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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United Way in homestretch of campaign

Adds extra incentive to help campaign reach goal   Almost there. The United Way of Pictou County has almost reached its campaign goal. But the non-profit agency needs a little boost. Alastair Conway, who is in his second year as campaign chairman, says the United Way campaign is currently at $277,800 — or 88.2 per...

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Collaboration and restoration

WESTVILLE — In terms of restorative justice, Nova Scotia is already ahead of the pack with a province-wide program. Agencies across the province were looking to improve this last week as they came together for a training program. The event was funded by the United Way and hosted by the local John Howard Society. Within...

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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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United Way shooting for hole in one

Fore! Look out, the United Way’s annual golf tournament is just around the corner. The fundraising event is in its third year and will be taking place this Saturday, July 9 at Glen Lovat golf course. “We moved it ahead a month this year, hoping for better weather,” explains Jessica Smith, executive director of the...

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