Tag Archives: Nova Scotia

Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Royal Party

Canning Village Apple Blossom Royal Party 2018

Join us in welcoming the 2018 Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Royal Party
Friday, May 25, 11 to 11:30 AM at the Canning MultiComplex Hall,  977 J Jordan Road in
Canning, Nova Scotia.  Everyone is welcome!

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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.

Canning Leadership Tea Event, April 7, 2018

Canning Village's Leadership Tea poster
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!

Northern Kings Multi-Activity Park

 

During the winter of 2017, a number of students aged 10 – 14 years old approached the administration of our local school (Northeast Kings Education Centre – NKEC) and asked if more outdoor physical activity infrastructure could be provided for the middle school students at the school. Currently, there are very few opportunities for this age group and the activities offered in the school area are mainly limited to team sports such as soccer, basketball, and football. Administration was quick to agree that there was an immediate need for accessible stand-alone outdoor age appropriate equipment where students could use these physical fitness conditioning elements to improve their agility, balance, strength and confidence.

Administration and students then partnered with the Nova Scotia Provincial Department of Health & Wellness, Physical Activity, Sport, and Recreation, to have a public consultation phase to ensure that the new infrastructure would meet the needs of the students, as well as the community at large. In May, 2017, that consultation was completed and goals were established that focused on the gaps identified during the consultation phase. The end result confirmed that our community as a whole (school, students, and the public) desired multi-activity structures that focused on children aged 10 – 14 years, including equipment designed for children with special needs.

In late May, 2017, a Community Project Team was formed. A partnership has been created between the NKEC Home & School Association, the Canning & District Recreation Commission (CDRC), NKEC Administration, the Village of Canning, NKEC Students, the Annapolis Valley Regional School Board (AVRSB), and local citizens with community interests with a goal of establishing a new Multi-Activity Park located adjacent to the recreational assets that are already located in the area of J Jordan Rd/Bains Rd. As there are many partners involved in this project, the AVRSB, through its’ Charitable Foundation, will be handling all finances and procurement for the project on the Community Project Team’s behalf.

The Project Team wants to thank you for taking the time to read about the new Park and looking at the design renderings. We trust that you see the tremendous value in this project for everyone in the greater community and hope that you will support our team in reaching our goals and ensuring that installation of the new structures can take place in July 2018! If you have further questions on the Project, or would like to provide support, please contact the Project Team Chair, Greg Fox (Vice-Principal, NKEC) at 902-582-2040 or via e-mail at greg.fox@avrsb.ca

Help us reach our financial target of $120,427.59 as we endeavor to offer a caring and enriched educational experience for all of our children with our new Multi-Activity Park!

Thank you,
The Multi-Activity Park Project Team

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.

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!