Groups honoured at wellness celebration

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SCOTSBURN – The Kids Cooking Table project in Scotsburn has earned the 10th annual Ed Bowden Community Wellness Award.

Alena Martin and Julie Blais accepted the award on behalf of the Scotsburn Recreation Club, which operated the project, during the 2020 wellness fund celebration at the J.P. Gammon Centre.

The club engaged children and youth aged eight to 18 over 10 sessions of activities that promoted eating healthy and local foods, cooking skills, building an active community garden, brining community members together and generally becoming enthused with cooking.

The Ed Bowden Community Wellness Award is presented each year “to a community-based project that builds partnerships, in innovative and fosters community spirit.”

The award honours the memory of Ed Bowden’s contributions toward a healthy and caring local community and its members of all ages.

The Pictou West and Central-East Pictou community health boards hosted the event and combined to distribute more than $50,000 in wellness funds to 26 projects that received their share of the funds on Wednesday.

Members of the audience applaud a presentation on Wednesday at the 2020 wellness fund celebration in Scotsburn. (Goodwin photo)