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Pop Up Markets All Summer Long!

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Summer is in full swing and the Elmsdale Community Garden is growing fast! Every year we hold pop up markets to help promote the garden and give away extra produce in communities around East Hants and surrounding areas. We typically announce pop up markets a week in advance, based around staff and volunteer availability. We […]

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Garden Party @ the Elmsdale Community Garden

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The Elmsdale Community Garden is hosting our first Garden Party of the season on Wednesday, July 28th from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. This free outdoor event is still subject to COVID-19 protocols. With Nova Scotia now in Phase 4 of it’s reopening plan, this gathering will be limited to 50 people each half-hour. Public […]

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Save the Date: AGM on June 22

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East Hants Community Learning Association, East Hants & Area Community Rider and the Elmsdale Community Garden are holding an Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021. Depending on the restrictions at that time, it may be either a socially-distanced outdoor AGM or an online AGM via Zoom. Please watch our Facebook pages and […]

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Services on Hold until May 17th

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Due to a positive COVID test from one of our staff at our office, we have made the pro-active decision to shut down our services until May 17th. This includes the East Hants Community Learning Association office and all rides with East Hants & Area Community Rider. Please stay safe and look after one another.

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Spring into Summer Activity Kits

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UPDATE: Wow! We have reached maximum capacity in just over 2 hours. Thank you so much for signing up! Are you looking for activities to keep you busy in the weeks ahead? Elmsdale Community Garden and the East Hants Family Resource Centre are preparing four themed activity kits for people of all ages: Nature Nut […]

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Fare Assistance Program ($5-$10 Rides)

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This year, we have received additional funds to help us reduce rates for anyone struggling with costs. Our newest subsidy is called the Fare Assistance Program and it is available for all passengers who identify as low income or face a financial barrier. This fund will continue until the fund has been spent or end […]

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$5 Vaccination Transportation

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Do you or someone you know need a ride to your COVID-19 vaccination? Thanks to funding from Nova Scotia’s Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage, we are offering $5 trips to anyone that needs to get to their appointment. To book your ride, please give us a call at 902-883-4716. We require at least 24 […]

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Medical Transportation Program

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Medical Transportation Program Transportation can be just as expensive as treatment in our medical system. We at the Community Rider try to keep costs as affordable as possible, but even then, it can be difficult to cover the costs, especially with monthly or weekly treatments. Thanks to a generous donation, we are now able to subsidize […]

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Senior Transportation Program

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UPDATE: We have secured additional funding. This will enable us to continue the Senior Transportation Program until the end of April 2021. The rates have been adjusted to reflect our other subsidies currently available. The East Hants & Area Community Rider (EHCR) is pleased to announce a new subsidized transportation program for Seniors (55+). This […]