March 1

Mi’kmaq Maple Moon Festival – March 15/16, 2014

Posted by White Point Beach Resort Team on March 1st, 2014

Maple MoonFest at White PointIn honour of the Maple Moon rising on March 15/16…join us for a journey back in time to the discovery of maple, thousands of years old as we present, Mi’Kmaq Maple Moon Festival!

A bit of background:
First Nation People, as the legend of the Indian Maiden has it, were the first to have discovered maple sap. Tapping Maple trees using wooden spouts and collecting sap using birch bark containers is  a traditional activity that has been done for thousands of years. Here within the traditional district of Kespukwitk at White Point, we are celebrating the time of the maple moon.

The Mi’kmaq used the lunar cycle in combination with nature’s cues as a means to tell time. When the maple moon appeared along with natural cues, the Mi’Kmaw knew this was the time to collect sap.  This event happens to fall on the day and evening of the Full Maple Moon. We are passing on the knowledge of the maple moon time through  traditional activity’s and experiences  to preserve  this knowledge for future generations.

March 15 & 16,  join us as Acadia First Nation member Cathy LeBlanc guides us through a weekend of special events in celebration of the Maple Moon’s arrival. Moon Crafts, Maple Moon Storytime, Medicinal Plant expert Laurie Lacey will take us tapping for maple, serving samples of teas and we’ll cook and enjoy lu’skinikn dipped in maple syrup.

On Saturday night at 8:30pm, following Drumming and the Honour Song presented by Acadia First Nation, we’ll be joined by Dave Chapman, a member of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, to journey to the sky and welcome the Maple Moon!

We’ll rise early at 6am on Sunday for the best viewing of the Maple Moon, sunrise and get a glimpse of Mercury, Venus, Mars and Saturn!

Be sure to infuse maple into your dining experience – Maple Glazed Planked Salmon, Maple Crème Brulee, Maple Pancakes and more

We hope you will join us – it will conclude our March Break schedule of events for 2014, see details now: http://www.whitepoint.com/upcoming-events/

March 1

Retreat to the Beach…in our Refreshed Lakeside Retreat!

Posted by White Point Beach Resort Team on March 1st, 2014

Retreat - at Lakeside Retreat

 

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February 10

White Point – March Break Fun for the Family!

Posted by White Point Beach Resort Team on February 10th, 2014

March Break in Atlantic Canada is so much fun at White Point. We know everyone has a different week for break in our region – for New brunswick – you’re off March 3 – 7, while Nova Scotia is off March 10 – 14…and there ar ethose weekends in between!

Here at White Point, we’ve got a schedule of events from March 3-7 for the kids which is made even more fun thanks to the indoor pool (and raining umbrella), Games Room and Kidz Zone! Tehre always movies to grab and board games to play too. Never forget about heading outside to run on the beach, trails, or feed the bunnies! There’s a nightly marshmallow roasts too – indoors by the fireplace in the Founder’s Lounge.

March 7 – 9, we are thrilled ot have CAA Winterfest back at the Beach! Take advantage of the CAA Members rate and join us for the Mussel Bake, S’mores, and Karaoke Dance Party!

March 9 – 16, Nova Scotia moves in for a full week of over-the-top fun and excitement for March Break Madness! From Magic Shows to the Maple Moon Festival, nightly live entertainment for Mom & Dad and more – finding time to hot the pool and games room could be challenging!

Check out our March Break Packages online, and remember, kids 6 yers and under eat free…and all recreation programs and facilities are complimentary with your stay!

Take a look at our pool, games room and Kids Zone now:

February 7

Guides Course Offered at White Point

Posted by White Point Beach Resort Team on February 7th, 2014

We were delighted when local resident, partner and certified Fishing Guide Vinal Smith approached us with the idea of hosting a Spring Guides Course where at White Point! It’s a perfect throwback and tribute to our origins when Philip Hooper Moore actually established us as the Lodge in 1928 to support his fishing and hunting retreats here in Nova Scotia, he even served a founding role with the Nova Scotia Guides Association!
All the details for this upcoming Guides Course are below – if you have an interest in fishing and guiding, this is the perfect course and weekend for you!

