick off at 4:30 p.m. with food and refreshments, outdoor games for kids, live musical entertainment, a busker performance, a bike display and other activities that will take place over a two-hour period.
At 7 p.m. the complex will host an evening gospel concert open to everyone with a $10 admission charge at the door.
Atlanticade organizer, Dale Hicks, was approached by town officials earlier this year about the potential of teaming up with the motorcycle event which will be held for the third straight year on P.E.I.
“This is a tremendous idea to have an activity in a neighbouring community,” Hicks said. “Although Summerside is the focal point for the festival it is nice to have a presence in other communities such as Kensington.”
Atlanticade also has an activity or two planned for Borden-Carleton throughout the course of the five days.
“I certainly like the idea that the community in general will be involved,” Hicks said. “We want this festival to be not just for bikers but also for residents as well. These type of activities help dispel the stereotyping that sometimes comes with motorcycles.”
Kensington Deputy Mayor Rowan Caseley, who is also chair of the Kensington 2014 Celebration Committee, said, “We look forward to welcoming visitors and Islanders to the Community Gardens Complex to help Kensington celebrate on June 29.
“It will be great to welcome Atlanticade this year and we hope this will become an annual opportunity to welcome Atlanticade to Kensington. It will be an excellent chance for residents in the area to come out, meet motorcycle enthusiasts from all over Canada and the U.S.A. and see that they are family people just like ourselves," said Caseley.
For more information on the festival go to www.atlanticade.ca