Teaching in northern Canada helped shape family values
for a year and stayed for six,” said Davies.
“It was like living on another planet; it was an amazing experience. The people were just unbelievably friendly and unbelievably proud of their culture. My wife and I both were very well looked after. We had lots of opportunities to go out on the land, do a lot of the traditional Inuit activities, and drumming, dances. It was just amazing; we were so welcomed and accepted into the community. We still keep in touch with tons of people we met up there; we made some great friends.”
When his wife was expecting a child, the family made their way to Nova Scotia. Davies thoroughly enjoyed his northern teaching experience hopes to give his children a chance to immerse themselves in the culture someday soon.
“A big part of who I am now is based on that experience. I learned a lot about life, about myself, learned how to deal with things… I think my sense of family values has come from living up there and within a culture that promotes that so much.”
Glooscap Elementary School will be hosting The Lion King school musical on May 12, with the first performance at 8:30 a.m., and the second performance at 12:30 p.m. Maritime Marionettes will visit May 19 at 12:50 p.m.; and the Apple Blossom Royal Party will visit May 26 at 10:45 a.m.
The Canning Legion will host the Tony and Lenny Show on May 12, 8:30 p.m. to midnight, in the downstairs lounge. The cost is $5 at door. Cash only bar, no debit on site, must be 19 years and older.
Scott’s Bay Hall Association will be hosting its annual Mother’s Day breakfast on May 13, 8-10 a.m. Scrambled eggs, sausages, pancakes, toast and choice of coffee, tea or juice will be served. The cost is $6, or $3 for children age 12 and under. Proceeds for hall upkeep. Call 902-582-7489 or 902-582-3603 for details.
Scott’s Bay Haze Restaurant is hiring part time/full time cook and wait staff. Seasonal seven days a week, opens May 16. Private message Facebook page.
Canning senior’s 10th annual musical event will be held at the Lions Hall May 17, 1:30-3 p.m. Music by Harold Hunt and Friends. There will be 50/50 tickets, tickets on a handcrafted birdhouse, door prizes, and refreshments. Admission is by food bank donation. Info: 902-5827286.
The Scott’s Bay Community Hall flea market will be held May 20, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Table rental is $5 for and eight-foot table. Canteen will be available. Call 902582-7489. A rummage sale will be held at same time in the Seaside Centre.
Canning Library will hold its annual book, plant and bake sale on May 20, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Books, baked goods, flower and vegetable plants, some donated by NSCC Kentville horticulture. There will be barbecued hotdogs and hamburgers, water and pop. Proceeds towards insulation. The date marks the 22nd anniversary of the library. Donations welcome after May 1; plants/seedlings on May 19.