May 2

White Point to welcome Outdoor Interpretive Training Workshop

Posted by White Point Beach Resort Team on May 2nd, 2014

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May 2

Going local…craft brews of the South Shore

Posted by White Point Beach Resort Team on May 2nd, 2014

Local Beer Tap Takeover

As part of our Craft Beer & BBQ weekend, May 2-4, Dan has invited Boxing Rock of Shelburne and Hell Bay of Liverpool to do a Tap Take Over … See what we’re serving up, better yet, come and try for yourself!

 

April 21

Initiation – an oasis in our Ocean Spa

Posted by White Point Beach Resort Team on April 21st, 2014

contributed by Joanne Veinotte, GM White Point Beach Resort

I don’t know about the rest of you but I am ready from spring! It has been a cold winter and my skin was looking rather dry and scaly – gross I know but the truth. I wanted to give myself a treat and decided that I would give myself the gift of two hours with Dorothea in our Ocean Spa.

Dorothea has been here for 17 years and next year will mark her 40th year as a therapist. I spoke to Dorothea about the treatments we have available and what she felt would be a good fit for me. All our treatments are done using organic ingredients where possible and individualized to ensure that the experience is the best it can be for each guest. I have very sensitive skin and this was important to me.  We have a selection of treatments available in our Ocean Spa that have nothing to do with massages.

I felt it was my duty to experience them for myself now that I am GM! Lol.

My appointment was at four, that way I could relax afterward and not have to worry about meeting any guests with ‘spa hair.’
Ladies – you know what I mean, the head massage which felt fabulous made your hair look like you just got out of bed.  Couldn’t have that.

I was greeted by Dorothea, one of White Point’s treasures, who instantly makes you feel comfortable and relaxed. I had never had any treatments of this type before and really had no idea what to expect. After a brief conversation about what I was comfortable revealing and what I was not – the treatment began. (Full disclosure here people – you can be naked for some of these treatments if you wish. Dorothea will work with you to find your own person level of comfort.)

Seasalt RubThe Initiation
Dorothea had decided that I would begin with the treatment called “Initiation”. This is a deep cleansing and exfoliation done with SeaSalts and essential oils. This would help remove my ‘winter skin’ and reveal fresh new skin underneath. Dorothea slowly works a type of salt paste into your skin and then you rinse it off in the shower.
(You shower alone so no worries about modesty there.)

The salt was slightly course against the skin but felt very invigorating. You can hardly see the salt so Dorothea had to put a bit extra on for the photo. I look like a piece of salted fish – a very happy salted fish. After I got out of the shower there appeared to be a soft film on my skin but upon further investigation – it was just my new soft skin! Sweet!  I felt great and the treatment was not over.

Next, off to the massage table to have aromatherapy oils, specific to my needs, lightly massaged into my skin. Rosemary for invigoration, lavender for relaxation: there are many types of oils that Dorothea can pick from. This is why it is important to go to your appointment a few minutes early so that you and Dorothea can talk about what your specific needs are. This end of day treat was wonderful, so relaxing…aaahhh.

The difference in my skin was amazing.
Soft and supple – smelled great.
Treatment number one gets an “A” for Awesome!
Thanks Dorothea!

The Initiation Treatment:
Deep cleaning and exfoliation. Sea salts and essential oils produce a smooth and glowing sheen.
45 minutes $74
See all our Spa Services online.

April 21

The Essential Treatment – a ‘must’ have experience in our Ocean Spa!

Posted by White Point Beach Resort Team on April 21st, 2014

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Ocean Spa ‘Selfie’, Joanne & Dorothea

contributed by Joanne Veinotte, GM White Point Beach Resort

There are many perks to this job that I had not realized. Having a spa less than a one minute walk from my office is definitely one of my favorites. I looked forward to my appointment with Dorothea all day and when four o’clock finally arrived – off I went.

Today’s treatment would be Essential, an algae body wrap. Dorothea assured me that it would invigorate my skin and make me feel energized. Bring it on! We had already had the discussion about comfort level and body wraps. Dorothea is very conscientious and through discussion with you, will ensure you are comfortable with the entire process. I had never had a body wrap before so this was all new to me. She showed me the algae powder that she would be using to cover my skin. It didn’t look too bad…then she made it into a paste and showed me the paint brush! Good grief! I had a good laugh and then the treatment started.

Using strategically placed sheets to cover the parts of my body she was not ‘painting’, Dorothea slowly covered me in the green paste with her natural bristle brush. The algae powder she uses is a composition of micronized algae. It is rich in minerals and trace elements – all things that my skin should love.

Dorothea knows about my skin sensitivity so I was not concerned about any reactions. I smelled faintly of sushi which reminded me that I had not eaten any lunch…but I digress. I was slowly coated in a green paste, back and front. It took about ten minutes in total.

