Province Invests in Permanent House for Devour! Studios

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The Province is investing $2.2 million in a group hub that will aid the Annapolis Valley continue on to grow as an worldwide culinary and cultural tourism place.

Renovations to Devour! Studios in Wolfville will permit it to be a long term household for Devour! The Foodstuff Film Fest and provide house for arts occasions and nearby food suppliers.

“Devour! Studios is a transformative project, developing a location that will immediately assist the arts, celebration tourism, and culinary industries,” stated Melissa Sheehy-Richard, MLA for West Hants, on behalf of Pat Dunn, Minister of Communities, Lifestyle, Tourism and Heritage. “The new setting up will deliver a strategic raise to our province’s economic system, where by people will appreciate performances, art exhibits, view films, and style local cuisine. As a government, we know that Devour! is a driver for the local tourism market, and our investment will improve the festival’s potential to foster innovative and sustainable financial enhancement appropriate listed here in Nova Scotia.”

Devour! Studios: A Centre for Culinary and Cultural Innovation will provide as a multi-tenant, multi-function room for large occasions culinary arts and training plans cultural celebrations specialist tunes, movie, and visual artists and stores selling Nova Scotia food items and drinks.

Investments from other concentrations of governing administration include $3.5 million from the Federal government of Canada, $100,000 from the Town of Wolfville and $78,700 from the Municipality of the County of Kings.


These retrofits will change an previous warehouse into an accessible multi-function local community facility people can love in the course of the year. This revitalized developing will also aid cut down vitality charges and greenhouse gas emissions and deliver a place for neighborhood, social and cultural services.&#13
Kody Blois, Member of Parliament for Kings-Hants, on behalf of Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities&#13

The Town of Wolfville is thrilled that the dwelling of Devour! is found in the heart of our town. Wolfville’s contribution to this iconic new household supports bodily accessibility in the Devour! setting up and basic general public satisfaction by means of the patio hyperlink to the town’s waterfront. Wolfville’s contribution acknowledges the essential financial and social influence Devour! provides to our city. We foresee spin-off rewards to meals, beverage and accommodation organizations and opportunity for emerging business owners connected to meals and film. Devour! is an interesting option for our town and our total location.&#13
Wendy Donovan, Mayor, City of Wolfville&#13

The Municipality of the County of Kings has, among the its strategic priorities, the setting up and assist of solid communities. A robust arts and lifestyle neighborhood is essential to our region. The exceptional method of the Gradual Motion Foodstuff Film Fest Society presents cultural and food stuff encounters throughout a broad spectrum. We are delighted to aid the modern society in this endeavour.&#13
Peter Muttart, Mayor, Municipality of the County of Kings&#13

Devour! Studios signifies the up coming interval of major development for the pageant. This multi-tenanted space will also act as a household for a variety of other regional companies. Devour! Studios will be a pre-eminent cultural facility for overall performance as perfectly as a location to explore the vibrancy of Nova Scotia’s background and agriculture. This is the end result of numerous yrs of get the job done with the aid and mentorship of our pageant patrons and several, several other folks. We are happy to have arrived at this milestone, many thanks to the esteemed govt associates listed here currently.&#13
Michael Howell, Govt Director, and Lia Rinaldo, Managing Director, Devour! Studios&#13

Swift Facts:


  • Devour! is the most significant foodstuff movie pageant in the globe, welcoming close to 15,000 meals and film lovers to Wolfville each and every year
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  • the Province’s investment decision involves $1.2 million from the Section of Communities, Society, Tourism and Heritage, and $1 million through Make investments Nova Scotia
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  • the Authorities of Canada is investing $2.28 million by the Green and Inclusive Group Buildings program and $1.2 million by means of the Canada Cultural Areas Fund
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