Friday, May 7, 2010

Police Week Celebrations

Bridgewater Police Service have a number of events planned to celebrate Police Week which kicks off Sunday May 9th. May 14th, is recognized internationally as Peace Officer Memorial Day. An Open House and BBQ will be held on Tuesday, May 11th. The public are invited to tour the police station and enjoy hotdogs and cold drinks. Proceeds from the BBQ will go to South Shore Big Brothers Big Sisters.
On Thursday May 13th, Bridgewater Police Service and community partners will hold a display at the Bridgewater Mall. Auxiliary Cst. Creig Veinot will also be present with Reba, the Police Service Dog. Police week began in 1970 with collaboration between the Government of Canada's office of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada and its provincial counterparts.

Financial Safety for Seniors

An information session for seniors on financial health and safety will take place this Wednesday (May 12th) at the Bridgewater Fire Hall from 10am till noon. The topic is financial health and safety: how to protect yourself from financial abuse— from telemarketing fraud to misspending of your money by well-meaning family and friends. Specific topics covered will include wills, power of attorney, internet fraud, property transfers, and grandparents’ rights. Participants will receive a copy of the publication, "It's in Your Hands"developed by the Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia and the Nova Scotia Centre on Aging at Mount Saint Vincent University. The publication will increase seniors’ understanding of the issues to consider when planning and arranging their legal and financial affairs.
For more information on the publication and info session, please visit or call 902-454-2198.

Torch events get underway in Lunenburg

Lunenburg will be the first community in the Province to host the kick-off celebrations for the Halifax 2011 Canada Games torch program.

On Monday, May 10th the torch events will begin at the Atlantic Fisheries Museum parking lot.

The torch will arrive aboard the HMCS Glace Bay at 2pm and be carried on a relay through the town.