Nova Scotia Guides Course: March 28/29/30, 2014
Hosted by the Nova Scotia Guides Association 
at White Point Beach Resort
This 3 day course will include both the hunting and fishing guide courses. The instructors are licensed guides Bradford Crouse, Ron Seney and Vinal Smith and an expanded list with presentations by different guest speakers on many topics. Please note, you are welcome to write both certification exams or only one of your choosing, the information for both will be covered and in fact is similar in many aspects.

Course Fee:
 $200.00
Includes: 3 day course instruction and testing; coffee, lunch each day; 1 year membership to the N.S.G.A.
Please note: all participants need to have a valid Wildlife Resource Card, valid First Aid and CPR Certification, have taken a gun safety course, and a recreational  boating certificate. If you have a proper compass and handheld GPS please bring them along for use during the course.

Course Registration: 
To register for this course contact please contact Vinal Smith at 902-356-2498 or vinalsmith@yahoo.ca OR Brad at 902-354-4777.
Space is limited to 15 people
Registration Deadline: March 15, 2014

Course Schedule:
Friday March 28:  9:00 am to 9:00 pm
Saturday March 29: 8:00 am to 9:00 pm
Sunday March 30: 800 am to 3:30 pm

For your convenience, stay over at White Point!
Contact White Point directly before Feb. 26 at 1.800.565.5068 for the special Guides Course Rate valid on March 28 – 30:
Based on White Point Room with 2 double beds 
Single or Double occupancy: $119.00/night plus tax
Triple (3 in room) occupancy: $139.00/night plus tax
Quad (4 in room): $159.00/night plus tax

February 6

‘On the Rocks’ to feature unique items in Silent Auction

Posted by White Point Beach Resort Team on February 6th, 2014

Our 6th Annual “On the Rocks” will see proceeds from event tickets support an expanding program here on our community  by South Shore Big Brothers Big Sisters to help children in need of a mentor receive a mentor within Queens and Lunenburg’s counties.  

Abstract Iris on Canvas, by artist Anya Holloway
24″x30″
Ink and Acrylic, framed
Retail Value: $1200.00
Explore  more works by Anya Holloway at Holloway Studios http://ahollowayartist.blogspot.ca/
Anya (Angela) Holloway of Holloway Studio, Mahone Bay, NS.  Anya lived in Ontario before moving to the Maritimes to paint. She has been involved in art for most of her life, earning her degree in Toronto in the Arts. Her water colours, black and white photographs and pen and ink sketches have appeared at various art shows throughout Ontario and the Maritimes. Her work is held in private collections in Canada, the United States, Europe and Australia.  This painting will also be available at the event for you to admire and to silently bid upon, and then hopefully to be eventually displayed in your home.   

Constellation Ring, by artist Allyson Simmie
This is a hand crafted, sterling silver family ring that features the Canadian Landscape- from coast to coast. The birthstones of the family floats across the Canadian sky.
Retail Value: $450
Learn more about Allyson and her work, at Allyson Simmie Metal Arts online www.allysonsimmie.com
Allyson will custom fit to the successful bidder’s ring size and applicable family stones (up to 5).  Allyson’s Canadian Landscape rings are sculpted to display mountains, forests, and coast line and other reminders of home. The attached picture is a beautiful example of her work.  You will have the ability to view the item for bidding first hand all day before the event and at the event – and also to try it on for size. 

White Point Beach Resort – Certificate for a night stay
Retail Value: $170

See you at On the Rocks!
February 22, 2014, 7 – 10pm
White Point Beach Resort

February 4

Quilt Atlantic Retreat at White Point, April 25-27, 2014

Posted by White Point Beach Resort Team on February 4th, 2014

After several months in development, we are thrilled to be working with Bev Crouse Quilt & Fabric Artist, Queens Quilters Guild and Atlantic Fabrics to present the 1st Annual Quilt Atlantic Retreat! Our aspirations in future will be to expand the presenters to all corners of Atlantic Canada, however, as you will see from this line-up, we’ve pulled together a showcase of some of Nova Scotia’s best quilt, fabric and fibre artisits for ‘retreators’ to learn from and share time with. Check out all the details below, then register early – space is limited ot 60 participants!

