Thursday, June 16, 2011


Up until now, I have only reported events at the Fundyview Community Hall that have been sponsored by the Hall's Harbour Fundyview Community Society itself.

In addition, the hall is also available to be rented by any interested individual or group and recently was the location for the Annual General Meeting of a recreational group from the Halifax/Dartmouth area,  who had an outing and then a catered lunch at the hall as well along with their annual meeting. 

Earlier this spring it was also the site of a large fundraiser for a local resident who is recovering from some serious health issues. A well attended and very successful event for which the Society donated the use of the premises.

The shot above gives an overview from about midway down the hall, looking toward the stage - which is large enough for a musical group and is equipped with the hall's own sound system. As you can see, the stacking chairs are upholstered and have a reasonable amount of padding so that several hours sitting in them doesn't leave you wishing you hadn't. The setting for a performance is intimate, the sight lines are good and the acoustics excellent.

A view of the map of Kings County shows that Hall's Harbour is not far at all from the 101 Highway corridor, and is only a 15 minute drive north on #359 from the Cornwallis Inn in Kentville.

So....... If you want to host a wonderful party or gathering to celebrate a major event in your family's life, but know your house will never be large enough......

and you're thinking of an idyllic, scenic and uncrowded spot...........

But you're afraid you can't hold it outdoors in case the weather turns ugly.........

and your family and friends have all told you they'll be there no matter where you hold it, even if they have to come in a skiff......

And you've lined up a welcoming committee to plan and organize things..............
then listen up - the details are below!!! {the vintage postcards used above are from the late 1800's, early 1900's but are recognizable as  Hall's Harbour: nothing much has changed around here - the weather is always chancy, the views are spectacular and the people very welcoming}

~ PARKING: A large, unpaved lot which can offer - if requested - supervised parking, otherwise you might like to appoint one of your associates to this task

~ ENTRANCE: Barrier free access by the same main entrance used by other guests

~ INTERIOR: Limit for seated guests: around 130 - more (up to 160) if it is a function where people mingle and come and go.
                        Ambience: pleasantly decorated and with comfortable seating and heating is available should the weather require it. We have a sound system too

~ AMENITIES: Two barrier-free washrooms
                           A large 'function hall' kitchen equipped with two double sinks, a brand new electric stove, an inspected restaurant style propane gas stove, fridge; and all pots and pans, tools and classic, attractive white china dishware with stainless cutlery, glassware, serving pieces and carafes
                         Two 'pass-through' service areas, one of which (by virtue of being backed by an enclosed room) is ideal as a controlled access liquor service - pay as you go bar - should you wish to arrange your own liquoue license
                       Your choice of a combination of lighting features, including spots which can illuminate the stage, and flourescent and incandescent fixtures
                      The hall is at all times maintained in a clean and fresh condition with ample cleaning and paper supplies on hand

You name it and the hall has probably hosted it!
In general, birthday, anniversaries, family reunions, concerts, open mike sessions, bingo, dances, showers, wedding ceremonies and receptions, workshops, plays, art exhibits, craft shows, sales, ticket auctions fundraisers, trade shows, conferences and card parties. One summer the hall even hosted a day camp for kids!
BTW, if you have someone who is handy at setting up a dialup connection and someone in your group who will loan their roaming access, we have a phone and thus can with a bit of effort access the internet. At the moment we have not had call for a hi-speed connection but this might be a possibility in the future.

CLEANUP: after use the hall should be returned to the state in which it was found. Especially, all garbage must be removed and the kitchen and dishware returned to a clean and tidy state. Should you wish to leave clean up to the Fundyview Comunnity Society, you may pay a fee of $100 in addition to rental to avoid the after-function clean up, which can be a hassle if you have far to drive to get home.

We'd love to have you host an event at our hall! If you're interested, contact 


Saturday, June 4, 2011


Last summer saw a very successful series of Variety Concerts held at the hall, and we're pleased to announce that Carroll Edwards will be bringing all his musical friends back again this summer!

Just to remind you: the line up of groups rotates so that there's something new each time and you get to hear a variety of styles. The canteen is well prepared, with hotdogs and all the trimmings and chips, pop and coffee as well as bottled water.
There is a 50/50 draw at each concert - and last draw saw the winner walking off with over $50 in his pocket! As well, door prizes of a pair of free tickets to the next show are drawn for during the show.

Here's the list of the coming Variety Concerts - shows all start at 7PM: mark your calenders, folks!





The hall is easily located - view the map on the sidebar of this website - there is ample, directed parking, the acoustics are good, the chairs are comfortable and the venue is small and intimate. Plan to attend all the concerts!!

Reminder: there will be a Gospel Concert and Hymn Sing featuring "The Good Intentions" from Scot's Bay, and "Just Us Three" - Harley Corkum, Jim Huntley and Murray Shaw taking place
*Sunday June 5 at 7PM with refreshments and fellowship to follow - at the United Baptist Church on 885 West Hall's Harbour Road. All welcome.

Monday, May 23, 2011

A Great Variety Concert on Saturday!!

And today is a holiday today, too. Now that's almost too good to be true! The sun is trying to shine - do you think it will succeed?

 Those folks who chose to attend the Variety Concert on Saturday evening  had a real treat. It was a good sized crowd who were very appreciative of the music. It was nice to see friends and neighbours out after the winter and so many cottagers and snowbirds back home for the summer months.

