Category Archives: Events

CABDA Earth Day Fair & Expo April 22, 2018

CABDA Community Fair and Small Business Expo 2018

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.

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Canning singer & songwriter in Valley for Al Whittle Show

Laura Roy
Canning, Nova Scotia singer and songwriter Laura Roy

May 17, 2018 8:00 PM at the Al Whittle Theatre is the place to be! Laura Roy performs original music with Jeff Goodspeed and Friends, Jeff Goodspeed (sax), Silvio Pupo (keys), Dave Burton (drums) and Jamie Gatti (bass). Tickets are available at the Box of Delights, Wolfville and online at Eventbrite.ca. Find her on Valleyevents.ca and Facebook.

Canadian R&B/pop artist Laura Roy is a captivating songwriter and vocalist. Laura is currently based in London, UK writing and recording her second EP set for release spring 2018.

Born and raised in the small village of Canning, Nova Scotia, she began singing, writing poems, and composing music around the age of 10. She performed at talent shows and festivals around the province of Nova Scotia. Laura’s music is known for her unique, smooth and sultry R&B vocals combined with infectiously catchy pop hooks. An avid songwriter, Laura is a four-year attendee of the prestigious Gordie Sampson Songcamp, put on by the Grammy-winning writer and she has also been actively involved with The Songwriter’s Association of Canada, attending song writing camps across the country.

Laura became well known for her versatility as a songwriter, writing everything from folk-pop to R&B/hip hop, in particular, her collaborations and co-writes with Canadian Juno Winner Classified and Quake Mathews.

Laura has travelled and collaborated with writers in Nashville, New York, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and London, UK. Her debut EP (released July 2016) containing 6 songs infused with slick, synth-pop, 90’s R&B vibes, soulful melodies, anthemic hooks and was written and recorded in Toronto and New York City with producers Adam King, Joel Stouffer (Dragonette) and Ari Leff (LAUV). Her song Don’t Chase was a Music Nova Scotia Nomination for New Artist Recording of the Year 2016. Laura is a two time CBC Music Searchlight Nova Scotia top 10 finalist.

In January 2017, her release of the pop song “Pitbull” in collaboration with Stanton Project charted on National Canadian Radio and was placed in the Canadian Radio Bell Media’s iHeart Top 20 countdown.

Book, Plant, and Bake Sale on May 19, 2018

Canning Village's Merritt Gibson Memorial Library sale items
The Merritt Gibson Memorial Library is holding a number of fundraising events prior to our popular May long weekend Book, Plant, and Bake Sale on May 19th, 2018.  The library is in  planning stages of building upgrades including insulation and window installation.

Our Vesey’s campaign is currently offering a wide range of products including seeds, seed mats, annuals, perennials, bulbs, and live plant/bare roots.  The 5 foot long by 17 inch seed mats are an easy quick way to fill in that awkward area in your yard with vigorous colourful growth, and are an excellent value, as they can be split up to cover many small areas.  A Vesey’s catalogue is available at the library to help you select and some library members also have them and are collecting orders which all must be prepaid to the library.  A few of our library members also are taking orders.  Contact the library if you’d like to order with us this way.

The library is also holding a number of silent auctions as part of our fundraising efforts.Currently bidding has begun on an attractive and functional set of items donated by Jordan’s Home Furnishings, including a crushed glass nightlight, an unbreakable solar camping light, a ceramic mini-lamp with silk shade, and various kitchen serving and prep ware, as well as a hardcover book for holding recipes.  This auction closes on the 24th March.

The new lot being offered for bidding will start on the 25th March, and includes a beautiful handmade large bowl created especially for this event by Aspinall Pottery,  a collection of Arbonne cosmetics from The Landing Day Spa and Studio, art supplies from ArtCan and others, a bag and food vouchers from Wolfville Farmer’s Market, and a basket of culinary items from Farmer John’s.

The items can be seen at the library, on our library and heritage billboard beside the library, and on our Merritt Gibson/Canning Library Facebook page.   Bidding can be done in person at the library, or by using messenger on our Merritt Gibson Memorial Library Facebook page, by emailing to canninglibrary@gmail.com, or by phone at 902-582-7699, or call 902-582-1958 where you can leave a message.

We also have a number of speakers for April and May including award winning lily cultivation expert Wayne Ward and Carol Goodwin of Beneath the Boughs Nursery who specializes in woodland and unusual species to present growing ideas.  Dates of speakers will soon be announced.