On Nov. 8th, 2013 during our 1st Year Anniversary Reception, surrounded by White Pointers, we were delighted to unveil our newest work of art. These 2 hand carved paddles of maple were designed and created just for us by Mi’Kmaq Artist Ed Benham. Known for his design and detail in wood, these paddles take us back through time and connect us to our lands first people, the ancestors of today’s Acadia First Nation people. We are very proud to have these paddles. Although they were commissioned to serve as new handles for our main lodge, they will actually be hung within the lodge for all to appreciate. Our owners Robert and Alicia along with our team, felt that such beauty and detail required a spot where folks can linger and enjoy the workmanship – we’re back to the drawing table for those door handles!
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Posted by White Point Beach Resort Team on November 30th, 2013
Posted by White Point Beach Resort Team on November 17th, 2013
It happens naturally here at White Point.
Everyone feels it. We see it in their faces, their body language and in conversation.
Here on Business or Pleasure – guests chill, relax, breath and seem happier, more content.
For 85 years, we’ve referred to it as the ‘magic’ of White Point.
We’ve often tried to determine what the key ingredient is in our ‘magic’ .
Is it the pounding ocean surf? The crackling fires? The food Chef prepares? The warm and welcoming White Point family here at the Resort?
Or is there something in the water? Turns out there is!
You can image the delight and reaffirmation we enjoyed when we came across the Publishers’ Pencil article by Linda and Jim Gourlay in our November/December issue of Saltscapes – Canada’s East Coast Magazine and the following in red, enlarged font:
“Salt air is charged with negative ions that improve oxygen absorption and balance serotonin levels, thereby improving mood…”
They indicate a recent British study revealed people enjoy many positive health benefits after spending time at the seashore, a remedy engaged in for more than 300 years. Many healthy benefits are cited in this article, you’ll have to pick yours up (there’s one in each of our Guest Rooms!) to learn more!
There you have it! The salt sea air crashing at our feet… the door steps of our cottages and edge of our decks…the powerful, majestic Atlantic Ocean has a real and powerful healing impact on folks….the key ingredient in the ‘magic’ of White Point is found in Mother Nature and the ocean that kisses our shoreline.
Can’t say that we are surprised, we’ve always known this place was special…and so have White Pointers!
Posted by White Point Beach Resort Team on November 4th, 2013
We’ve all heard the saying, “if these walls could talk”.
At White Point, we’ve been giving the artists a voice as we guide guests through the lodge, pointing out our favourite pieces. On Nov. 10th, at the Artists of White Point Showcase, the artists themselves will give voice to their work – and showcase more of their works.
Against the majestic backdrop of the Atlantic and crackling fires, the South Shore and Nova Scotia artists whose works are proudly hung on our walls within the Lodge have enjoyed a year of admiration. Our lodge is a work of art, collectively their works contribute to the warm and welcoming ambiance White Pointers enjoy.
Just like at home, Robert and Alicia Risley have worked to discover, select and even hang most of the art on our walls – always with an eye to source locally where possible. This approach, some may even say quest, has been a trademark of White Point for decades that was heightened with the construction of our Nova Scotia inspired and built main Lodge. As part of our 1st Year Anniversary Weekend Celebrations, we’ve invited and assembled nearly 2 dozen artists to host the Artists of White Point Showcase and Sale.
Meet our Showcasing Artists below, then join us on Nov. 10th, 10am – 4pm in the Atlantic Room at White Point – do some Christmas Shopping for your friends, family, even yourself!
Artists of White Point Showcase & Sale participants:
Craig Naugler – Folk Artist
As you look around the Main Lodge – you’ll soon see that we’ve fallen in love with Craig’s owls, his masks and other colourful creations! Seems our guests are in love with them too - they’ve been ‘flying’ out of the gift shop!
I started carving when I was 19 years old. I carve all types of birds including roosters, seagulls, robins and more, totem poles and bird baths. I am currently known for my owls large and small, and masks. I find it fun to carve and enjoy every piece I make.
