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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Happy Halloween!

No tricks, just sweet little faces today at the YMCA of Pictou County’s Child Care Centre. These Superheroes were dressed for the occasion today and ready for trick or treating tonight....

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Six summer day camp tips to prepare your child for camp

WESTVILLE ROAD – Non-profit and municipal organizations around the county are welcoming kids to summer day camp. Although summer day camp can be exciting, it can also be a little overwhelming for children and for parents. To help here are six summer tips to prepare your child and you for a summer day camp experience....

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Reasons to smile

This year marks the ninth year for the annual Ed Bowden Community Wellness Award as part of the annual Community Health Board grants. The grants go out to programs in the community that are helping to promote community health and wellness through many different means. The Ed Bowden Award is named after a strong and...

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YMCA Peace Week opens with awards

Two individuals and an organization were honoured Monday with Peace Medals presented by the YMCA of Pictou County. Henry Green, Beth McNeill and Safe Harbour, were honoured as local community members who have made significant contributions towards peace building. Awards presentations took place at a breakfast that featured guest speaker Tareq Hadhad, founder of Peace...

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Peace Medals presented by Pictou County YMCA

Two individuals and an organization were honoured Monday with Peace Medals presented by the YMCA of Pictou County. Henry Green, Beth McNeill and Safe Harbour, were honoured as local community members who have made significant contributions towards peace building. The awards were presented at a breakfast that featured guest speaker Tareq Hadhad,  Peace by Chocolate....

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Deadline for youth exchange at the YMCA approaching

The deadline is fast approaching for the YMCA of Pictou County’s first-ever Youth Exchange. Twelve Pictou County youth ages 12 to 17 years old will visit the YMCA of Oakville this summer, as well as host youth from Oakville for a week. “Experiences in both areas will focus on what it means to belong to...

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