The 50/50 draw paid out $51 - a new record I think - and the canteen was busy all evening.
There are several more shows planned  so keep these dates free: June 25, July 30, and  August 27 with possibly other dates to be announced. We are greatful to Carroll Edwards and his friends for using our hall as the venue for the summer concerts.

More next week about coming events, happenings at the hall and how you can book your event and hold it here.

Bye for now!!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Saturday May 21 Variety Concert at Fundy View, Hall's Harbour

It's the first long weekend of the summer season, and although it may still be cool and damp, everyone is hoping to get a start on the garden, or get in a  game of golf or start opening the cottage for the season.
Maybe you're also looking for a pleasant evening of entertainment in a scenic fishing village that's nearby - why not bring along a tailgate picnic to enjoy somewhere around the Harbour, and then come up to the Fundy View Community Hall and take in the Variety Show hosted and organized by Carroll Edwards. Carroll has developed a great following for his concerts and the line up for this one looks really good.
In addition, to the friendly welcoming ambience, the hall is warmly heated, and the seats are comfy - none of those cold hard steel stacking chairs here! We offer a nice little canteen with hot dogs fried up with all the trimmings, chips, beverages both hot and cold, and as always we have the popular 50/50 draw.

We're looking forward to greeting the regulars and meeting some new folks too - if you need help in finding us, take the 359Highway north out of Kentville and watch for signs after you start to see the Bay ahead of you. A map is in the sidebar and we also put in there the picture of the sign at the bottom of the driveway so you should find us with no trouble - there's ample parking with barrier-free access and the washrooms are also barrier free.
             Above is a copy of the poster with this Saturday's line up!

We'll see you there! 

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Lasagna Supper was a huge success!!! Lots happening these days!

We had a wonderful turnout for the Hall's Harbour FundyView community hall Supper yesterday - as always, the food was too good to be true - meaty, cheesy zesty lasagna and a fresh spring green salad with subtle vinaigrette dressing accompanied by homemade bread, followed by a delicious and light dessert of cake with lemon sauce.

Fundy View wishes to thank everyone who helped to make the event such a success. Final figures are not quite tabulated yet, but it appears around $800 was realized to support the hall.

Everyone went home happy after seeing old friends and making some new ones, while enjoying the pleasant ambience the hall offers. The 50/50 draw was well subscribed and was won by Gary Cleveland of Kentville - Gary owns and operates Clevelands Decorating Centre on River Street. The raffle basket filled with lovely goodies was won by Ted Van Tight - Ted and his wife Fabienne are newcomers to Hall's Harbour and Fabienne will be operating The Copper Fox Gallery ( Hwy 359, within walking distance of the hall. Welcome to the community, Fabienne and Ted!

The rain - constant rain you could call it - has left a lot of standing water around, and Gerry Dickie has been busy raking and filling depressions and moving gravel with the help of Greg Sanford and his tractor - Greg's help was very much appreciated - thanks so much Greg. It's people like him who in volunteering for jobs like that help us so much!  Small communities are run on good will and volunteerism.

 In addition to that chore, Gerry added  temporary grab bars  to the inside and outside doorframe of the new entry to help people who have mobility issues, as there is a temporary wheelchair ramp which can be a bit difficult to negotiate. It will be there  until such time as we can access the funding to lower the doorsill to allow for a completely barrier free entrance - that is in the works, and the first step was to replace the old door with a wider one that will make access easier for those in wheelchairs.

The next Board of Directors meeting for Fundy View Community Society will be held on Thursday March 19, 2011 at the Hall - at 7:30.

We have had a very busy month of May - with a variety concert on April 30, a benefit for friend and neighbour Bob Vaughanon May 7, and the supper yesterday.

Next weekend we are looking forward to another variety concert hosted by Carroll Edwards - Carroll's shows are always a big draw and much enjoyed.
 Look for the poster and all the details in a day or two right here!
Until then - so long for now!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Spring Lasagna Supper in Hall's Harbour Saturday May 14/11

We're open for the spring, summer and fall season; and to officially mark our opening we are having a yummy lasagna supper this Saturday, May 14 with doors open at 4:30PM !

All the details are above - if you need the poster larger right click for an enlargement in a new window. Admission is by freewill offering and we are expecting a big turnout, so get there before we sell out!

In addition to the best lasagna ever, you will be served a green spring salad and homemade Italian bread to go with the lasagna. Coffee or tea is available and then:
To finish off just right, a lemon sauce cake. I guarantee you will look as satisfied as Garfield and that you'll probably snooze the evening away!!

We'll be seeing you there!!!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Baked Beans, Ham & Potato Scallop Supper: Saturday, December 4,2010

                                                    Yum, yum!!

Reserve the Date!!!! This will be the last event this year at the hall before the winter closure and is always a great event - main course consists of ham, scalloped potatoes and home baked beans accompanied by brown bread rolls, butter, coleslaw, pickles and a beverage, and finishes with a wonderful apple crisp.
There will be a xmas basket filled with gifts to buy tickets on - draw to take place at the supper. Value of basket over $100.
Other details of the rest of the afternoon's activities will be announced later, but I hear there is expected to be Christmas carolling and lots of neighbourly schmoozing!
Admission is by freewill offering - what you can afford give or take the current grocery store value of the meal. If such a meal were available in local restaurants you would expect to pay $15 or more.
All the details are below in the copy of the poster going up around the area!!

See you there!!!