Craig is just up the shore from us in Hebbville, here’s his profile from Maritime Folk Art http://www.folkartmaritime.com/artist_bios/nc.htm
Joe Winters, Wizard of Wood
Joe has been a part of the white Point Artist family for many years. Having crafted our 1st collection of much adored Little People, Joe stepped forward immediately following our fire, offering to carve a new generation of WP Little People. Carving from trees off our property, he birthed 4 new friends who were named by White Pointers on Facebook and now adored by one and all.
A whimsical and colourful folk artist and character, Joe in known around our place for the Little People, but it’s his coastal inspired 3-d wood art that captures the imaginations and hearts of many. Living nearby in Liverpool, it is always a treat to drop into the shop to see what has captured his imagination. His works are found in homes around the world. Check out some of his work here: http://www.folkartmaritime.com/artist_bios/wj.html
The Lunenburg Makery
Having met up with the team at the Makery and discovering their ‘Species at Risk’ kits, it wasn’t long before we had our own “White Point Bunny” Kit in our Gift Shop.
The Lunenburg Makery is a place for learning, making and gathering in Lunenburg, NS. Along with artist Kat Frick Miller; we design and create a range of craft kits featuring wildlife of Nova Scotia and other fun creatures. Our most recent project the House’s of Lunenburg embroidery kit centers around illustrations of the three heritage homes and trims inspired by the town’s architecture.
The Lunenburg Makery is in Luenburg of course, check them out online: www.lunenburgmakery.ca
Frances Jewel Dickson, Author
Author of Destination White Point, released in 2012, Frances has helped us to explore and capture nearly 85 years of White Point - pick up a copy and she’ll sign it for you!
Since beginning my writing career as a middle-aged woman, I hold fast belief that history comes alive when told by those who have lived it. My three published books are testimonials to unique people, place and events that have marked our national history.
Frances is perched along the shores of the LaHave River, in Petite Riviere, check out her work: http://www.voicesetc.ca/
Tamar Drushka & John Hanna, The Philosophers Stone Art
Tamar and John’s work can be found all over the Main Lodge, just look for the stacked stone lamps!
The original stone vessels of Nova Scotia. We have worked with the ancient glacial stones of the region since 1993 to create a unique and timeless art from our home in Rosebud. The quality of our finishing process is the hallmark of our work. Tamar and John are in Rosebud, Lunenburg County, see their work here on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThePhilosophersStoneArt
Kathi Petersen, Pufferbellies
Once you’ve seen Kathi’s colourful and animated work, you’ll know which pieces are hers around the Lodge and in the Gift Shop.
Each Pufferbellies carving is designed, cut out, hand carved with knives and painted by Kathi Petersen in her studio by the LaHave River in the beautiful South Shore of Nova Scotia.
Kathi has her studio in Bridgewater, take a peek: http://www.pufferbellies.ca/history.htm
Lisa Wickens, Simply Country Décor
We’ve recently discovered Lisa’s work and have been delighted with the custom White Point pieces she has created – including a hooked rug of our Boathouse!
Lisa Wickens lives on Cape Sable Island at the Southern tip of Nova Scotia. She is a self taught rug hooker who operates a small home decorating business. She uses only 100% wool products from local sources for her works. Most are designed and hand drawn by her husband Quent Wickens making hers a truly family business.
Take a look at her work her online: http://simplycountrydecor.com/home.php
Bev Crouse, Fabric & Quilt Artist
Bev has been a long-time friend of White Point most recently guiding us through the design, creation and unveiling of our new White Point Quilt – “Stitching White Pointers Together”. After hosting dozens of Quilting Parties with White Pointers of all ages and all over Canada, Bev has enabled White Pointers to been woven into the very fabric of White Point!
Bev Crouse is a Nova Scotia Quilt and Fabric artist specializing in Stitching up Memories and Milestones. Her portfolio includes simple memory quilts, large art and story quilts and all things in between. Bev is nearby in Western Head, explore her work online: http://www.bevcrouse.com/
Melissa Sue Labrador – Mi’Kmaq Painter
Having discovered Melissa at the Acadia First Nation Gathering we hosted in June ’13, we were taken by the colours and dramatic simplicity of the ‘petroglyph-like’ painting. We are incredibly proud to have 2 of her pieces on the walls of the Founder’s Lounge.
