Volunteers purchase ice-fishing shelters for people without homes in Halifax

Excerpt: “…Volunteer groups have purchased ice-fishing shelters to help homeless people brave the cold, wet weather in Halifax, which received its first significant snowfall of the season overnight Sunday. Stephen Wilsack, who is a volunteer at the encampment across from Halifax City Hall, says he bought 10 tents himself and was reimbursed by “Good Samaritans,” and that 10 others were donated….” Author: Date of Article: December 4, 2023 Source: CBC News Website: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/volunteers-purchase-ice-fishing-shelters-halifax-1.7048524

3,000 volunteers set to make North American Indigenous Games a reality

Excerpt: “…As the 2023 North American Indigenous Games begin in Halifax and surrounding areas, thousands of volunteers are working behind the scenes to make it happen. At a site for volunteers in Dartmouth, N.S., stacks of colour-coded T-shirts fill the room; yellow for general volunteer, blue for lead volunteer, and red for medical….” Author: Brooklyn Currie Date of Article: July 15, 2023 Source: CBC News Website: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/volunteers-north-american-indigenous-games-1.6906805

‘Please help us’: Halifax’s Ukrainian Store about to be displaced

Excerpt: “…Donation operation in Halifax looking for a new home on the anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine…” Author: Jen Taplin Date of Article: February 24, 2023 Source: SaltWire Network Website: https://www.saltwire.com/halifax/news/please-help-us-halifaxs-ukrainian-store-about-to-be-displaced-100827712/

2023 Canada Winter Games: Organizers, volunteers excited after more than 5 years of preparations

Excerpt: “…Anticipation is building on Prince Edward Island, with the 2023 Canada Winter Games just days away. More than a dozen venues will welcome thousands of athletes from across the county from Feb. 18 to March 5….” Author: Natalie Lombard Date of Article: February 15, 2023 Source: CTVNews Website: https://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/2023-canada-winter-games-organizers-volunteers-excited-after-more-than-5-years-of-preparations-1.6274643

Volunteers needed: Ground-breaking North American Indigenous Games arriving in Halifax this summer

Excerpt: “…Biggest multi-sport event ever in Atlantic Canada expected to bring more than $20 million in economic benefits…” Author: Jen Taplin Date of Article: February 14, 2023 Source: SaltWire Network Website: https://www.saltwire.com/atlantic-canada/news/volunteers-needed-ground-breaking-north-american-indigenous-games-arriving-in-halifax-this-summer-100824149/

Halifax schoolkids say ‘pryvit’ to Ukrainian refugees in handmade Christmas cards

Excerpt: “…Project aims to spread cheer to Ukrainian refugees and teach students about empathy and giving…” Author: Frances Willick Date of Article: December 23, 2022 Source: CBC News Website: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/halifax-classroom-christmas-cards-ukrainian-refugees-1.6696331

Halifax Islamic group assembles winter relief kits for people in need

Excerpt: “…Volunteers from Islamic Relief Canada came together in Halifax on Sunday to assemble winter care kits to help people in need of warmth and relief this winter….” Author: Vernon Ramesar Date of Article: December 4, 2022 Source: CBC News Website: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/islamic-relief-canada-winter-kits-winter-warmth-halifax-volunteers-1.6674058

Volunteer veterans helping with Cape Breton cleanup

Excerpt: “…On Monday, Barteaux was part of a Team Rubicon crew found cutting and clearing fallen trees from the Birch Grove Road between the communities of Glace Bay and Tower Road. Like the majority of his team, the Lucasville, N.S. native is a retired veteran. He served 42 years….” Author: David Jala Date of Article: October 4, 2022 Source: SaltWire Network Website: https://www.saltwire.com/atlantic-canada/news/volunteer-veterans-helping-with-cape-breton-cleanup-100779567/

North American Indigenous Games recruiting for volunteers

Excerpt: “…Organizers of the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) need 3,000 volunteers and have already started recruiting. By volunteering, you will be a part of the largest multi-sport and cultural event in Atlantic Canada. You will have the opportunity to form new connections, see first hand the impact of the Games, and learn about Indigenous cultures from across Turtle Island….” Author: Date of Article: September 29, 2022 Source: CBC News Website: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/community/north-american-indigenous-games-volunteers-2023-1.6597498

Saved by a volunteer: New life for Halifax’s Ukrainian Store

Excerpt: “…The Ukrainian Store will live on. Plans were in motion to close and empty the donated space – a former Halifax sports bar – by the end of this month. That was, until Nanette Dean raised her hand to save it….” Author: Jen Taplin Date of Article: August 10, 2022 Source: SaltWire Network Website: https://www.saltwire.com/atlantic-canada/news/saved-by-a-volunteer-new-life-for-halifaxs-ukrainian-store-100762119/