MINOR BALL REGISTRATION
MONDAY, APRIL 3 - 6 TO 8 PM
THURSDAY, APRIL 20 - 6 TO 8 PM
SUNDAY, APRIL 23 - 6 TO 8 PM
SOMERSET SOCCER REGISTRATION
SUNDAY, APRIL 2 - 1 TO 3 PM
SATURDAY, APRIL 9 - 9 TO 12 NOON
*LOCATED IN THE LOBBY OF THE BERWICK TOWN HALL, 236 COMMERCIAL STREET, BERWICK
Thank you to all who came out to support the new Town Hall on Wednesday evening, and to those who continue to show support and pride in this great community. We are so excited to call the new Town Hall home.
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Please join The Town of Berwick, Berwick and District Library, and The Annapolis Valley Regional Library Administration Office in celebrating our new community facility.
Wednesday, February 22nd from 6:30-8pm.
There will be light refreshments and an opportunity to tour the new building.
236 Commercial Street, Berwick, Nova Scotie
We hope to see you there!
“On February 15, 1965 our national flag was raised for the first time on Parliament Hill. Every year since 1996, when Parliament declared February 15th as National Flag of Canada Day, we celebrate our beautiful flag.”
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15
All Ages Welcome!
See our calendar for poster and more information!
Join us over March Break for some FUN!
March 13th - March 17th
Daily from 8:30am - 4:30pm
Ages 5 - 12
Berwick Town Hall Gymansium
Activities include, skating, crafts, outdoor play, gym time, library fun, “Clayground Tile Painting”, as well as interesting Guest Speakers!!
To register visit us at the Berwick Recreation office, call Carol at (902) 538-8616, or Email
Saturday, February 11, 2017
7:30 to 10:30 am Family Breakfast at the Masonic Lodge
110 Mill Street, $7 for adults, $3 for children.
10 am to 2 pm Fun Fair – Berwick Fire Hall
(Sponsored by The Berwick & District Nursery School)
12 noon to 2 pm Build a Snowman
Find Katie & Carol from the Recreation Department at the back doors of the Berwick Fire Hall
4:15 to 5 pm Free Skate
Kings Mutual Century Centre
6:30 to 8 pm Toboggan party at the back of the Grand View Manor
Look for the lights!! Free hot apple cider and hot chocolate to keep you warm!!
January 30, 2017 1:30-3:00pm
- Learn safety tips for your home and community
- Meet your local community health team
- Hot beverages and snacks provided
- Free home assessments available
- Connect with others
Please the check the Calendar of Events for a more detailed poster and information for RSVP
3 January, 2017
For all of you who have signed up for Direct Load Control, we regret to announce that we are deferring implementation until later in 2017. Delays in getting Canadian Standards Association (CSA) approval for the Customer Premises Equipment applied extra time pressure, and your Berwick Electric Commission and AMG Energy, the company operating Direct Load Control on your behalf, decided that any excess haste could endanger smooth implementation and trouble free operation.
The semi-annual draws will still be held in June and December 2017 and all Berwick Energy Partners will be eligible. Please stay tuned.
For further information, call AMG Energy at 902.542.5223 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org The good folks at AMG Energy will be pleased to answer any questions you may have
Berwick Creating First “Smart Town Hall” in Collaboration with Cisco, Hanatech and i-Valley
The Town of Berwick announced today that it will be home to the first “Smart Town Hall” in Nova Scotia. In collaboration with Cisco, Hanatech and i-Valley, the new Berwick Town Hall will employ ultra-high-speed networking and digital solutions to transform the community hub into a smart building.
“Our public service, business and community members will be served by advanced digital network technologies that enhance civic work, innovation, research and outreach,” said Berwick Mayor Don Clarke. “These technologies will yield numerous operational savings and make the building easier to manage and maintain.”
“The smart design also future-proofs the new Town Hall as it establishes a digital foundation that combines flexibility, high-capacity and the ability to easily accommodate new features that can be incorporated at a later date.”
“Cisco’s Smart+Connected™ Communities portfolio of solutions offers a holistic approach to transforming public spaces into smart, connected communities,” said Rod Murphy, VP Sales, Atlantic for Cisco Canada. “Berwick’s new Smart Town Hall is seen as the seed for digital applications that could manage town infrastructure including connected parking, traffic, lighting, education, healthcare, safety and security, and remote access to government services; it will also help to break down silos between town agencies, citizens and private companies.”
Among the current features of the new Smart Town Hall are:
· Smart Council Chambers: A super-speed network will connect the Town Council Chambers to world networks, allowing members to engage in virtual video meetings with global experts or other Annapolis Valley councils.