As a young child Melissa began creating her art through different mediums. She is a self-taught artist with no formal schooling. During her teenage years she began selling her work at her family’s Art and Craft store. Through her art has been a journey she has been on for over 20 years, Melissa’s journey in life has gifted her also with a recent experience in working at the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Aboriginal Art Curator. She also worked as an assistant to the Archaeology Curator. Her inspiration stems from her upbringing around the sacred Mi’Kmaq sites of Keji and her family. Melissa is nearby in South Brookfield, learn more, visit www.sevendirections.ca
Leslie Snidal & Ed Saikaley, Cherry Hill Studio
Look closely at the Founder’s Lounge Fireplace – you’ll see a hint of Ed’s etchings right there in stone. Incredibly basic yet so full of meaning for us, and especially the children when they discover the ‘bunny’! Discover their true talents at the showcase.
Ed uses a unique sandblasting technique to sculpt images in glass, exposing hidden colors beneath the surface and in stone he creates fossil-like cameo images. Leslie is inspired by the colors, textures and history of her surroundings and her water colors realistically capture the natural beauty of Nova Scotia’s landscape.
Ed and Leslie are found along the shores of the Atlantic in Cherry Hill, take a sneak peek at their work: http://www.glassartisans.ca/artists/ed-saikaley-leslie-snidal/
Judy Dudar, Author
A journey that started with a chat over coffee back in 2007 and a story has blossomed into a ‘hopping’ relationship and a permanent, and popular feature in our Gift Shop. I Spy, released in Hard Cover originally and in 2013 over Easter at White Point, in paperback, is a favourite for kids of all ages!
Judy Dudar wrote I Spy a Bunny while visiting White Point one quiet weekend, children who love colors and summer beach days reading and sharing it with friends and relatives who treasure White Point memories. Illustrated by Richard Rudnicki, I Spy a Bunny is published by Nimbus in both hard and soft covers.
Judy hails from Dartmouth, here’s her profile: http://writers.ns.ca/members/profile/73
Laurie and Janet Clattenburg, Chisel and Brush Artisans
Laurie has been a long-time artist here at White Point, dozens of his carved bunnies and old world Santas have found new homes with our guests. His walking sticks are stunning and enjoyed for their beauty as much as purpose!
We are always looking for something new to bring to the table. Laurie does most of the carving and all the spoon rings and jewelry. Janet paints in oil, acrylic, watercolor, charcoals and now have found the excitement of alcohol inks.
Laurie and Janet are nearby in Port Medway, check out their website http://www.chiselandbrushartisans.ca/index.php?page=aboutus
Libby Broadbent, Midlife Mache
Libby’s creation in paper mache are lifelike and colourful with a great sense of humour. Her work in the Gift Shop brings smiles and laughter.
Midlife Mache produces sculptures made from traditional Paper Mache materials. We specialize in fishermen, cats, holiday sculptures, and mermaids but also do commissioned work for personalized sculptures. Midlife Mache is also the publishing imprint for indie author, Libby Broadbent.
Libby’s website is full of her books and works of art, http://libbybroadbent.com/midlife-mache/
Deborah Sponagle-Taylor, Sea People Art
Deb’s felted, tiny woolen little bunnies ‘hop’ off the shelves so quickly in our Gift Shop it is difficult for her to keep up with Guest demand!
Owning my own shop in the 1970’s in Lunenburg and doing Maritime craft show circuit for years. Known in the past for the painting on found boat hulls and today paining on canvas as well needle felting of human characters and Animals, purses etc, and enjoying giving art lessons to Children. Also I wrote and illustrated a Children’s book and am currently working on another. I am a multi-media artist. Deborah lives nearby in Liverpool, check out her website http://wardroomgallery.blogspot.ca/
Laurie and Maggie Horton
Bright, bold, whimsical. Laurie and Maggie’s work is all over the Lodge and in the Gift Shop, the rich coloured birds are as unique as the artists themselves!
