Fall 2017 After School Programs Announced!

The Town of Wolfville is pleased to offer its popular After School Programs again this year!

Click Here to check out our lineup of classes for this fall.

Wolfville's In-Focus Community e-Newsletter

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Were you aware that you could automatically receive Wolfville’s “In-Focus Community e-Newsletter” every 4 weeks.  The e-Newsletter is packed full of information that relates to activities in Wolfville.Simply register by going to the Town’s Webpage (www.wolfvile.ca) and clicking on “SUBSCRIBE

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You can be selective in the type of information that you would like to receive or receive all Town of Wolfville News – simply go to the drop down menu selectionSubscribe Page for “What type of information would you like to receive” and select your preference.

After consenting to receiving electronic communications from the Town of Wolfville, simply click on “Subscribe to list” – that’s all there is to it!You will automatically receive Wolfville’s In-Focus Community e-Newsletter every 4 weeks. 

The next edition will be published on Thursday, August 24, 2017.

Let us know what would be of interest to you in the e-Newsletter by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to let us know what would interest you.

Thank you.

New Skate Park - Now Open!

The Town of Wolfville is proud to present its NEW Skate Park!

Our Parks crew worked with the Canadian Ramp Company to install these brand new, all steel skate park components for our residents to enjoy.

 

Harvest Moon Trailway Opening Postponed

The Annapolis Valley Trails Coalition apologizes - because of circumstances beyond our control, we are delaying the official opening in Wolfville of the Harvest Moon Trailway scheduled for Saturday, August 19th @ 10 am until a later date.  

As with all construction projects, things never go as planned, weather and events impact the completion date timelines. In this case, the reason for the delay is to allow for the completion of the final surfacing of the Wolfville to Grand Pre portion of the Harvest Moon Trailway.  

A date for the Grand Opening in Wolfville will be set once the trail is close to completion.

2017 Water Main Flushing Schedule

Notice of Water Main Flushing

August 14-31, 2017

The Town of Wolfville wishes to inform residents that flushing of water mains is scheduled this to start this year on  Monday, August 14th, 2017 . This process is necessary maintenance of the water distribution system throughout the Town.

Included with this notice is a proposed schedule of areas we will be working in each day. The schedule can be affected by weather or other operational issues and therefore is subject to change.

Surrounding areas could also be effected, outside of the scheduled areas.

Full schedule download: 2017 Water Main Flushing Schedule

During flushing, residents may experience discoloured water or low water pressure. If you experience discoloured water, simply flush your system by running the cold water for several minutes. This will help eliminate any dirt and/or air that may have gotten into the system during the flushing process. It is best to flush through a tap without a strainer such as a bath tub or outside hose bib.

If you have any questions or concerns related to the interruption, please contact the Wolfville Public Works Department at 542-2382 or the Water Department at 542-3676. The Town of Wolfville apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.

Employment Opportunity: Crossing Guard

Wolfville is seeking a Crossing Guard for the 2017-2018 school season.

The sucessful candiate with be responsible for safely escorting school children, parents and school staff across the street at designated crosswalks.

Hours of work are primarily Monday to Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. (15 hour work week).

Applications will be accepted up until Monday, August 28, 2017 at 4:30pm and maybe submitted by mail, in person or by email to:

Address: 359 Main Street. Wolfville, NS B4P 1A1

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Subject line: Town of Wolfville Crossing Guard

A full job description is available upon request from: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

RFP - Engineering Services 2017-2020

TOWN OF WOLFVILLE

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

WOL020-2017 ENGINEERING SERVICES 2017-2020 

The Town of Wolfville is seeking proposals for the provision of Engineering Services to the Municipality for the 2017- 2020 fiscal years. 

RFP packages are available by emailing Karen Outerleys, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Quotations will be received at Town Hall until 4:00 pm, Thursday, September 7, 2017.

All Quotations must be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked “RFP-WOL020-2017 Engineering Services 2017-2020,” Attn: Kevin Kerr, Director of Public Works. 

Tenders will be opened publicly at this time. 

The Town of Wolfville reserves the right to reject any or all quotations, not necessarily accept the lowest, and to consider any quotation, in whole or in part, it considers to be in its best interest.  The Town of Wolfville also reserves the right to waive formality, informality, or technicality in any quotation.  

Wolfville Farmers' Market 2 Go!

Wolfville Farmers' Market has started a new initiative called WFM2Go to grow more local by providing you greater access. 

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WFM2Go is an online version of the Wolfville Farmers' Market where you can choose exactly what you want to order from over 150 products and over 15 vendors. On Wednesdays, between 4-6pm, you can pick up your weekly order as one deliciously convenient package from the Market (also in Canning and Berwick).   

