Directors

Logan Morse - President

Logan has lived in the Annapolis Valley his whole life and is excited to be a part of the Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival’s Board of Directors again for the 2020 Festival season. Logan was previously the Vice-President and Treasurer of the festival in 2017 and 2018, and President in 2019. Logan is an active community volunteer and a member of several community-interest organizations. Logan holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Acadia University, majoring in Accounting. He is a licensed REALTOR® and works as a real estate agent in the Annapolis Valley. Logan volunteers for Junior Achievement Nova Scotia and Inn From the Cold. He is also a director of the Valley Regional Hospital Foundation. Logan was previously an army cadet and is now employed by the Department of National Defence as a reservist officer, and works with the Canadian Cadet Organization. In 2016, Logan was nominated for an Emerging Leader recognition award from the Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame for his community involvement work, entrepreneurial spirit, and for founding a real estate development company within the Annapolis Valley. Logan is passionate about his community and our province. Logan aims to help ensure the continued success of the Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival for many years to come.


Contact Logan at: president@appleblossom.com

Steffany Cox-Lingard - Secretary & Community Liaison

Steffany is no stranger to the Apple Blossom Festival. Chosen as Princess Kingston 2008 she served as her community ambassador with great pride; spreading her message that anyone can be royalty! Steffany has been involved off and on, since that time, with the Apple Blossom Committee in Kingston. Born and raised in the Annapolis Valley, she wanted to keep her education local – and knew NSCC was her first choice! She graduated in 2009 from NSCC Kingstec Campus with a Diploma in Business Administration and again in 2011 with a Certificate in Medical Office Administration; where she was elected Valedictorian for the School of Business. Steffany has fulfilled her dream and come full circle; currently employed at NSCC Kingstec Campus as an Administrative Assistant in Academic Services. Steffany lives in Kingston with her husband, Justin, and their fur-baby, Rexy.


Contact Steffany at: communityliaison@appleblossom.com

Nick Aalders - Treasurer

Nick has lived in the Annapolis Valley for the majority of his life, attending the Festival for as long as he can remember. He served on the board for the 87th as a Co-Director for the Grand Street Parade. He is excited to move into a new role on the Board of Directors as Treasurer. Nick graduated from Acadia University in May 2018 with his Bachelor of Business Administration, with a major in Accounting. Nick is actively involved with the Canadian Cadet Organization after being a cadet himself for many years. He is looking forward to help contribute to the success of this year’s festival and festivals to come.


Contact Nick at: treasurer@appleblossom.com

Angie Pelton - Leadership, Protocol & Transportation

Angela was born and raised in the beautiful Annapolis Valley and has always taken time to celebrate the Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival. Since 2004, she has served as the Town of Hantsport’s Community Representative. This is Angela’s ninth term as Leadership Director. As Leadership Director she is privileged to have the responsibility of guiding the community Leadership Candidates and helping them prepare for their role as community Leaders and Festival representatives. She has been a strong supporter of the Leadership Candidates and has traveled to many Valley communities encouraging their involvement in the Festival. A mother of three children, her daughter, Katelyn Rose, was chosen Princess Hantsport in 2008. An active volunteer, she won the 2011 Volunteer of the Year award for the Town of Hantsport and continues her involvement in her community. Angela is delighted to be rejoining the Board of Directors as they invite everyone to participate in the 2020 Apple Blossom Festival theme, “Let Imagination Blossom”.


Contact Angie at: leadership@appleblossom.com

Juli McHattie - Sponsorship

Juli grew up a valley girl in Middleton and enjoyed many Apple Blossom Festivals with friends over the years. After graduating high school, she moved to Halifax to attend Dalhousie University and graduated with her bachelor degree. She found her way back to the valley in 2010 and hasn’t looked back! Her employment experience is in marketing, advertising and she has over 10 years in the field working with local small to medium businesses. She has a passion for digital and traditional marketing, social media marketing, online reputation management and business promotion. She’s worked with clients on the tailgate of their truck to large boards of directors. You’ll rarely find Juli without a smile on her face and guaranteed to brighten your day – give her a call, text or email to learn how you can help get involved and sponsor the Apple Blossom Festival.


Contact Juli at: sponsorship@appleblossom.com

Alicia Ash - Grand Street Parade

Originally from Newfoundland, Alicia made the move to Annapolis Valley and has loved it since. She is excited to continue her involvement within the community and to be continuing on the Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festivals Board as the Grand Street Parade Director. Alicia was an army cadet and is now employed by the Department of National Defense as a Reservist Officer. She also works with the Canadian Cadet Organization.


Contact Alicia at: grandstreetparade@appleblossom.com

Krista Morine - Children's Parade

Krista was born in the EKM Hospital in Wolfville in 1981. Krista lived in Wolfville and represented the town in the Apple Blossom Festival in 2001, then moved to New Minas where she has resided since. Graduating from NSCC Kingstec, she has a certificate in Costume Fabrication and a Diploma in Tourism Management. This included studies in Community Development, Event Planning and International Studies. The Festival has been a part of her life since day one, as she has joined in with the children’s parade, grand street parade and volunteered for the parades and teas on several occasions. As well, Krista has been in the enthusiastic crowd, and even made a display for the Kings County Museum for the Festival’s 80th anniversary. She is excited to be returning the Board for this years Festival and encourages all kids (and parents) to join in on the parade fun!


Contact Krista at: childrensparade@appleblossom.com

Burnell Lyons - Events

Burnell was born and raised in the Annapolis Valley originally from the small rural community of Blomidon and has participated in the Apple Blossom Festival for many years. This is his first year serving as Events Director on the Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival’s Board of Directors. Burnell has always been a strong community volunteer recently serving as Chair for a local political association, past volunteer firefighter, and Secretary for the Kings County Firefighters Association. He is currently employed as Retail Operations Manager for Glooscap Ventures where he oversees four of Glooscap First Nation’s retail business entities including Glooscap Landing. Burnell will soon be completing a diploma in Business Administration with concentration in Management from Nova Scotia Community College. Burnell places a high value on patriotism and community involvement, he is looking forward to assisting the festival in future years to come.

Contact Burnell at: events@appleblossom.com

Jane Badiuk - Culture

My name is Jane Badiuk, and I was born in Cape Breton, and raised in Kentville. I attended Kings County Academy and graduated in 1977. Growing up, Apple Blossom was always a fun and happy time, and was attended every year. Growing up I was also involved in Church activities and Girl Guides. I was a participant in the Grand Street Parade 3 times. When I was 18, I moved to Saskatchewan and obtained my Degree in Psychiatric Nursing. I then worked in Prince Albert, SK as a Registered Psychiatric Nurse, as an in-patient and community for 40 years. However I would regularly travel home, and would try to time it at Apple Blossom Festival Time. In Prince Albert I was a member of the Community Critical Incident Stress Debriefing Team for several years and was involved in my daughters school activities. In 2016 I returned to the Valley, and have settled in Port Williams.I have a wide range of experience to offer on the Board of Directors, and I am eager to help with the Apple Blossom Festival in any capacity, and look forward to serving on the Board of Directors.

Contact Jane at: culture@appleblossom.com

AVABF Community Representatives

Annapolis Royal: VACANT

Aylesford: VACANT

Berwick: Taylor Fancey

Canning: Shelly Hiltz

Coldbrook: VACANT

Municipality of Digby: Claudia Crocker

Hantsport: Jane Kerr

Kentville: Ashley Alders

Kingston: Renee Beardsley & Amy Spurrell

New Minas: Tammy Millett (Acting)

Port Williams: Betty-Jean Tupper

Windsor: VanEssa Roberts

Wolfville: Marianne Gates