Spirit of Season Burns Bright in Wolfville‏



November 20, 2013

Wolfville, NS – The spirit of the season will burn bright in downtown Wolfville this Christmas with community events, concerts, stage performances and unique dining, overnight and shopping experiences.

On Friday, November 22nd, starting at 6:30pm, Wolfville’s Night of Lights will make the Town sparkle by the lighting of Wolfville’s Christmas tree on the Post Office Lawn.  Santa Claus will be welcomed to Town in parade style, the Wolfville Community Chorus will lead Christmas carols, hot chocolate and warm cider will support the Wolfville Triton Swim Team, Efficiency Nova Scotia will offer LED Christmas lights in exchange for two old sets, there will be a food bank drive and children can decorate tree ornaments and visit with Santa.  New this year, will be the lighting of shimmering white lights throughout the downtown.

“Wolfville will glow like never before with special thanks to Peter Miller of ScotiaMcLeod’s The Miller Group Professional Wealth Management and Rafuse Home Hardware Building Centre,” said David Hovell, Executive Director of Wolfville Business Development Corporation.

Experience the magic of a traditional Christmas on Friday, December 6th from 4:30pm to 9:00pm as quaint Central Avenue is transformed into Wolfville’s Christmas Market.  Visitors will enjoy a wide selection of unique and local handmade products and indulge in a variety of holiday treats like roasted chestnuts and mulled wine.

“It will be an experience for all senses with glittering lights, holiday scents and festive music,” said Meagan Griffin, Manager Tourism and Events, Town of Wolfville.  “An event for the entire family, children will also enjoy meeting Santa Claus, decorating Christmas cookies and getting into the holiday spirit.”

Wolfville is a performance destination this Christmas season with a variety of community-based and visiting entertainers.  Cadance Academy will stage The Nutcracker December 7th and 8th from the Acadia Festival Theatre, Christmas with Friends hosted by vocalist Rachel MacLean and guests Kim Stockwood and Dave Gunning will perform December 8th at Acadia’s University Hall.

Entertainment for the entire family continues from December 12th to 14th with Fezziwig’s production of Alice in Pantoland on the Acadia Festival Theatre stage then, on December 15th, the award winning Barra MacNeils will host a Christmas concert also at Acadia Festival Theatre and to cap it all off, as part of his eastern Canadian tour, beloved pianist Frank Mills will take the stage at Denton Hall on December 17thwith his Music Box Dancer Christmas performance.

Each Saturday from 8:30am to 1:00pm the Wolfville Farmers’ Market will be a bustle with festive vendors and entertainment.  On December 7th the market will get into the holiday spirit with great locally handmade gifts and its annual Get Un-Scrooged event.  With a $5 donation to the Wolfville Food Bank visitors receive a ballot for a chance to win up to $400 of items of your choice from up to fifteen vendors.   Later, on December 14th, the Yule Market gives children the opportunity to make beautiful Yule Logs and everyone can taste delicious Yule Log Cake midst an evergreen market.

Wolfville, a cosmopolitan but charming centre, blended with the wine country that surrounds it, provides all the finer things one looks for out of life.  The best way to understand Wolfville is to experience it. And those who experience Wolfville do not forget it.

Town of Wolfville and Wolfville Business Development Corporation invite visitors and shoppers to experience Wolfville to shop, dine and be merry this holiday season.

For more sparkling holiday information visit: http://www.wolfville.ca.

For additional information contact:

David Hovell, Executive Director                                                Meagan Griffin, Manager of Tourism & Events

Wolfville Business Development Corp                                      Town of Wolfville

Tel:        (902) 542 – 4093                                                                Tel:        (902) 542 – 6282

Cell:        (902) 670 – 0340                                                              Email:    mgriffin@wolfville.ca

Email:    dhovell@downtownwolfville.com

The Liberal Government Wins in a Big Red Sea of Victory. Keith Irving Wins in Kings South

Welcome to Nova Scotia Politics.  For the first time in many years, the Government of the day wasn’t elected for a second term.  Stephen McNeil’s Liberal Party won by a landslide.


In Kings South, NDP’s Ramona Jennex lost her seat to Liberal newcomer Keith Irving.   The people of Nova Scotia sent the NDP Government back to the drawing board.    Below is an interview with Keith Irving on his vision for Kings South and his thoughts on the New Liberal Government.

Here is the link to the live unedited coverage of the Liberal Kings South Headquarters in New Minas, Nova Scotia during the election results.  Mr. Keith Irving also gives his victory speech and interview to Innovative.


Reverend Jesse Zink-Guest Preacher for Acadia University Chapel Service-50th Anniversary


The guest speaker for the 50th Anniversary of Manning Chapel service was Reverend Jesse Zink. Jesse is a former chapel assistant and graduate of Acadia. He is currently engaged in PhD studies at Cambridge University in England. He was speaking about his own chapel experience and how it has impacted his work in ministry and areas of social action in South Africa.  Video footage from Innovative in New Minas, Nova Scotia.

