Teach­ing in north­ern Canada helped shape fam­ily val­ues

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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.

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