First of Canada’s eastern provinces to lead the Vancouver Victory Ceremonies tonight, plus other news of day.
Stand up, Nova Scotia, and take a bow—it’s the Canadian province’s official day at the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver, BC (Feb. 16). To partake, head to Atlantic Canada House at the Arts Club Theatre on Granville Island.
Here, Nova Scotia is joining hands with Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency to spotlight eastern Canada. It’s the perfect place to find out more about Nova Scotia, its rugged beauty, windswept beaches, Celtic culture and music—and food, especially the lobsters. Nova Scotia loves its festivals and hosts some 500 every year.
Take in “Come on In! Songs & Stories from Atlantic Canada,” a performance that celebrates the history, culture, people and landscape of the region through music and story-telling. This thrice-daily entertainment (12:30 pm, 3 pm and 6 pm) on the Revue Stage features singers, songwriters and multi-instrumentalists from each of the four provinces.
Wait—there’s more: three daily meals prepared by up-and-coming chefs from the region; nightly performances by Celtic, traditional, rock, pop, country, jazz and blues artists on the Granville Island Stage; plus a late-night “Atlantic Canada Kitchen Party” for sure-to-be-lively music and dancing at the Backstage Lounge.
There are many educational exhibits, an Atlantic Canada Innovation Zone, tourism info kiosks and onsite contests. The house is open daily until Feb. 28 from 11 am to 2 am.
For more on Nova Scotia, see Nova Scotia’s official tourism website.
Visit other Canadian provincial/territorial houses and pavilions in Vancouver, BC, during the 2010 Winter Games: Maison du Québec, Alberta House, British Columbia Canada Pavilion, Canada’s Northern House, Saskatchewan Pavilion, CentrePlace Manitoba and Ontario House.