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October 6, 2009


Canning news

The First Cornwallis Baptist Church has been holding huge yard sales on the front lawn of the church for many years with great success. Usually held early in the year, church organizers had so much left over from the first sale that they decided to hold another Sept. 26. Thanks goes out to all volunteers, customers and to those who donated items to make this event a success.

Bookmobile returns to the Canning Lions Hall on October 6 from 3:15-4:30 p.m.

Glooscap Elementary School: Despite the rain, students, staff and families participated in the recent walk the block event in support of the Terry Fox Foundation to help continue the goal of Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope to find a cure for cancer. Thanks goes out to the Canning Volunteer Fire Department for providing assistance at crosswalks and intersections.

Thanks to those who volunteered during the school fluoride preparation and worked in the kitchen. Your assistance is greatly appreciated. Everyone is also encourage to buy and sell the “Food for Thought” tickets, a joint project with Rotary clubs who are raising funds for the school breakfast program and for healthy snacks for the students. Tickets are available at the office.

There will be an early dismissal at 11:05 a.m., October 9 and an assembly at 8:15 a.m., October 16. Parents are also wanted for driving children to cross country-running meets. Contact the office at 582-2010.

Northeast Kings Education Centre: there will be an early dismissal for grades 6-12 at 12:15 p.m., October 7, photo retakes October 9, no school October 12 for Thanksgiving and a fall fling at 6:30 p.m., October 15.

Ross Creek Centre for the Arts’ Open Houses are held from noon to 4:30 p.m. and are lively, full of art for all ages with great themes and projects that change with the season. Gardens to explore, art activities, treats, performing arts and more. Celebrate Mi’kmaq history month October 4 with Cape Breton artist Dozay Christmas’ gallery exhibition of Glooscap in Unamaki. Also in the galleries for an extended engagement is Collect and Reform by Hong Kong-Canadian artist Mae Leong. Admission by suggested donation of $5 per person or $15 per family.

Adult fall art programs begin October 10: with fabric dying with Pat Loucks; mixed media collage with Judith Leidl; digital photography with Andrew Danson Danushevsky on October 24; rug hooking with Margaret Forsey; studio photography with Nick Rudnicki; and shibori silk dying with Pat Loucks on November 8. Programs include lunch or refreshments with the artist.

Halloween at Ross Creek will be celebrated on October 30 with an adult-only masquerade fundraiser event with a theme inspired by the great carnivals of Venice and New York. Come dressed in your finest costume or mask and enjoy fine food and amazing activities, celebrating Halloween in a whole new way.

Contact Heather at, 582-3842 or visit for further details.

Canning Volunteer Fire Department will host a public fire prevention open house October 7 from 7-9 p.m. as part of the fire prevention week (October 4-10.) Meet the volunteers, learn prevention tips, view the equipment and hall. Refreshments, door prizes and treats for the kids. Contact Lynn at 582-1102 for details.

The Fieldwood Heritage Society invites everyone to join them for the “Bruce Spicer Retrospective” October 18 from 2-4 p.m. at the Canning Fire Hall. This is also the annual fall meeting of the society. There will be a display of Bruce’s wonderful memorabilia, which has been donated to the society. Bruce will be in attendance and refreshments will be served.

Fall Gospel Night will be held at the First Cornwallis Baptist Church in Upper Canard October 18 at 7 p.m., sponsored by the Canard Auxiliary. Featured artists will include the King’s Gospel Choir, Paul Dunn and Brent and Madilyne Bucham. Proceeds to the Parent/Teen Mission Tour and dishwasher fund.

Pauline Leyte of Canning is a proud supporter of the Joints in Motion team, a 26.2-mile run that will take place in January 2010. Pauline’s goal is not only to train and run in the marathon, but also to raise $4000 by December to help support arthritis research, cure and prevention.

A Fun Fair will be held at the Canning Lions Hall on October 31 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The day will include RCMP car seat safety, Red Cross 72 hour survival kit for home, Moby the robot from the Resource Recovery Refund Board to promote waste reduction by entertaining the kids, bake sale, Chinese auction, fish pond and kids games, tea, coffee, BBQ, door prizes and lots more. Pauline is looking for people to bake for this event. All proceeds to the Arthritis Society.

Pauline is also selling $2 tickets to enter to win either a Ninetendo Wii ($300 value), a beautiful hand made wooden trunk filled with linens, or an eye-catching 23 X 35 hand hooked rug.

Call Pauline at 582-1306 for further details.

Kings Early Years Screening for School (KEYSS) is holding a clinic for 3 and 4 year old children that will begin school in 2010 and 2011 at the Glooscap Elementary School on November 12. KEYSS is offered through the Annapolis Valley Regional School Board in partnership with the Valley Child Development Association and supported by the Kings County Children’s Foundation. The clinic will prepare your child for their first day of school, making it a less stressful day for both parent and child.

Register with KEYSS coordinator, RaeAnne Bekkers at 678-6111 or online at

Canning Recreation has fall and winter programs available, like sports play groups, open gym night, after school and public skate, community fitness classes, table tennis, tai chi, yoga, self-defense, belly dancing, floor and ice hockey and curling, volleyball, badminton, karate and jam sessions. Get involved in physical activities by calling 582-2033.

Organizations: First Cornwallis Baptist Church, Glooscap Elementary School, Fire Department Terry Fox Foundation Ross Creek Centre Fieldwood Heritage Society RCMP Resource Recovery Refund Board Arthritis Society Annapolis Valley Regional School Board Valley Child Development Association

Geographic location: Cape Breton, Unamaki, Hong Kong Ross Creek Venice New York Upper Canard Kings Children

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