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Canada Day festivities in Canning

So much fun and activity this year at Canning’s Farmhouse Inn B&B‘s Annual Canada Day celebration,  Crystany’s Brasserie, and ice cream emporium, i scream Ice Cream Shop!

This year was even more special in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday. Gracious hosts Lynn and Rod Eisener provided the delicious food and beverages (and cake!), musical entertainment, face-painting for kids (of all ages), and some fabulous door prizes. In spite of the rainy start to the event, with people huddling under the rain canopies that were thoughtfully provided, the many attendees enjoyed the warmth, energy, and spirits of the gathering at this beautiful inn located at 9757 Main Street in the heart of Canning Village. The Village’s town crier, Gary Long, gave a stirring speech commemorating Canada’s birthday, and presided over the festivities, announcing prize winners.

Some of the smiling faces at Canning's 150th Canada Day celebration at Farmhouse Inn B&B (photos courtesy of Deborah Nicholson)
Some of the smiling faces at Canning’s 150th Canada Day celebration at Farmhouse Inn B&B (photos courtesy of Deborah Nicholson)
Some of the smiling faces at Canning's 150th Canada Day celebration at Farmhouse Inn B&B (photos courtesy of Deborah Nicholson)
Town crier Gary Long at Canning’s 150th Canada Day celebration at Farmhouse Inn B&B (photos courtesy of Deborah Nicholson)
Some of the smiling faces at Canning's 150th Canada Day celebration at Farmhouse Inn B&B (photos courtesy of Deborah Nicholson)
Some of the smiling faces at Canning’s 150th Canada Day celebration at Farmhouse Inn B&B (photos courtesy of Deborah Nicholson)
Some of the smiling faces at Canning's 150th Canada Day celebration at Farmhouse Inn B&B (photos courtesy of Deborah Nicholson)
Some of the smiling faces at Canning’s 150th Canada Day celebration at Farmhouse Inn B&B (photos courtesy of Deborah Nicholson)

The newest business in town, i scream Ice Cream Shop, at its charming, renovated 9838 Main Street location, celebrated the day with its deliciously refreshing and colourful “Parliament Chill” special treat, available only on Canada Day. The rich vanilla ice cream and fresh strawberry special made for a very Canadian colour scheme and a yummy combination.

June Granger, owner of i scream Ice Cream Shop, at Canning's 150th Canada Day celebration (photo courtesy of Deborah Nicholson)
June Granger, owner of i scream Ice Cream Shop, at Canning’s 150th Canada Day celebration (photo courtesy of Deborah Nicholson)

Crystany’s Brasserie (the first certified gluten-free restaurant in Annapolis Valley), featured a fabulous,  festive menu and a special evening performance by renowned harpist and recording artist, Johanne McInnis. With its beautiful, cosy interior and fabulous second-storey patio terrace offering a scenic view of the Habitant River and lush countryside, Crystany’s attracted many delighted diners to its 9848 Main Street address.

Johanne McInnis, harpist and recording artist, performing live at Crystany's Brasserie, during Canning's celebration of Canada's 150th Birthday Celebration
Johanne McInnis, Canadian harpist and recording artist, performing live at Crystany’s Brasserie, during Canning’s celebration of Canada’s 150th Birthday.

Every year, the Village of Canning’s celebrations just keep getting better and better. Hope to see you at the Annual Picnic in the Park, our next big, public celebration event on Sunday, August 27, from 1 – 4 PM at Bruce Spicer Park — have a wonderful, safe, and fun summer!

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Farmhouse Inn’s Canada Day Event in Canning, NS

Thanks to Kimberly Smith of creativeaction.ca for the video

 

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!

Christmas in Canning 2015

Christmas in Canning 2015

Join us for the fabulous tree lighting ceremony at Canning’s Bruce Spicer Park, Sunday December 6 at 5 PM. Friends, fun, music, treats, hot drinks and food, and lots more happening — even a special visit from Santa!

In case of inclement weather, we’ll be at the Fire Hall on North Avenue. See you then!

Watoto Children’s Choir in Wolfville, Nova Scotia

Watoto African Children's Choir
Watoto Children’s Choir

World renowned children’s choir, Watoto is coming to Wolfville, King’s County!

Light 4 Learning, a group of unique individuals that raises money to provide solar panelsto rural Uganda, and the Wolfville Baptist Church is bringing the energetic voices of18 young boys and girls to The Wolfville Baptist Church on Saturday, June 20.

The choirs moving blend of African rhythm, contemporary gospel and ethnic dance make this one-night-only concert a feast for the senses.  The children share their stories and new found hope through song with a village of energy and enthusiasm.

A small portion of the free will offering for admission will go to the Music Program of the church and to Light 4 Learning to continue their vital work in Uganda.

 

 

What:  Watoto Children’s Choir
When:  Saturday, June 20, 2015 from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.
Where:  Wolfville Baptist Church, Main St., Wolfville

For further information please contact Judy Van Amerongen at 902-582-3040 or judyannva@yahoo.com  or Heather Price at 902-542-5834 or heatherprice@acadiau.ca.