I was then wrapped in a type of white plastic, covered with warm towels, and wrapped in silver paper. I looked like a burrito. The wrap has to stay on your skin this way for fifteen to twenty minutes and Dorothea leaves you alone to relax. I fell asleep.

When she woke me up, it was time to shower off the algae. I was unwrapped like a present at Christmas and off I went to the shower. Dorothea must shower off your back because she can see it and you cannot. She has disposable panties for those who are too shy to show their bums. Once all the algae is gone – bathrobe on and back to the massage table.

I still smelled sushi faintly, was it a real smell or was I just hungry?
Dorothea told me it was normal and that the next part of the process takes care of the smell. It is the oils and minerals that leave the faint smell and they are also what are so good for your skin. Dorothea then selected some aromatherapy oils for the next step of this treatment, lightly massaging the oils into your skin.

I have a great relationship with Dorothea, and based on guest feedback, I know she cares so deeply for all her clients. It is important that you give yourself enough time to talk to her before your treatment to make sure she understands what your goals are surrounding the treatment or if there are any issues you are dealing with. Different oils can affect different things: mood, energy level, restfulness. She is the expert. She picked the oils she felt would be best for me.

The treatment was over. Dorothea left me to get dressed.

My skin felt fabulous. Even places like my knees and elbows were soft. If this is what smelling like sushi for a few minutes does – I am all for it. When I got home my husband told me I smelled good. At first I thought he was being funny and then I realized I did smell good! He even noticed the soft skin on my arms when we were doing dishes. My husband and I have been married almost twenty five years – that is quite a compliment.

I did feel energized just as Dorothea said I would, although that may have been from my twenty minute power nap as I dreamt of being a burrito at Taco Bell.

Thank you Dorothea!

The Essential Treatment:
Refill your energy reservoirs and enhance health and beauty with an Algae wrap. Essential minerals and trace elements rejuvenate and revitalize body and soul.
For ladies and gentlemen: 60 minutes $98
See all our treatments and services online.

It may not be pretty in pictures, but this treatment is well worth it…

 

April 21

Scotiable Ottawa 2014 … just like Old Home Week!

Posted by White Point Beach Resort Team on April 21st, 2014

On Friday April 4th, Nova Scotians & friends from all over the Ottawa area convened at the Lunenburg Pub for our 3rd Annual SCOTIABLE 2014!

With an RSVP list of 200, it certainly felt like we reached, and exceeded that as folks, just like back home just come along knowing they’d be welcome… just like a good old Family Reunion!

Bluenosed upon arrival, friends and family gathered to rekindle their ties to Nova Scotia, get the latest news from home and meet new friends – including our Team from Nova Scotia who were in town for the Ottawa Travel Show.

As the room filled, out came the Nova Scotia treats including lobster rolls – and our newest creation ”The Scotiable”,  a spiced rum and VanDykes Blueberry Juice infused cocktail. Thanks to our partners Nova Scotia TourismYarmouth & Acadian Shores and Destination Halifax,  we sipped, savour and socialized the night away!

Thanks to the gang from Saltscapes Magazine, we sent many home with fantastic T’s and infant Onesies that were a huge hit…especially with Mom’s to be and Grandmoms, along with Magazines, Postcards.

Of course back by popular demand, Keith’s was on tap with plenty of goodies for the gathering - ball caps, t-shirts, bottle openers and more.

Taking home Nova Scotia gifts are always popular and offered again this year were a number of experiences….2 nights at White Point Beach Resort, 2 nights at Atlantic Oak Island Resort & Conference Centre, a beautiful (and delicious) basket of goodies from Taste of Nova Scotia, and a special additional this year – passage for two onboard the new ferry cruise ship, the Nova Star, which sails between Portland, Maine -Yarmouth, Nova Scotia starting May 15/14.

Surrounded by laughter, familiar family names, sounds from home echoed throughout the Pub (albeit better heard at one end of the room than the other) as the Ceilidh Trailers took to the stage…and the toes started tapping. They are rooted in the locally based Cape Breton Session in Ottawa.

And that lovely lobster Larry. Well he became the focus of may ‘selfies’ and went home with a Nova Scotian promising to return soon.

Thank You…
For 3 years now, it has been a pleasure to create and host ‘Scotiable’ in Ottawa.  The chance to bring you all together, share some laughs, sign the Nova Scotia Flag and rekindle your connections and passion for home is an honour. Huge thank you to our sponsoring partners all named above for their support in making the event possible.

‘Scotiablers’ you are the best ambassadors in Ottawa for Nova Scotia, if you can’t make it home this year, we know you will share your passion and enthusiasm with others – sending friends, colleagues and family home to our shores!