Innovacorp Deadline- I-3 Technology Start-Up Competition: Submissions due Oct. 18th

I-3 Technology Start-Up Competition

Round One Submissions due Friday, October 18, 2013


Innovacorp has launched the 2013-2014 I-3 Technology Start-Up Competition. I-3 stands for “Idea, Innovation, Implementation;” the early stages in the commercialization process.


Early stage businesses / entrepreneurs are invited to submit their ideas for a new knowledge-based technology product or service online at www.innovacorp.ca. Round One submissions require a short overview of a business venture, due at 5:00 pm AST on October 18, 2013.


The competition has five geographic zones. Each zone will have a first place award package worth $100,000 and a second place award package worth $40,000. One provincial winner will be selected from the five zone winners, and awarded a $100,000 seed investment from Innovacorp. New this year are sector awards for information and communications technology, life sciences, clean technology and oceans technology.


Innovacorp runs this competition every two years, and all entrants will get feedback and receive a copy of The Art of the Start. Full competition details including eligibility and submission application are available on-line at www.innovacorp.ca. For more information, please contact Shelley Hessian at 424-8670 ext 1123 or by email at shessian@innovacorp.ca.

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Annapolis Valley is Farm Fresh. Photo Montage by Innovative

What a great fall day in the Annapolis Valley.  Be sure to check out the farm markets just outside of Wolfville, Nova Scotia.  Thanks Stirlings for a great pumpkin display just outside of Wolfville, Nova Scotia.  Photos by Innovative.  www.ih.ca

For Second Year – Wolfville declared one of the Top Culture Destinations in the Maritimes

For Second Year – Wolfville declared one of the Top Culture Destinations in the Maritimes

For Immediate Release                                                                                                  

September 27, 2013

Wolfville, NS – The Wolfville Business Development Corporation (WBDC) is honored to announce that Wolfville has been declared, again by CBC TV, as one of the top ten cultural destinations in the Maritime Provinces.

On last evening’s CBC Television production of Maritimes Cultureville, host Colleen Jones highlighted the many distinct cultural attributes of ten Maritime communities.  The selection of communities was based on submissions by Maritimers and an evaluation by CBC.  Wolfville, along with the Village of Canning, were in this year’s top ten culturally vibrant communities in the Maritime Provinces.

CBC TV celebrated Wolfville as the home of Acadia University and Al Whittle Theatre where music and theatre are “nurtured” and as a community where “artist genius shines”.  It also accentuated Wolfville’s slow food and wine experiences as offering new economic growth opportunities for Wolfville and its surrounding communities.

Wolfville is a fertile culture of both the head and the hands, influenced as much by academia as the soil.  It has a sense of confidence and creativity that keeps it charged with a unique brand of energy.  Wolfville sets the stage now for world class experiences ranging from distinctive boutiques, world class accommodations and dining to the Wolfville Magic Winery Bus, Deep Roots Music Festival, Devour! The Food Film Fest and much more.

“We are delighted to receive this important recognition and equally proud of the renowned reputation that Wolfville is developing,” said David Hovell, Executive Director, WBDC.   “As we continue our work to establish Wolfville as the premier food and wine destination of the Atlantic Provinces, it is exciting to see opportunities to grow enterprise in Wolfville emerging.”

The Wolfville Business Development Corporation is an independent corporation that represents the interests of Wolfville businesses and business people.  It is funded directly by Wolfville businesses and works in partnership with the Town of Wolfville, Acadia University and business owners.  WBDC promotes Wolfville through marketing initiatives aimed to create a positive profile for the Town and increasing business activity.

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For Additional Information Contact:

David Hovell, Executive Director

Wolfville Business Development Corporation

Tel:      (902) 542 – 4093

Cell:     (902) 670 – 0340

Email:  dhovell@downtownwolfville.com

The Making of Work of the Trestle in Wolfville, Nova Scotia

It’s amazing the amount of conversation that can happen when you are out for a walk in Wolfville.  On our walk on the waterfront, we ran into the Jim and Beth Wilson, the owners of Castaway Foundry.  Check out this late night smartphone interview.

Wolfville, Nova Scotia Has Highest Tides in the World

Innovative Video footage from the middle of the Wolfville Harbour/Channel during the highest tides in the World.

Kings South Debate-Video Coverage by Innovative

In case you could not make it to the Kings South Debate held in New Minas, Nova Scotia on September 19, 2013, below is the link to the entire debate.  Below the picture are videos of each of the candidates during the final summary period of the debate.



Acadia & Wolfville had a Great Red and Blue and Brown Weekend


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