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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 .

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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.

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.

Architect Receives Lieutenant Governor’s Design Awards Hon. Mention

Houdini Design award winning desk
Houdini Design award winning desk

Canning Area architect Lisa Tondino of  Houdini Design has received the 2015 Lieutenant Governor’s Design Awards in Architecture, Honourable Mention for Furniture Design Table and Workstation. Congratulations, Houdini Design!

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!

CABDA receives community support from Canning Lions

George Mapplebeck, Crystal Maxner, and Tim Maxner
Canning Lions Club president George Mapplebeck hands cheque of $1000 to CABDA Treasurer Crystal Maxner and Co-Facilitator Tim Maxner in support of CABDA’s years of work in revitalising the Canning area economy.

It was a freezing cold at 7:00pm at the welcome to Canning sign, but hearts were warm. The King of the Canning Lions Club, George Mapplebeck presented a cheque for $1000 to the Canning Area Business Development Association.    CABDA Treasurer, Crystal Maxner, and Co-Facilitator, Tim Maxner, formally thanked the Lions for their  support help to spruce up the Village of Canning and welcome more business to our community.