September 2020

September 2020
Community Partners
The Elmsdale Community Garden is lucky to have supporters in the community that help us feed more people every year. From funding to promotion to pop up markets, our partners provide us with everything we need to flourish.

We’ve recently added plaques to our garden beds recognizing some of our amazing Community Partners, including:

  • East Hants Family Resource Centre
  • Hants County Seniors’ Safety Association
  • Withrow’s Farm Market
  • Jerry’s Water
  • Leno Ribahi
  • Cup of Soul
  • Elmsdale Beautification Society
  • Sweet Spot Chocolate Shop
  • Athena Computer Solutions
  • Elmsdale Superstore
  • East Hants Community Health Board
  • Municipality of East Hants
Want to help our garden grow? Consider supporting us with a donation or contributing fruits or vegetables for a pop up market. You can also become a Corporate Member of the East Hants Community Learning Association for $50, which supports all our programs and services.
For more information e-mail
Back to Class at EHCLA
In person classes are returning to East Hants Community Learning Association, starting Monday, September 14th! We’re excited to reopen our doors to students. We have a range of measures designed to protect our students and instructors to ensure a safe learning environment during these unusual times:
  • Maximum of 6 students per class
  • Sanitize upon entering the building
  • Wearing masks in hallways and common areas
  • Washrooms and kitchen limited to 1 person at a time
  • Students must stay 6 ft apart in classrooms, with separate work stations
Whether you are looking to get your GED, improve your skills to help your children study, or learn how to use new technology, we are here to help! Book an assessment with one of our instructors today:

Jean –
Tom –

For more information about our programs, please visit our website:

Need a Ride? Try Community Rider!

September has arrived and with it comes the hustle and bustle of school, work and activities. Whether you need transportation for kids to afterschool activities, a ride to work or to visit friends, we’re available to everyone in the community.

We’ve taken some safety measures to protect our community. This includes:

  • Sanitizing vehicles between passengers
  • Wearing masks while inside of the vehicle.
  • Passenger screening over the phone and before entering the vehicle
  • Transporting passengers individually or groups within the same bubble

Make sure to book early, as capacity is lower due to these safety measures. Get in touch for a quote:
call (902) 883-4716

Looking for something fun and active to do this summer? Join the East Hants Family Resource Centre for a guided hike every Thursday at 9:30 am. It’s a great opportunity for you and your kids to get outside and explore different trails in East Hants.

Be sure to register in advance as there’s limited space. Prior to attending the hike, check out the EHFRC Facebook page for more info on COVID-19 guidelines.

Contact to register.

A Sign for Our Community

EHCLA is thrilled to show off our new custom-made sign in front of our office on Highway 214. Thank you to Fenway Signs for creating this for us. We’ll be using this to promote our programs and services for many years to come.

We’re also happy to note that our old sign hasn’t gone far: Lantz Recreation is using it for their sports field!

Do you have a message you would like to put out to the community? We work together with our corporate members to spread the word about activities in East Hants.

Get in touch for more information about corporate membership:
call (902) 883-4716
Municipal Elections 2020
Saturday, October 17th is our next municipal election. Have you ever considered running? It’s a great opportunity to engage with your community and ensure that their concerns are being heard.

To find out more about running and the electoral process for municipal elections, check out the Candidates Guide.

Best of luck to all running for public office!

For more information about the municipal elections:
call (902) 751-0588

A Bit of Trivia
Last month’s question:
How did the month of August get its name?

Answer: When Augustus Caesar became emperor of Rome, the Roman Senate decided he should have a month named after him. Since July had been named after Julius Caesar, the Roman Senate decided to add a day to August so it would also have 31 days. This was done to prevent claims that Augustus had been given an inferior month.

This month’s question:

How many flowers do honeybees need to visit in order to make one pound of honey?
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