Fun, Food and Culture

Learning and relationship building happen best in an engaging setting which includes fun, great food and festivities. Here are some exciting highlights…

Garden Luminata
Wander through the beautiful Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens and woodland trails by lantern light to experience Maritime cultures, arts and nature. Listen to Mi’kmaq stories, share in a song circle around the fire, play some Acadian spoons, try some contra dancing, or listen to the spring peepers and search for night crawlers. We are inviting participants to contribute and share your best stories, poems, songs and/or spoken word as well, to make it a truly participatory experience.

Local, Seasonal and Sustainable Food 

Acadia University is set in the middle of the premier, small agriculture region in Atlantic Canada and we will be sourcing our foods from local and sustainable producers who we know, and some of whom you will meet. The menu has been planned 9 months ahead to insure the best local things will be available in sufficient quantities in mid-May. Acadia students will be growing some of the fresh organic greens in March and April as part of a course in Community Food Systems. All coffee and tea will be fair trade and sourced from Just Us Coffee Roasters, the first fair trade roastery in Canada, located within minutes of Acadia.

3631Farmer’s Market Dinner and Community Exploration
The Wolfville Farmer’s market vendors host us for a market style supper featuring scrumptious local and sustainable food. Along the way we will experience and appreciate how the market has become the social and community heart of Wolfville and the surrounding agricultural region. Maritime music  at the dinner will be provided by Donna and Andy, whose musical excellence has been recognized with a Juno nomination and multiple ECMA awards.

EECOM conferences are known for fabulous campfire singing and we will add in some great dancing to make it special.