Opening ceremonies

Opening Ceremony for the 2018 Special Olympics Summer Games was held Tuesday at the Keating Millenium Center at St. Francis Xavier  University in Antigonish with a packed house. Athletes, supporters, officials, dignitaries, volunteers and fans enjoyed the event which showcased Maritime hospitality at its best with guest performances from Charlie A’Court, among others. (Photo by […]

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Community telethons provide important support this time of year

Halifax – With the season of giving upon us, Eastlink is proud to support community fundraising efforts in communities across the Maritimes. Over the past two months, local telethons like the Pictou County Christmas Fund and the Hants County Christmas Angels Telethon have raised over $178K. “While we’re committed to supporting our communities year round, […]

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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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County volunteers honoured by Molson

Three Pictou County residents were among the 1,500 in Canada honoured for their dedication to their community by Molson Canadian brewing company. The three — Brian Bowden, Courtney Malcolm and Lisa MacDonald — were honoured Monday afternoon at Glasgow Square with a reception and ceremony to present them with the awards. Brian Bowden was recognized […]

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