Kingsport Gala Days 2016

Gala Days 2016

Test of Time Band

The Gala Day Committee and the Kingsport Community Association wish to thank all of the Businesses, Organizations and Volunteers that helped make Gala Days such a success this year.

Major Donors:

Municipality of Kings County

Business Donors:

Absolutely Fabulous Bed, Bath & Home Kentville Toyota
Acadia University Athletics Ken-Wo Golf Club
Adeline/Fat Cats Kingsport Osteopathic Clinic
Blomidon Winery Landing Spa
Boston Pizza Longspell Farm
Boy Scouts of Canada Maple Leaf Home Hardware Building Centre
Calvin Rogers Electrical Ltd. Maxwell’s Quality Footwear
Canadian Tire Milne Court Petro Canada
Canning Auto Service North’s Auto Body
Canning District & Recreation Oakview Farm and Greenhouse
Canning Value Foods Ocean Zn & Decor
Cllinic Pharmacy (2002) Ltd. Oulton Fuels Ltd.
Cluff’s Electric Ltd. Parkers Satellite and Tech Shop
Coffill’s Auto Repair Petro Canada – New Minas
Coles Book Store Pharmasave – Coldbrook
Cross Country TV Ltd. Pharmasave – Wolfville/Canning
D&M Ultramar Service Centre Planter’s Ridge Winery
Dairy Queen Port Pub
deGraaf’s Kwik-Way & Café Port Williams Feeds ‘N Needs
Dr. Rob MacGregor Porter’s Custom Trophy & Engraving
Ederkins Farm Market and Bakery Rewards Dept Store Coldbrook
EOS Fine Foods Ltd. Sobeys
Escape Esthetics by Renee Sport Chek
Gerry’s Nursery Summit Hyundai
Giant Tiger Superstore
Golden Touch Hair Design The Odd Bookstore
Great Valley Juice Tin Pan Alley
Hennigar’s Tiszta Viz Spa
Herbin Jewellers Vail’s Laundry
JD Seaman MD Services Inc. Valley Credit Union
John Lohr, MLA Kings North Valley Volkswagon
Jordan’s VanOostrum Farm Equipment
Julie Skaling Physio Village of Canning
Kentville Nissan West Nova Fuels
White Family Funeral Home

We would also like to thank residents who made a financial contribution to Gala Days.

Every effort has been made to recognize the numerous donations made to

Kingsport Gala Days. We appreciate your support.

Visit the Gala Days Photo Album 2016

Additional pictures can be found on Facebook.

 Gala Days Events that took place in 2016



Yard Sales:  8 am

Tides In Canteen open: 11am-9:50 pm

50/50 Tickets on sale all day – See our roving Ticket Sellers for your chance to win!

Parade  1:30 pm Back by Popular Demand!

Parade route: Begins on Church Street –  Longspell Road – Water Street -Pier Road – and back to Church Street. Bring sunscreen and lawn chairs.

  • Valley Princesses
  • Antique Tractors
  • Classic Cars
  • Marching bands
  • Shiners
  • Canning Legion Color Party
  • Biker club – Retired members of the Military
  • New Entries Welcome

Paint the Town – The Kingsport Painting Society invites everyone to come out and “Paint the Town” on Saturday June 25th from 10-12 am. We will meet at the Wharf at 10 am and go from there.  Paintings will be put on display for all to enjoy at the Lloyd Centre in the afternoon. Please bring your own art supplies and a chair as we will paint outdoors. If it is raining, we will meet on the porch of the Kingsport Osteopathic Clinic. Everyone is welcome. No experience necessary!

