Join us Sunday, April 22, 2019 from 10 AM – 3 PM for the Canning and Area Business Development Association (CABDA) first Community Fair and Small Business Expo 2018 at the Canning Village Lion’s Hall, 1000 Seminary Ave. Admission is an item of food (or a small monetary donation) for the Canning Food Bank.
“Always a Warm Welcome” and some colourful graphics greet visitors and residents when they arrive at Canning Village. The new signs, located at the four entrances to the village (via Highway 358 and Highway 221 from both directions) are the result of some very dedicated efforts by the Canning and Area Business Development Association (CABDA), in a spirited partnership with The Village of Canning. Professional installation was performed by the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal to insure sturdy, optimal placement of the four signs.
The work was made possible thanks to a grant from the Province of Nova Scotia and some tireless work by CABDA’s Branding Committee (Sandra Gunther, Kim MacQuarrie, June Granger, and chair, Michael Gabriel).
Since its inception in 2012, CABDA has achieved some visible results in helping to revitalise Canning, which include a bright new logo and tagline, the planting and maintenance of pretty floral planters, the design and printing of roadside banners, collectible postcards, and historical posters, the construction of hand-made wooden outdoor benches, and installation of bicycle racks throughout the village. These efforts represent a sense of renewed energy that’s capturing people’s attention and imagination, with creative new businesses opening and thriving, new home construction and renovations, and a contagious sense of pride in the community.
CABDA welcomes new members who have vision, and a desire to make a difference. If you’re a business person and want to become involved with developing the face and character of this region, you’re welcome to attend CABDA’s quarterly meetings and join for a modest $30 per year. For more information visit our Facebook page.
Michael Williams, chef of Crystany’s Brasserie in Canning, Nova Scotia, was recently recognised for his achievements at the annual ApEx Event held at the Halifax Casino, March 27, 2017. He received the prestigious Chef of the Year – Independent Food Service Award for the Atlantic Provinces.
ApEx is known as “Canada’s Premier Foodservice and Hospitality Event.” It brings together a very wide range of representatives from the food and beverage industry, from chefs and line cooks to caterers and restaurant owners and operators. The giant exhibition takes time to also acknowledge the accomplishments of notable people in the industry, like Williams.
Williams is an accomplished young chef and graduate of the Culinary Arts Program at NSCC. Originally from Jackson, Tennessee, he’s honed his professional skills in Bridgewater, Lunenburg, and Halifax, and has been calling Nova Scotia his permanent home for years. Now he’s the chef of Nova Scotia’s first entirely gluten-free dining establishment, Crystany’s Brasserie, which he operates with his partner, Brittany Maxner. His skills at preparing magnificent gluten-free dishes has gained a lot of admiration and appreciation by gluten-intolerant and regular patrons alike.
In response to his receipt of the coveted award, Williams remarked “I’m super happy to be given such a high honour, but that doesn’t mean I’m done; it just means I’ve got to strive to be even better.”
Canning Area architect Lisa Tondino of Houdini Design has received the 2015 Lieutenant Governor’s Design Awards in Architecture, Honourable Mention for Furniture Design Table and Workstation. Congratulations, Houdini Design!
The Farmhouse Inn B&B was the focus of this year’s Canada Day celebrations in Canning Village as many vendors, artists, musicians, and the town crier to the event s festivities. Rod and Lynn Eisener, owners of the Farmhouse Inn, pulled out all the stops in this year’s celebration to feed and entertain throngs of visitors who enjoyed the fun, music, and many delicious treats on a gorgeous, sunny summer afternoon.
Canning’s Recreation Department staff were on hand to animate games and activities for the kids, and do some fantastic, creative face-painting for the littler ones. It was a fabulous three-hour event, complete with a score of delightful door-prizes offered by the many generous businesses in the Village and nearby communities.
Many thanks to the Eiseners and all the amazing, energetic co-organisers of this event who make Canning such a vibrant, wonderful, and fun place to live and visit!