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PHOTOS: Giving the street back to the people during Yarmouth's 1st SWITCH event of the summer


Published on July 30, 2017

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YARMOUTH, N.S. – After a successful introduction of the initiative last summer, Yarmouth's first SWITCH event of the 2017 summer was held on Main Street on Sunday, July 30.

Running from noon to 4 p.m. on Main Street – between Cliff and Parade streets – the SWITCH event turns Main Street into a pedestrian promenade. Vendors representing local businesses, activities, groups, fundraisers, food, etc. situated themselves on Main Street during the event.

There was a wide variety of vendors, along with music and activities.

Organized by the Town of Yarmouth and Yarmouth Recreation, the next SWITCH event is Sunday. Aug. 27.

Yarmouth's first SWITCH event of 2017 summer was held on July 30. YASTA was handing out Frisbees, sunglasses & Freezies.

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Yarmouth's first SWITCH event of 2017 summer was held on July 30. Handing out some Nova Scotia travel info.

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Yarmouth's first SWITCH event of 2017 summer was held on July 30. MADD set up a Sobriety Road Check whereby people could wear goggles that simulated impairment while driving.

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Yarmouth's first SWITCH event of 2017 summer was held on July 30. Music by the Moonlight Swing Band.

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Yarmouth's first SWITCH event of 2017 summer was held on July 30. Dan Earle does some painting in Alma Square.

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Yarmouth's first SWITCH event of 2017 summer was held on July 30. The Girl Guides were represented.

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Yarmouth's first SWITCH event of 2017 summer was held on July 30. Music by the Moonlight Swing Band. Led by Gordon Rothwell.

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Yarmouth's first SWITCH event of 2017 summer was held on July 30. Raising money and awareness for the Ovarian Cancer Walk of Hope taking place in Yarmouth Sept. 9.

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Yarmouth's first SWITCH event of 2017 summer was held on July 30. Not quite mitten weather yet but you could stock up early.

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Yarmouth's first SWITCH event of 2017 summer was held on July 30. Several different groups and causes set up booths that included information, fundraising and activities.

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Yarmouth's first SWITCH event of 2017 summer was held on July 30. Music by the Moonlight Swing Band. Jamie MacDonnell on drums.

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Yarmouth's first SWITCH event of 2017 summer was held on July 30.

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Yarmouth's first SWITCH event of 2017 summer was held on July 30. Sobeys brought alone some seating.

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Yarmouth's first SWITCH event of 2017 summer was held on July 30.

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Yarmouth's first SWITCH event of 2017 summer was held on July 30.

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Yarmouth's first SWITCH event of 2017 summer was held on July 30.

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Yarmouth's first SWITCH event of 2017 summer was held on July 30.

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Yarmouth's first SWITCH event of 2017 summer was held on July 30.

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Yarmouth's first SWITCH event of 2017 summer was held on July 30.

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Yarmouth's first SWITCH event of 2017 summer was held on July 30.

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