‘Big’ celebration helps agency mark 40 years

It would have taken a lot more than the summer storm last Tuesday to keep the smiles off the faces of those who braved the elements and attended the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County’s 40th anniversary celebration. The event was held at the Highland Drive-In Theatre and began with entertainment by favourite local...

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Sharing for Jessica Smith

As the saying goes, “It is better to give than to receive” and this has always been the philosophy of Jessica Smith, Executive Director of the United Way of Pictou County. In her time at the helm, Smith has always been one to encourage community support through her job, but not always in a financial...

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Pulling together

The rainy weather on Saturday morning didn’t stop Pictou County from pulling together — literally — as the United Way Pulling for Change event started up after a half hour delay. With 11 teams registering for this year’s event, participation may have been slightly down but the soggy weather didn’t dampen the spirits of participants...

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United Way hitting the green

Pictou County United Way is ready to have some fun on the green this week with their fourth annual golf tournament. While the fundraiser is not their biggest of the year, the organization is thankful for the teams that participate as well as enjoying the fun day out on the green. “For us it’s about...

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United Way kicking off campaign

The United Way of Pictou County will be kicking off their annual campaign on Friday, September 22, at the Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline Pancake and Bacon breakfast. This will be the 16th year that Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline has hosted a breakfast to help support the United Way.  The breakfast takes place at their facilities...

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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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