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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.


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.



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 fieldwoodhs@gmail.com or call 902.582.7873. See you there!