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

“…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

“…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

“…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

“…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

“…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

“…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

“…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

“…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….”


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

“…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/

‘Where are the volunteers?’: Halifax Rotary club can’t find help for waterfront Ribfest

“…While some people try to get back to normal in the third summer of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Rotary Club of Halifax Harbour is having difficulty doing so when it comes to its Ribfest event.

Club member Louisa Horne says with less than two weeks until the event on the Dartmouth harbourside, the vendors and Rotary members are set, but she has yet to be able to find volunteer groups to look after cleanup of the ribs and proper sorting of the waste….”

Author: Ian Fairclough
Date of Article: June 17, 2022
Source: SaltWire Network
Website: https://www.saltwire.com/atlantic-canada/news/where-are-the-volunteers-halifax-rotary-club-cant-find-help-for-waterfront-ribfest-100745010/