Support of Sexual Assault Awareness Month much appreciated
To the Editor,
Thanks and appreciation for SAAM support.
As executive director and counselling therapist of the Colchester Sexual Assault Centre in Truro, I would like to acknowledge and thank the individuals who contributed in raising awareness about sexual violence during Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) in April.
A sincere heartfelt thank you to Truro Daily News and others for media coverage; Truro Rotary Club, The Advisory Council on the Status of Women, KimNat Print, Linda MacDonald and Jeanne Sarson for donations and SAAM supplies; RCMP Bible Hill and Truro Police Service for assisting with traffic stops; Central Nova Women’s Resource Centre for all its hard work, dedication and collaboration for SAAM events; and all the generous volunteers who gave their time to participate and show their support during the month.
A special thank you to the courageous individuals and King Solomon Lodge #54 Free Masons from Digby who participated in the SAAM Walk.
I am honored by and grateful for everyone’s contribution and support. Together we addressed a difficult topic and helped raise awareness about this complex and crucial issue in our community and province. Courage, strength and hope.
Thanks and gratitude.
Executive Director and Counselling Therapist
Colchester Sexual Assault Centre
Oktoberfest 2013 a great success
To the editor,
The North Shore Bavarian Society held its annual general meeting at Big Al’s Restaurant in Tatamagouche and we’re glad to report the 2013 Oktoberfest was a great success.
New officers and directors were elected. They are: Monique Mueller, chair; Sven von Kintzel, vice-chair; Claire Mueller, secretary; Dieter Mueller, treasurer; and directors Cathy von Kintzel, Bernadette Shea, Michelle Mueller-Neuhaus, Maureen Vogel, Georg Vogel, Brenda Forbes and Brian Redmond.
Due to our success and financial state we were able to put aside $8,000 for donations to the River John Fire Department, the Tatamagouche Fire Department and the North Shore Recreation Centre to enhance community safety, as well as sport and recreation in the community.
The cheques will go out in the near future.
We would like to thank all who helped to make this possible. This includes 18 individuals as well as 11 groups, namely: Wallace Fire Department, the Tatamagouche Legion, Colchester Ground Search and Rescue, River John Lion's Club, Northumberland Arts Council, Upham Family Outlet, 596 Phoenix Royal Canadian Air Cadets, senior boys basketball team, North Colchester High School volleyball and girl's soccer teams, as well as the school’s Euro trip group.
Most important of all were the many volunteers who just showed to help out. We do it for the community and it’s the community that benefits.
As you can see, this great little party has become a real community event and has generated approximately $50,000 that was spent within our community.
2014 will be 35 years of Oktoberfest and with your continued help and enthusiasm it could go on forever.
North Shore Bavarian Society