December 2023

December 2023
Got Technology For Christmas?
We Can Help!

Technology is a wonderful thing when we understand how to use it. Are you giving or receiving technology this year? We’ve got classes in the new year to help you get comfortable and learn how to use it better.Can’t make it to our office in Elmsdale? We can come to your community! Our instructors can bring supplies and host a session at a local hall, library, community centre or other space available for the public.

We can also do this for workplaces. Need a technology refresher for staff or a workshop to help staff develop the skills they need in the workplace? We are happy to chat about options.

Is there a program you would like to see us run? Let us know:
phone: 902-883-1608
Community Rider
Holiday Schedule

In an effort to give our drivers some much needed time off, we will be reducing service during the holiday season. We will be offering limited bookings on December 22nd, 27th, 28th & 29th.

All rides for those dates must be pre-booked before 12 noon on December 21st. We will have limited drivers on those days.

To book a ride, please call 902-883-4716. We hope you will have a wonderful holiday season!

To book a ride with the Community Rider:
Phone: 902-883-4716
Technology Classes in Noel

In 2024 starting on January 9th, we will be returning to the Noel Legion on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. for technology classes. This is a great way to improve your skills on computer, cell phone or simply to learn something new in good company!To register for this program, please give us a call at 902-883-1608 or e-mail Tom at Hope you will join us!

Stay up to date on all our Community Learning programs:
Free Tax Clinics in 2024

Do you know how to fill out your taxes? We’re hosting two free tax clinics in January. We’ll be hosting a general session on Wednesday, January 17th from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and one for newcomers to Canada on Thursday, January 18th from 9 to 10:30 a.m. We’ll have folks from the Canada Revenue Agency here to answer all your questions, navigate through My Account and more.Space is limited, so let us know if you would like to attend. Give us a call at 902-883-1608 or email to book your seat.

Stay up to date on all our programs, events and activities:
Everyday English Classes

Do you or someone you know want to improve their English? We have a free community English class that is open to learners of all levels. Classes are Thursday mornings from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at our office, 224 Highway 214 in Elmsdale.Every week, we discuss a new topic, introduce vocabulary, ask questions, watch videos to test listening skills and much more. The goal is to get comfortable speaking, reading and writing English on a wide variety of topics.

Interested in joining in? Everyone is welcome! Please get in touch so we can have a seat ready for you. Due to the mixed levels of learners in the class, some topics may be more challenging than others.

To get in touch regarding Everyday English or other programs:
phone: 902-883-1608
Low Income? Need a Ride?
Apply for our Fare Assistance Program

The East Hants Community Rider has a program available for individuals that needs help accessing transportation for a reduced cost. The Fare Assistance Program reduces the price of transportation to $5 for rides within 12 km and 50% off costs over 12 km for one day per week.To qualify, an individual must make less than $35,000 per year or a couple/family must make less than $60,000 per year.

To apply, please visit our website and fill out an application form. We also require a copy of an applicant’s 2022 Notice of Assessment. This can be sent via e-mail, dropped off or sent to our office (224 Highway 214, Suite 101, Elmsdale, NS B2S 1J7), or picked up by one of our drivers.

This program will be available until March 31, 2024 or until the fund is fully expended. Thank you to the province of Nova Scotia’s Department of Public Works for this support. It enables us to help those that need it most and make our region more accessible for all residents.

For information about the Fare Assistance Program:
Thank you for reading. See you next month!Phil Laven
Communications Manager
East Hants Community Rider
(902) 883-1608