We are folk artists Maggie and Laurie Horton, we have been doing folk art since 1994, and it comes to us by pure accident. We were walking on a beach in a place called Little Dyke about 14 miles from Truo we spotted a stick and we both agreed it looked like a duck. We decided to take it home and paint it and sure enough it was a duck! From there we went to beaches whenever we could, looking for driftwood to make our artwork. We also collect pine branches that fall in the wind. Laurie has been a fisherman since age 16, so a lot of the work is fish, sea creatures, shore birds and more! Our entire house is a work shop and we also have our own private collection. Laurie and Maggie are retired now and work side by side doing folk art and having a great time!
Laurie and Maggie live in Pubnico, Yarmouth County, check out this great interview with them http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyW4q19OdEU
Julie Nauss, Imagination Creations Jewelry Plus
Appreciating and being champions for those who create and use recycled products, we discovered Julie and her beachglass creations, challenging her to craft a ‘bunny’, she did and we now feature bunny pendant necklaces in our Gift Shop.
I am a self taught jewelry artist and have been making my creations since 2002. The majority of my jewelry is made with Eco friendly materials including, genuine sea glass, drift wood, shells and more. Each piece I make is one of a kind. I hope you enjoy my work as much as I love creating it!
Julie is in Brooklyn, look her up on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ImaginationCreationsJewelryPlus
Mary Ediger, Saltwater Angles
Perched on their shelf in the Gift Shop, these little fellas don’t stick around long before they ‘hop’ off to new homes near and far from White Point!
Saltwater Angels began from my fascination with picking sea glass, angels and love of a good project. The angels now sell in the 4 Atlantic Provinces. This year, Saltwater Buddies are being introduced, because if you don’t want an angel, surely you can use a buddy – like the White Point Bunnies!
Mary is located in Port Mouton, check out her out online: http://maryediger.com/
Norma Whynot, Cherry Whynot & her brother Bucky Mooers
Hanging on the wall near our carved moose antler and in the Gift Shop, you’ll find Norma and Cherry’s work, we were delighted to welcome them to our collection earlier this year.
Norma and Cherry are members of Acadia First Nation who create traditional and beautiful leather and beadwork crafts. Leather and beaded dream catchers, moccasins, Medicine pouches, beaded and quill earrings etc. We mostly do work as needed or ordered so they can be customized.
Waterdancer’s Mi’Kmaq Arts
Todd Labrador has been a longtime friend and partner as we continue to strengthen and expand our partnership with our Acadia First Nation Community. Always willing to offer insight and share the culture of his ancestors reaching back some 10,000 years. Todd’s birchbark bowl and drum making demonstrations have been welcomed.
Having grown up on the Wildcat Reservation in Queens County, just north of white Point, most of his insperation comes from his fathers stories of his great grandfather
Todd is mostly known for his hand-crafted, authentic birch bark canoes. His canoe building is known nationally and internationally. He also makes and paints traditional drums, baskets, slate rock etchings and so much more. He now lives in a log cabin on Minamkeak Lake in Hebbs Cross, here on the South Shore with his wife Lori.
Penny Lane Enterprises
Penny Lane provides a number of decor elements for us throughout the year, we are delighted to have them joining us at the Showcase!
All of our work is handcrafted at our workshop in Milton N.S. Penny Lane Enterprises is a volunteer, not for profit organization devoted to improving the quality of life for individuals with challenges. Most of our products are wooden crafts ranging from decorations to furniture. Check out their work online at www.facebook.com/#!/PennyLaneEnt and
Steve Daubs of Blockhouse, Lunenburg County has his work all over our main lodge – and they are admired! Steve crafted the iron doors of our two fireplaces, the sky reaching wood boxes and the glass holder above our Founder’s Lounge Bar. He’ll be bringing along some unique items that can slide into homes of White Pointers, and of course his custom work is beautiful.
I started artistic blacksmithing in the 90′s, since then I have mastered the art of Blacksmithing. I enjoy taking on difficult projects as well as simple. My clients come first and attempt to bring their visions to life, with my own unique approach. I look forward to sharing and showcasing a variety of my works at White Point.
