Category Archives: Fieldwood Heritage Society

Barns of the Eastern Shore Lecture

The Fieldwood Heritage Society is pleased to invite you to a presentation by Gordon Hammond on The Barns of the Eastern Shore. Old barns are iconic, beautiful parts of our landscape which are rapidly being lost, taking with them important insights into the creativity of early Nova Scotian farmers. Gordon is a professional museum planner, and has been instrumental in developing Memory Lane Heritage Village. Please join us this Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 from 6-8 pm. The event will start with a tour of Kevin Wood’s barn on highway 358, located in Port Williams NS, just south of Church Street (with the large white barns), and continue with Gordon’s presentation at the St John’s Anglican Church Hall (on the corner of Church Street and Highway 358). Parking is available at the church. Admission is $10 (cash or cheque only, please). Refreshments will be served. See attached poster for details.


Author Linda Moore at Merritt Gibson Library

The Fundy Vault by Linda Moore
The Fundy Vault by Linda Moore
presents a free reading by
Thursday, Oct. 13 AT 6:30 PMLinda Moore’s long­awaited sequel to Foul Deeds is another highly engaging mix of art and environmental justice. From a cottage on Nova Scotia’s beautiful Minas Basin, Roz spots what looks like a woman’s body tangled in the roots of a floating tree. Before the local RCMP can send a boat out, the body is retrieved by helicopter, and she watches it disappear over North Mountain. Roz and her longtime theatre friend Sophie roam the backroads and small towns of the Annapolis Valley in search of clues.

Linda Moore is a long-time summer resident of Kingsport. Linda was the artistic director of Neptune Theatre in Halifax from 1990 to 2000, and she has worked at many theatres across Canada.

Box of Delights from Wolfville will be selling copies of The Fundy Vault and Foul Deeds at the reading. The Library will also have a copy for loan.


New Picnic and Park Benches in Canning

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Some additions and improvement in the works for Canning! A picnic table (see photo above) was donated by Lis van Berkel,  of the Merritt Gibson Memorial Library board, and installed by Gary Long (also a library board member) next to the Lighthouse downtown.

Thanks to the Canning and Area Business Development Association (CABDA), park benches (built and installed by local company Up Country Builders with the provincial government First Impressions grant) were installed Monday – one in Bruce Spicer Park, one in front of the medical clinic, and two next to the library in the green space.

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Come out and enjoy the newly built and placed high quality benches in our community!

Canning Library News

Canning Village Library and Heritage Centre

Due to high heating costs, the Library will remain closed until May 1, 2015. Because the weather has been so poor throughout March and we’re staffed entirely by volunteers,  it has been difficult covering the library hours.

On a similar note, the Library committee is actively seeking donations to cover our monthly expenses. If you’re able to make a donation, please check out the Gazette and fill in your information. Charitable donation receipts will be issued for your tax purposes. Make your cheque payable to: Fieldwood Heritage Society, marked Canning Library & Heritage Centre.

We are planning to reopen the Library Friday, May 1st at 5 PM. The hours will be Tuesday and Thursday 2 – 5 PM, Friday 5 – 7:30 PM, and Sat 10 AM – 1 PM.

Renaming of the Library to The Merritt Gibson Memorial Library will be celebrated on May 9th, 2015, as well as commemorating the 20th anniversary of the opening of our  beloved community Library. Hope to see you there!


Fieldwood Heritage Society Musical Fundraiser Event

I watched these amazing musical acts in Canning Village, Nova Scotia?

It was hard to believe musical acts of this quality and calibre performing in the fire hall of the tiny Village of Canning. Although it was sadly (and disappointingly) under-attended, it was truly a spectacular, memorable evening of music and fun. Many thanks to Liam Potter, whose gifted and innovative performance rocked-and-rocketed the event to a high-energy start; Samantha Power, with her polished and powerful, sultry, romantic voice and solid musical accompaniment; and the incredibly versatile,  musically talented and captivating The Cooper’s Monkeys offering up silky-smooth rich harmonies and unforgettable takes on old and new classics; as well as the incredible effort by Canning’s Fieldwood Heritage Society for making such a fantastic event possible, and with a wonderful cause in gathering funds toward the renovation of the beautiful historic Dickie-Baxter House, the site of what will become Canning-and-Area’s magnificent heritage museum.

If you were there, you’ll likely remember the highlights below, and if not, you really, really missed out! Many thanks to Amy Dukeshire for these awesome photos and videos!

Liam Potter performing at the Canning Village Firehall, 28/02/2015
Liam Potter performing at the Canning Village Firehall, 28/02/2015 (photo: Amy Dukeshire)
Samantha Power performing at the Canning Village Firehall, 28/02/2015
Samantha Power performing at the Canning Village Firehall, 28/02/2015 (photo: Amy Dukeshire)
The Cooper's Monkeys performing at the Canning Village Firehall, 28/02/2015
The Cooper’s Monkeys performing at the Canning Village Firehall, 28/02/2015 (photo: Amy Dukeshire)

Fieldwood Heritage Society February Events

Fieldwood Heritage Society Musical event February 2015 Fieldwood Heritage Society triple bill musical event February 17, 2015 starting at 7 PM
Fieldwood Heritage Society triple bill musical event February 28, 2015 starting at 7 PM

Come join the Fieldwood heritage society Tuesday, February 17 at 7 PM at the Museum (upstairs from the Canning Library) on Main Street for our Annual General Meeting. Following the business portion of the meeting there will be a presentation outlining our vision for the near future of the FHS, including the Dickie Baxter House.

As well, February 28 is a night for some fabulous, exciting music at the Canning Fire Hall on North Avenue! Starting at 7 PM, catch a triple musical bill featuring Liam Potter, Samantha Power, and Cooper’s Monkeys. Admission is a free will offering at the door and coffee, tea, and treats will be available for purchase. What a great way to warm up on a chilly winter evening!

For more information, email or call 902.582.7873. See you there!