Scotiable 2015…Plans are in the works for next year, location may change but expect ‘Scotiable’ will always remain the largest family reunion of Nova Scotians in Ottawa…unless you end up here in NS before then!

Here are some pics from ‘Scotiable 2014′! Thanks to the Lunenburg Pub for sharing pics their team took…grab and share yours on our Scotiable Facebook Page

Donna
Donna Hatt, White Point Beach Resort

 

April 20

Mother’s Day Weekend & Buffet – May 10 & 11

Posted by White Point Beach Resort Team on April 20th, 2014

Mother’s Day is fast approaching.
Life is busy for Mom’s, maybe this year you can whisk her away for a little beachside R&R. We’ve planned a relaxing weekend, dip in the pool, soaks in the hot tub, strolls on the beach and maybe take her for a spin on the dance floor in the Lounge. Sunday, Mother’s Day, treat her to a savoury, Taste of Nova Scotia infused Buffet overlooking the beach.
Pair it up with our Spring Room Special (1 night from $139) or our very popular GR8day Dinner & Breakfast Package.
If you think she’d like a re-energizing treatment from the Ocean Spa (The Essential Treatment is to die for!) book her in early.
If she’s a golfer, we’ve been playing White Point Golf Club since April 18th, so pack her clubs and come along.
Give us a call and we’ll get you all set for a wonderful Mother’s Day Weekend, 1.8000.565.5068.

Here’s our Mother’s Day Buffet Menu…just to whet your appetite!

Mothers Day Brunch - Beachside!

 

April 12

Craft Beer & BBQ Weekend, May 2-4, 2014

Posted by White Point Beach Resort Team on April 12th, 2014

White Point's Craft Beer & BBQ Weekend - May 2-4/14

April 9

What can you do at White Point for recreation? Glad you asked!

Posted by White Point Beach Resort Team on April 9th, 2014

While we have programs daily in the summer and on weekends for the rest of the year, we have a basket full of facilities for you to enjoy at your leisure here at the beach! Shall we take a photo tour … since a picture says a thousand words!

There’s the beach, lake with boathouse, tennis, shuffleboard, trails and more!

White Point Beach Resort

 Close up inside the Main Lodge is the Kids Zone, Pool, Games Room too!

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and then there is the outdoor pool, Boathouse and more!

March 29

Spring (just in time for Easter) Artists of White Point Showcase & Sale, April 13

Posted by White Point Beach Resort Team on March 29th, 2014

Surrounded by so much art here at White Point, we have the ongoing pleasure of working with and really getting to know the artists whom make our ‘house’ a home. Incredibly proud to have their work on our walls of the Main Lodge, within our Gift Shop and as the décor in our cottages and guest rooms – it is a delight to invite them over for a Showcase so White Pointers and the general public have the opportunity to meet these amazing artists as well.

We hosted our first every Showcase last November – a one day, meet, greet and sale for Christmas which was an overwhelming success. More than 500 people came to chat with and explore the work of 2 dozen artists whom they may not normally have the chance to meet as they don’t have ‘shops’. We were thrilled with the number of treasures discovered that found new homes, some as gifts for the Holidays.

Just as importantly, the Artists themselves commented on how much fun they had. The opportunity to chat with folks about their work, share their passion and make new friends (and fans). It was like a family reunion for many.

Surrounding ourselves with works by those who are inspired by our surroundings, many of whom are engaging in upcycling, is a passion for many, including us here at White Point.

With promises of having at least one ‘bunny’ themed element within their work,  in honour of Spring, and just in time for Easter, we are delighted to have a full house of Artists in our Spring Showcase and Sale on April 13th, 10am-4pm. It’s the perfect opportunity to fill a hand-woven basket with locally hand-made works of art that will become treasured heirlooms for Easter or Mother’s Day…for Christmas, or just because!

It is with pleasure and pride that we extend an invitation to White Pointers and the public to ‘hop’ on over for our Spring Artists of White Point Showcase & Sale, no admission. Make plans to linger a little longer – we’re extending our breakfast buffet into a lazy day breakfast served until 2pm and of course, you’ll need a stroll on the beach too!

Come on over for the day and enjoy the art, the chatter and discovery.
Here’s our delightful poster featuring the Artists you’ll meet, please share with your friends and family…it is sure to be a great day!

Spring Artists of White Point Showcase & Sale

March 24

Living Shorelines – a 2 day hands on Workshop at White Point

Posted by White Point Beach Resort Team on March 24th, 2014

Interested in learning how to live with and along shorelines that are constantly shifting, evolving and receding?
Join us for a 2 day hands-on workshop.

Living Shorelines
Monday May 5 & Tuesday May 6, 2014
White Point Beach Resort

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Living Shorelines Workshop at White Point