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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!

Annapolis Valley Chef Michael Williams Awarded Chef of the Year 2017

Chef Michael Williams - Crystany's Brasserie
Chef Michael Williams – Crystany’s Brasserie

Michael Williams, chef of Crystany’s Brasserie in Canning, Nova Scotia, was recently recognised for his achievements at the annual ApEx Event held at the Halifax Casino, March 27, 2017. He received the prestigious Chef of the Year – Independent Food Service Award for the Atlantic Provinces.

ApEx is known as “Canada’s Premier Foodservice and Hospitality Event.”  It brings together a very wide range of representatives from the food and beverage industry, from chefs and line cooks to caterers and restaurant owners and operators. The giant exhibition takes time to also acknowledge the accomplishments of notable people in the industry, like Williams.

Williams is an accomplished young chef and graduate of the Culinary Arts Program at NSCC. Originally from Jackson, Tennessee, he’s honed his professional skills in Bridgewater, Lunenburg, and Halifax, and has been calling Nova Scotia his permanent home for years.  Now he’s the chef of Nova Scotia’s first entirely gluten-free dining establishment, Crystany’s Brasserie, which he operates with his partner, Brittany Maxner. His skills at preparing magnificent gluten-free dishes has gained a lot of admiration and appreciation by gluten-intolerant and regular patrons alike.

In response to his receipt of the coveted award, Williams remarked “I’m super happy to be given such a high honour, but that doesn’t mean I’m done; it just means I’ve got to strive to be even better.”

Crystany’s Brasserie is located at 9848 Main St., Canning, Nova Scotia, Canada  B0P 1H0. Visit their web site at http://www.crystanysbrasserie.com.

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!

Hurricane Season 2016

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Take the time now to review your hurricane preparations and Hurricane Action Plan. Follow storms as they occur.

The basic checklist for hurricane preparation includes:

· Have enough food and water for 72 hours

· monitor local broadcast networks for updates

· secure gates, doors and windows

· move yard furniture and secure trash cans, hanging plants and anything that can be picked up by wind

· check radio batteries

· fill vehicles with gas and park them away from trees

· Make sure downspouts are clear of debris and direct water away from your home.

· To protect against flooding caused by torrential rain, install a sump pump, backwater valve or backflow valve

· remove dead or diseased branches from trees to make them more wind resistant

· keep pets inside

· move any type of watercraft to high ground

 

Take care, follow precautions, and have a safe hurricane season 2016. for more information about hurricanes, contact Dan Stovel Emergency Management Coordinator (EMC) at 902-542-9678 or email dstovel@wolfville.ca.

Be Prepared: Hurricane and Tropical Storm Season

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KINGS COUNTY: Emergency management officials are advising residents in the Kings County Region to be prepared for the hurricane and tropical storm season which officially runs from June to November.

The most important preparation is to have a 72 hour kit on hand. 72 hour kits contain essential items needed by a family or household in an emergency. A detailed fact sheet about the kits can be found here.

Kings REMO has also prepared a fact sheet with information specific to hurricanes and tropical storms. The sheet details what to expect and what to do if a watch or warning is issued. The fact sheet can be found here.

Further public safety information can be found by visiting the Kings REMO site or through Public Safety Canada.

• Kings REMO: www.countyofkings.ca/information/remo.aspx
• Public Safety Canada: http://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/cnt/mrgnc-mngmnt/index-eng.aspx

CONTACT Brian Desloges
(902) 690-6117 (o) | (902) 670-0910 (c)
bdesloges@county.kings.ns.ca