Acadia University Welcome Week 2018

It’s that time of year again with a new academic year is starting. The Town of Wolfville will once again play host to an increased number of university students from across Canada and beyond who will make Wolfville their home. Some are returning students, part way through their studies, who are accustomed to life in our vibrant community. However, others are new to Wolfville, and this maybe their first time away from home and quite possibly their first time outside their native country. 

With this in mind, the international students will be arriving to move into the Acadia University residence on August 29th, 30th and 31st, 2018.  First time Canadian students will be arriving for move in to campus on September 1st and 2nd, 2018. There will a short road closure on Main Street near the University Avenue intersection on September 1st, at 2:40 pm for about 10 minutes for these students to attend a welcome ceremony on campus. Returning students are scheduled to arrive and move back on September 3rd and 4th. There will be street closures around the Acadia Campus on University Avenue, to accommodate the move in process on September 1st from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on the 3rd   from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Some of the Town residential streets will be extra busy with the off-campus students moving in. There will be a significant increase in activity in Town over these 7 days, with the first day of classes on September 5th, 2018. Please be tolerant of these temporary situations of moving into Wolfville and the Acadia Campus. If you observe an incident that way require a call for assistance, the R.C.M.P can be contacted at (902) 542-3817 or 1-(800)-803-7267, for non-emergency issues and obviously 911, for an emergency that needs immediate attention. Parking issues throughout the week day can be directed to the Compliance Officer at (902) 542-3412.

 

  Blair MacMurtery, Compliance Officer    p 902- 542-3412  |  f 902- 542-5066  |  e This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 200 Dykeland Street, Wolfville, NS B4P 1A1 wolfville.ca

Wolfville 125 Canada Day Photo!

 

Special thanks to photographer Philip Miner, the Wolfville Volunteer Fire Department, Steven Slipp, Jamie Robertson and our event sponsor MacKay Real Estate!

Click on the photo for an expanded view!

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Notice to Residents - Front Street Closed to Through Traffic

The Town of Wolfville wishes to advise the public that Front Street will be closed to through traffic to allow the installation of new services between Central Ave and Elm Ave.

The installation of services is scheduled to begin Monday August 20th at 9:00 am and continue until Thursday August 23rd at 5:00 pm. The public is encouraged to avoid the work area whenever possible to avoid delays, and motorists are encouraged to utilize an alternate route to avoid the work area. While construction is ongoing, the work area will be closed to through traffic during the above noted times from August 20th through to August 23rd except for emergency vehicles, construction and local resident traffic.

The Front Street parking area can be accessed from Elm Ave near the Library and from Front Street near the NSLC during construction

 

Wolfville's After School Programs 2018

Registration for Fall After School Programs for P-5 students (now Monday-Friday!) opens next week!

Click Here for more info.

Employment Opportunity: After School Program Instructor

Wolfville has an immediate opportunity for multiple After School Program Instructors to join the team. The successful candidates will be responsible for directly delivering “themed” After School recreation programs that run throughout the school year.

Click Here to find out how to apply!

Artist Workshops in September

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Sign-up Online for Artist Workshops in September.

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Playing with Clay! with Marla Benton

September 9th from 1 to 5 PM at the KC Irving Centre on the Acadia Campus in Wolfville.

Come and explore the playful qualities of clay! You will have the chance to play with clay and discover the amazing ability that it has to hold details and texture.  We will explore carving, stamping and printing into clay pieces that you have created.  Each participant will be able to create their own hand-built masterpiece! With the lengthy process that clay goes through to become a finished piece, participants will complete their pieces, including glazing them during the workshop and they will be able to pick up their pieces just over a week later after it has been dried and fired in a kiln. No experience necessary.  $100 includes all materials and a light snack. 

Marla Benton lives and works on the South Shore of Nova Scotia.  She has a Degree of Fine Art from the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design and an Education Degree from Nipissing University.  She creates a variety of work ranging from functional service wares to sculptural installations. $100 includes all materials and snacks. Sign-up online here.

 

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Block Printing with Kate Ward

September 16th from 1 to 5 PM at the KC Irving Centre on the Acadia Campus in Wolfville.

