It’s been a tough year, but the summer has arrived and restrictions are starting to lift. We hope you will take some time to relax, recharge and reinvigorate for the year ahead.
Whether you are looking to reconnect with family and friends, spend some time on the beach, or explore Nova Scotia and beyond, we’re here to help. The Elmsdale Community Garden is planted and open to the public. The Community Rider has cars and vans available to get you to your summer destinations. To book a ride, give us a call at 902-883-4716.
Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates on pop up markets and activities this summer. Thanks for all the support this year and can’t wait to see you outdoors.
While many of our numbers were down, we connected with more people than ever before. From $5 rides to vaccine appointments to free lunches for anyone in the community, we did what we could to lighten the load for many. Our team stepped up and delivered outstanding programs in a challenging year.
A big thank you to all our supporters. From funders to partnering organizations to businesses to individual donors, we could not provide our programming and services without you. Special thanks to our corporate members – businesses and individuals who sign up for a $50 annual contribution:
Allison Land Surveys
Athena Computer Solutions
BBD Pest Services
Carruthers, MacDonell & Robson
CBDC Blue Water
E-Commerce Solutions by Canucks
East Hants Family Resource Centre
Golden Star Pizza & Grocery
The Hearing Specialists
Leno’s Stop Shop
Royal Bank of Canada Elmsdale Branch
Thanks to a lightening of COVID-19 restrictions, we were able to share an outdoor lunch with our Adult Learning classes before our summer break. It was wonderful to catch up after a month away and enjoy the lovely weather.
Interested in getting help with learning? We offer assistance with:
All of our vehicles have names, and this newest addition is called “Billy’s Bus.” We’re naming this van in honour of Bill Greenlaw, Executive Director of the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage. Billy’s Bus will be a great help to us, providing greater flexibility for transporting groups as bubbles expand.
If you are interested in going for a ride in Billy’s Bus, or simply are looking for an affordable way to get from Point A to B, we’d love to hear from you. Our service is there for everyone in the community and by using community transit, you are helping us build a stronger network of transportation for people in East Hants and surrounding communities.
It’s summer and with COVID-19 cases going down, now is the perfect time to explore. We’ll start this month with Nova Scotia, as there is plenty to see and do locally before venturing further abroad as restrictions lessen. Plus, a short distance trip is always wise before any major travels.
First up, our beautiful sea shore. Here are some gems by the water that are well worth a visit:
Burntcoat Head– A must see for anyone in East Hants. Red rocky cliffs and a chance to walk on the Bay of Fundy.
Ross Farm Museum – Costumed interpreters show farm activities. Learn about animals and go for a wagon ride. FREE this year!
Highland Village Museum – Explore historical houses, try an oatcake and listen to a toe-tappin’ tune on the fiddle. FREE this year!
Miners Museum – Take a ride in a cart in Glace Bay with a retired miner guide and explore the depths of a coal mine shaft.
Enjoy the treasures of our province and hope you all get the chance to catch up with loved ones from near and far. Next month’s highlights will be on some parks around the country to put on your bucket list.