Events

Ray Ivany and Michelin Canada To Speak At Economic Summit

Ray Ivany and Michelin Canada To Speak At Economic Summit By Lori Cox, VBLI Manager | info@vbli.ca The state of our economy, what we need to improve, and how and w hen we’ll do it are key messages that will be presented during the Valley Business Leaders’ Initiative’s Economic Summit taking place on April 3 at the Old Orchard Inn in Wolfville. This one of a kind event will bring together business owners from across the Annapolis Valley who are passionate about growing the Annapolis Valley economy. The summit will feature guest speaker Ray Ivany, President and Vice-Chancellor of Acadia…
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Exciting Plans for Evergreen Theatre

Exciting Plans for Evergreen Theatre By David O’Leary Evergreen Theatre in East Margaretsville is excited to announce that our long anticipated addition will become a reality in 2017. After sixteen years of hosting a wide variety of the performing arts from Nova Scotia, the rest of Canada, and beyond in our rather humble surroundings, we are leaping from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century. Our converted 1850’s former Baptist Church offers unparalleled acoustics and a warm intimate audience experience, but we are lacking a few conveniences which modern audiences and artists seem to expect, and which are mostly connected to…
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Benefit Concert Supporting Syrian Refugees

Benefit Concert Supporting Syrian Refugees By Laura Greenwood The Acadia University Playing & Hearing class (akin to a musicianship class) is holding a benefit concert to support a foundation called The Tribe Turkey, a not-for-profit organization supporting Syrian Refugees in Turkey, Greece, and elsewhere in Europe (please see the public Facebook group:facebook.com/groups/TheTribeTurkey). The concert will include several arrangements performed by groups made up of the 42 members of our class, each composition holding special significance toward the global refugee crisis. There will be songs by the Doobie Brothers, Sam Cooke, Mark Knopfler, The Wailing Jennies, Ingrid Michaelson, Michael Jackson, and…
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Vienna Boys Choir to appear at Acadia University on March 18, 2017

Vienna Boys Choir to appear at Acadia University on March 18, 2017 The Acadia Performing Arts Series is pleased to present the Vienna Boys Choir on Saturday, March 18 at 7:30pm at Convocation Hall in Wolfville. This is the only Nova Scotia performance on the current tour for this world-renowned choral ensemble. Boys have been singing at Vienna’s Imperial Chapel since 1296. In 1498, Maximilian I moved his court to Vienna and instructed that there were to be six singing boys among his musicians. This marked the foundation of what is known today as the Vienna Boys Choir. There are…
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The Women of Wolfville Are Ready To Laugh At Themselves

The Women of Wolfville Are Ready To Laugh At Themselves By Wendy Elliott The Women of Wolfville (WOW) network of over 300 women from across the Annapolis Valley know that ‘She Who Laughs Lasts’. Forty cast members, ranging in age from 6 to 65, have been preparing for several months for this new production. This year’s presentation looks at a community through the lens of humour. Staged at the Al Whittle Theatre in Wolfville for the first time, there will be three performances on March 24 and 25. The collective creation will be full of storytelling, song, and dance. The…
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From Compassion to Courage; From Prayer to Prayerful Action A Gathering to Share a Meal and our Thoughts.

From Compassion to Courage; From Prayer to Prayerful Action A Gathering to Share a Meal and our Thoughts. By Bruce Dienes The past few months have been increasingly filled with voices that polarize and isolate, encouraging anxiety and mistrust, fostering fear of “others” and of strangers… and now, the unthinkable has happened – six of our fellow Canadians, Muslim men at prayer, were gunned down. Since then Jewish cemeteries have been defaced, and threats of violence have been made against Muslim students at a Canadian university. In this anxious and confusing time, WAICC – the Wolfville and Area InterChurch Council…
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The 26th Annual Acadia Art Exhibition: Hunter Gillis

The 26th Annual Acadia Art Exhibition Hunter Gillis, Acadia University Art Gallery For the past 26 years, the Acadia University Art Gallery has opened itself up to submissions from Acadia students, alumni, faculty, and members of our community. The Annual Acadia Art Exhibition is an important event that celebrates creativity in our community. It provides a public forum to explore both the work of both new and established artists. The exhibit contains a wide range of artwork that allows visitors to view the creative talent that members of our community possess. A total of 308 people of all ages and…
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Nova Scotia Icewine Festival Events

NS Icewine Festival Events The Nova Scotia Icewine Festival is an annual event highlighting the local wine, Icewine and cuisine produced in Nova Scotia. The event is presented by the following wineries: Domaine de Grand Pré Luckett Vineyards Blomidon Estate Winery L’Acadie Vineyards Saint Famille Winery Gaspereau Vineyards Planters Ridge For more information and event tickets, visit: nsicewinefest.com Saturday February 25 Tasting Event 12pm – 4pm Wine and Food pairings from 9 participating wineries (guest wineries: Benjamin Bridge and Lightfoot & Wolfville) , pig roast, raclette , bonfire,  and guest Annapolis Cider Company. Ghost Walk 4pm Valley Ghostwalks will be…
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Grease is the Word!

Grease is the Word! By Mike Butler Grease is coming to Windsor! Grab your steady and get her ready, put your mittens on your kittens, and make a date and don’t be late to see Quick as a Wink Theatre’s fast-paced, toe-tapping production of Grease! Filled with some of the most recognizable songs and characters in live musical theatre history, Grease tells the story of a group of students at Rydell High as they sing and dance their way through their final year of school, dealing with relationships, friendships, and rival gangs! Grease was first performed in 1972 and became…
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Annual Acadia Exhibition: Opening Reception

Annual Acadia Exhibition: Opening Reception Saturday, January 14 at 7:00pm – 9:00pm Please join us for the opening of the Annual Acadia Art Exhibition on Saturday, January 14th, 7pm. This much anticipated community exhibition celebrates the creative work in our community. We look forward to seeing what new work our community has created! The opening reception will take place on Saturday, January 14th, 7pm. The opening is a night not to be missed. Acadia University Art Gallery Beveridge Arts Centre, Acadia University Wolfville