Design and print your own fabrics! In this class we will create and carve our own designs using block-printing methods to build up an image, which we can combine with simple stencil and fabric painting techniques, which will create depth and layers to our design. Set in the delightful historic grounds of Acadia University in the 'Potting Shed' next to the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens this course encourages artistic exploration of ideas that can be translated into a repeat fabric print. 

We cover basic colour theory to mix your own colours and experiment with transparent and opaque print pastes. The skills developed in this course can be applied in the studio or on the kitchen table.

Suitable for all skill levels.

$100 includes all materials and snacks. Sign-up online here.

 

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Gouache Landscapes/Cityscapes with Miyoshi Kondo

September 23rd from 1 to 5 PM at the KC Irving Centre on the Acadia Campus in Wolfville.

Gouache! (pronounced gwash), is a water-based paint similar to watercolour, but can be applied and layered opaquely. Come explore this lovely and sometimes fickle medium. We will experiment with colour mixing and application techniques and then work on creating a finished landscape/cityscape. No experience necessary.

Miyoshi Kondo developed a penchant for gouache paint while acquiring a BFA from NSCAD University. Common themes explored in her work are how we function within, and relate to, our natural and constructed environments and our concepts of home. 

$100 includes all materials and snacks. Sign-up online here.

 

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Capturing the Sun - Cyanotypes with Bonnie Baker

September 30th from 1 to 5 PM at the KC Irving Centre on the Acadia Campus in Wolfville.

Cyanotype is part science, part wonder -Cyanotypes are fun and easy and are the perfect way to begin your exploration of alternative photographic processes. Instead of a camera or phone, we will use iron compounds and sunlight to make photograms. Photograms are like silhouettes, or shadows the objects leave on the paper. You will arrange household objects, flowers, leaves, lace or anything else we find that can make an interesting shape into a pleasing design. When ready, we will go outside and expose your collages on prepared paper to the sun. After just enough exposure, you will wash your print in running water to bring out the white shadow pictures on a deep blue background, typical of cyanotype images. By end of our session, you will have a number of small cyanotype prints ready for framing to take with you as a memory of your day.

No experience necessary. Bonnie Baker has drawn and made prints as a professional artist for over 35 years. As an art instructor of as many years, she couples broad technical knowledge with passion and curiosity, gently guiding people towards exploring fresh creative ideas and unusual techniques.

$100 includes all materials and snacks. Sign-up online here.

Draft II of the Municipal Planning Strategy - Now Online!

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Public Consultation Session - New Skate Park Location

Our Skate Park is Moving!

Join us for a free BBQ and have your say on its new location.

Thursday, August 16th, 2018 at 5:00 - 6:30pm

at the current Skate Park Location on Main Street

(Behind the Legion)

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Did You Attend Any Mud Creek Days Events?

Click here to fill out our 30-second survey to provide your feedback!

Here are a few photos from our Wolfville 125 Street Dance with The Sundries:

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Mudley Thanks Creator Nicole Muir

Our Mud Creek Days Mascot, Mudley, was created 35 years ago by past and present resident Nicolle (Francis) Muir.

Councillor Wendy Elliott has provided some background to her story here:

Thanks, Nicolle Muir!

Mud Creek Days 2018 Finale Today!

It has been a great weekend of fun in the Town of Wolfville celebrating

Mud Creek Days, Wolfville 125 Edition, and we're not done yet!

Starting  at Noon (12pm), come check out the Finale at Waterfront Park, as this year's competitors for 

Wolfville's Amazing Race embark on their jouneys around the Town,

solving puzzles and completing challenges to find their way back to Waterfront Park by 2pm!

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Local musical favourites, Swig, will take the gazebo stage at 1pm and play throughout the

contest, and you won't want to miss Wolfville's Amazing Race Finale at 2 o'clock!

There will also be some WBDC vendors on the Waterfront, and a Historic Walking Tour at 3pm.

Don't forget about Shrek the Musical, a FREE showing at the Al Whittle Theatre, starting at 3pm also.

Tonight, at 7pm, everything wraps up with a special Cemetery Tour by Valley Ghost Walks at St. John's Anglican Church.

Check www.valleyghostwalks.com for tickets and details.

Wolfville Centennial Town Model Restored

Another Wolfville 125 celebratory act by the Town!

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Check out the full story by clicking here.

Photo Re-Creation a Success!

Find out where to get your copy of our "updated" Town photo here!

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