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News Release

Monday, August 13, 2012

Authentic Seacoast Company Officially Opens New Businesses

The Authentic Seacoast Company officially opening their new businesses on the Guysborough harbour this past weekend with a grand opening celebration for the Skipping Stone Cafe & Store, Full Steam Coffee Company and Harbour Belle Bakery.

The grand opening festivities included the First Annual Authentic Seacoast Skipping Stone Contest, an official ribbon cutting ceremony with Guysborough-Sheet Harbour MLA Jim Boudreau and the Warden of the Municipality of the District of Guysborough (MODG), Lloyd Hines, as well as an official cake cutting and tasting of the Full Steam Coffee Company blends.

"This was an exciting day for the Authentic Seacoast Company," said Glynn Williams, Proprietor of the Authentic Seacoast Company. "It was a great opportunity to bring the community and our team together to celebrate our vision to restore the proud trading tradition of this historic community by producing quality food and beverage products here in Guysborough for sale throughout Nova Scotia and across Canada. The enthusiasm for what we are working to achieve is truly heartwarming."

"I am very pleased with the opening as this is another step forward for the Authentic Seacoast Company and its unique brand of products," said Jim Boudreau, MLA for Guysborough-Sheet Harbour. "Glynn, his wife Charlene, his family and all the members of his team are to be congratulated on this accomplishment. I look to the near future for more of the same from this dynamic group of companies and its creative leadership."

"The rebirth of our Municipality continues with the opening of these new businesses in the Shiretown," said Lloyd Hines, Warden of MODG. "The great trading history of our people lives on as these goods are distributed to the world. We are blessed to have an investor like Glynn Williams who believes in the opportunity and the people."

The festivities drew a large crowd to the picturesque Guysborough harbour despite the rain. The grand opening celebrations wrapped up in the evening, when the Authentic Seacoast Company proprietor's band, The Binder Brothers, took the Rare Bird Pub & Eatery stage.

High-res photos from the event are available.

About the Authentic Seacoast Company

The Authentic Seacoast Company comprises two groups, hospitality and tourism and food products, and includes the award-winning DesBarres Manor Inn, Osprey Shores Golf Resort, Rare Bird Pub & Eatery, Skipping Stone Cafe & Store, Full Steam Coffee Co., Harbour Bakery and Rare Bird Craft Beer. Its operations are based in Guysborough, Nova Scotia.

About the Full Steam Coffee Company

The Full Steam Coffee Co. roasts the finest Fairtrade and organic certified coffees from around the world in a new roasting facility on the harbour in Guysborough, Nova Scotia. Its quality blends are available for restaurants, cafes, hotels, grocery stores, farmer's markets and fine food stores.

About the Harbour Belle Bakery

The Harbour Belle Bakery produces quality pastries and desserts, gelato, chocolates, artisan breads and healthy treats in a new baking facility on the harbour in Guysborough, Nova Scotia. Harbour Belle uses only premium, natural ingredients – no mixes, preservatives, artificial flavours or colours in its products to create quality products for restaurants, grocery stores, cafes, hotels and farmer's markets.

About Skipping Stone Cafe & Store

Located on the Guysborough harbour directly above the marina, the newly renovated and rebranded Skipping Stone Cafe & Store (formerly Skipping Stone Crafts & Gallery) offers light breakfasts, daily soup, sandwiches, fresh Harbour Belle baked goods and gelato and Full Steam Coffee beverages along with complimentary WiFi. The store has a selection of special gifts, unique crafts, Authentic Seacoast clothing, music and photography. Sea kayak, canoe and bicycle rentals and sales are available.

For further information, please contact:

Doug Anweiler, Vice President, Marketing
Authentic Seacoast Company
416.898.3144; doug@authenticseacoast.com

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