Sunday, June 23, 2013

South Shore Communities Gear-up For Canada Day

The federal government is helping more than a dozen communities along the South Shore celebrate the country's birthday. MP Gerald Keddy has announced over $36,000 to assist with Canada Day events across the region. Organizers of the celebration in New Germany were given just over $9,000. While the Region of Queens and Town of Lockeport received $7,500 to help host their events. Meanwhile, Canada Day of the LaHave in Bridgewater was awarded $2,200, while the Town of Clark's Harbour was given $2,000. Many communities host their own firework displays on July 1st with a number of family orientated events scheduled throughout the day. In total, 16 community groups received funding from Ottawa for Canada Day celebrations.

In South Shore – St. Margaret’s, a total of $36,805 has been awarded to the following organizations:

  • New Germany Canada Day Committee - $9,000 (New Germany)
  • Region of Queens Municipality - $7,500 (Liverpool)
  • Town of Lockeport - $7,500 (Lockeport)
  • Canada Day on the LaHave Committee - $2,200 (Bridgewater)
  • Town of Clark’s Harbour - $2,000 (Clark’s Harbour)
  • Nova Scotia Guides Association - $1,500 (Caledonia)
  • North Queens Board of Trade - $1,300 (Caledonia)
  • Hubbards Heritage Society - $1,100 (Hubbards)
  • Shelburne Association Supporting Inclusion - $1,050 (Shelburne)
  • North Queens Nursing Home - $800 (Caledonia)
  • Queens Home For Special Care Society (Queens Manor) - $750 (Liverpool)
  • Through the Years Daycare & Community Centre - $600 (Hubbards)
  • Town of Lunenburg - $500 (Lunenburg, NS)
  • Riverport District Fire Protection Commission - $500 (Riverport)
  • Charing Cross Garden Club - $300 (New Ross)
  • Shoreham Village Senior Citizens Association - $205 (Chester)

Double Silver For Whalen At Track And Field Nationals

Liverpool's Chelsea Whalen followed up a silver medal performance in the shot-put Friday night with an equally better effort in the women's javelin championship Saturday evening at the Canadian Track and Field Championships. Whalen finished in second place after a toss of 51.15 metres. The 20-year-old will now prepare for the Summer Universiade/ World University Games to be held in Kazan, Russia from July 6-17.