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10 festive things to do in HRM to make your December sparkle

“…Donate items or volunteer your time

There are plenty of other ways aside from donating money to give back during the holiday season….”

Author: Nicole Munro
Date of Article: December 3, 2021
Source: SaltWire Network
Website: https://www.saltwire.com/atlantic-canada/news/10-festive-things-to-do-in-hrm-to-make-your-december-sparkle-100665217/

‘An old rusty bike but it’s all he had’: Bicycle stolen from Cape Breton volunteer

“…Vince Steffens mans the Salvation Army red kettle at the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation store in Sydney Mines. Steffens said someone stole his mountain bike while he was volunteering at the store Saturday. Although old and rusty, it was his only transportation….”

Author: Sharon Montgomery-Dupe
Date of Article: November 26, 2021
Source: SaltWire Network
Website: https://www.saltwire.com/halifax/lifestyles/an-old-rusty-bike-but-its-all-he-had-bicycle-stolen-from-cape-breton-volunteer-100662842/

HRM blanket campaign aims to bless long-term care residents

“…Northwood’s Halifax campus residents are the recipients and inspiration for a well-received blanket drive….”

Author: Katy Jean
Date of Article: November 24, 2021
Source: SaltWire Network
Website: https://www.saltwire.com/atlantic-canada/lifestyles/hrm-blanket-campaign-aims-to-bless-long-term-care-residents-100662411/

Katimavik youth program returns to Nova Scotia

“…After a nearly decade-long hiatus, Katimavik is coming back to Halifax.

Founded in 1977, the organization aims to foster youth development and empowerment….”

Author: Abby McLeod
Date of Article: November 24, 2021
Source: The Signal
Website: https://signalhfx.ca/national-youth-program-returns-to-nova-scotia/

Halifax puppies learn new tricks with volunteer guide dog trainers

“…Trapper, three months old, is one of five new puppies the Canadian National Institute for the Blind has recently brought to Halifax as guide dogs in training. Applications to be paired with a guide dog have gone up 300 per cent since the start of the pandemic, according to a CNIB news release.…”

Author: Victoria Welland
Date of Article: November 22, 2021
Source: The Signal
Website: https://signalhfx.ca/halifax-puppies-learn-new-tricks-with-volunteer-guide-dog-trainers/

Calling all knitters — the AIDS Coalition of Nova Scotia needs your help

“…The AIDS Coalition of Nova Scotia is launching its first Red Scarf Project in Halifax and is looking for volunteer knitters to help the cause.

The Red Scarf Project, which has been adopted across Canada, aims to raise awareness about HIV treatment and prevention, how the virus affects people and what still needs to be done….”

Author: Cassidy Chisholm
Date of Article: November 14, 2021
Source: CBC News
Website: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/knitters-aids-coalition-help-awareness-1.6248647

Want to help raise a future guide dog? CNIB is looking for new recruits

“…If you’re patient, have lots of spare time and love puppies, the CNIB might have the perfect gig for you.

The national organization that supports Canadians who are blind or visually impaired is looking for volunteers to help raise the next generation of guide dogs….”

Author: Emma Smith
Date of Article: November 10, 2021
Source: CBC News
Website: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/future-guide-dog-training-cnib-volunteers-recruits-puppies-1.6244613

Firefighter ‘blown away’ by support after losing part of his leg

“…Jimmy Smith is a long-time volunteer with a northern N.S. fire department, but now he’s the one needing help…”

Author: Jon Tattrie
Date of Article: October 31, 2021
Source: CBC News
Website: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/firefighter-wounded-cutting-wood-leicester-nova-scotia-community-support-1.6227179

Ready or not, winter is coming to People’s Park

“…As the sun sets on a Friday evening in October, People’s Park is bustling. At the Chebucto Road green space, known as Meagher Park before it became a community of unhoused locals, residents are eating goulash made by a volunteer, someone else is sorting through donated winter jackets and a man plays hacky sack while talking with his friends….”

Author: Victoria Walton
Date of Article: October 29, 2021
Source: The Coast Halifax
Website: https://www.thecoast.ca/halifax/ready-or-not-winter-is-coming-to-peoples-park/Content?oid=27465147

Bedford Players return to the stage following pandemic shutdown

“…The long-running, all-volunteer community theatre company launches its 2021-22 season on November 4 with the board game-turned-stage play adaptation of ‘Clue’…”

Author: Steve Gow
Date of Article: October 15, 2021
Source: CityNews
Website: https://halifax.citynews.ca/local-news/bedford-players-return-to-the-stage-following-pandemic-shutdown-4509778