Book Launch – Out and About Antigonish

Out and About Antigonish — Antigonish Town, excursions within 2 hrs, day trips, outdoor recreation, hiking, history, culture, beaches, trails, nature and more.

Whether you are a newcomer to Antigonish, long time resident, planning a staycation, putting together your local travel bucket list, sharing Antigonish with friends and family – this book will be your guide.

Photography and travel research by Denise Davies.

Whether you have an hour, a day or a weekend there is always some place to go Out and About Antigonish.

Available online at  Out and About Antigonish

Launch Spellbound by Nature website

Denise Davies of Eckova.CA has been working with Arts Health Antigonish (AHA!) to design and develop the website for their project Spellbound by Nature. Each of the plants or animals has a “spell” of one or more visuals by local artists, poems and information about the local nature species. It is a fun introduction to nature for all ages with the aim of getting out and seeing what is around us.

Visitors are encouraged to engage with art, photography, poems and stories as they explore the nature around them.

This website will be a great resource for educators and home schoolers. The EcoSystems are outlined to make it easy to identify what you might find on the seaside, wetland, woodland, and field (backyard).

This website will be a great resource for educators and home schoolers. The EcoSystems are outlined to make it easy to identify what you might find on the seaside, wetland, woodland, and field (backyard).

As part of the project a Facebook Page was created to engage with the audience and build awareness. You are invited to LIKE and SHARE the page.


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Virtual Book Launch for HARP Publishing

Eckova Film and Media Production is pleased to collaborate with HARP Publishing to create and manage a Virtual Book Launch series for its newest publication Singing to the Darkness.

Details include a landing page with registration for the zoom events, a series of emails with invitation and details for logging in to the event, and managing the Zoom platform for the events.

Eckova continues to manage and update the HARP website with its online catalog and online shopping.

Website Launch – Antigonish Heritage

Eckova Film and Media Production is pleased to announce the launch of the Antigonish Heritage website.

The website includes the Antigonish Heritage Museum and the Heritage Association of Antigonish.  A library archive of “The Old Train Station” newsletter dating back to 2009 has a wealth of stories and historical facts about Antigonish.  Upcoming events and a live feed from the Antigonish Heritage Museum Facebook Page provide the visitor to the site with current events.  Sign up to receive their newsletter.

The website is a great finding aid for those interested in the history and culture of the area with links to research and resources.

It has been a pleasure working with the staff at the Antigonish Heritage Museum and the Heritage Association of Antigonish to develop the website for this wonderful community resource that promotes and preserves the heritage of Antigonish.

Visit the website

Antigonish Heritage website


Website Launch – John Graham-Pole, Author

Eckova is pleased to announce the launch of a website and social media for John Graham-Pole, an author and retired children’s cancer specialist.

The website features John’s past books, articles and poems and his activities in Arts and Health.  We look forward to the publication of his upcoming book.

Visit the website and sign up on the Facebook page for updates.

Antigonish Affordable Housing Videos

Eckova Film and Media Productions has been working with Antigonish Affordable Housing Society to produce a series of videos to show the need and effect of the Affordable Housing project.  The first 2 videos were used in the Housing for Hope campaign with Aviva to raise awareness and gain support for the Aviva fund.

Housing for Hope

The Antigonish Affordable Housing Society aims to create affordable housing that is secure, sustainable, energy efficient, and provides a sense of community for residents.


Riverside Estates Phase One Residents

Living at Riverside Estates has made a big difference in the lives of its tenants and their families. Our Housing for Hope initiative will mean more people will have access to affordable, safe and secure housing they can be proud to live in and call home.


Film Premiere 1784: (Un)Settling Antigonish

Film Premiere at Antigonish International Film Festival

A year-long journey (October 2014-2015) of cross-cultural community-building and truth and reconciliation led to our creating and performing 1784: (Un)Settling Antigonish. Our community theatre production—rather, pilgrimage—performed by a cast of 30 spanning all ages, ethnicities, and levels of experience, has taught us our shared history. The documentary film has been produced to share with educators, community development workers, and all those excited about bridge-building through speaking truth to history.

The film premiered on October 21, 2016 at the Antigonish International Film Festival celebrating its 10th anniversary.

Denise Davies of Eckova Film and Media Productions was the film producer, videographer and editor. Denise remarked “The full creative team and actors together with the community supporters made this an exciting project and brought diverse members of the community to work on this collaborative search into our history. ”

See the promo and trailer and visit the website for more information.

Article: Cape Breton Island Top 5 Experiences

There is so much to enjoy and memories to make all over the island: hiking, winding roads with spectacular views, small villages, local artists and artisans, history, Celtic music, delicious lobster and seafood chowder, golf, kayaking, fishing, whale watching, beach combing, and heart-stopping beauty of nature.

This article by Denise Davies was published in Travel World International. Summer Issue 2016

And in a digital flip book edition on ISSUU Pages 18-23

Cape Breton article on Issu


TMAC Cape Breton 2016

Denise Davies participated as a media member of Travel Media Association of Canada.  The Travel Media Association of Canada brings together the country’s most highly respected professional travel writers, bloggers, photographers, videographers and tourism industry experts.

In June, 2016, Destination Cape Breton Association (DCBA) hosted the Travel Media Association of Canada (TMAC) 2016 Conference in Cape Breton. Over 80 of the country’s top media travel writers and more than 150 industry delegates attended the conference.  Pre and Post conference tours of Cape Breton showcased the Island and its tourism destinations and experiences.

Denise commented “The conference was an amazing opportunity to network with other travel writers and destination marketing organizations.  The hosting facilities at the Membertou Convention Centre, the special events and entertainments were all very well organized and featured the best that Cape Breton has to offer.  I took part in the post-trip to explore the Mi’kmaq, Acadian and Scottish heritage sites on the west coast of Cape Breton.  There is so much to offer visitors from home and abroad.”


Inverness, Cape Breton.  Photo by Denise Davies

Inverness, Cape Breton. Photo by Denise Davies