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Sue LeBlanc


Broadcast Date – Wednesday, November 4, 2020

It truly was a treat to grab a coffee and gab with today’s guest – not only because she’s incredibly interesting and amicable, and not just because she’s my friend but also because it’s just such a rarity to catch her sitting still for any given time – so you best be sure we’ll cover the bases.  When it comes to Chester’s own Sue LeBlanc we’ll be hard-pressed to get it all in under the wire. She’s a hat wearer of the highest order here in the Seaside Village – from her incredibly healthy turn with the Chester Area Middle School, to her talented times with the Chester Brass Band, to her countless community events to her latest role as the Executive Director at the Chester Art Centre – it’s fair to say her days are beyond action-packed. But we’ll do our best to get it all in – from the wealth of workshops and “ARTivities” at the centre, to her plea for players for the band, to her knack for nutrition and her need to shake things up every now and again. We’ll also learn of her long-term plans for the Chester Art Centre and her great love of cooking, plus we’ll get to First Things First, play INsights IN 10 and have a lot of laughs along the way. Hey and stick around for the end of today’s show when I’ll give you the inside scoop on what’s in store for this year’s Chester Village Christmas and spin a talent-packed NEW tune from Alan Doyle and his award-winning pals. So with all that ahead – we best get to it here’s my conversation with the one and only Sue LeBlanc. (player at the bottom of the post)

Find the Chester Art Centre OnLine at  on Instagram @chesterartcentre and on Facebook @chesterartcentrens  

You can find all the details on the Chester Brass Band visit their website  

For more on the Sunday Concert Series in Chester, Nova Scotia click here.

For that CBC story on Sue as “Chester ‘Cafeteria Lady’ who cooked up free, healthy fare for young students” at the Chester Area Middle School click here.

We played some great tunes on today’s show and they’re available on iTunes – to get your own copy click on the title – “On The Radio” by Regina Spektor and “It’s Okay” by Alan Doyle, Rachel Cousins, Fortunate Ones, The Ennis Sisters and The Once.

For more on the Nova Scotia Lobster Crawl visit

For more on the Chester Village Christmas visit their official site

For more on that special EP from Alan Doyle, The Once, The Ennis Sisters, Fortunate Ones & Rachel Cousins click here.  AND for tickets to those Virtual Concerts from St.John’s on November 13th and November 14th visit

CORRECTION – HUGE APOLOGIES TO CRICKET LOVERS…. in fact it was not a cricket that signalled impending doom in the movie PRACTICAL MAGIC but rather the death beetle which –  let’s be clear – makes a whole lot more sense than the always happy cricket…..again so sorry.

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Stephanie Beaumont

Storyteller/Creative Director/Producer/Host/Writer/Marketer/Designer/Dreamer/Coffee Lover/Movie Maniac/Red Sox Fan

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