Reflections on National Aboriginal History Month

To many of us who call ourselves Canadian’s little thought is given to the history of our country prior to the arrival of a distant relative, immigrating from a distant land, sometime after the year 1600.  For those whose ancestors have lived on the same land for thousands of years, the perception of what Canada means to them, in a historical context, is a profoundly different experience… the celebrated years of settlement and westward expansion, romantic tales of pioneer adventure and discovery of ‘new lands’, is instead the story of invasion, slaughter, deceit, genocide, and the denial of the basic…
Read more

The Landscape of Grand Pré has its own official brandmark!

This brandmark was created for the Society in partnership, and with support from, the Municipality of the County of Kings and the Nova Scotia Tourism Agency, and with invaluable feedback from the local community. The design reflects the pattern of the dykelands, holding back the waters of the Minas Basin and shows iconic Blomidon, the Acadian Memorial Church and farm silos. This Brandmark will be displayed on all Society material including new signage. We hope that feedback will help us tell what locals want to know and do around Grand Pré and surrounding area. All suggestions welcome! We’ll soon be…
Read more

Camp Brigadoon

CAMP BRIGADOON “To me, camp means home.” This is how one camper summed up his experience at Camp Brigadoon, a non-profit facility on Aylesford Lake. Brigadoon hosts children, youth and families living with a chronic illness, chronic condition, or special need, giving them a chance to be themselves for a few days – not a patient, a chart full of symptoms, or ‘good little soldier’. For many who attend Brigadoon, the camp experience is not just fun, but transformational. A child at last summer’s bereavement camp explains why: “My favourite part of camp was not feeling alone and meeting people…
Read more

Thank you to the White Rock Community Centre

The Grapevine has always enjoyed helping to promote the various events & listings found within its pages. Over the years many businesses, organizations, and groups have sent us their regular updates which we have gladly included. After all, your continued involvement strengthens the paper and helps to drive things forward. Although limited page space necessitates having to use criteria guidelines to adhere to, most often there’s at least some way to include your diverse requests. With almost every email response, we will also make sure to mention the added exposure obtained by utilizing With a combined effort, The Grapevine’s…
Read more

Feature Pet – ZORRO

Feature Pet – ZORRO:  My name is Zorro and I am 1.5yrs old. I may only weigh 75lbs but I am a lab/pitbull mix and have the strength of a large human. I am very friendly and lovable but am in desperate need of training and obedience classes. I will not do well with other dogs or children at this time because I am still working on my manners. I will do best with an experienced dog handler who can love me back and be patient. For more information on me, contact the Nova Scotia SPCA, Kings County Branch,1285 County…
Read more

BBQ fundraiser

On April 26, the Orchard Valley United Church youth group had a BBQ fundraiser in front of the Wolfville church. Thanks to all who purchased our hot-dogs and BBQ’ed donuts. A special thanks to the Supreme Homes construction crew who decided to support us by buying their lunches from us and topping it up with an extra donation. The Seekers youth group 

Mona Parsons Commemoration

A campaign has begun to commemorate Wolfville’s unlikely war heroine Mona Parsons.  “This project isn’t just about remembering the contributions of a community member,” says Andria Hill-Lehr, who wrote Parsons’ biography. “There are many who deserve that. This is about honouring the memory of a woman who, though she never wore a uniform or carried a gun, was willing to put her life on the line when she found herself in war zone and seized upon the only thing she could do to support the Allies in their fight against Hitler.” “The contributions of women to Canada’s historical narrative have…
Read more

Interested In Getting Your Hands Dirty?

Gain some volunteer hours down at the Acadia Farm, where we practice organic farming on produce that supplies Acadia’s own Wheelock Meal Hall. At the farm you will find different gardening techniques such as companion planting, sheet mulching, herb growing, a food forest, and composting. As well, you can see local plot-holders experiment with gardening. If you are interested in volunteering, here are the times when I am always at the farm: Morning:  Thursdays 9–11:30am Afternoon:  Tuesdays 1-3 pm Evening:  Wednesdays  6-8pm: Meeting at the Farmers’ Market for  30 mins and then 6:30 at the farm Contact: Erika Gardham  Farm…
Read more


In case you haven’t heard yet, a really big deal is going to happen here in Wolfville on June 14! Expect to see our town invaded by coin belts & a trail of glitter as belly dancers from all over the Atlantic provinces gather for a weekend of workshops & a show. I fell in love with tribal belly dance over 10 years ago after visiting San Francisco. And then, not long after, I saw the Belly Dance Superstars (a large troupe of dancers created by Miles Copeland, former manager of ‘The Police’) in Vancouver & was immediately entranced by…
Read more


Feature Pet – SLUFOOT:  Slufoot is a domestic short-haired black and white male born May 15, 2010. This handsome tuxedo kitty with double paws was surrendered by his owners. He needs to be on a special diet. He is such an attractive cat with giant paws! Wolfville Animal Hospital,   12-112 Front St., Wolfville . 542 3422