Events

Ten Valley Businesses Join Together to Host Retreat

Ten Valley Businesses Join Together to Host Retreat By Christa Bedwin A Valley business owner put together an extraordinary retreat this summer, and the participants were so delighted with it that I feel excited to tell other local business owners so maybe we all can get inspired to do something similar. The Valley has plenty of potential to become a real retreat destination! Kayla Cotton of Lahara Yoga in Wolfville put together a retreat with 10 compatible businesses from the Valley. Retreat participants were delighted, mentioning that they loved the experience of coming to the Valley and trusting that all…
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Devour Launch Party at The Toronto international Film Festival

Devour Launch Party at The Toronto international Film Festival By Nancy Miotto The Devour Food and Film Festival held an advance launch party in Toronto on September 8, during The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). The event was held in a tented venue outside the historic Campbell House Museum on Queen Street. In keeping with the Italian theme of this year’s upcoming festival in Wolfville, the evening was hosted by the Italian Trade Commission. Lia Rinaldo and Michael Howell greeted their many guests and celebrities. Devour supporters in attendance included actor Jason Priestley and Toronto food writer and restaurant critic…
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WISE ACADIA Camp Full STEAM Ahead: A Great Success

WISE ACADIA Camp Full STEAM Ahead: A Great Success Barb Anderson Randy Newman Jen Richard From August 6 to 9, WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) Acadia held its third annual overnight summer science camp for girls entering grades 7 and 8. The Full STEAM Ahead camp was organized by a planning Team of WISE Acadia faculty, staff, and students and welcomed thirty campers from across the province to the Acadia University campus. The girls experienced a variety of speakers, workshops, arts-based activities, and many fun events (including the leaders ‘roasting’ marshmallows for s’mores under a broiler due to the…
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Sunday Music in the Garden Room Opens Another Exciting Season

Sunday Music in the Garden Room Opens Another Exciting Season By Janet Kirkconnell Sunday Music in the Garden Room opens its 2019-2020 season on September 22 with the dynamic violin and piano duo meagan&amy at 2pm in the Garden Room of the K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre on University Avenue in Wolfville. Pianist Meagan Milatz and violinist Amy Hillis, both Saskatchewan born and bred, and now based in Montreal, are the first to have been awarded “Road Trip! A Pan-Canadian Tour”, a co-operative undertaking by three of the chief classical music impresario organizations in Canada, Prairie Debut (in existence for…
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Deep Roots Spotlight: Kim Barlow Interviews Catherine MacLellan

Deep Roots Spotlight: Kim Barlow Interviews Catherine MacLellan On opening night of the Deep Roots festival, celebrated Maritime singer-songwriter Catherine MacLellan will set the tone with a screening of her National Film Board documentary The Song and the Sorrow, directed by Millefiore Clarkes, and a duo performance following. The film captures Catherine’s personal struggle to reconcile a family tragedy, confront the hurtful mystery of her absent father, Gene MacLellan, and embrace his musical legacy, as well as break the silence surrounding mental illness. Kim Barlow recently had a conversation with Catherine about music, mental health, and her father’s legacy. Here…
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A Fond Farewell to The Box of Delights Bookshop

A Fond Farewell to The Box of Delights Bookshop By Genevieve Allen Hearn The Box of Delights Bookshop has officially announced that the store will be closing at the end of September, 2019. This news has been met with a mixture of sadness and nostalgia from the community. Founded in 1972 by Hilary Sircom, The Box of Delights Bookshop is named after the British children’s novel by John Masefield. In 1991, it was purchased by Mitzi DeWolfe, who upheld a high standard of community-oriented bookselling during some difficult times in the industry. The beloved bookshop carried a wide range of…
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Indigenous Programming at Deep Roots

Indigenous Programming at Deep Roots By Genevieve Allen Hearn Eight years ago I had the wonderful opportunity to be the student intern for the Deep Roots Music Festival. During my summer contract, I was tasked to work on the Indigenous programming for the event. You may remember, 2011 was the year celebrated indigenous singer Kinnie Starr and the indigenous band Digging Roots headlined. To complement the headlining acts, we had performers from Bear River lead the community in traditional song and dances in Clock Park, and at the Wolfville Farmers’ Market. That experience opened up a whole new world to…
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Who’s Who: Bernie Zinck

Who’s Who: Bernie Zinck By Mike Butler Bernie Zinck, in my opinion, is one of the most talented local musicians we have here in the Valley. I have known Bernie for close to 30 years, as we attended the same high school together: the original KCA. I’ve been following Bernie and his music adventures for many years, and I’m so excited to finally feature him in my Who’s Who column! Bernie was born and raised in Kentville, and was a prominent member of KCA’s celebrated band program! Bernie started playing guitar when he was eight years old, then he learned…
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ArtCan News

ArtCan News As the summer season comes to a close we’re reflecting on all the exciting events we had the privilege of hosting at ArtCan: many of the Kitchen Parties with Kim Barlow – a lovely variety of musicians, poets and writers; 5 abstract artists from Annapolis Royal presented a beautiful show during the month of August, and many students have also been making great work in the studio. Thank you to all the fantastic artists for making such a memorable summer! ArtCan Café will continue to serve coffee and desserts throughout the fall, but the lunch service will end…
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Marie’s Report: Newcomers Gentle Yoga Interest Group

Marie’s Report: Newcomers Gentle Yoga Interest Group My Marie Mossman Ever wish you could join a yoga class without buying a wardrobe of tight bottoms and tops, or mysterious belts, blocks, and bolsters? Do you prefer gentle exercise? The coordinator of the Newcomers gentle yoga interest group has organized a new series of ten lessons on Tuesday mornings at a ground-level yoga studio in Wolfville. A member who plans to return for the new series of classes says, “I found the class non-judgemental and inclusive for people of all abilities, and I hope to improve my range of motion through…
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