Monthly Archives: March 2016

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Come by Choice

We often hear stories of out-migration from Nova Scotia. Here are stories of people who have chosen to come and live in Nova Scotia.

Learn the stories of John Graham-Pole, Kulbir Singh, Carol Rivoire, Joe Van Heerden and Thomas Steinhart who have “come by choice” to Nova Scotia.

All of these individuals are living in small communities in Nova Scotia.  They see opportunities in our natural resources, the land,space, location and people. They have come by choice, and they bring new skills, talents, experiences and ideas and a fresh eye to what we have here. They often see potential in resources that we take for granted.

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Come by Choice Saltscapes March April 2016

 

Antigonish Small Town Big Heart

Antigonish: Small town, big heart

This was a fun article to write.  Antigonish is my home town and I am a graduate of StFX University.

“Every September, the small town of Antigonish (population 5,195) doubles in size with the arrival of the students excited to start their new year at St. Francis Xavier University. Well known for its campus spirit, its strong international reputation, top ratings by students
in Maclean’s university rankings, and, of course, the X-ring, StFX easily attracts students and faculty from all over the world.”

  • The XPerience
  • International Connections
  • Small Town Charm
  • Arts and Culture
  • Economic Impact

This is one of a series of articles in Saltscapes Magazine on “Our University Towns” in the March/April 2016 issue.

See the attached PDF of the article
Antigonish Small Town Big Heart PDF

article photos Coady, People's Place, GoArts, Antigonish Sidewalk Fair

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Arts educator Nancy Turniawan uses nature to create her art. She has shared her artistic process with us in creating her spells!
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INDIGENOUS YOUTH OPPORTUNITY!
Youth and mentors needed.

Creative Native is going to look a little bit different this year...
Youth will be paired with Indigenous mentors working in the industry to learn skills of their preferred creative field.

Creative teams will produce a response video inspired by a Buffy Sainte-Marie song and will be featured in a final compilation video.

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With the overwhelming response from everyone with places to fly from in Antigonish, we’re happy to announce that we have secured a take off location thanks to all of you. 😍

Our first Antigonish tours will take place on Wednesday Sept. 23rd and Thursday Sept. 24th from 10:00 am to 6:15 pm.

All tours will be booked on a first come, first serve basis. So please contact our office at (902)625-2206 or email us at tours@celticairservices.com to reserve your tour today!

Our 10 Minute Helicopter Tour is going to change your perspective of how you’ve always seen Antigonish leaving you with a whole new appreciation for your beautiful town. See your hometown like never before! - $90.00 plus tax per person

Our 20 Minute Helicopter Tour will take you out into the county after showing you the town, this 24 Nautical mile tour is going to give you a chance to get a birds eye view of areas like Chez Deslauriers, Pomquet, Southside Harbour and more - $165.00 plus tax per person.

Our 30 Minute Helicopter Tour gives us the opportunity to really explore the area, on this tour we can take you as far as Arisaig or out to Cape George to take in some of the most scenic coastline in the Province. See the islands, rolling hills, beautiful harbours, and magnificent lighthouses for this unforgettable experience!– $265.00 plus tax per person.

If you have a specific location that you're looking to see from the air, please send an email to us at tours@celticairservices.com so we can put together the tour that your looking for!

** Please note **

All of our helicopter tours require a 2 seat minimum purchase and can accommodate a maximum of three people per tour.

Our helicopter tours do have weight restrictions – Individual passengers can’t exceed 300lbs and the combined weight of all participating passengers on each tour must be under 550lbs. We have a certified scale on-site.

The take off location for these tours will be just off Highway 104, on Beech Hill Rd. (Across the Highway from the Shell Gas Station/ Tim Hortons)

We ask that all customer’s participating in the tours be onsite a minimum of 15 minutes before their scheduled flight time for a safety briefing before boarding the helicopter. Also please note that tour booking times are approximate as our schedule can fluctuate due to winds, weather conditions, and how many Snickers bars the pilot needs!

Everyone participating on a helicopter tour will be legally required to wear a mask in the helicopter and hand sanitizer will be available onsite.

At this time, we will not have any washroom facilities available from our take off location, we apologize for any inconveniences that this may cause.

Payments for the tours can be made onsite or by calling our office at (902)625-2206 between the hours of 8am-6pm (7 days a week). Payments can be made in cash, debit and all major credit cards onsite and by credit card over the phone through the office.

🚁We can’t wait to see all of you! 🚁
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