Sarah van den Hoogen- Front House Manager  I have been with The Red Shoe since its opening with the Rankin sisters in 2005.  I was a server/supervisor for 6 years and have been on board as a front house manager for the last 6 years. I have a couple of favourite things about working at The Red Shoe. One is the awesome people I work with, I so enjoy seeing everyone working together as a team and the friendships that develop while there.  Another reason I love working at The Red Shoe is the people that visit.  Guests come from far and wide to experience the culture and atmosphere of the shoe, and they appreciate so much the talent we have at our fingertips here in Cape Breton.  It still amazes ME the amount of culture and talent that oozes out of the people of Cape Breton and is showcased at The Red Shoe on a daily bases.

Sarah van den Hoogen- Front House Manager

 I have been with The Red Shoe since its opening with the Rankin sisters in 2005.  I was a server/supervisor for 6 years and have been on board as a front house manager for the last 6 years. I have a couple of favourite things about working at The Red Shoe. One is the awesome people I work with, I so enjoy seeing everyone working together as a team and the friendships that develop while there.  Another reason I love working at The Red Shoe is the people that visit.  Guests come from far and wide to experience the culture and atmosphere of the shoe, and they appreciate so much the talent we have at our fingertips here in Cape Breton.  It still amazes ME the amount of culture and talent that oozes out of the people of Cape Breton and is showcased at The Red Shoe on a daily bases.

Marissa Mac Neil- Front House Manager I began working at the Red Shoe at the age of 19 and haven’t stopped tapping my toes since! This season will be my 6th year at the shoe and I am so excited to take on my new role as front house manager. I not only love the people that I work with but the overall atmosphere and Celtic vibe that the shoe offers! The red shoe is home to Cape Breton culture surrounded by good people, good food, good music and best of all good beer! Cheers to the upcoming season and I am looking forward to seeing you at the shoe!  

Marissa Mac Neil- Front House Manager

I began working at the Red Shoe at the age of 19 and haven’t stopped tapping my toes since! This season will be my 6th year at the shoe and I am so excited to take on my new role as front house manager. I not only love the people that I work with but the overall atmosphere and Celtic vibe that the shoe offers! The red shoe is home to Cape Breton culture surrounded by good people, good food, good music and best of all good beer! Cheers to the upcoming season and I am looking forward to seeing you at the shoe!  

Becky Rankin- Server  I grew upin Rankinville in Mabou andhave been a server at "The Shoe" for 4 years now. My favourite thing about working at here is seeing people from near and far appreciating the music and culture the we are lucky enough to have around us everyday. This summer I am looking forward to seeing lots of new faces, but also lots of returning faces as well.  

Becky Rankin- Server

 I grew upin Rankinville in Mabou andhave been a server at "The Shoe" for 4 years now. My favourite thing about working at here is seeing people from near and far appreciating the music and culture the we are lucky enough to have around us everyday. This summer I am looking forward to seeing lots of new faces, but also lots of returning faces as well.

 

Robyn van Zutphen- Server This will be my third season serving at the Red Shoe Pub! I’m a student at Dalhousie, and a proud Port Hood’er! Although every musical performance at the shoe is exceptional, my favorite are the Monday night jam sessions, where local and visiting artists gather for an informal collaboration of tunes! I’m excited to see lots of new and returning faces this season for some great music, and even better food!

Robyn van Zutphen- Server

This will be my third season serving at the Red Shoe Pub! I’m a student at Dalhousie, and a proud Port Hood’er! Although every musical performance at the shoe is exceptional, my favorite are the Monday night jam sessions, where local and visiting artists gather for an informal collaboration of tunes! I’m excited to see lots of new and returning faces this season for some great music, and even better food!

Neil Mac Innis- Bartender I'm the third of my kind to wear the red and black colours of the shoe, with the fourth of the MacInnis clan right behind me, Cullen.  I look forward to showing him the ropes and having him experience the atmosphere of the shoe and the hold it has on everyone that steps inside.  I can not wait to meet our customers from far and wide, it is always a pleasure. 

Neil Mac Innis- Bartender

I'm the third of my kind to wear the red and black colours of the shoe, with the fourth of the MacInnis clan right behind me, Cullen.  I look forward to showing him the ropes and having him experience the atmosphere of the shoe and the hold it has on everyone that steps inside.  I can not wait to meet our customers from far and wide, it is always a pleasure. 

Jesse MacLean- Bartender I'm from Whycocomagh and this will be my 3rd season as a bartender at The Red Shoe. My favourite part about working here is getting to meet new people from all over the world and the atmosphere of the pub has when it is really busy. This season I am looking forward to another busy summer and the Sunday afternoon ceilidhs that always entertain.

Jesse MacLean- Bartender

I'm from Whycocomagh and this will be my 3rd season as a bartender at The Red Shoe. My favourite part about working here is getting to meet new people from all over the world and the atmosphere of the pub has when it is really busy. This season I am looking forward to another busy summer and the Sunday afternoon ceilidhs that always entertain.

Jordan Beaton- Bartender I am from Mabou Harbour and this will be my second season as a bartender.  My favourite thing about working at “the shoe” is working with a great team of people while hosting music sessions for locals and visitors.  I am looking forward to another full and busy season of meeting new people and hearing their stories. 

Jordan Beaton- Bartender

I am from Mabou Harbour and this will be my second season as a bartender.  My favourite thing about working at “the shoe” is working with a great team of people while hosting music sessions for locals and visitors.  I am looking forward to another full and busy season of meeting new people and hearing their stories. 

