Events

Acadia Axemen Celebrity Hockey Dinner

The Acadia Axemen Celebrity Hockey Dinner returns for its twentieth year in Wolfville and celebrates Canada’s game with multiple guests who have earned international success. Since starting in 1998, the event has raised close to $400,000 in support of the men’s varsity hockey program at Acadia. This year’s guests include head coach Dominique Ducharme, and team leading goal scorer Drake Batherson, from Canada’s gold medal winning team at the 2018 World Junior Hockey Championship.The event also welcomes the first two women from Nova Scotia to make the Canadian women’s hockey team, 2018 Olympic silver medalists Jillian Saulnier and Blayre Turnbull….
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Acadia Graduate Marcel d’Entremont at Sunday Music in the Garden Room

Acadia Graduate Marcel d’Entremont at Sunday Music in the Garden Room By Janet Kirkconnell Acadia School of Music graduate Marcel d’Entremont is on the cusp of a burgeoning career in the world of opera. The tenor, who is originally from Merigomish, and now lives in Montreal, showed great promise while he was still a young student: he won the coveted Rose Bowl at the Kiwanis Music Festival in Halifax four times, and as representative of Nova Scotia at the National Music Festival in 2014, placed first in the solo division, and won the grand award for overall best performer. On…
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Review: Like Coming Home

Review: Like Coming Home By Andy Flinn Yeah, that’s what I feel like, right now: Like Coming Home. Kimberly Matheson, instigator, dropped by with a Rolled Oat lunch and a pre-release mix of the new Ruby-Throated Records album by Sarah McInnis, Kimberly Matheson, Ellen Torrie, and Rebecca Fairless. I just finished my first listen. Wow. Storytellers. Singers. Harmonizers. Musicians. Professionals. I can’t wait to see them at the Al Whittle Theatre on May 12 (8pm). I’m now going to listen to it a few more times, then maybe write some impartial things…Forget impartial. I’m not. I just got me my…
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Discover the Valley with TrailQuest this Spring

Discover the Valley with TrailQuest this Spring By Laura Churchill Duke With the better weather comes the chance to get outside and explore the Annapolis Valley with a new innovative game, TrailQuest. TrailQuest gets participants to follow a set of clues and answer questions to solve a puzzle, much like a self-guided treasure hunt. TrailQuest is a family effort between myself and my 11-year-old son, Daniel Duke. Together we write the stories, while Daniel and his brother Thomas, 10, create the storyboard and logo images. When we lived in the UK, these types of hunts were very popular, and we…
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AVRL News: Robins, Daffodils, and Gardening

AVRL News: Robins, Daffodils, and Gardening By Tim Jackson Spring is here! March and the appearance of robins have ushered in spring. Longer days and a promise that winter weather was about to set sail. Bags of soil, heat mats, seed trays, little black pots, and seed packets are a rite of spring in my house. It’s time to take advantage of the warming weather and extra sunlight hours. April brought us Easter and April Fools, and even some snow, but spring is definitely here because the peepers are in full voice, daffodils adorn the table, and outside furniture is…
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Valley ICE Placements

Valley ICE Placements By Mike Butler If you’ve been reading the local newspapers lately, you would have seen quite a bit of press regarding the Integrity Cheer Empire or ICE All-stars organization as they’ve jumped, clapped, and cheered their way through many competitions this year and come out on top of a very successful pyramid. Chris Cunningham, or coach Chris as many call him, is All-star director and program manager at Integrity Cheer Empire and he’s super excited for this time of year because the ICE placements are coming up for new members to join the team. This has been…
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Murder Weapon Takes CentreStage

Murder Weapon Takes CentreStage By Mike Butler CentreStage Theatre in Kentville has staged its fair share of white-knuckle whodunits over the years. Nothing, however, has prepared audiences for their latest mystery: Murder Weapon. Murder Weapon, written by Brian Clemens, is a hypnotic mystery ready to challenge any armchair detective. So, you say you’ve read all the Agatha Christie books eh? And all the John Grisham, James Patterson, and Sue Grafton mysteries? Well, you seem pretty sure of your detecting skills then don’t you? Brace yourselves sleuths of the Valley, you’re going to have a run for your money with this…
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Richard Groot’s Photo Finish

Richard Groot’s Photo Finish By Mike Butler Richard (Dick) Groot is a very familiar face in the Valley. He’s a wonderful man with an exceptional photographic eye and I am proud to say he’s one of my fellow Men of Wolfville calendar buddies. If you haven’t had the opportunity to see Dick’s work before, now is your chance because he has a photo exhibit coming up that you simply have to take in. It’s not some run of the mill display…or is it? Dick has been a published writer and photographer for many years and his accomplishments include a book…
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Annapolis Valley Regional Library: The Seed Library is Back Again

Annapolis Valley Regional Library: The Seed Library is Back Again By Tim Jackson Are you looking for a way to get some exercise and fresh air? Is growing vegetables new to you? Do you want some unique seeds to finish planting your vegetable garden? We can help. Beginning on Tuesday, May 2, the Dr. Frank W. Morse Memorial Library in Lawrencetown, and the Berwick & District Library, will again host the AVRL Seed Library. Last year there were 18 different types of seeds to choose from and they went quickly. Stop by and pick up free packets of seeds, complete…
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The Art Spot: Glooscap Elementary School Art Exhibit at the Wolfville Memorial Library

The Art Spot: Glooscap Elementary School Art Exhibit at the Wolfville Memorial Library WHO: In a few sentences, please tell us about yourself and your student artists: David Fitch: We are a class of 22 grade 3 students, ages 8 and 9, at Glooscap Elementary School in Canning. The students and I look forward to drawing and art activities. Doretta Groenendyk is in to teach and work on art with the kids as well. WHAT: What are the artistic media used in the exhibition? How did you choose these styles? DF: We try to choose a variety of materials to…
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