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    Cobourg is hot......Ontario is not. Thanks to our beach, pier, Marina , and parks! 1 week ago.
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The DBIA seems to have found its Mojo! A string of successful Downtown events has defied weather forecasts. Despite a forecast of thunderstorms today, there was sunshine all day so all the merchants had their wares outside - just like the publicity said - it was a sidewalk sale. As usual there was entertainment although the big event of the day was the Shelter Valley Songwriter's Showcase at 6:30pm. Seven hopeful songwriters performed their work with the hope that three finalists would go on to feature at the upcoming Festival on Labour Day weekend.

The Sidewalk sale is a four day event and will continue through Sunday. Today (Thursday) the crowd included Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne who came to visit.See the photos and story on Northumberland Today here

On Saturday, Cobourg will also stage the Annual Sandcastle competition although the beach is not 100% and the weather forecast looks unfavourable (optimists will point out that a 30% chance of thunderstorms means that there's a 70% chance of none). Then on Monday, Rob Franklin will (as usual) put on his James Cockburn outfit and persona but this time will perform a new one man play especially written for this year's 150 celebrations by Robert Washburn. Catch it outside Victoria Hall at 11:00am - no charge.

Below are some photos of vendors and the Shelter Valley Showcase. The finalists were selected by vote by the audience.

Note that the street piano outside Victoria Hall got some attention while waiting for the Auditions to start.

Sidewalk Sale 1 Sidewalk Sale 07

Sidewalk Sale 08 Sidewalk Sale 10

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