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Page 90 - 10 Years! The Story of The Cape Breton Summertime Review

Published by Ronald Caplan on 1995/6/1 (153 reads)

potential, in terms of the kind of money that was turning over--and jobs that we provided. This is four extra weeks work for twenty people. That's 80 person-weeks of work. And again, the Co-op Agreement was there for us when we added the West.... Max MacDonald: There's more laughter in this line of work than there are tears. But there certainly are both. Because it's a very passionate kind of existence. And we've lost people--people have died, that we worked with. That's awful, so.... Max pauses for a long, long time. It's really difficult, now, to do this kind of work, because it's so intense, without getting very close to the people you work with. So, those close-type relationships breed in? tense relationships. And they can be in? tense in a good way. And they can be in? tense in a bad way. We've been really fortunate, in the ten years of the Summer? time Revue, of having the sort of instinct Sara's VISITORS' CENTRE "YOUR ONE-STOP CENTRE" * Subs * Ice Cream daily RESTAURANT Light Meals * FIsli Cliowder * Soups BAKERY * all Sresli CRAFTS & GIFTS * aU local Seagull Pewter - Pottery - Catherine Karnes Munn Paintings FULL INFORMATION CENTRE 7 DAYS A WEEK - June to October - Visa/Mastercard/American Express C902) 787'3030 PORT HOOD 90 25% of the heat sneaked out of the basement. Then came True Wall. insulation covered tlie basement in one quicl< day and cut the tieating bill overnight. You don't need costly studs to put it up, just nails and strapping. Put it on the walls, on the floor, all over. Don't be the victim of sneaky heat. By TrueFoam AVAILABLE THROUGH YOUR LOCAL BUILDING SUPPLY DEALER to bring people into the company that were basically good people. They basically have good hearts, and they have good souls. We've all had bad experienc? es in the past where we learned that it's better to work with good talented people-- talented people who are good people-- rather than working with talented people who are bad people. And so we've conscious? ly hired people in that way.... I'm not a person who looks backwards. I'm always thinking of the next project-- certainly not about the last one. But cer? tainly, you know, ten years later--even when I hear the name, I feel a tremendous sense of accomplishment and pride in what a group of individuals working together have been able to accomplish. That's really what I always think of when I think of the Re? vue. This is not the easiest way to make a living. Lots of people that have put as much time into their type of work, that I have and Leon and many more people have put into The Revue, are economically, I'm sure, much better off than we are. You know, they have pension plans. They have new cars in? stead of my eleven-year-old car. But some? how, often, when I have conversations with those people, I don't get the sense that-- whatever has paid for that new car doesn't seem to bring them as much joy as what's paid for my eleven-year-old car. I'm ex? tremely proud of everything that we've done. A low?--there is no low point for me. Leon Dubinsky: On opening night, I usually give a lit? tle talk to the cast. And every year--I vary it. There's a few things I say like-- it's just these kind of things you collect out of mu? sic books or thea? tre books. Like, Your Cape Breton Highlands Vacation Resort... / / RESORT LTD. INGONISH, NOVA SCOTIA TEL: 285-2049 • 90 Units • Licensed Dining Room • Gift Shop • Golfing • Private Ocean Beach • Sv'mming Pool GLENGHORM Scottish Gaelic Translation "THE GREEN AND THE BLUE" The green lawns rolling down to meet the blue of the ocean. More than just a place to stay overnight: a vacation resort
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