Suzanne Gunn, Hooker and proud champion for the Queens Skatepark Society
Creator of the magnificent hooked rug tribute to our former Main Lodge. Suzanne and members of the Skatepark Association will be onsite at the Showcase inviting you to support the Association and purchase a ticket to win this work, and purchase others works with proceeds supporting the Association.
The Old Lodge – Designed and hooked by Sue Gunn, measuring 45″x 29″ on linen backing cut wool. Now on display in our Founder’s Lounge, we are supporting the Queens County Skatepark Association in their efforts to raise funds for a free community skatepark in Liverpool. Help us to help the kids – Tickets on this amazing work of art, our history and fitting tribute to our lodge lost to fire Nov. 12/11. Tickets are ON SALE now from our Gift Shop until draw date, Mother’s Day 2014. We are so proud to be avle to showcase this project, and the artistic talent of Mrs. Gunn https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152957248145510.1073741848.350966035509&type=1
Kim Stephenson, Mitten Maker
Kim’s hobby of making mittens from recycled wool sweaters are a unique and fashionable way to stay warm. She’ll be restocking our Gift Shop but before she does, she’ll be showcasing at our Artists of White Point Show. Kim is nearby in Port Joli.
There are dozens more artists whose work we are delighted to have on our walls, while they have all been invited, not all were able to attend.
We look forward to welcoming and introducing you to our artists.
The White Point Team
Posted by White Point Beach Resort Team on October 18th, 2013
Posted by White Point Beach Resort Team on December 30th, 2012
As 2012 draws near, we’ve pulled a screen shots from our Nova Scotia Beachcam…month by month starting with Dec 2011 and continuing to Dec 2012. It’s like a facial really – the surf crashes in, depositing sand along our shores starting in the spring, returning about 4 feet reaching full sand beach peak in August. Then as the currents change and the hurricanes of the fall begin arriving, the sand is pulled out to sea revealing basalt and granite millions of years old. Our shifting sands of White Point – watch them live on our Beachcam!
Posted by White Point Beach Resort Team on January 12th, 2012
Stitching White Point back Together Again
Thursday January 12, 2012 – White Point, Nova Scotia - White Point’s Main Lodge rebuild, following the devastating fire of Nov. 12/11 involves much more than just ‘bricks and mortar’. The sense of place, history and character it enjoyed was due to the pictures, painting and tapestries that conveyed White Point’s 83 year old story. One of the most treasured pieces lost was the White Point Quilt. On the 2nd month anniversary of the fire, White Pointers are now being asked to help create and stitch a new one for resorts Fall re-opening.
Quilts are treasured heirlooms, conjuring up feelings of warmth, love, comfort, care, tradition and beauty. That’s exactly what the White Point Quilt conveyed for guests at the Lodge and at trade shows where it hung proudly, says Donna Hatt, the Resorts Marketing Manager. “The White Point Quilt, created and stitched together by the Mill Village Anglican Church Guild Auxiliary many years ago, encapsulated the essence of White Point through a series of 17 folksy, stitched images”, says Hatt adding that was the perfect backdrop at travel shows, as well as a wall hanging in the Main Lodge.
Within days of the fire, images of the fireplaces and the quilt came streaming in from guests on the Resorts Facebook Page. Creating an opportunity for White Pointers to get involved in the rebuilding structurally isn’t possible, but anyone can share their ideas for what images should be included. There will be opportunities to actually put a stitch in the new White Point Quilt, says Bev Crouse, owner of www.quiltersnet.ca, a quilter and champion for The White Point Quilt – Stitching White Pointers Together project.
As a long time guest, quilt enthusiast and artist, Bev says, she was honoured to be asked by White Point to help with this project. “Having hosted quilting parties and shows at White Point for guests in the past, as a resident of the area and a guest on many occasions, I am a White Pointer” says Crouse. “Creating and working with fellow White Pointers to stitch together a new quilt will be an amazing experience.”
