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.

https://new.livestream.com/innovative/events/1691691

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

The Discovery of the Lost Montague Officially Begins. An Innovative Journey with the Kings Historical Society.

Innovative has teamed alongside the Kings Historical Society on an  exciting hunt for the Montague ship, a brigantine that was commissioned for carrying provisions and settlers for the townships of Minas and Canard in the 1700’s.

The ship was caught in what was once navigable waters of the Canard River, at low tide in 1760. Naturally it was then abandoned and slowly disappeared under the notorious waters.  The vessel’s sad fate was sealed when the mast was picked away by unauthorized scavengers.

Some believe the  Montague may be salvageable while others believe all is lost.  The last known location of the brigantine is believed to be in the Canard River, near Porters Point.

Here’s a link to a recent article written by local historian, Ed Coleman regarding the Montague.  Ed Refers to a column he wrote back in May and gives a detailed description of the shipwreck’s history.

 http://www.kingscountynews.ca/Opinion/Columnists/2013-09-02/article-3372421/ED-COLEMAN-HISTORY-Canard-River-shipwreck-video-planned/1 

Story Flash Mob At Wolfville Farmers Market-It’s Green Eggs and Ham Time-An Innovative Moment

Info from Valley Events.

StoryMobs- Green Eggs and Ham

“I will not eat them, Sam I am!”

The Annapolis Valley Regional Library was thrilled to present its first StoryMob Green Eggs and Ham  in Wolfville.

The Annapolis Valley Library presented the reading at the Farmers Market.  The exact location and time was released 24 hours in advance through social media, radio and the library website. It was all Volunteer readers
StoryMobs are where great kids’ books meet flash mobs with a dash of Mardi Gras thrown in.  A story mob is inspired by an exceptional children’s book and allows for participation in a variety of ways including costumes and props, simple choreography, musical instruments and reading from the book. StoryMobs are primarily aimed at families, but warmly welcome the involvement of book-lovers, flash mob-enthusiasts and fun folks of all ages. StoryMobs is a free event.

Like other flash mobs, StoryMobs appear out of nowhere in an apparently spontaneous way, in a busy public space, at a (quietly) designated time and then disperse without any additional fanfare after they have finished. The idea grew out of Toronto and is gaining momentum across the country!

This story mob is sponsored by the Annapolis Valley Regional Library, Valley Family Fun and CentreStage Theatre.
Links:
http://storymobs.ca/
http://www.valleylibrary.ca/main/index.php?library=1&pagecontentid=2240&lang=
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/video/storymobs-crash-bring-classic-tales-173000291.html

Wolfville Paints the Town Red, Nova Scotia

 

 

 

WOLFVILLE PAINTING THE TOWN RED

AND BLUE THIS WEEKEND

                                                                                     

September 5, 2013

Wolfville, NS – For the second year, Wolfville will wave its Acadia University pride by Painting the Town Red and Blue, Sunday, September 8, 2013 with a Streetfest and Spirit Rally and Fireworks Show.

Paint the Town Red and Blue will transform Town Centre parking lot, in Wolfville’s downtown core, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm into a Streetfest; a celebration welcoming new and returning Acadia University students plus give local residents the opportunity to meet their new neighbours.  Streetfest will include musical performances on stage, fun activities for children and families, local business displays with product sampling, a Dunk Tank supporting Shinerama, Wolfville Volunteer Fire Department truck demonstration and much more.

“Paint the Town Red and Blue is chance for our Acadia and Wolfville communities to connect in a fun and festive atmosphere.  Acadia University students are vital part of our town’s economic prosperity and it is our pleasure to welcome students back for another academic year,” said Suzanne Balcom, President, Wolfville Business Development Corporation.

For the second part of the celebration, Raymond Field will open its doors at 8:00pm inviting in Acadia students and the entire Wolfville and surrounding communities for an Acadia Spirit Rally and Fireworks Show.  Welcoming greetings will be delivered by community representatives followed by cheers from Acadia residences and a traditional rendition of “Stand Up and Cheer”.  As the energy on Raymond Field builds, the Acadia Welcome Week with end with sound and colour in the sky.  Fireworks FX of Grand Pre has produced a professional low-level fireworks show symbolic of Acadia and Wolfville.  It will be a show not to be missed and people are encouraged to wear their Acadia red and blue!

“Painting the Town Red and Blue will cap off a great Welcome Week at Acadia.  Acadia students are invested in the culture of Wolfville, its people, and its businesses.  By working together and fostering partnerships like this, we will enhance the student experience and make our community an even better place to live, work, and study,” said Bryce Tully, Welcome Week Coordinator, Acadia University.

For the Spirit Rally and Fireworks Show, spectators are encouraged to walk to Raymond Field or park in the Acadia Athletic Complex parking lot.  There will be no parking available at the lot west of the Wolfville Farmers’ Market and the roadway heading west from Elm Avenue will be closed.

Both events are open to the public and admission is free.  In the event of inclement weather, a decision on the cancelling Streetfest will be made by 12:noon Sunday, September 8, 2013.

Painting the Town Red and Blue is a cooperative effort by the Wolfville Business Development Corporation, Acadia University, Acadia Students’ Union and the Town of Wolfville.

Join the Paint the Town Red and Blue event on Facebook by visiting: https://www.facebook.com/events/1393033334258579/

Will Njoku – Having the Will 2 Win

An inspirational story is propelled from a well spoken gentleman by the name of Will Njoku. Hailing from Africa, Will has triumphed through family tragedy, excelled as an NBA star and spreading a message to youth of personal leadership and what really constitutes as winning. All of this is propelled by applying his own internal strategy which he refers to as the SAFE principle, “Set your feet. Aim high. Follow through. Everyday.”

This past week students who attended a leadership camp hosted by Catapult, held at Acadia University in Wolfville, were not only engaged by his words, but were also compelled and motivated to use the SAFE strategy towards their own goals throughout their life.

To find out more information about Will and bookings please go to: http://www.will2win.ca/

Full Moon and Kipawo Meet at Near Midnight in Wolfville, Nova Scotia

Sunny Times in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. A Full Moon and Sunrise in 15 minutes.

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