Register today, Quilt Atlantic Retreat Registration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 28

Check-in to Refreshed Lakeside Retreat Guestrooms!

Posted by White Point Beach Resort Team on January 28th, 2014

As we rang in 2014, we introduced a refreshed & renovated Lakeside Hall & Lakeside Retreat Guestrooms, including King Rooms.

Lakeside Retreat & Hall are located along the edge of our Lake, just a short 5 minute walk to the Main Lodge. Lakeside is like a resort within our resort. The Hall is accompanied by 3 buildings each boasting a combination of guestrooms with 2 queen beds and King Rooms with a spectacular beachstone fireplace. We are excited to showcase these bright and Nova Scotia artist decorated White Point Rooms. Like all White Point accommodations, each features a walk-out patios and the enhanced amenities of our guestrooms.

Please be our guest and explore our Lakeside Guestrooms and Hall!
Take a tour of our refreshed, Lakeside Retreat King Rooms
Take a tour of our refreshed, Lakeside Retreat Guestrooms

Here is a look at the lobby of the refreshed Lakeside Hall:

January 23

Artists of White Point Workshops – register today!

Posted by White Point Beach Resort Team on January 23rd, 2014

Meet and work with one of our Artists of White Point this Spring as they introduce you to their art form by having you create something for yourself. No previous experience is necessary, just bring a sense of enthusiasm and adventure and plan to have fun!

Registration Fee:
Guests overnighting at White Point: $50 plus tax
General Public: $60 plus tax
Space is limited, to register, drop by the Front Desk or email greatday@whitepoint.com

Saturday March 22, 2014: 3-5pm
Artist: Deb Taylor, Seapeople Art
Workshop Project: Needle Felting
Needle felting a flat scene with wool on felt of things such as: flowers, bunnies, ocean scene, etc. This is a take home piece which can be put into a frame. The work is done on a sponge using a barbed needle and poking the wool onto a piece of felt. This is a beginners feel for the art of needle felting which with practice one can learn to create wool sculptures!

Saturday April 5, 2014: 3 – 5pm
Artist: Julie Nauss,  Imagination Creations
Workshop Project: Driftwood Ornament
You are invited to make a one of a kind driftwood creation with Julie Nauss, from Imagination Creations Jewelry Plus, who hand gathers the driftwood from Nova Scotia’s shores. You will be able to make your own driftwood creation, including a pendant or an ornament. The inspirations for Julie’s work comes from nature and her imagination. She welcomes you to let your imagination go wild to create a beautiful, unique creation from materials that were once washed ashore from the Atlantic Ocean. The driftwood, copper wire, beads, etc. will all be provided. Hope to see you there!

Saturday May 24, 2014: 3-5 pm.
Artist: Lisa Wickens, Simply Country
Workshop Project: Hooked work of Art
Join Lisa and learn the basics of rug hooking on a  small pattern she has designed. You’ll complete a piece and finish it off with whip stitching!
*Please bring your own hook, or hooks will be available from Lisa at a cost of $25 each

Saturday June 7, 2014: 2-5pm
Artist: Bev Crouse, Fabric Artist
Workshop Project: Maritime Mosaic 
By definition, a mosaic is “a surface decoration made by inlaying small pieces of variously colored material to form pictures or patterns”.   Fabric, mostly cotton, is the medium of choice in this project.   The subject matter, in this case, is a lighthouse, of which we have approximately 170 here in our province of Nova Scotia. Aptly named “The White Point Light” this workshop is designed to enable you to create your very own Maritime Mosaic using my techniques and with the kit provided.

December 31

White Point’s Top 10 Events/Experiences of 2013

Posted by White Point Beach Resort Team on December 31st, 2013

12 months, 365 days – who knew they could fly by so quickly!
We’ve had an amazing first full year back up and in operation and all thanks to White Pointers – our guests and staff!

Blessed with a stunning new Nova Scotia inspired and crafted Main Lodge, refreshed accommodations and Mother Natures backdrop, we have enjoyed a fantastic 2013. While every wedding, family stay and event was unique and memorable in their own way, we flipped back through the calendar to reflect on a few highlights for us – maybe you’ll find one of yours on our list, or add your own below!

