Kendra Whitehead, Queen Annapolisa

Kendra Whitehead - Leadership Ambassador 2018
Kendra Whitehead – Leadership Ambassador 2018

The Village of Canning is delighted to congratulate Miss Kendra Whitehead, Canning Leadership Candidate 2018, who was selected to represent the Annapolis Valley as the 86th Queen Annapolisa, the Annapolis Valley’s Leadership Ambassador. We are deeply proud of her and her child attendant, Emily Randall-Johnstone. We know she will represent the Village of Canning, surrounding communities, and the entire Valley as a wonderful Leadership Ambassador throughout her year long reign.

“I am so thankful to have been given the opportunity to represent our village of Canning as this years Leadership Candidate. Throughout my Apple Blossom Festival experience I learned many things about myself and the incredible Valley we live in. I was able to show citizens from all over the Annapolis Valley the wonderful things we have to offer here in our humble village.

I am honoured to be selected as Queen Annapolisa the 86th. As the second Queen from Canning, I hope to make the entire village proud as I continue my reign.

I would like to offer a very special thank you to everyone from the Village and surrounding areas who have supported me through donations, kind words, and best wishes. It is your support that makes Canning such a wonderful place to live!”

– Kendra Whitehead, Queen Annapolisa the 86th
Leadership Ambassador 2018


Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Royal Party

Canning Village Apple Blossom Royal Party 2018

Join us in welcoming the 2018 Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Royal Party
Friday, May 25, 11 to 11:30 AM at the Canning MultiComplex Hall,  977 J Jordan Road in
Canning, Nova Scotia.  Everyone is welcome!

Canning Village Summer Employment Opportunity

Canning Village summer employment opportunity

Looking for a summer job where you can develop skills, learn about administrative functions while providing a useful, helpful service? Check out the posting below for the lovely, friendly Village of Canning, Nova Scotia:

Job Title: Administrative Assistant
Positions available: 1
Regular Working Hours*: Monday – Friday, (30 hr/wk) between 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM flexible, some evenings required

Rate of Pay: $11.00/hr
Start Date: July 3, 2018
End Date: August 28, 2018

Job Summary:  The Administrative Assistant will be responsible for working under the Clerk/Treasurer doing daily computer input, scanning and archiving documents, dealing with customers as well as overseeing the Fitness Centre.

Applicant Requirements:

  • must be at least 16 years of age and a current secondary or post secondary student returning to full time studies in the fall of 2018
  • First Aid/CPR certification**
  • Criminal Record check


How to Apply

To submit an application, please email your cover letter and resume, in a single PDF document, to with the name of the position you are applying for in the subject line. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  Positions are subject to final board approval and may be altered at any time before employment start date.

Application Deadline: May 25, 2018

* Please note there will be requirements to work outside of regular working hours to accommodate special events/programming, etc. Applicants must be flexible and willing to accommodate weekend and evening commitments.

** Training will be provided in the instance that successful candidate does not currently hold certification training.


Canning Library Auction and Talk


The Canning Merritt Gibson Memorial Library is presently running the third silent auction until May 11, 2018.  Included in this auction are:

  • 2 tickets to the Ross Creek Centre for the Arts presentation of North Mountain Vanya
  • gift certificates from Longspell Farm and Moon Tide Farm
  • a gift basket of spice mixes and infused oil from Farmer John’s Herbs
  • a set of vouchers and market bag from Wolfville Farmer’s Market
  • a tea, herb and sauce pack, and
  • a gift certificate from Lee’s shop.

Please see our display of items during library open hours, take a look at the street-side billboard and follow Merritt Gibson Memorial Library on Facebook.


Horticulture Talk

Carol Goodwin of Beneath the Boughs Woodland Plant Nursery and Pottery in Kentville is joining us Saturday May 5 at 2 PM to talk about her horticultural specialties.  Carol is also a talented sculptor and potter, and will be able to answer a wide range of questions about plants and art in the garden.  Light refreshments will be served.  Free will offering. Come join us!

Fieldwood Heritage Society Slide Presentation May 23, 2018

Fieldwood Heritage Society in Canning, NS poster

Join the Fieldwood Heritage Society for a fascinating slide presentation of Canning’s illustrious and amazing history, followed by their Annual General Meeting, on May 23, 2018 7:30 PM at the Merritt Gibson Memorial Library and Heritage Centre located at 9806 Main St. Canning, NS. Free will donations are very graciously accepted and appreciated. See you then!

Canning Library Annual Book, Bake, and Plant Sale

Canning Library Book, Bake, and Plant Sale

The Annual Book, Bake, and Plant Sale at Canning’s Merritt Gibson Memorial Library is scheduled for May 18, 2018, from 19 AM – 1 PM.

There will be so much to see and enjoy! We’ll have a huge variety of surplus books and magazines: fiction, non-fiction, lots of cookbooks, children’s storybooks — a bit of everything — all at great prices!   Our home-baked goods table will be full of deliciousness for you to savour with a coffee at the sale or take home for later. Speaking of delicious, we’ll also have barbecued hot dogs, burgers, vegan choices, fried onions, tea, coffee and cold drinks for sale.

Come see a wide array of interesting plants for sale this year, many of which are home grown by our dedicated library volunteers, including hibiscus, gardenia, weird tomato varieties, and Wayne Ward’s lilies for sale.   To further our fundraising effort, we’ll carry a wider variety of vegetables, annuals, and perennials from Oakview Farms.  Hopefully, there  will be enough to go around for all our shoppers this year!

Beneath the Boughs, Moon Tide Farms, Longspell Point Farm, Tap Root Farms, Hennigar’s Farm Market, and Blomidon Nurseries are also supporting the Library fundraiser this year with donations of plant materials and local plant experts available to answer your questions.

Come to browse, chat, and shop to music by the Pereaux Winds Ensemble.  Local palm and tea leaf reader extraordinaire Marilyn Rand will be offering readings for a donation to the library fund-raising effort. Your kids can receive a temporary tattoo or fingernail painting done by Breanna MacInnis and friends.  A loonie or toonie will go towards Breanna’s personal fundraiser.

Many other businesses have been instrumental in supporting the Canning Library Fundraiser by contributing to our second silent auction, off to a later start, but packed with beautiful items available for bidding at the library right now. Please feel free to stop in at the Canning Library during open hours or look at our Merritt Gibson Memorial Library Facebook page to view all the items and to place a bid.  Bidding has already been going strong.

Many thanks to The Landing Spa, Aspinall Pottery, Maple Leaf Home Hardware, ArtCan, Crystany’s Brasserie, The Farmhouse Inn, Golden Touch, and Lee’s Shop.

Please come out to shop and visit this May 19th, and support your local Canning Library!