  • Members of the Kingsport Painting Society will paint in the community
  • Gala Day participants are welcome to watch the artists as they paint
  • Paintings will be on display at the Lloyd Memorial Centre later in the afternoon

Fireworks – Saturday  10 pm (Rain Date – Sunday 10 pm)



Coffee and Muffins: 9 – Noon  – Free will offering

Bake Sale: 9:30 – Noon

Displays  10 am – 1 pm

  • Historic Train Display – Paul Bushnell
  • Model of Kingsport  in the 1800’s – Paul Bushnell
  •  Train Display – Dan Conlin, Curator at Pier 21
  • Sun Porch Pottery Demonstration and Exhibit-Jane Harrington
  • Annapolis Valley Decorative Artists Quilt display and ticket sale
  • Antique toy display – Marion  Woolaver
  • Aboriginal and Craft Exhibit – Bobbi Labrador

Tractor Display

  • Frank Woolaver  will have their antique tractors on display outside the Lloyd Centre for all to view.

BBQ Chicken Dinner: 4:30 pm   $12 per Dinner

Enjoy a half-chicken dinner with potato salad, coleslaw, and dinner roll.

 Chicken BBQ Tickets available 10 am – 1 pm , Park Canteen 1 – 4:30, and at the Door.



Race Against the Tide – 3km & 5km Beach Runs:  9:30 Start

  • Registration 8:15 at the Wharf
  • $5 Registration Fee

Yoga on the Lawn with Melanie Amos:  11 am

  • Location – The  Eaton property at the beach end of Pleasant Street
  • Participants Welcome
  • Kingsport Fitness and Wellness Society – follow them on Facebook

Emmanuel United Church Luncheon: 12 Noon

  • Chowder and Strawberry Short Cake Luncheon sponsored by the  Emmanuel United Church and the St. Thomas Anglican Church.

Park Canteen Noon – 3pm

  • Hot dogs
  • Chili dogs
  • Pop
  • Chips

Bingo in the Park Pavilion: 1 pm – 5 pm

  •  50+ prizes donated by local businesses and residents
  • Bingo Cards – 3 cards per sheet: 1 Sheet 50 Cents/4 Sheets $2/10 Sheets $5

Classic Car Display :  2 pm-5 pm

  • Located on the MacDonald property – Water Street
  • Participating Car owners  –  win a $50 gas card!

SPCA Booth:  2 pm – 5 pm

  • Information
  • Animals to meet!

Children’s Games: 2 pm -5 pm

  • Games are Free!
  • Prizes

Washer Toss Tournament: 2 pm  – 5 pm

  • Teams of 2
  • $5 per person to play
  • Any age any combination

Kings County Concert Band Under the Big Tent –  2 pm -3 pm

  • Location – The Anderson property adjacent to the United Church
  • Bring your lawn chair

Tai Chi demonstration: 3:00 pm

  • Steve Miller and his group will perform a  Tai Chi demonstration. All are welcome to watch.

Evening Music at the Wharf with The Test of Time

Saturday 7:30 - 9:50 pm

Saturday 7:30 – 9:50 pm




Ecumenical Church Service –  9:30 am

  • Emmanuel United & St. Thomas Anglican Church
  • All are welcome
Soccer-Golf on the Beach!    11 am – Meet at the walkway to the beach!
  • Contestants will play a 9 Hole game of soccer-golf on the Kingsport Beach (east side) where a soccer ball is kicked  and each kick is counted until the player ‘hits’ the target. Each of the Nine holes is a Par 3!
  • The lowest 9 Hole score will win a prize! Games are free! Score cards and Ball are included.

Sandcastle Competition 10-12 am – Meet at the beach by the wharf.

Sandcastle Competition sponsored by  Kingsport Osteopathy Clinic.  Enjoy another new event! The first annual Sandcastle Building Competition. Come and join the fun!

  • Get a team together and come out to play in the sand.
  • Lemonade on hand and prizes to be won!
  • Admission Free!

Family Scavenger Hunt: 1 pm

  • Meet at the Wharf
  • Bring a camera
  • Admission Free!

Canoe/Kayak Event 3 pm – 5 pm

  • Meet at the Wharf at 3 pm
  • Bring your own boat
  • Admission Free!