Of course we'd still love to see you at the Saturday Market (8:30am-1pm) with over 60 vendors, but we recognize that not everyone can make it and we wanted to be more avvailable as we work to grow more local. When you collect your WFM2Go order on Wednesday, you can also join us for live music, our community vibe and a Market Supper (4-7pm).

Wolfville's Emergency Volunteer Group

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Public Awareness and Support are Critical elements in Emergency Planning.  

The most immediate help after a disaster is from people nearby when the event occurs.  That means it is your work colleagues, neighbours, friends, family and members of the community who are the ones who will be giving or needing help.

Are you interested in helping your community and playing a critical role during major events, emergencies and disasters?  Join the Town of Wolfville’s Emergency Volunteer Group and show you care for our Town and region.  

As a volunteer, you will

  • Work with the public
  • Prepare for and respond to emergencies
  • Provide leadership
  • Provide essential services at a Comfort/Reception Centre during an emergency or disaster

Qualifications:

The Wolfville Emergency Volunteer Group welcomes your application if you:

  • Live or work in the Town of Wolfville
  • Are over 18 years of age
  • Speak English fluently
  • Have good communication skills
  • Enjoy helping people
  • Work well in a team environment
  • Are in good health

Commitment:

  • At the time of a real event, you would make the decision to assist or not to assist, and decide the amount of time that you could give.

Training Opportunity:

  • The Incident Command System (ICS)-Level 100 training will be provided for all volunteers (free online training)

Benefits of Volunteering:

  • Ability to help your family, neighbours, workmates and community in an emergency
  • Learn new skills
  • Enjoy new challenges
  • Meet new people in your community and across town
  • Help prepare a resilient community that’s ready for an emergency

Becoming a Volunteer:

If you have any questions, or wish to become an Emergency Volunteer, please provide the following information to the Town of Wolfville’s Emergency Management Coordinator (EMC) – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Email Subject:  Wolfville's Emergency Volunteer Group

  • First Name – Last Name
  • Contact Information (Address / Telephone (Primary Number) / Email)

Note:  All personal information will be retained by the EMC and not distributed to other organizations

You will be contacted if your help is needed.  This will depend on: the needs of affected areas (which may take time to assess); volunteer availability, location and skills required. We encourage you, if safe, to help your family, friends, neighbours, and groups you are already connected with.  

Thank you for your interest in volunteering to help the Town of Wolfville’s emergency response and recovery efforts

Call for Volunteers - Committees of Council

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Do you want to play a role in the Town of Wolfville’s Future?

Become a member of one of Wolfville’s Committees of Council.GetInvolved

What is your area of interest?  

The Town of Wolfville has a number of different standing Committees of Council with positions opening up at the end of 2017/early 2018:  

The Town of Wolfville’s Committees of Council help shape the future of our community. Consider getting involved in civic life by volunteering for a Committee.

These Committees make recommendations to Town Council and when Town Council meets, they consider these recommendations to help with their decision-making.  Serving on a Town of Wolfville Committee of Council is one of the ways you can get involved and make a difference in our community. 

There are two very rewarding parts to belonging to a Committee of Council.  On a personal level, you can learn so much about the Town and its workings and, secondly, you have a voice and potentially make a positive impact on our community.   

Committee Application Form

Deadline for submissions:  Friday, November 24, 2017

Submit to Town Clerk:

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Call for Volunteers - Western Regional Housing Authority

Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity to make a difference in Wolfville?  This is a Great Opportunity to be involved!

Why not think about serving as a member of the following Committee:

  • Western Regional Housing Authority (One appointment)
    • Purpose:  To oversee the management of public housing with respect to Applicant/Tenant matters in accordance with practice and procedures established by the Minister
    • Functions:
      • To review where appropriate,
      • approve applications of applicants
      • to respond to tenant-related matters
      • approve tenant transfer
      • Issue notice to Quit, and
      • Act in an advisory capacity to the Department on issues relating to public housing policy both of a local and provincial in nature
    • Skills Required - demonstrate the ability to be impartial, fair, objective and courteous when dealing with applicants and tenant-related issues
    • Term of Appointment - no limitation on the term of appointment is set out in the Act; however, pursuant to Departmental Policy, board members must 'sit out' a term after having served two consecurtive three-year terms
    • Anticipated Time Commitments - Full Board meets annually.  Standing Committees in Middleton/New Minas and Bridgewater meet every two months

Get involved

If you have any questions, please call (902-542-9678) or email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) the Town Clerk

Free Wolfville Walking Tours!

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Laura Roy at Waterfront Park tonight!

Wolfville's Canada 150 Summer Music Series - Picnic in the Park

Laura Roy will be playing at Waterfront Park from 6:30-8:30pm at the Gazebo.  

Brought to you by the Town of Wolfville, the Deep Roots Music Cooperative and the Government of Canada.

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