Relay proves no one faces cancer alone

Pictou County Relay for Life on Saturday brought family and friends together to celebrate loved ones and survivors of cancer. Hundreds gathered to remember and to share memories and struggles, the good times and the not so good times. Each with their own personal story. Some were eager to share, some sat quietly thinking, others...

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Relay for Life hosts registration, kickoff

NEW GLASGOW – Relay for Life is once again revving up for spring. The annual event to raise funds and awareness with regard to cancer research hosted its annual registration and kickoff on March 23 at Summer Street Industries. The launch spurs momentum for the actual relay that this year is scheduled from 3 to...

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Relay for Life hosting kick-off party

NEW GLASGOW — Pictou County Relay for Life is getting ready for this year’s event, first with a team kick-off party. The event will be held Saturday at Summer Street Industries from 2 to 4 p.m. with live music featuring Hangman. “We wanted a way to show the teams that the committee is committed to...

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YMCA Peace Week opens with awards

Two individuals and an organization were honoured Monday with Peace Medals presented by the YMCA of Pictou County. Henry Green, Beth McNeill and Safe Harbour, were honoured as local community members who have made significant contributions towards peace building. Awards presentations took place at a breakfast that featured guest speaker Tareq Hadhad, founder of Peace...

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Relay for Life growing

More than $61,000 was raised at the Pictou County Relay for Life over the weekend. Twenty-seven teams signed up for the relay this year, an increase over last, with Jeana’s Girls named the top fundraising team of the event with $17,785. The team received the Marilyn DeCoste award, a newly named award in honour of...

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RELAY FOR LIFE: Two negatives make a positive

The youngest Pictou County Relay for Life team has a powerful story behind its start and its team captain who is known for her volunteerism and fundraising efforts each year. Nina Davey spearheads the team Jeana’s Girls each year at Relay for Life. Davey is making something that has left a negative mark on her...

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Giving life, giving hope

Every Relay For Life participant has their own story, their own reason for why they relay. Two Pictou County families have similar reasons for why they relay, and through their journey with the illness, they have found a community to help and support them. For Allan’s Avengers, this will be their fourth year participating in...

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Y hosts Ron MacLean at 50th birthday bash: Peace Medals presented

It was a special time on Monday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre as Hockey Night in Canada’s Ron MacLean was welcomed to join the Pictou County YMCA’s 50th breakfast birthday bash. Peace awards were presented in three categories as part of YMCA Peace Week, while MacLean saluted those who contribute to communities while regaling...

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For Jeana

With about 17 teenagers on their team, Jeana’s Girls raised nearly half the overall total for Pictou County Relay for Life this year. The team also had the two top individual fundraisers for the event — Nina Davey and Georgia Murray. Over the course of a few months, the team managed to fundraise a total...

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Relay brings in more than $60,000

NEW GLASGOW — The rain cleared just in time for the 12th annual Pictou County Relay for Life participants to enjoy clear skies for the event that took place Saturday from 6 p.m. to midnight. The event saw teams from all over the county come out to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society. “I’m...

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