Monthly Archives: May 2016

The DOORS – The Poster

Yes. We now have the DOORS fabulous poster. A true treasure of this 10th Anniversary GALA. Get yours at the event on May 28th at 5:30. You do not want to miss this once in a life time event in Yarmouth.

Poster X (the end)



Left Bids being taken for DOORS Auction

We are accepting Left Bids for the DOORS up until auction time by calling 902-749-2248 or 902-740-4443.  See THE DOORS AUCTION PAGE above for more information and a great look at the DOORS.

Join Eel Lake Oyster Farm at the GALA


Pleased to announce there will be some great oysters and some new accompaniments to go with them. Enjoy!!


Coffee at the GALA … something special

Meet Clark Sigfridson!
Clark-Sigfridson-2015-200x300Clark is thrilled to have been selected to support the AGNS Gala event on May 28th. Clark will be proudly serving Sissiboo Coffee, locally roasted in Bear River. Take a moment to also enjoy a brand new product; a collaborative effort between the roaster and Annapolis Royal’s Still Fired Distillery, Coffee Moonshine. See you there!

Chefs for the GALA

This will be an evolving post. This morning we are introducing Chef Wayne who will be leading the team of amazing local chefs involved in the project. Stay tuned!

  • IMG_1717Chef Wayne was raised in Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia where he learned to fish, hunt and raise animals from an early age.  He was raised on traditional Acadian/Metis meals prepared by his mother and grandmother, providing him with a rooted appreciation of the dishes’ history.  His extensive experience in cooking took him from Halifax to Kelowna, BC where he was most recently chef de cuisine at Waterfront Wines before opening Boralia in Toronto with his wife, Evelyn. Boralia offers modern interpretations of historic recipes of indigenous peoples and of the British and French settlers and subsequent immigrant groups.


Alma Square – a new look

IMG_0382Today marked a milestone toward the Red Carpet event of the 10th Anniversary Gala. We had cooperation from the weather and fantastic participation in the painting of the floor mural. Special thanks to the measuring tape, masking tape, and  painting team: Suzanne Babin-Muise, Shari Surette, Brian Porter, the three guys who just showed up – Mark Davis, J0b Fiander and Joe Falls, and Councillor Sandy Dennis. Thanks also to  Carole Bojarski and Angela Collier for moral support, coffee and lunch.

Dan Earle, designer and “Gee, I hope this all works” guy with the instruction paper has this to say about the design:

IMG_0383The Alma Square Floor Mural was conceived as an extension of the Paths We Share exhibit opening at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia on May 28th, 2016.

One of the paths we all share in life is patterns of biology which often, surprisingly, are also mathematically describable.

One of these sequences of life forms was discovered by the mathematician, Leonardo of Piza, also known as Fibonacci. This simple sequence of… where the last two numbers are added to get the next is amazing descriptive of life form sequences such as the spirals of sunflower seeds and shells.

Artistically these sequences produce a unit called the “golden mean” which often shows up in painting composition and in the proportions of great architecture.

Our concept for Alma Square is that we will lay down one of the most basic paths we share patterns and that, over time, others will add to and elaborate on this pattern of life in an evolutionary manner.

You will note that there is a counter pattern that has not been painted. While life has structure it also has variation. This is not a static design but an opportunity for the community to express itself and its vision of the future of life images.

If that is a bit heavy, just enjoy the patterns.