Events

Wolfville’s Acadia Cinema Building Receives Provincial Heritage Property Status

Wolfville’s Acadia Cinema Building Receives Provincial Heritage Property Status Submitted The neon ACADIA marquee on the Acadia Cinema building, a key landmark on Wolfville’s Main Street, is now protected as a provincially-registered heritage property. The Co-op received notification in January that the property has been registered under the Provincial Heritage Property program of the Department of Communities, Culture, and Heritage. The Acadia Cinema Co-operative, the non-profit operators of the Al Whittle Theatre in the Acadia Cinema building, applied to have the theatre’s century-old significance as a cultural venue recognized both provincially and municipally. Inclusion in the provincial program offers conservation…
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WHO’S WHO: Janet Rendell, Let Me Hear Your Body Talk!

WHO’S WHO: Janet Rendell, Let Me Hear Your Body Talk! By Mike Butler Does your body talk? What does it say if it does? Have you every looked at someone and been able to know how they’re feeling based on their body language? Of course you have because anyone with a visible injury, someone who might be grieving, exercising etc., all display how their body is feeling. Your body has a language and yes your body talks and there are people out there who specialize in listening to how bodies talk. Janet Rendell, The Bodytalker, recently contacted me and invited…
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Going to Council Meetings!

Going to Council Meetings! By Emily Kathan Probably like many of you, I have always felt a little intimidated by the idea of sitting in on council meetings as a member of the public, and even wondered if I’m really allowed to be there. Now, I know better. The Nova Scotia Municipal Government Act says explicitly that (with some specific exceptions), “council meetings, and meetings of committees appointed by council, are open to the public” so in general, anyone can attend. How should you prepare? Most municipalities in the Valley provide documents on their websites about various concerns of the…
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Group Plans to Restore Jijuktu’kwejk (Cornwallis) River First Annual General Meeting of Valley Watershed Alliance

Group Plans to Restore Jijuktu’kwejk (Cornwallis) River First Annual General Meeting of Valley Watershed Alliance Submitted On March 26, citizens and groups interested in restoring the Cornwallis River will meet for the first Annual General Meeting of the Jijuktu’kwejk Watershed Alliance (pronounced gee-gee-wok-tok).  The group aims to improve watershed health; connect people with the river through outdoor experiences; and maintain an organization with a focus on education, teamwork, development, engagement and positive change. “This group started as an alliance of people and groups who want to see the river restored to the beauty and health it enjoyed when it was…
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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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