White Pointers are being invited not only to offer their ideas and suggestions, but to thread a needle help stitch it up too. The focal point of The White Point Quilt will be a beachstone fireplace anchoring the center of the quilt, surrounding it will be 12 blocks. Hatt says, White Pointers have 2 weeks to submit their ideas for these 12 blocks online. On February 2, the themes for the 12 blocks will be announced along with 6 White Point Quilting Parties scheduled between March – June where White Pointers will gather to ‘stitch’ White Point together again with the team from White Point and under the watchful eye of Crouse.
The White Point Quilt – Stitching White Pointers Together, will be created over the next 10 months mirroring the Main Lodge rebuild. Ideas for the quilt are being accepted until January 26th at www.whitepoint.com/blog .
White Point is a year round-oceanfront beach vacation destination on Nova Scotia’s South Shore. While the 13 vacation homes and cottages remain available for vacationers, the main property is closed during the Main Lodge rebuilding and property wide renovations until Fall 2012.
a) SUBMIT YOUR IDEAS for the Quilt in the “Comments” field below!
b) Watch the introduction of The White Point Quilt – Stitching White Pointers Together produced with The Picture House
Media Contact for White Point:
Donna Hatt, Marketing & Product Development Manager
phone: 902.354.2711 ext 369/ Cell: 902.521.7319
Media Contact for The Quilters Net:
Bev Crouse, Owner/Quilter
phone: 902.354.3996 / Cell:902-350-6105
Quilts from Maritime Quilters
“Nothing says comfort like a homemade quilt”
The Quilters’ Net online quilt market enables you to purchase your quilt direct from Atlantic Canada’s individual quilters. A wide selection awaits your visit.”
Posted by White Point Beach Resort Team on January 1st, 2012
Posted by White Point Beach Resort Team on December 12th, 2011
At the White Point Christmas Party on Dec. 11th, a trio of ‘rappers’ dressed in Xmas attrire, delivered a memorable performance of the following lyrics, carefully ‘tweaked’ to be a White Point tune!
The result was a toy sac full of laughter:)
Flo Rider – Lo, Lo, Lo – tweated to HO, HO, HORed suit with the fur (with the fur)
Down the chimney bringin gifts for him and her
He hit the floor (he hit the floor)
Next thing you know
Santa goes – ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho
Big toy sack
Big toy sack
Black boots with the straps(with the straps)
Flys around the world he doesn’t need a map
He hit the floor (he hit the floor)
Next thing you know
Santa goes – ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho
Never seen someone that would really go
Riding round all night to everyone’s home
Eats food alot keeps him on the go
But not fruit cakes
they’re really gross
Lives in the cold
Like an eskimo
Hold up – he’s got flying reindeer I see – go go
Always know that Santa says HO
Down the chimney he always goes
Where he works there is always some snow
His Workshop is at the North Pole
He’ll come to White Point this year, that’s for sure
Presents for bunnies – fresh carrots and more
Reindeer will rest there on our little shore
Then off they’ll go to deliver some more.
Hey Santa gonna come visit your home
If you’ve been bad you’ll get some coal
He’s got his elves, they’re on patrol
And that’s OK, that’s how he rolls.
Mom’s watchin, Dad’s watchin, we’re watchin – HO
What you think he’s playin baby girl, he’s the man
Ya Santa’s the man!
Santa loves doners
Do something for others
Big hugs to your mothers
and fathers and brothers
Remember to love them
and kiss them and hug them
No matter the end game
We all have the same name
Our bunnies love clover
Weasel sure got the big toaster
Sorry you went to the roaster
Now our cute bunnies are bolder and older!
He’s got no time to party
He’s got some funky socks
a couple of Xbox
Some children want a phone
My dog wants a new bone
But all we want this year
Is a new Main Lodge here
He’ll give all that we all need
like a partridge
in a pear tree
And in the mornin
With his hammer
and his nails a rockin
gifts like a new
Santa help us build that up
Next year we will really rock
Posted by White Point Beach Resort Team on November 15th, 2011
Posted by White Point Beach Resort Team on March 16th, 2011
This Mother’s Day Weekend, White Point has joined forces with the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers (CAPS) Atlantic Chapter , CAA Atlantic , Taste of Nova Scotia, Wines Association of Nova Scotia, SYSCO and Make-A-Wish Foundation® of the Atlantic Provinces to host a most palatable, memorable and savoury weekend that will grant a wish to a child.
