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Kendra Whitehead, Queen Annapolisa

Kendra Whitehead - Leadership Ambassador 2018
Kendra Whitehead – Leadership Ambassador 2018

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


Canning Architect Wins Lieutenant Governor’s 2013 Citation in Architectural Design Award

Houdini Design Architecture
Houdini Design Architecture (Photography by Bridget Havercroft Images 902.691.3453)

Houdinidesign Architect is pleased to announce that Canning architect Lisa Tondino has
just won a Lieutenant Governor’s 2013 Citation in Architectural Design Award.

The Nova Scotia Association of Architects (NSAA) holds the annual architectural design
awards competition to recognize outstanding architectural design by its members.

The Citation Award is in recognition of an exceptional renovation of the Ritchie
Residence in Sandy Cove, Nova Scotia. An adaption of a barn-like structure
transformed it into a richly-textured two-storey dwelling.

Designers Judy Obersi and Alex Bolen collaborated with Tondino on the award-winning

The jury consisted of Christine Macy, Dean of Dalhousie Faculty of Architecture and
Planning; George Cotaras, NSAA, MRAIC / Fowler Bauld & Mitchell Ltd.; and Jonathan
Carmichael, NSAA, MRAIC / S.P. Dumaresq Architects Ltd.

The jurors noted that the renovation was remarkable for its “rich variety of spaces” and
the architect’s “clever strategy for accomplishing privacy and light transmission across
the ground floor plan.”

The jurors reviewed 19 entries of outstanding projects for the 2013 design awards.
The presentation ceremony and reception for the Lieutenant Governor’s Design Awards
in Architecture will be held later this year at Government House, where His Honour
Brigadier-General The Honourable J.J. Grant, CMM, ONS, CD (Ret’d) will present the
Medal and Certificates to Tondino and six other award-winning designers.

Houdinidesign is currently designing a small net zero energy home near Kentville. The
company’s focus is on well-crafted, sustainable residences and small community-based
architecture. Houdinidesign welcomes new residential and commercial clients.
The Ritchie renovation will be displayed on the NSAA website: www.nsaa.ns.ca

For more information:
Lisa Tondino, houdinidesign@gmail.com 902.582.7749 www.lisatondino.com.

Houdini Design Architecture
Houdini Design Architecture (Photography by Bridget Havercroft Images 902.691.3453)


Houdini Design Architecture
Houdini Design Architecture (Photography by Bridget Havercroft Images 902.691.3453)

New Canning Princess and Child Attendant for 2014

Village of Canning Princess Kristen Bennett and her child attendant Hannah Lewis

Village of Canning Princess Kristen Bennett and her child attendant Hannah Lewis

Congratulations to our new Village of Canning Princess Kristen Bennett and her child attendant Hannah Lewis from all of us at the Village of Canning and from the Canning and Area Business Development Association! We’re all very proud to have you both representing our community.

Wishing you the very best of success!

Canning Princess Candidate Selection for 2014

Come meet the young ladies running for Princess Canning 2014!

We’re down to two finalists and it’s going to be hard for the judges to choose! Kristen Bennett, 21, and Rachel Kluska, 18, will be interviewed by judges prior to the Princess tea and then each give a speech. Following their speeches, they will each be asked an impromptu question at the tea, the answers to which the judges will take into their consideration for picking the winner. Visitors are encouraged to come meet the candidates at the tea and show their support.

Kristen Bennett, Canning Princess Candidate 2014
Kristen Bennett is the 21 year old daughter of Bruce and Terri Bennett and Shelley Dewolfe of Canning, Nova Scotia. Kristen is in her first year studying Business Administration at Nova Scotia Community College, Kingstec Campus. After graduating from NSCC, Kristen hopes to attend Acadia University and receive her BBA in Finance. Kristen is currently an active volunteer of the Kingswest Soccer Club, coaching the under six summer soccer program in Canning. Kristen is a graduate of Northeast Kings Education Center in June of 2011 with honours, and was actively involved as Chair Person of the Prom Committee, a member of the grad committee, Winter Carnival Committee, Dance Committee, and Youth in Action. Kristen enjoys painting and working with children and is looking forward to representing her community in the 82nd Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival.


Rachel Kluska, Canning Princess Candidate 2014
Rachel Kluska, is the 18-year old daughter of Karen Kluska of Canning. Rachel is currently studying toward a BScN of Nursing at St. Francis Xavier University and hopes to become a Registered Nurse. She is currently involved with the Nursing Society (2013-2014) and is an active member/volunteer of the TOMS Society (2013-2014). A graduate of Northeast Kings Education Centre (NKEC) in June of 2013 with honours, Rachel was actively involved as a member of the grad committee, the cheer coach for Best Buddies sports program, and was the junior captain of her highschool cheerleading team in 2011/12. She likes to promote healthy living, and that you should always follow your dreams no matter how big they are.

Come join us Monday, April 7, 2014 at 7 PM at the Lion’s Hall in Canning. Let’s see who will be crowned Princess to represent our Village this year!