The Village of Canning is delighted to congratulate Miss Kendra Whitehead, Canning Leadership Candidate 2018, who was selected to represent the Annapolis Valley as the 86th Queen Annapolisa, the Annapolis Valley’s Leadership Ambassador. We are deeply proud of her and her child attendant, Emily Randall-Johnstone. We know she will represent the Village of Canning, surrounding communities, and the entire Valley as a wonderful Leadership Ambassador throughout her year long reign.
“I am so thankful to have been given the opportunity to represent our village of Canning as this years Leadership Candidate. Throughout my Apple Blossom Festival experience I learned many things about myself and the incredible Valley we live in. I was able to show citizens from all over the Annapolis Valley the wonderful things we have to offer here in our humble village.
I am honoured to be selected as Queen Annapolisa the 86th. As the second Queen from Canning, I hope to make the entire village proud as I continue my reign.
I would like to offer a very special thank you to everyone from the Village and surrounding areas who have supported me through donations, kind words, and best wishes. It is your support that makes Canning such a wonderful place to live!”
– Kendra Whitehead, Queen Annapolisa the 86th
Leadership Ambassador 2018
Join the festivities Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 10 (doors open at 9:30) AM, as we introduce Canning Village’s Leadership Candidate for 2018. Meet the candidate and enjoy some treats and beverages. Admission is $7 (and free for children under 10). See you there!
Congratulations to Miss Kelcey Hiltz, Princess Canning 2106!
On behalf of the Canning Village Commission, businesses, and residents we
would like to congratulate Miss Kelcey Hiltz for being selected as 2nd Lady
in Waiting to Queen Annapolisa the 84th! The Canning float was also selected
as First Artistic Princess Float during the parade.
This is a wonderful accomplishment and testament of how Kelcey has shown to
be a graceful, confident leader and role model for the youth to follow, as
well as being a dedicated representative for the Village. Kelcey has made Canning
Village very proud and we look forward to seeing her and her child
attendant, Lyla Holt, at various events throughout the Annapolis Valley
throughout the year. Please support Kelcey as she visits events throughout
Come enjoy the evening and meet this year’s candidates, Kelcey Hiltz and Kendra Whitehead.
Kelcey Hiltz, the 18 year-old daughter of Daren and Shelley Hiltz of Glenmont, Canning has lived in the Canning community all of her life. She attended Glooscap Elementary school and went to Northeast Kings Education Centre, where she has completed her high school education, January 2016.She will be receiving her graduation diploma, achieving honors in June 2016. She will be attending a University of choice to study Bachelor of Science in Nursing, to pursue her career as a Registered Nurse in the Valley. Kelcey currently is employed as a waitress at Kings Riverside Court in Kentville, also employed with Hon. Dr. Catherine Frazee of Canning as a personal support worker.
Volunteering and helping people is very important to her whether the need is in the community or in other areas. She has always been involved in community recreation and activities. She completed Junior Volunteer hours at the Valley Regional Hospital, she assists the Children’s Wish-West Chapter and Kentville Lions Club whenever needed. She is involved in TOPS and was a Bone Marrow Donor in 2014. Kelcey enjoys her time spent at the Canning Volunteer Fire Department as a Junior Member. She loves animals, the outdoors, riding her motorcycle, playing guitar, going to the gym and spending quality time with family and friends.
Kendra Whitehead, is the 18-year-old daughter of Candace and Brad Dykens. Kendra and her family reside on Chapel Road in their family home where they have lived for 5 years, along with her grandparents Wayne and Marlene Dykens who have lived in the house for 25+ years. She spent her first semester at Acadia University studying a Bachelor of Science majoring in Biology, after which she decided her true passion lies in the field of Nursing, which she plans to transfer into this fall at Saint Francis Xavier University. Kendra graduated from Northeast Kings Education Centre in 2015, where she was a member of Students Council, Chairwoman of Prom Committee, a member of Grad Committee and a member of the Cheerleading team.
Kendra enjoys travelling, baking, scrapbooking and a variety of sports. During her time at Acadia University Kendra volunteered as an Instructor with the S.M.I.L.E. Program, she has also volunteered for many years with Relay for Life but it was her volunteer time at the Hants Community Hospital that inspired her to join the medical field through nursing. Kendra is very excited and proud to be one of the possible candidates to represent Canning.
See you at the Lions Hall, Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 7 PM. Doors open at 6:30.
The Village of Canning is seeking candidates to act as child attendant for Princess Canning 2016. Candidates must be between the ages of 8 & 9 and can be female or male. Please contact Lynda Lockyer at 902-582-1307 by 5 PM Friday, March 18th.