Our goal – to raise $7000 in one savoury weekend AND help Make-A-Wish Foundation® of the Atlantic Provinces grant a wish to a child. We can do it with your help! Proceeds from every package sold will be donated to Make a Wish Foundation Atlantic Canada. Make plans to join us for a truely unique and savoury weekend “Wines for Wishes”.
What’s on the weekend getaway menu …
Sommelier Tasting Sessions
Saturday Nov. 19 1:00pm – 4:00pm
CAPS Atlantic Canada has invited four of the region’s leading Sommeliers to host 3 different Sommelier Sessions with Tastings. Attend one of the of sessions being presented by our Guest Sommeliers:
Sommelier Mark DeWolf , founder and owner of By the Glas, a wine and event tour company.
Sommelier Craig Pinhey is a member of Wine Access Magazine’s National Tasting Panel and contributor and a columnist with various publications and newspapers. Come prepared to sip, savour and immerse yourself in their world of favourite wines.
3rd Sommelier TBA
4-course Nova Scotia Adventures in Taste Wine Makers Dinner
Saturday Nov. 19, 7 pm
Embark on a culinary adventure! Executive Chef Alan Crosby will prepare and serve a savoury 4-course dinner celebrating the best of Nova Scotia. Guest Wine Makers from 4 Nova Scotia Vineyards will introduce and present the wine from their cellar that best pairs with Chef Alan’s menu. We are pleased to have the Wine Association of Nova Scotia and Taste of Nova Scotia as sponsors for this dinner. Stay tuned for menu and pairing announcement. Following dinner, join us in the Lounge for Live entertainment.
Make a Wish Come True
Wines for Wishes will enable Make-A-Wish Foundation® of the Atlantic Provinces to grant a Wish to a child! During Dinner, we will introduce you to our Wish Child and their family – together we’ll announce the good news to the Wish Child and their Family!
Overnight Package from $139.95*includes:
1 night room accommodation;
2 hour Sommelier Session & Tasting;
4-course Nova Scotia Adventures in Taste Wine Makers Dinner;
Live entertainment in the Lounge following Dinner; AND
Granting a wish to a child!
*per person based on 2 ppl sharing, plus tax & grat
Wines for Wishes Dinner Only: Tickets $75 per person plust tax & grat
Call reservations at 1.800.565.5068 to Book Now – space is limited.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation® of the Atlantic Provinces grants wishes to children in our region living with life-threatening medical conditions. We are a Chapter of the largest wish-granting organization in the world. In fact, Make-A-Wish® has a special day ~ World Wish Day ~ that celebrates wish granting in over 35 countries around the globe.
The Wines for Wishes event will help us celebrate World Wish Day. The anniversary of the Foundations first wish – over 30 years ago! We granted Christopher his wish – to be a police officer. Due to his illness, he would never fulfill that dream. But, volunteers in his home town of Phoenix, Arizona, made him a special officer for a day and Chris proudly wore a special uniform made for him and received his badge. And a movement was born. With the help of generous donors and more than 25,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish® has granted nearly 150,000 wishes to children around the world since Chris’ Wish in 1980.
Make-A-Wish® Atlantic Province granted 10 wishes last year. This year, we already have 10 children waiting for their once-in-a-lifetime wish. We are striving to grant at least 15 wishes to deserving kids this year and will continue to build on successes like Wines for Wishes to fulfill the dreams of our special Wish Kids. With your help, we can make dreams come true.
Wines for Wishes has been a successful event out West for a number of years. Our Make-A-Wish® BC & Yukon Chapter have worked in partnership with the BC Wine Growers Association with great success. Here on the East Coast, Nov. 19th, 2011, will usher in the inaugural Wines for Wishes event to highlight our own homegrown tastes. Our event goal is to grant a wish to one of our special kids.