Welcome to the very first edition of your Local. In this and coming issues our mission Is to highlight what it means to live, work, and play in Atlantic Canada. As Atlantic Canadians we work hard and play even harder and we want to show it off to help our neighbours discover what is right around the corner, and give credit where credit is due to those who are making our little piece of paradise just a bit better. We know we live in a special place and that we have truly gifted people all around us.
In this issue we showcase some of them and their talents, and have a look around the region at these incredible folks who are stretching the bounds of traditional crafts and re-invigorating business and recreation in the region. We’ll also take the time to open our eyes and appreciate the beauty surrounding us on land, on water, and in the sky.
We have seen a tremendous growth in the craft beer and spirits industry and this has allowed us to re-invent the kitchen party as something truly uniquely Atlantic Canadian, where many gather for open-mics, patio barbecues, and more. Micro-breweries have become a place for people to gather and unwind. Beer and wine tourism has seen a jump with as many as 12 percent of tourists visiting breweries in 2016.
Buying local isn’t just about fruits and vegetables, it’s also about supporting our neighbours in whatever venture they may be pursuing, because at the end of the day we’re not just making a living but making our slice of earth a better place to be for us all! We should be uplifting and supporting each other whenever we can.
By supporting, encouraging, and helping each other we can accomplish so much more than going it alone – together we make the region that much stronger and more vibrant.
That’s why we will be taking part in the Whole Home Expo put on by Master Promotions at the Halifax Exhibition Centre on Oct 13-15. We will be there with others showing much of what our region has to offer and we encourage you to come and support your local businesses for your next project, vacation, or gift giving needs. We hope you enjoy reading this issue, and to be sure you never miss a copy visit our website at yourlocalatlantic.com to subscribe. In the next issue we’ll cast our eyes on locally made gifts for the upcoming holiday season, planning local winter getaways, and winter sports and equipment.
So let’s raise a glass to all those who helped bring my vision to life, and to those who make this such a marvelous place to live. I hope you enjoy reading and discovering Atlantic Canada with me. Cheers!