The Innovators Tours are a new addition to the 2016 Wharf Rat Rally. They're designed to showcase some of the cool and interesting things that are going on in Nova Scotia.
These tours are not a sure "go" ... we need people to fill out the survey via the link found at the bottom of the page so we know that we have our minimum participant requirements. Once we have enough people for this tour, we will contact hotels and Oak Island Tours to coordinate those elements.
The South Shore of Nova Scotia has an abundance of innovative companies from energy farms to high-tech composites for airplanes to video game programming. There is so many possibilities, it was hard to pick just a few, so this tour spans two days.
You'll continue on into Bridgewater where you'll have a presentation by Suman Kaylan, Founder and CEO of Adroit Vista Predictions Inc.
Next you'll ride into the shipbuilding town of Lunenburg with its rich history and heritage. Here you'll have the opportunity to tour the high-tech facilities of Stelia-Aerospace, and dip your toes into a bit of culture, so to speak, at the Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance.
Your evening will continue with the ride into the picturesque seaside village of Mahone Bay where you'll learn all about the wonderful qualities of the Haskap berry from the folks of LaHave Natural Farms. In Mahone Bay, your artistic self can surface, or you can grab a coffee and enjoy the view.
Oak Island Tours may be able to host a tour for us in the evening - stay tuned, and fingers crossed!
In the morning, your first stop of the day will be at Lutwick Yachts in Indian Point. From there you will have a beautiful ride along the ocean toward Chester and Kaizer Meadow where Marianne Gates from Sustane Technologies will explain the energy farm. After that visit, a variety of options for lunch are available in Chester.
Heading back toward the Annapolis Valley, your next stop will be at Muwin Winery, home of Bulwark Traditional Craft Cider, fruit wines and liquors and a key exporter of high end wines around the world.
Gas, meals and overnight accommodations are paid by participants.
TO REGISTER YOUR INTENTION TO JOIN THIS TOUR, PLEASE COMPLETE THE SURVEY FOUND HERE:
|Still Fired Distilleries||http://www.stillfireddistilleries.com/|
|Annapolis Leather Barn||http://www.annapolisleatherbarn.com/|
|Petite Riviere Vineyards*||www.petiterivierevineyards.ca|
|Adroit Prediction Inc||www.adroitvista.com|
|Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance||www.lampns.ca|