Nova Scotia ‘Scotiable’ – Ottawa, April 4th

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We share this new release issued by White Point Beach Resort


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Nova Scotia Scotiable 2014

Nova Scotia Scotiable 2014

White Point heads back to Ottawa to host 3rd Annual ‘Scotiable!’

For Nova Scotians living in the Ottawa area, a taste of home is served up a little closer to them annually. Thanks to ‘Scotiable!’, an event entering its 3rd year, created by White Point Beach Resort will be hosted from 5:30pm – 8pm, Friday April 4, 2014 at none other than the Lunenburg Pub in Ottawa.

Now an annual tradition for many Nova Scotians in Ottawa, the event is a cross between a Kitchen Party and a family reunion. Growing from just over 100 guests in its first year to more than 300, based on RSVP’s to date, organizers expect to welcome more Nova Scotians than ever in 2014.

Yvonne of Ottawa RSVPed saying “Looking forward to another great event!  Last year I ran into my cousin that I hadn’t seen in over 10 years! This year, I am meeting him there again.” While Myrtle summed up the sentiment of many, “Count me in again.  See you at the Lunenburg Pub on the 4th.  Had a blast last year.”

Creator of ‘Scotiable!’, White Point’s Marketing Manager, Donna Hatt,  says the event has exceeded expectations year after year. Guests this year, donning ‘bluenoses’, will enjoy sounds from home from the Ottawa-based Ceilidh Trailers, savour cocktails infused with Van Dykes Blueberry Juice, ever popular Keith’s beer along with Nova Scotian munchies, door prizes and the traditional signing of the Nova Scotia flag, a symbolic pledge of allegiance.

Hatt says, the event at its core is a social event, but serves a much greater purpose. “Nova Scotians are proud and enthusiastic folks, even more so when living away from home. ‘Scotiable!’ intentionally incorporates news from home, showcases special events and provides promotional materials that arm our guests with the details they need to be even better, more informed ambassadors for Nova Scotia. Annually we invite them to come home, and send their friends, colleagues and family to visit.”

Word is spread ‘socially’ on Facebook, Twitter and via email for the annual event which takes place the Friday evening before the Ottawa Travel & Leisure Show held on a Saturday and Sunday. Hatt says the evening is hosted by White Point in partnership with the Nova Scotia Tourism Agency, Saltscapes, sponsoring partners like Destination Halifax and Yarmouth & Acadian Shores, and other Nova Scotians in Ottawa participating in the travel show. It’s truly an event for Nova Scotians, by Nova Scotians.

Hatt says there’s room for more inviting Nova Scotia’s to help spread the word to their family and friends in Ottawa, to make plans to reunite at ‘Scotiable!’ 2014. They simply need to RSVP. Details are available at https://www.facebook.com/events/271320482992450/ or simply Google Scotiable.

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Curious about ‘Scotiable!’ 2013? See what happened: Scotiable – 2013

For more information:
Donna Hatt, White Point’s Marketing Manager
902.354.2711 ext 369 OR 902.521.7319
donna@whitepoint.com
www.whitepoint.com

Living with ‘Living Shorelines’ – Workshop – May 5 & 6

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Invitation from White Point Beach Resort to attend:

Living with ‘Living Shorelines’ – Workshop -May 5 & 6, 2014

As you might expect, here at White Point we take pride in our coastline – we’re surrounded by the Atlantic. We celebrate and share it daily with our guests, yet worry about it with every storm, and season change. We know we aren’t the only ones watching, concerned – there are many businesses, municipalities, homeowners and organizations who share our concerns as we observe the impact of a ‘living shoreline’.

We’d learned about and attended an initiative the Ecology Action Centre (EAC) had hosted along the Northumberland Shore. Presentations and hands-on demonstrations offered different approaches and theories around preservation, retention…management and acceptance.

Each shoreline in Nova Scotia is unique, different topography and geology, currents and bodies of water against distinct shorelines. We approached the EAC about collaborating to present something similar, yet specifically spoke to the conditions along the Atlantic Coastline of the South Shore. ‘Living Shorelines’ is the result of those discussions.

We are delighted with the resulting 2 day workshop crafted to bring together local organizations and resources who are doing exceptional work in protection, restoration, research and education along with John Flood or Maryland, USA who has been a leader in coastal management.

On behalf of the coordinating committee, consisting of ECA, Helping Nature Heal and ourselves, we invite you to take a look at the upcoming 2 day workshop consider attending, and please do pass the information along to your colleagues and associates.

For your convenience, Living with Living Shorelines, full program is available online at
http://www.whitepoint.com/blog/2014/03/24/living-shorelines-a-2-day-hands-on-workshop-at-white-point/

On behalf of our team here at White Point, many thanks
Donna

PS – See & hear what’s happening along our ‘living shoreline’ now in Nova Scotia Webcams: http://www.novascotiawebcams.com/south-shore/white-point-beach.html

Have a great day!
Donna Hatt
White Point’s Marketing & Product Development Manager
White Point Beach Resort
Phone: 902-354-2711 ext 369
For reservations 1-800-565-5068

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