Top 10 Memories/Events of 2013

1. Our White Point Piping Plover Family 
Our beach, with the support and cooperation of guests and help from Bird Studies Canada we welcomed a pair of plovers, and fledged four babies this year! 

2. Stitching White Pointer’s Together, Quilt Unveiling
After 14 months in development and more than 350 pairs of helping hands, Quilt and Fabric Artist Bev Crouse joined us in January to unveil our beautiful quilt inspired and created by White Pointers.

3. 2013 Summer Season Kick-off! In June, we welcomed CTV’s News at 5 and the Nova Scotia Tourism Agency as they broadcasted live from our Front Lawn to kick off Summer 2013. Thanks to Mom Nature, we had beautiful sun-filled skies and pounding ocean surf as the backdrop – joined by our guests on site for the Ancient Mi’Kmaw Culture Re-emerges gathering.

4. Ancient Mi”Kmaw Culture Re-Emerges June 21/22 was a highlight for so many of us! Working in partnership with Acadia First Nation, we welcomed and hosted one of the most moving and meaningful experiences as we celebrated and showcased the rich, authentic and dynamic culture of our Mi’Kmaw heritage. From the presentations documenting 10,000 years of presence to the Sunset Intertribal Gathering, to the Summer Solstice Sunrise Ceremony (yes, well attended at 6am!), and of course the food and craft was amazing.
Building on this, we look forward to collaborating with our friends at Acadia First Nation to continue expanding our relationship, and invite you to look forward to our Harvest Moon Gathering in 2014.

5. Refreshed and revitalized!
Over the course of the past 12 months, we completed the refresh of Ocean Lodge, Lakeside Hall, opened our 2 Main Lodge Guest Rooms, Cottage #55 became a 1 bedroom paradise and are in the final stages of a refresh of Lakeside King and Guestrooms.

6. July 4th Celebrations Re-introduced!
In honour of our American guests – those now living in Nova Scotia and beyond, we hosted and will continue to host a festive, fireworks filled July 4th. This of course is in addition to our Annual Canada Day July 1st Festivities!

7. March Break 2013 Broke records!
This past March Break, we had a record breaking number of kids EVER here at White Point on one day! While our week-long Nova Scotia March Break has always been popular but on Thursday during the break, we had more than 170 kids here at the beach!

8. Thank You! White Pointers overwhelmingly help us to support our local organizations!
We host a variety of events On the Rocks in February supported the Liverpool Fire Department, the 50/60′s Dance in October in support of the Astor Theatre, tickets being sold on the  beautiful Old Lodge Hooked Rug in support of the Queens Skatepark - raising more than $10,000 for these organizations. Thank you for being a part of our community! 

9. Anniversary Weekend & Artists of White Point Showcase 
Surrounded by so many friends and family, we enjoyed a marvellous Nov. 11/12 Anniversary Weekend. While the whole weekend was memorable, it was the Showcase on Sunday Nov. 12 that exceeded all of our expectations! Created to celebrate the dozens of Nova Scotian, and many local South Shore, artists who enable make our Main Lodge, Guestrooms and Gift Shop such a showcase of Nova Scotia. We wanted guests and our community to be able to meet and speak with these amazing artists … and they did in volumes. In less than 7 hours, more than 500 people met up with and took home works from 2 dozen artists. Make Plans to join us when we do it again, Sunday November 16, 2014.

10. And rounding out our Top 10 in no particular order, we leave the final favourite and most memorable to our General Manager, Joanne Veinotte:
“For me 2013 was filled with so many highlights. Meeting with and hearing the stories of White Pointers new and returning was and will continue to be a treasured gift. Recalling memories of the old lodge and generations of family visits grounded us while feedback on our new Nova Scotia inspired and crafted lodge, welcomed. But, the most delightful, and rewarding experience came from one particular young guest. He’d been able to gain some freedom from his family and really enjoy his visit … because we now have an elevator that he could use to get from floor to floor, by himself. His smile will stay with me forever.”

Have one we missed? Add it below in the comment section!

See you in 2014!

December 31

Winterscapes at White Point 2014

Posted by White Point Beach Resort Team on December 31st, 2013