Category Archives: CABDA

Canning Village Sidewalk Sale 2018

Canning Village Sidewalk Sale event 2018

You’re invited to Canning’s Sidewalk Sale on Saturday,  August 18 from 10 AM – 2 PM.  The 9th Annual Rockabilly Weekend hosted by Chad Hiltz ‘s Green Goblin will be on the same weekend August 18 – 19 and it’s going to be an exciting, busy weekend!

To add to the fun,  Villagers in period costumes will be mingling with visitors during the sale. K-ROCK radio will be advertising the sidewalk sale the entire week leading up to the event and we’ll be advertising on social media.

Everyone is welcome to come and shop, stay, play, and enjoy a delicious coffee, treat, or a meal right in the Village! If you’re a business and would like to get involved, contact CABDA’s Lynn Eisener for more details at  relax@farmhouseinn.ca or call (902) 471-9308.

See you there!

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Canning Outdoor Market and Movie Evening

Canning's open-air Market and Movie Under the Stars is becoming an annual event
Canning’s open-air Market and Movie Under the Stars (photo courtesy of Lynn Eisener)

If you were in Canning Friday evening, chances are you stopped by Bruce Spicer park to enjoy an  open-air market and a free screening of the Disney/Pixar hit movie, Coco, under the moon-and-star-lit sky.  The Canning and Area Business Development Association (CABDA) was on hand to set up and operate the movie and help out. The Canning Recreation team  supplied cool refreshment and the aroma of their freshly popped popcorn was nearly impossible to resist. It was a fabulous, fun family movie night!

There was a sizable turnout of vendors and visitors, with many families (and kids of all ages) attending the screening on such a perfect evening — not too hot or cool — under a gorgeous, summer night sky.

Canning's open-air Market and Movie Under the Stars is becoming an annual event
Canning’s open-air Market & Movie Under the Stars is becoming an annual event (photo courtesy of Deborah Nicholson).

Before the movie,  open-air vendors were displaying a lovely and interesting array of products and services, including CAPREFloating Bridge Centre for LearningLittle Piggies Reflexology, Monk & Nun, Mr. B’s MakeryNew Hope Wesleyan Church, Petite Patrie Chocolate,  and Rodan + Fields.  As well, Canning Recreation had a table with information about their many services and active involvement in the community.

Canning's open-air Market and Movie Under the Stars is becoming an annual event - Petite Patrie Chocolate
Petite Patrie Chocolate (photo courtesy of Deborah Nicholson)

Gabrielle Breault and Peter Austin-Smith of Petite Patrie Chocolate were offering samples of their exquisite organic, fair trade bean-to-bar chocolate. Caution: it’s addictive!

Canning's open-air Market and Movie Under the Stars is becoming an annual event - Petite Patrie Chocolate
Petite Patrie Chocolate (photo courtesy of Deborah Nicholson)

Fun messages on the back of those awesome tee shirts!

Canning's open-air Market and Movie Under the Stars is becoming an annual event
Little Piggies Reflexology (photo courtesy of Deborah Nicholson)

Shelley Bezanson-Corkum (seated, above) basks in the pampered afterglow of Marie Jardine’s tantalising foot treatments. Marie owns Little Piggies Reflexology and offers therapeutic, relaxing foot and head related treatment and massage.

The event was made possible thanks to the kind support of the Village of Canning, and the hard work, planning, and volunteer efforts of Canning Recreation and CABDA .

Market and Movie Events at Bruce Spicer Park

CABDA Canning Village Movie in the Park 07-2018

 

Hey Market Vendors and Business Owners — Exciting News!

Canning is hosting an evening outdoor Market on July 20th from 7pm-9pm and we would like to invite you to come and share your business at the market.  And the great news is the Market will be advertised on K-Rock radio for the entire week leading up to the event so there will be a lot of advertising for this Market.

Date:  July 20th
Location: Bruce Spicer Park (outdoors) in Canning
Time:  7  – 9 PM

Cost:  $25 for one table or $45 for two tables (tables are 6′ in length)
(Free for not-for-profits)

Included in the cost is a table and radio advertising, however, you are responsible to bring a chair.   All proceeds raised will be going to CABDA Canning Area and Business Development Association, a non-profit organization in the Village of Canning.

After the market, Canning & District Recreation will be hosting a movie night under the stars at the same location.  Everyone is invited to bring their lawn chairs and enjoy an outdoor movie that will start at dusk (shortly after 9 pm).  This will also attract people to the event.

For payments, you have a couple of options: e-transfers or cheque. A confirmation email will be sent to you automatically once you reserve your spot.

Don’t miss out, reserve your spot today by following this link:
https://form.jotform.com/Patriechoco/cabda-market–movie-at-the-park

New Welcome Signs for Canning

CABDA Canning Welcome Sign
Back row (left to right): Tim Maxner, CABDA Co-Chair; Gary Long, CABDA Secretary; Crystal Maxner, CABDA Treasurer; Everett MacPherson, Village Commission Chair;
Front Row (Left to right): June Granger, CABDA Chair; Wanda Sheffield, Village Commissioner; Michael Gabriel, CABDA Branding Committee Chair.
Photo by Deborah Nicholson, with thanks.

“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.

Annapolis Valley Chef Michael Williams Awarded Chef of the Year 2017

Chef Michael Williams - Crystany's Brasserie
Chef Michael Williams – Crystany’s Brasserie

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.”

Crystany’s Brasserie is located at 9848 Main St., Canning, Nova Scotia, Canada  B0P 1H0. Visit their web site at http://www.crystanysbrasserie.com.