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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Countdown on to Coldest Night walk

There is still more need for teams and team captains for a fun, accessible fundraiser. Stacey Dlamini, executive director of Pictou County Roots for Youth, says there is plenty of room available for people to participate in the group’s Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser coming up Feb. 23. “Currently there are 25 teams registered....

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Revving up for Routes to Riches race

Dr. Seuss’s wonderfully wise Oh, the Places You’ll Go! may be the perfect theme for the second annual Great Pictou County Routes to Riches race. Participants in the July 15 fundraiser will more than likely see and visit places in Pictou County they have never seen before, say organizers Jan Keefe and Stacey Dlamini of...

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Hide-and-seek event to support Cancer Society

SALT SPRINGS — One of the oldest and most popular children’s games has been chosen as a way to have fun and raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society. Shannon MacLean and her husband Pat MacLean have found a new way to aid their cause. Having been Splatz Paintball enthusiasts for 15 years at its...

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Bubble bonanza

STELLARTON – Two local not-for-profits are teaming up this year to bring big fun to Pictou County. The United Way of Pictou County and the YMCA Strong Kids program are partnering to bring a bubble soccer tournament to the William M. Sobey Indoor Sports Complex in Stellarton. The idea emerged when the local chapter of...

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Pulling for Change cancelled

(EDITOR’S NOTE: The United Way of Pictou County has cancelled their annual pulling for change event for 2016. Jessica Smith, executive director of the organization cited lack of participation this year as the reason for the cancellation. ”We usually need about 18 teams,” she said. This year so far there had only been 13 teams...

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Bras Across the Bridge supports Breast Cancer Foundation

NEW GLASGOW – The George Street Bridge may look a little different this week with a splash of colour, all for a good cause. The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation is once again stringing Bras Across the Bridge to raise awareness of breast cancer and celebrate Paint Canada Pink Week. “August 13 to 19 is Paint...

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