Uncommon Common Art (UCA) is a community wide art exhibit that highlights two of Kings County’s greatest assets - the natural beauty of the Minas Basin Valley and the abundance of creative people who live in the area.
This innovative seasonal project brings visual art out of institutions and galleries and shares it directly with the community, making it accessible to everyone. Through this project we hope to engage and educate about art, environment, physical activity, and our rural community.
Good for the community and the soul, this project takes people to places of beauty literally and figuratively. It allows people to explore their own “backyard” with a sense of wonder and fun.
UCA is a seasonal project that is launched in mid June and ends in mid October. In addition to the installations there are ancillary activities; artist talks, summer camp, art workshops, and educational programming in the area schools.
Learn more about Uncommon Common Art on their website.
Nova Scotia and the Annapolis Valley have seen an explosion of craft breweries, cideries, and distilleries in the last few years. Not unlike wine, our craft ciders reflect the terroir and heritage of our region. Local beer and spirits can also be found to incorporate local flavours and tastes year-round. Be sure to sample often so you don't miss out on any of the quality creations being crafted.
No one celebrates food better than we do in Wolfville. With many a celebrated chef in the region, and situated in the heart of wine country, Wolfville has no shortage of spectacular restaurants. Driven by a focus on the value of local, quality food, influenced by sustainable practices, and with an emphasis on complete culinary enjoyment, the dining scene in Wolfville will appeal to the foodie in all of us.
Click here to peruse our restaurant directory and discover local and international flavours.
In addition to the hop-on, hop-off tours of the Wolfville Magic Winery Bus, other companies offer of wine and food tours in the Annapolis Valley. Click below to find out more.
Each year Wolfville plays host to Devour! The Food Film Fest. Devour! is an incredibly savoury time and offers upwards of 100 events during the festival. Keep your eyes on their site to see what culinary tours and workshops will be offered.
Internationally-renowned local chef Michael Howell has lots on his plate, and wants to make sure you do to! Contact Michael through Tempestuous Culinary to create a personalized local or international culinary tour just for you. You can also join Michael every summer at Taproot Farms for one of his family farm picnics.
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How many people are expected during Rogers Hometown Hockey?
How will you deal with traffic and parking problems that may occur?
Where can I get the most updated information on what will be occurring during Rogers Hometown Hockey.
Is the Town adding extra police or security during this weekend?
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I live close to the site. Will it be noisy?
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To: All Wolfville Businesses
When Rogers Hometown Hockey comes to Town the last weekend of November (November 27-29th) we anticipate several thousand additional shoppers, visitors, tourists from across our region. While most of the Rogers “activations” take place in the parking lot adjacent to the Acadia Athletic Complex, the Town will be setting up warming areas in Clock Park and there will be many residents and visitors to attract to our businesses. With all these extra visitors this is a terrific opportunity to get into the spirit, and as Rogers encourages, “PAINT THE TOWN RED”. I would like to encourage you/your business to get into the spirit of this family fun weekend by decorating your storefronts/store windows, in the spirit of this hockey weekend. Appropriate hockey themes include your favourite NHL or Minor Hockey teams, hockey history, hockey weather and wear – whatever creative ideas you can come up with. The more festive the better. You may want to create a bit of competition among your storefronts. The key thing however is fun and festive with a hockey theme.
Celebrating all things hockey, Ron McLean does a remote, live broadcast of a full NHL game, with lots of additional programming including games and activities for children and families.
Hosting this very exciting one-off event presents several challenges along with the positive opportunities. Ensuring safety and functionality of our community during this time of increased visitation includes issues surrounding vehicular traffic, security and ease of transportation. We have formed a Local Organizing Committee to vet issues surrounding operations, marketing and communications for the weekend, and are working diligently on resolving foreseen issues.
Parking & Congestion
We are currently organizing park-and-ride locations on both the East and West end of town, where people may take a free shuttle service to and from our downtown on the Saturday and Sunday of Roger’s Hometown Hockey weekend. In addition, we are working with Acadia University to find alternative parking for all the business owners in town for the Saturday and Sunday of Roger’s Hometown Hockey, in order to free up parking opportunities for customers to navigate the shops in the downtown. We are currently exploring how to manage the increase in traffic for the busy weekend.
The Roger’s Hometown Hockey program concludes at 6:00 PM, at which point the event crew will begin tear down of the site. Work to be done includes deconstruction of tents, and the loading of several tractor trailers, which may go as late as 2:00 AM. Under the current Town of Wolfville Prevention of Excessive Noise bylaw, Roger’s Hometown Hockey will be given an exemption to the noise bylaw. Due to the tight schedule of the Roger’s Hometown Hockey tour the late tear down is unavoidable. The Town of Wolfville is working with Roger’s Hometown Hockey to minimize the disturbance.
Safety & Integrity
Hosting large scale events hold a certain level of risk for attendees, citizens and our town infrastructure. We believe the programs being offered by Roger’s Hometown Hockey should have minimal safety risks, however, we are working with local RCMP, Fire Services, Emergency Health Services and Acadia Security to ensure all safety considerations are in place for the big weekend, in conjunction with standard emergency management procedures.
We hope that this brief informational is the start of good dialogue with the business community on the Roger’s Hometown Hockey event. For ease of access and to help streamline our communications, we have created a Roger’s Hometown Hockey webpage in which we provide both exciting marketing announcements such as the detail of the on-site activities for families to participate in, and also a page where residents and business owners can view how we plan to deal with the increased traffic, security and all other logistics surrounding the event.
We want to hear from you and your business about any and all thoughts you have about the program. A lot of the details are still being finalized around the logistics of the Roger’s Hometown Hockey weekend, and we plan to communicate with our businesses and residents as we solidify plans. We’ve opened a hotline specifically for your questions, and will be posting information to a dedicated Roger’s Hometown Hockey page our website.
The week before Roger’s Hometown Hockey we will be doing an updated informational package.
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