Place of Birth: Ottawa, ON
Currently Resides: Kingsburg, NS
Where’s your favourite place in Nova Scotia to grab a coffee?
Two if by Sea, downtown Dartmouth. Steve-o’s on Brunswick comes in a close second but the croissants at TIBS are irresistible. I mean really, where else do your pastries come pre-buttered?
Where’s your favourite place in Nova Scotia to grab a pint?
Salt Shaker Deli, Lunenburg, NS. This place has a bit of a brunch reputation but if you walk through the Deli out onto the sunny waterfront deck, you’ll see otherwise.
Where’s your favourite place to shop in Nova Scotia?
The Halifax farmer’s market.
What's the one meal you miss the most when you're away from Nova Scotia?
Lobster is hands down the most missed but I love a nice brunch from the Lahave Bakery, on the South side of the Lahave River ferry.
Where in Nova Scotia would we stand to see your favourite view?
Happy to say my favourite view is in my very rural hometown, Kingsburg. Follow the signs to Hirtle’s beach and the view in any direction is great.
Name 3 things we’ve gotta do when we visit Nova Scotia:
1. Drive the scenic route around the coast of the province. Make sure you pop into Carter’s beach on the South eastern shore. You’ll find some really beautiful turquoise water and private little white sand coves.
2. Explore all three levels of the Lahave Bakery building: bread, art and skateboarding.
3. Go for a sail.
What makes Nova Scotia such a special place on earth for you?
For me, its a place to relax with friends and family. Kingsburg is a retreat where I can recharge and enjoy life at sea level, away from the snow and the mountains. I love being able to call Nova Scotia home and with each departure I look forward to my next visit home.
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SABS Note of Noteworthiness
Alex in in Pursuit of her dreams... and is in the midst of an on-line campaign to make them a reality!
"Ready to kick off her fourth year on the Canadian Halfpipe team, Alex is funded as a senior carded athlete. But that funding just doesn’t cut it. Her situation is a bit different than a lot of other Canadian athletes; her National Sport Organization has lost its budget. Costs related to travel, coaching, and access to facilities, typically covered by the NSO, are now up to Alex. And with the 2014 Russia Olympics just 18 months away, each day is a critical training day."
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