November 2020

November 2020
New Programs at EHCLA

The fall is upon us and you may be looking for opportunities to learn. East Hants Community Learning Association has three free programs starting up that are open for the community. Attend each week and receive a certificate when you complete the program. We hope you will join us!

The programs are:

  • Health Matters, Tuesdays, 1:30 to 3 p.m. (3 weeks) 
    • Put your health into focus with this program. A focus on self-advocacy will teach you how to understand your personal health, ask questions and live your best life.
  • Upskills for Work, Wednesdays, 10 to 11:30 a.m. (10 weeks)
    • Learn the skills you need to be successful in the work force. Motivation, Attitude, Accountability, Presentation, Teamwork, Time Management, Adaptability, Confidence and Stress Management are covered, one topic per session.
  • Room to Room Zoom, Thursdays, 10 to 11:30 a.m. (3 weeks) 
    • Ready to master Zoom in a safe learning environment? From signing in to all of it’s features, we’ll walk you through the process and give you time and space to master this essential skill of 2020!

To sign up for these programs, GED prep and more, contact our office:
phone: (902) 883-1608

Thank you for your Kindness

We are very grateful for all the support we have received in the last month:

  • Leonard & Beverly Gallant, for your donation in memory of Carol Woodworth, a learner and dear friend to all of us at Community Learning and Community Rider
  • An anonymous donor, who contributed a Cup of Soul gift card
  • Our local Pathfinder unit, who helped us plant garlic in the Elmsdale Community Garden
  • Gilby Construction, who helped us renovate the Elmsdale Community Garden for the upcoming year
  • Several attendees of our Harvest Dinner, who donated extra when they came to pick up their meal
  • Our new or renewing corporate members of 2020-2021:
    • Elmsdale Landscaping
    • Elmsdale Lumber
    • Leno Ribahi
    • East Hants Family Resource Centre
    • Athena Computer Solutions
    • Stephen King
    • McNeill’s
    • BBD Pest Services
    • Gateway Facilities
    • The Hearing Specialists
    • Enfield Investments
    • Tots Academy

This support helps us keep our programs running and our community connected. Thank you!To sign up for a $50 corporate membership, or learn about more ways to support us:
phone: (902) 883-4716

Welcome to our new Council!
Congratulations to all those elected to the East Hants Municipal Council! We look forward to see our communities thrive under your leadership.

We also have a new Warden (Eleanor Roulston) and Deputy Warden (John A. MacDonald). Warden Roulston is the first female Warden in East Hants in our council’s 141 year history. We know you will do an outstanding job!

Now is the perfect time to get to know your new Council and Councillors. You can find a complete list of Councillors along with contact information on the East Hants Municipality’s website

Thank you for stepping up to serve our communities! We at East Hants Community Learning, the Community Rider and the Elmsdale Community Garden are excited to see what the years ahead will bring.
Get a Ride Where You Need to Go
Life is getting busy again, and East Hants & Area Community Rider is there to help our community with transportation. We provide service to East Hants, as well as HRM communities between Waverley and Enfield. We’re door-to-door, friendly and affordable. Give us a call and we’ll give you a quote for your ride.

With the holiday season on the horizon, consider booking early. Mornings and afternoons tend to fill up quickly.

For more information or to register:
call 902-883-4716
Mother’s Wellness
The East Hants Family Resource Centre has a new program starting in December, thanks to Bell Let’s Talk funding. Mother’s Wellness is a weekly program for moms with babies aged 1 and under, who are looking for support or postnatal help during what can be a challenging time.

For more information or to register:
call 902-883-4349

A Bit of Trivia
Last month’s question:
What is the word ‘deli’ short for?
‘Deli’ is short for ‘delicatessen.’ This word comes from German, meaning ‘delicacy’ or ‘fine food.’ Delis are known to specialize in a regional cuisine or specific type of food. This blend of old world charm and inspired selection of foods has kept delis a staple in our society, despite the trend of big box stores and online delivery.

This month’s question:

What is the most numerous tree species in Canada?

Check out the newsletter next month for the answer!

Thank you for reading. See you next month!

Phil Laven
Communications Manager
East Hants & Area Community Rider
(902) 883-1608