Celes Davar

Celes Davar, Experience Designer

Celes Davar, Experience Designer

Celes Davar is a biologist, photographer and walker. He is passionate about connecting people in his community to those who wish to learn about local culture, art, live music, and food. He’s a foodie, who loves preparing food, learning about food culture, and introducing guests to local foods. He is also a lover of live roots and folk music believing that our songwriters today are some of our best contemporary poets.

Celes is a guide, choreographer, and storyteller. He is trained as a biologist and as an international climate change presenter (Climate Reality Leadership Corp). He is dedicated to coaching and helping local people share stories about their life, culture, and what they love doing as life-work. He works throughout Canada helping people and their communities express their traditions as stories and interactive experiences for travellers.

His company is award-winning, having won the Travel Manitoba award of distinction for leadership in tourism when they were resident in Manitoba. He is well-known as a facilitator, storyteller, and guide throughout Atlantic Canada. He is passionate about exploring ways for us to lower our ecological footprint. He and his wife live in an energy efficient Passive House designed by their son. They drive low emission vehicles.

For over 22 years, they have been influencing chefs, caterers, transportation companies, and guides to practice zero waste, and use local foods as part of all menus.

I believe that our communities have unique stages for experiences, that are intimate, authentic and speak to the community’s core values. Our experiences are designed to use community facilities and little known nature-based locations as part of the overall visit to our destination.
— Celes Davar


Susan Davar

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Susan Davar is a functional potter whose work over the past thirty years has evolved into the use of medium-fired stoneware and porcelain clays that highlight unique glazes and slip trailings overlain on a variety of functional forms including teapots, vases, platters, bowls, and mugs. Her work is inspired by their location where Acadian forests, the Bay of Fundy and the Gaspereau Valley intersect.

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Duncan Ebata


Duncan Ebata is a social entrepreneur, community host and food community builder. Formerly a digital marketer, he is passionate about helping others to get more joy out of food, kitchen coaching in their home, and lower the barriers to healthy eating. He has been active with Slow Food Canada and Slow Food Nova Scotia and travels the world learning from slow food experiences. He is excited about wood-fired cooking, and is active in finding ways for the community around Wolfville to prepare food together through unique events and team building activities.


Lori McCarthy

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Lori McCarthy from St. John’s, Newfoundland is dedicated to the cultural foods of Newfoundland and Labrador through her company Cod Sounds and the Livyers Cultural Alliance. Lori has been listed as a hidden gem in National Geographic, and has been written up in Coastal Living as one of the eight great excursions in North America. She is the recipient of the Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism Innovator Award for 2017. She is a forager, storyteller, and wants to pass on Newfoundland’s culture of food gathering to the next generation. Lori is a collaborator with Earth Rhythms, offering expertise and knowledge about woodland and coastal foraging and wild foods.



Duncan Ebata


Duncan Ebata is a slow food enthusiast, and enjoys teaching others about his joy for using local ingredients, local foods from the Annapolis Valley region, and watching the smiles emerge on your face as you discover new tastes, new ways of combining ingredients in what makes good food. Duncan is a global traveller, and is constantly connecting with slow food practitioners in many countries, bringing new ideas back that he will share as guide and food storyteller.