Le Marché de Blomidon hosted by Canadian Culinary Students 2

Le Marché de Blomidon

Thursday, October 26, 2023    
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Event Type


Wolfville Waterfront Park
wolfville waterfront park, wolfville, ns

Le Marché de Blomidon hosted by Canadian Culinary Students
(formerly the Street Food Rally)

This free, outdoor food market will feature five culinary schools from across Canada, with students producing tastes of French-inspired bites using ingredients from both Québec and Nova Scotia. This year’s participating schools are George Brown College (Toronto), Centennial College (North York), and multiple campuses of the Nova Scotia Community College. Featuring live music presented by the Halifax Jazz Festival and a huge pavilion of Québec foods and producers as part of our partnership with Bureau du Québec dans les Provinces atlantiques.


3:00 p.m.-3:50 p.m. – FUSION
4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. – Donald Maclennan Trio (2 sets)

Ticket Price: Free admission, $5.00 dishes for purchase; Open to all!
Sponsored by Bureau du Québec dans les Provinces atlantiques, Perennia, in partnership with the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture, Halifax Jazz Festival, Payzant Home Hardware & Furniture

Food Stations ($5 Dishes):

Nova Scotia Community College – Beef short ribs (Industrie Gastronomique Cascajares), mashed potatoes

Nova Scotia Community College – Raclette with baby potatoes, raclette cheese (Fromages CDA) and saucisse Quebecoise (Furca)

Nova Scotia Community College – Cheese platter & pickled veg- Verdict d’Alexina, Miranda or Douanier, Bleu Benedictine (Fromages CDA), fresh baguette

Centennial College – Smoked Duck (Les Canardises), peppercorn (Kanel Spice), organic garlic (Le Petit Mas)

George Brown College Acadian ployes- a duo with a mushroom creton and a blueberry grunt with maple honeycomb ft. herbs from Épices Dion and olive oil from Huiles Olive Lahmar

Participating Québec companies include (free samples of food & chat with the producers!): Épurée, Huiles Olive Lahmar, Produits ZindaSauces Firebarns, Épices Dion, Crousset, Kanel Spices, Agrilait (Fromagerie St-Guillaume), Fromages CDA, Fromages Latino, Boutique Point G, Furca, Canabec, Les gars de la saucisse, Les CanardisesIndustrie Gastronomique Cascajares, Atkins & Frères et Patisserie Michaud

*The above menu is subject to change based on availability of the freshest ingredients.

Donald MacLennan Trio

Donald MacLennan is an award-winning violinist/vocalist/composer based in Dartmouth NS. Originally from Cape Breton with a trad-based musical upbringing, MacLennan found delight in the Jazz Manouche stylings of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli. His live performances offer a unique blend of improvisation and virtuoso sensibilities, harkening back to 1940’s Parisian laissez-faire. Joined by the fiery pompe guitar of Michael Dalton and double bass from the incomparable Ronald Hynes, this trio is sure to enchant young and old with music from then and now. @donaldviolin


A little sassy; a little sweet… & just the right amount of drama & heat! Come hear what all the fuss is about with FUSION, Halifax, Nova Scotia’s exciting new Parisian swing & jazz manouche group! You’ll hear all your favourite jazz classics from Louis, Ella, Frank, Dean, Nina & more, as well as European favourites like Edith Piaf, Charles Aznavour, & ZAZ! And it’ll all be with the swingin’ sass Django Reinhardt is known for, in French, English & a bit of Spanish too, expanding the repertoire to include some soulful & somewhat funky blues, & even Latin covers, as well as a few of your ‘soon-to-be-favourite’ original tunes too! 🙂

Formed originally as a duo by Music NS Nominee Sylvie Marie (also ‘La Jam Acadjen’) & Django Reinhardt style guitar expert Vincent Leys (ft. in Donald MacLennan Trio, formerly of Swingology & Dîner en Blanc), the group expands to suit the occasion by adding: keys & accordion with regular ft. Terry M. Hume (30 years+ touring with award-winning artists), stand-up bass, & horns; & we could do so for your event, with the option of the violin also, to summon the “hot jazz” sounds of yesteryear. Great for ‘chillaxing’ with a beverage or to swing to the music!