· Unified Communications: An advanced and scalable Unified Communications platform delivering integrated voice, messaging, and video capabilities; an Internet-Protocol (IP) telephony system that can expand as the Town Hall needs to grow; and, a secure and mobile instant messaging platform that allows town employees to stay connected from anywhere.
· Innovation Hub: A dedicated room will offer a 1-gigabit connection for entrepreneurs and innovators, providing them with the high-speed link needed to develop solutions that require high data transfers like 3-D printing or virtual healthcare.
· Smart Library: The same super-speed network will be available to the Annapolis Valley Regional Library, which is co-locating in the Town Hall, opening up the potential for online seminars and further book-sharing.
“Because the ‘spinal cord’ of the building will be digital, one fibre optic cable replaces the normal bundle of separate cables,” commented Ali Nafarieh, VP and Co-founder of Hanatech. “From one source, we can control systems like video surveillance, door entry, climate control, lighting and other building functions.”
Hanatech will serve as the chief contractor on the project and specializes in smart buildings.
“The Berwick Smart Town Hall is not being created in isolation - it is the first piece in the concept of ‘Smart Annapolis Valley’ - a program endorsed by the mayors and wardens in the region,” said Terry Dalton, President of the not-for-profit association i-Valley. “We have been working with a number of communities regionally to transform them into smart communities that combine new, emerging technologies with applications that increase business-level innovation, lower costs, attract investment and accelerate business, environmental, and social development; this all begins in Berwick.”
About the Town of Berwick
Nestled in the heart of the beautiful Annapolis Valley, Berwick is the little town with lots to offer. Berwick is safe, affordable and boasts an excellent quality of life. It is home to a range of diverse shops, restaurants, farmers' markets and is only minutes away from the Annapolis Valley's two community college campuses and Acadia University. Come to visit or stay and see why Berwick is Nova Scotia's fastest growing town! Visit https://www.berwick.ca or contact Mayor Don Clarke, email@example.com.
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Halifax-based Hanatech provides innovative and reliable networking designs, professional IT consulting services, technical support, and training opportunities for enterprise organizations, business, small offices, and homeowners. Hanatech provides integrated elegant, easy-to-use and cost-effective Smart Home and Office Security & Automation Solutions. For information, please see http://hanatechinc.com or contact Ali Nafarieh, Ali.Nafarieh@hanatechinc.com.
i-Valley is a not-for-profit association working with mayors, wardens, business leaders, civic planners and academia, dedicated to facilitating the transformation of the Annapolis Valley to a Smart Region. The goal of “Smart Annapolis Valley” is to drive efficiencies in such vital areas as energy, healthcare, business, and social engagement. Smart communities are those which use digital tools and services to achieve the higher employment, better income, more sustainable environment and better education that are universal traits of such communities. For information, please see https://i-valley.ca or contact Terry Dalton, Terry.Dalton@i-valley.ca.
The Berwick Sports Hall of Fame Committee have started to meet and plan their induction for June 2017. Deadline for nominations is February 28, 2017. Nomination forms are available from Carol at the Berwick Recreation Department firstname.lastname@example.org. If anyone is interested in joining the Committee, please feel free to contact Mike Trinacty at email@example.com
Berwick Residents! Thursday September 1st @ 7pm there will be a meeting at the Berwick Lions Club led by your Berwick Electric Commission. Come learn about energy supply and management and the significant strides taken by your town. Have a question? Get it answered.
Find out how you can contribute to Berwick's energy future with Mayor Don Clarke, CAO & Berwick Electric Commission Superintendent Don Regan and AMG Energy CEO Dr. Jim Retallack.
There will also be two draws for prizes following the meeting. The prizes are one of two $50 vouchers to the Driftwood Restaurant and the Union Street Café, kindly donated by those two fine establishments. The winner must be present at the meeting and at the time of the draw. Look for your ticket in your post office box or get one at the Town Office. One ticket per Berwick Electric Commission customer.
Berwick Town Hall's Temporarily Located at Anglican Church Hall, 238 Commercial Street. Why? A new town hall is in the works!
The Town's Planning Advisory Committee will hold a public meeting on July 20, 2016 at 6:00PM at the Berwick & District Volunteer Fire Hall to engage public participation in consideration of certain amendments to the Municipal Planning Strategy (MPS) and the Land Use Bylaw (LUB).
See the attached PDF for updates on the Ellershouse Wind Project Phase II.
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The 18th Annual Induction and Recognition Ceremony will take place Saturday June 11 7 PM at the Kings Mutual Century Centre. This year the Hall of Fame will be inducting 3 athletes, 1 team and 2 athlete/builders.
See the attached picture for more information about Monday activities in Berwick!
See the attached picture for more information about the 2016 Volunteer Appreciation Awards.
A free 8 week exercise initiative for girls in grades 6-8. Click the link below to read more about the program.