Amanda Swinimer – It’s All Relative

Occupation:Wild Seaweed Harvester…owner/operator of Dakini Tidal Wilds

Place of Birth:Orillia Ontario (home of Gordon Lightfoot!)

Currently Resides: Shirley, Vancouver Island, B.C.

What are your family ties to Nova Scotia?   
My Dad’s ancestors landed in Lunenburg via ship in 1751 and have remained in the area ever since!!

Where’s your favourite place in Nova Scotia to grab a coffee?

The Kiwi Café in Chester

Where’s your favourite place in Nova Scotia to grab a pint?

The Split Crow in Old Halifax

Where in Nova Scotia would we stand to see your favourite view?

The shores of Gold River & the rocks of Peggy’s Cove.

Name 3 things we’ve gotta do when we visit Nova Scotia

1. Go to Peggy’s Cove, especially just after a big storm
2. Visit beautiful and historic Lunenburg (especially when Bluenose II is at the dock)
Go see an Irish band in a historic dive in Halifax!
3. Stop by Aunt Rae’s for some fudge and a round of guts.

What makes Nova Scotia such a special place on earth for you?

The people (the most hospitable people on Earth) and the richness of the maritime culture.

SABS Notes for Class:

In addition to having family ties to the province of Nova Scotia – Amanda has her Bachelor of Science degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS with an advanced major in Marine Biology. Cool!

SABS Note for Cousin:  

Amanda’s my cousin and in addition to being an incredible entrepreneur, she’s a talented musician, a great Mom and a fantastic spirit!!! sb

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  1. Mandy has been keeping our family healthy for many years. Way to go Dakini Tidal Wilds!

    Comment by Dan Swinimer — November 8, 2010 @ 12:56 pm

  2. thanks for the shout out...Kiwi Cafe!

    Comment by Lynda — November 8, 2010 @ 2:45 pm

  3. SEAWEED IS THE GREATEST!!! and yours is the best!

    Comment by Bill — November 8, 2010 @ 3:31 pm

  4. Hey Mans - I agree - Nova Scotians are the greatest people on earth! The best times of our lives were spent in Gold River and I love taking all of our kids there now for a whole new generation of fudge, guts and fun! Love you sis - Jen xo

    Comment by Jennifer Swinimer Silvester — March 21, 2011 @ 1:49 am

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