Cullen MacInnis- Bartender  I was born and raised on Backstreet in Mabou, right across from The Red Shoe. I am super excited to be part of the Shoe's staff this summer, I was getting tired of mowing lawns and bringing dinner over to my brother Neil during his shifts (who bartended for three seasons at the shoe.) I think of "The Shoe" as a super lively place booming with culture. I look forward to meeting the tourists that come in along with all the regulars.

Cullen MacInnis- Bartender

 I was born and raised on Backstreet in Mabou, right across from The Red Shoe. I am super excited to be part of the Shoe's staff this summer, I was getting tired of mowing lawns and bringing dinner over to my brother Neil during his shifts (who bartended for three seasons at the shoe.) I think of "The Shoe" as a super lively place booming with culture. I look forward to meeting the tourists that come in along with all the regulars.

Seanna Cameron- Server This is my second summer at The Red Shoe, but my first summer as a server. My favourite thing about working the The Red Shoe is meeting so many different people and seeing their appreciation for our culture and the enthusiasm they bring with them. I am looking forward to another busy season this summer and the good tunes.

Seanna Cameron- Server

This is my second summer at The Red Shoe, but my first summer as a server. My favourite thing about working the The Red Shoe is meeting so many different people and seeing their appreciation for our culture and the enthusiasm they bring with them. I am looking forward to another busy season this summer and the good tunes.

Maggie Beaton- Server This will be my third season as a server at The Red Shoe Pub.  My favorite thing about working at The Shoe is being able to give the tourists a good taste of the great culture we have in Cape Breton, and in particular, Mabou.  This season I am looking forward to eating all the french fries in the server fry bowl!

Maggie Beaton- Server

This will be my third season as a server at The Red Shoe Pub.  My favorite thing about working at The Shoe is being able to give the tourists a good taste of the great culture we have in Cape Breton, and in particular, Mabou.  This season I am looking forward to eating all the french fries in the server fry bowl!

Jasmin Cameron- Server My favourite thing about the Shoe is the lively atmosphere created by the customers and the staff! What I'm Looking forward to most this season is being able to spend my summer nights listening to Cape Breton Celtic music with the first-timers and eating more 'Perfect Pairs' than I can handle!

Jasmin Cameron- Server

My favourite thing about the Shoe is the lively atmosphere created by the customers and the staff! What I'm Looking forward to most this season is being able to spend my summer nights listening to Cape Breton Celtic music with the first-timers and eating more 'Perfect Pairs' than I can handle!

Heidi Wambolt- Server I came to Mabou last year to spend a month with my grandparents. The four weeks were almost up and I had a job to return to in Halifax, but I wasn't ready to leave. I wandered into the Shoe inquiring about hiring. After sending Angie a resume I came back to Halifax not knowing what would happen next. I received a call from Angie asking to start work at the Shoe the next day, and that afternoon I was on a shuttle back to Mabou. What are the odds the cab driver escorting me to the shuttle would be wearing a Red Shoe t-shirt? I took it was a good sign and knew it was the right decision. I am super excited to have a full season at the Shoe and be surrounded by the beauty of Cape Breton and lively culture! 

Heidi Wambolt- Server

I came to Mabou last year to spend a month with my grandparents. The four weeks were almost up and I had a job to return to in Halifax, but I wasn't ready to leave. I wandered into the Shoe inquiring about hiring. After sending Angie a resume I came back to Halifax not knowing what would happen next. I received a call from Angie asking to start work at the Shoe the next day, and that afternoon I was on a shuttle back to Mabou. What are the odds the cab driver escorting me to the shuttle would be wearing a Red Shoe t-shirt? I took it was a good sign and knew it was the right decision. I am super excited to have a full season at the Shoe and be surrounded by the beauty of Cape Breton and lively culture! 

 
Melissa MacMaster- Server I have moved here from Vancouver, BC as my dad's side of the family is from Judique, Cape Breton. I've always loved visits down home for the stories, music and epic landscape. A staple in my trips growing up was at least one stop at The Red Shoe, so I am pretty excited to be working here for my first season and am looking forward to a bustling summer full of lively tunes!

Melissa MacMaster- Server

I have moved here from Vancouver, BC as my dad's side of the family is from Judique, Cape Breton. I've always loved visits down home for the stories, music and epic landscape. A staple in my trips growing up was at least one stop at The Red Shoe, so I am pretty excited to be working here for my first season and am looking forward to a bustling summer full of lively tunes!

Jessie Rankin- Server Excited to finally get to work at the shoe after eating my way through the menu multiple times. Looking forward to meeting all kinds of new people!

Jessie Rankin- Server

Excited to finally get to work at the shoe after eating my way through the menu multiple times. Looking forward to meeting all kinds of new people!

Yvonne Rice- Server I loved going to the Shoe so much I figured I may as well work there. This is my third year being a part-timer. I love chatting with regulars, learning about people travelling through and eating anything that comes out of the Shoe kitchen!

Yvonne Rice- Server

I loved going to the Shoe so much I figured I may as well work there. This is my third year being a part-timer. I love chatting with regulars, learning about people travelling through and eating anything that comes out of the Shoe kitchen!

Kati Van Zutphen- Server Super excited to be joining the Red Shoe staff this year and looking forward to interacting with new people and being apart of the musical atmosphere! 

Kati Van Zutphen- Server

Super excited to be joining the Red Shoe staff this year and looking forward to interacting with new people and being apart of the musical atmosphere! 

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