AVCC eNews: June 2, 2022

Physicians Community Navigator News

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for our Physician Community Navigator, Breanna Hall.

The past two weeks were Rural weeks, where weekly events were organized by Nova Scotia Health, Doctors Nova Scotia, and Physician Community Navigators. This year some of the activities were a walk at Miners Marsh, exploring the protected bird sanctuary, and a pizza/games night at the new Annapolis Valley family medicine training facility in Kentville. The purpose of Rural Week is for first-year Dalhousie University Medicine students to visit rural communities across the province to see firsthand what practicing rural medicine is all about. This year 26 Med students attended Rural week 1, May 16-20th, and week 2, May 24 – 27th. Breanna had a lovely time and enjoyed meeting the students, chatting about their interests outside of medicine – the Annapolis Valley had everything they were looking for!

We would like to thank Boston Pizza, Doctors Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia Health, and Stacy De’Vries at Royal Lepage for sponsoring Rural Week 2022!

In addition to Rural Week –

Q2 Family Physician Appreciation Check-In and road trip took place. Doctors Nova Scotia Representatives Jen Girard and Noelle Moulaison and Annapolis Valley Medical Learner & Physician Advisor Amanda Smith, joined Physician Community Navigator Breanna Hall as she traveled throughout the Annapolis Valley visiting family medicine practices and clinics during the PCN Q2 Physician Appreciation road trip. They talked with physicians and staff shared support and resources, showing appreciation with local coffee and cupcakes by Buttercream Bliss.

Thank you to Doctors Nova Scotia for supplying the delicious coffee!

Valley Business Hub: Open House

May 25th was the Valley Business Hub’s open house!

We had a fantastic time celebrating all three organizations, The Valley Regional Enterprise Network, Annapolis Valley Chamber of Commerce, and CBDC Hants-Kings joining forces in one co-space. The opportunities for collaboration and support for local businesses are just beginning and we can’t wait to see our local business community utilize the new shared space.

In case you missed it, we had a variety of lovely snacks from various businesses across the region, representatives spoke about each organization, followed by a ribbon-cutting ceremony, finishing up with a networking portion.

The Valley Business Hub also announced they have a rentable workspace. You can rent one of the five working pods, the boardroom, or both. We can’t wait to have you in the new space!

Follow along and be a part of our journey continuing to develop the Valley Business Hub by following our social media, linked below.

2022 Annapolis Valley Business Awards

We’re one week away from the 2022 Annapolis Valley Business Awards! We would like to congratulate all of the nominees, your recognition is well deserved based on what you’ve accomplished so far, and will continue to achieve.

We’re so excited to be able to finally return to in-person events and the awards will take place on June 9th at the Acadia University Campus.

Unfortunately, tickets are sold out, but you will be able to watch the event and celebrate the nominees at home, as it will be live-streamed to our AVCC YouTube channel. Stay tuned for a link.

Be sure to follow us on social media as we’ve been announcing nominees daily. The support we’re seeing for our local business community continues to be inspiring. Click here for the full list of 2022 nominees. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone that is able to attend and can’t wait to see how others celebrate some of their favorite local businesses.

Employment Opportunity, Equilibrium Engineering – Office Administration

JOB DESCRIPTION JOB TITLE: Office Administration

REPORTS TO: Josh Finch

LOCATION: Kentville, Nova Scotia (Flexible Work from Home Policy)

EQUILIBRIUM ENGINEERING (equilibrium-engineering.ca) Equilibrium Engineering is a multidisciplinary engineering firm that specializes in the audit and design of energy-efficient buildings and their associated electrical/mechanical systems. Operating both nationally and internationally, our experienced team of engineers and technicians is focused on changing the way society views and consumes resources. Through incremental analysis, Equilibrium provides our clients with the facts needed to make tough investment

We want to share upcoming events with our chamber members. If you have an event you would like the chamber membership to attend contact us and we will share it in our enews and community calendar.


Be sure to follow the valley business hub on facebook and instagram to get all the updates and learn about upcoming opportunities in the space! Facebook & instagram

We’re offering Project Management, beginning Thursday June 16th, 1 - 5 pm.

Improve assigning resources to project tasks, work breakdown structure, how to manage and determine the scope of a project to set achievable goals, and more.