Y gives Peace a chance

Awards and testimonials on Monday highlighted the annual Y Peace breakfast in the Pictou County Wellness Centre’s community room. The breakfast helped launch Y Peace Week which this year is being observed from November 16 to 23. The YMCA of Pictou County hosted the breakfast and conducted proceedings that also included an address by special...

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New look for Big Brothers Big Sisters

Wednesday was a banner day for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County. The 40-year-old Pictou County organization was celebrating with the other branches from across the country that form the 106-year-old national Big Brothers Big Sisters organization: A new day and a new look – but the same intent. The kickoff was held on...

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Agency helps students in a BIG way

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County has lent a helping hand to several local students. The agency has just handed out cash awards to this year’s recipients of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County Bursary. Grace Scott, Shania MacPhail and Megan DeYoung received $500 each to contribute to their secondary education. Big...

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Chamber project to showcase non-profit sector

This summer the Pictou County Chamber of Commerce has initiated a unique research study to quantify the economic and social impact of Pictou County’s non-profit sector. The project is being led by the Chamber’s student assistant Kayla Flinn with advisory assistance from Michele Ward from Kid’s First and Margie Grant-Walsh from Big Brothers Big Sisters...

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A Christmas present to remember

Christmas often brings back memories of family and times gone by for many people. This year, Ruth Copeland Brunelle got an unexpected present that brought back memories of her father. As Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County was winding down renovations to a house for its new office, contractors found a surprise hidden in...

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‘Big’ move planned

This fall will bring a fresh start filled with infinite possibilities for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County. The local non-profit agency will be moving into its new location in about six weeks’ time, after purchasing a house in New Glasgow and turning it into a spectacular two-storey office space. And the agency’s executive...

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Bowl for kids strikes up $53,000

It was a rocking good time at this year’s Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kid’s Sake with the organization managing to raise more than $53,000 to help county youth. With a rock and roll theme, the Heather Lanes bowling alley was packed with rock stars of all kinds having a good time and out...

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BIG donation

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County was recently boosted with the donation of $1,375 from Investors Group. The funds were made possible because IG provides financial support to non-profit organizations in which the spouses of their consultants are involved. In this case, Investors Group consultant Mike MacKean, left, received the funding on behalf of...

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Mentoring matters

NEW GLASGOW — Town of New Glasgow officials have partnered with educators, with input from Pictou County Big Brothers Big Sisters, on a novel life-long learning project to mesh retired men and women with young people’s aptitudes. More than a dozen people met at Glasgow Square on March 2 to continue the initiative called Trained...

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