Minutes for Farmers Market Jan 10


Minutes of Meeting

Happy Community Project – Farmers Market
January 10, 2018

Adrienne Wood
Holly Lothian
Katie Andrews
Jamie Cornetta
Tara Gibbon
Monique Wood
Regrets: Catherine Manning, Steven Bouman, Kayie Godon


1) Summer Student Grants
2) Market Manager Training Video
3) Location
4) Public Washrooms
5) Not for profit discussion
6) Meeting with Keltie Butler
7) Call for Vendors
8) Follow-up meeting

Old Business:

There was a discussion regarding the existing Windsor Farmers’ Market co-operative and future of this co-op. It was decided to move forward separate from this. Jamie shared existing bylaws.

1) Summer Student Grants, START Program Employment

A provincial grant and federal grant are available for summer students. The deadline for these grants are January 26 and February 2, 2018. The START employment grant is also available. Due to the pressing deadlines for the summer student grants, it was decided to wait until next year to investigate these options.
The START program does not give … Read the rest

5 Great Projects that are changing West Hants Windsor

Community Market

Windsor has the oldest agricultural fair in North America and is a Market Center and is filled with talented artisans and crafters. It only makes sense that we should have a vibrant Community Market that provides an opportunity for every one to have easy access to the best of our community.

Tour de Hants

What a great idea for people getting together in active living and experiencing the rich cultural and historical aspects of our community. Every month, there will be a walking, hiking, biking, snowshoeing event that takes us to hidden corners. The first one is January 20th at Castle Frederick Farm

Welcome Newcomers

This project has the goal of making it easy to belong to our community. Welcome Newcomers makes it easy for people new to our community to integrate into our economic and social fabric and meet people who can become life long friends.

Food Hub

The food hub has two ambitious projects on … Read the rest

A new year – a new beginning with new hope


A meaningful life is the foundation for happiness. When we have the power to make a difference, when we choose to make a difference, we feel good, no matter what else may be going on. The good news is people everywhere are waking up. We are recognizing  that we have the power.

This was clearly brought to light in West Hants / Windsor in 2017. After years of disappointing political results, the community chose new representation. But we weren’t just satisfied with trusting a new group of politicians with their ‘they shoulds…’. Our community has moved past ‘they should…’ and fully embraced ‘we should….’ in recognition of our own responsibilities and power as citizens.

And we have discovered ‘we can…’

‘We can make the kind of community we want – an economically vibrant, culturally rich and socially connected community.’ And so West Hants / Windsor has launched a series of projects that are on their way to reality. Coincidently, the … Read the rest

Farmers Market Nov 30 Minutes

Happy Community Project – Farmers Market
November 30th, 2017


Adrienne Wood
Holly Lothian
Katie Andrews
Jamie Cornetta
Barry Braun
Anne Riley
Tara Gibbon
Monique Wood
Catherine Manning
Katie Godon
Steven (I did not write down your last name, sorry)
Regrets: Dianne Levy


1) Identify space
2) Cost/Expenses – Grants
3) Vendors
4) Marketing – Manager, volunteers

Old Business:

Avon Christmas Market – this market was a great success with almost 40 vendors. The market was enthusiastically supported by the community with some vendors selling out. There was a call for vendors online. The market was to be held at Victoria Lane, however with the weather it was moved to the mall. The Community Centre provided the table and chairs.
Vendors – Vendor list provided by Katie Andrews.

New Business:

Location: Adrienne discussed location ideas.
-Exhibition grounds
-Boat House – old location
-Scotia Bank Mall – This is the location of interest. Adrienne will be chatting with Parsons … Read the rest

How West Hants is doing something special

60 People are making our Community Happy

On November 30th, 60 people came together for an evening of inspiration and energy. They are turning the Best Ideas into real projects where we all can do things together.

Here is what has happened so far

>The Happy Community West Hants Facebook Group has attracted 338 members who are sharing ideas with the rest of the community approximately 100 times a week.
>Our local email list has grown to 142 active participants. Combined that means over 400 people have opted in to engage with the Happy Community Project.
>The Happy Community project in West Hants – Windsor has attracted 4 media events including CBC Radio, Chronical Herald and Hants Journal
102 people are rolling up their sleeves to put the Best Ideas projects into action .
>The Ellershouse Breakfast which was slated for closure attracted 36 new volunteers so that it will remain a strong institution in West Hants
> The Read the rest

Inspired ideas

West Hants/ Windsor is inspiring other communities

People in other communities can’t believe how much is happening so fast with so much energy because of the Happy Community Project.

Watch this video that captures the spirit of why they are inspired. 

What we are doing is just plain awesome.


Five projects are well under way and new ones are already being born.

For example, the Farmers Market has been attracting new people who have been inspired to help make it the success it can be. Adrienne, Steph and Kim have generated a lot of energy around this.

The Tour de Hants has also sparked the imagination of others. I have gotten inquiries from as far as way as Mount Uniacke in how to co-operate with the Tour de Hants Project. Thank you Willard for leading the way. On this.

In our first meeting, Tom slipped me a note suggesting we have a project to welcome newcomers to our community. … Read the rest