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Proposed Arts Council for Victoria County.

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Between the Highlands and the Sea Arts Council

“Supporting the applied and fine arts community in Victoria County

   Within Nova Scotia, most Counties have an arts organization that support and promote the arts community. A brief “on line” search  brings up the names – Hants County Arts Council, Shelburne County Arts Council, Queens Arts Council and many others. The County of Inverness have the Inverness County for the Centre for the Arts and in Chetcamp, the les Conseil Des Arts de Cheticamp.

Numerous artists and craftspeople in Victoria County earn a living (or supplement their income) by producing items for the Applied Arts (think quilts, cutting boards, pottery) and Fine Arts (think painting, photographs, sculpture) markets. This Applied /Fine Arts community has fostered numerous businesses within the County and is a significant economic driver. The practitioners within this community are attracted to Victoria County by the beauty of the area, relative low prices for land / accommodations, the sense of community and the active tourism sector (to sell their product).  These businesses are often single proprietor or a small incorporated business.

There is a significant opportunity to increase the economic impact of the industry to the County and improve the viability of the individual businesses.

Victoria County does not have an all-embracing group or organization to promote the Applied / Fine Arts industry to governments, potential customers, and the younger generation. It is proposed that “Between the Highlands and the Sea Arts Council ” be established to fill this role.

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Overview of Between the Highlands and the Sea Arts Council

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Objectives of Council

1)  Promote the people, vision and products of the Applied /Fine Arts Community in Victoria County.

2)  Assist the Applied / Fine Arts community to get the attention and support of Municipal, Provincial and Federal Governments.

3)  Encourage the Applied /Fine Arts community to work together to support, expand and profit from improved communication.

Membership and Structure of Council

Membership will be open to all those who support the objectives of Council. The group will become a Society under regulations/requirements of the Province of Nova Scotia. The Board will consist of 8 directors taking into consideration regional representation and experience.

Proposed Activities of Council

Activities of the Council might include the following;

  1. a) Research and apply for government programs that might assist in furthering the objectives of the Council.
  2. b) Promote the work and people involved in the Applied / Fine Arts community in Victoria County.
  3. c) Support businesses in the Applied / Fine Arts community by engaging in their programs and works.
  4. d) Participate in whatever other activities, programs and policies that may be undertaken within the Victoria County Arts community.

See link below to Facebook page:

Link to: ‘Between the Highlands and the Sea Arts Council

See link below to Survey on proposed Arts Council:

Link to: Survey for Feedback on proposed Arts Council

 

 

Lots of Winter Hiking – See VC Naturally Active site.

 

Saturday, February 24, 2018

MacLean Road Guided Snowshoe Hike

1:00 pm

2.5 kms

Local Guide Mary Ivey

Hunter’s Mountain- at the end of the MacLean Rd. Take TCH west from Baddeck.

Turn right at the red barn onto the Cabot Trail. Follow this road almost to the top of Hunter’s Mountain. Watch for MacLean Rd on your left (Roughly 5 kms on the left from the red barn). Turn left onto MacLean Rd-you’ll see a blue cape cod house on your left.

Drive to the end and park to the side (If you get to the Highland Rd you’ve gone a bit too far; turn around and watch for MacLean Rd on your right). There will be some lovely views! Guided Hike is part of the Hike NS Guided Snowshoe Hiking Series 2018, 2nd Annual Hello Winter Baddeck 2018, 7th Annual Hike Victoria Snowshoe Fest and 7th Annual Victoria County Winter ActiveFest 2018 Naturally Active for Life Victoria County in Partnership with Hike NS and Hike Victoria. Naturally Active for Life – Victoria County naturallyactiveforlife@countyvictoria.ns.ca<mailto:naturallyactiveforlife@countyvictoria.ns.ca>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meeting on Sat. Feb 24th at Big Spruce Brewery.

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PRESS RELEASE

For Release January 26, 2018

FarmWorks Investment Co-operative Limited

FarmWorks Seventh Offer Shares Available – Invest in Nova Scotia

FarmWorks Shareholders’ investments are supporting food-related businesses that improve economic and social outcomes across the Province. To date 351 shareholders have invested $1,874,600 and in less than six years 78 businesses across NS have received loans and mentoring and promotion of their businesses by FarmWorks. Funds from the Seventh Offer will be loaned to current and new applicants who meet FarmWorks criteria for sustainable, profitable businesses in Nova Scotia.   

FarmWorks Investment Co-operative Limited has opened the Seventh Offer of Shares in a Community Economic Development Investment Fund (CEDIF) to raise additional capital for loans to qualifying food-related enterprises. These businesses create jobs on farms and throughout the food system, stimulate the economy, increase food sufficiency and provide benefits for all Nova Scotians. Loans are repaid and the capital is loaned to new applicants.

From February 1st to February 28th, 2018, FarmWorks will be hosting Information Sessions across the Province for potential investors, and for food producers interested in applying for FarmWorks loans.

FarmWorks Share Offers, which require a Certificate of Registration under the Nova Scotia Equity Tax Credit Legislation and non-objection by the Nova Scotia Securities Commission, enable investors who meet the criteria set out in the Legislation to purchase shares in FarmWorks CEDIF and receive a personal 35% non-refundable Nova Scotia Equity Tax Credit. Investors may be eligible for further Tax Credits of 20% and 10% at the 5 and 10-year investment anniversaries if the CEDIF meets Nova Scotia Securities Commission conditions.

This Offer of shares (each $100) will be open until March 30th, 2018. Purchases before February 28th are eligible for the 2017 tax year and after February 28th for the 2018 tax year. Investments may be eligible for RRSP tax deferral when invested in FarmWorks through the Canadian Workers Cooperative Federation.

The Directors of FarmWorks and Advisors contribute knowledge of agriculture and food production, economic development, education, health, and business finance and funding to the Board and to Clients.

THIS CEDIF OFFERING MAY BE A HIGH-RISK INVESTMENT. THIS OFFERING IS MADE THROUGH AN OFFERING DOCUMENT, WHICH CAN BE OBTAINED FROM AN AUTHORIZED SALES AGENT, Linda Best, 902-542-3442lbest@ns.sympatico.ca. THIS OFFERING CONSTITUTES AN EXEMPT OFFERING OF THESE SECURITIES ONLY IN NOVA SCOTIA BY AUTHORIZED SALES AGENTS. INVESTORS SHOULD READ THE OFFERING DOCUMENT BEFORE MAKING AN INVESTMENT DECISION. This press release has been authorized by Andrew Meade, Chair and Linda Best, Director of FarmWorks Investment Co-operative Limited.

For more information about the offer and this press release contact:

Linda Best
FarmWorks Investment Co-operative Limited

70 Eden Row, Greenwich, NS, B4P 2R2

Phone: 902-542-3442 or 902-670-3660

lbest@ns.sympatico.ca

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

A peek into the quality of life enjoyed by Baddeck and area…beautiful landscapes and quality people.