November is an important month to remember those who have gone before us and the service they provided for our country. We will always remember their great honour and sacrifice. I would also like to thank our active members, and their families, for their continued support to Canada. I would like to send a special thank you to all members of our military who have been helping with cleanup efforts in Atlantic Canada during the aftermath of Hurricane Fiona.
Hurricane Fiona has had devastating impacts on Nova Scotia and other parts of the Maritimes. My thoughts remain with Canadians who are still dealing with the aftermath of the storm. Canadians wishing to make a donation to help those impacted by Hurricane Fiona can do so online at www. redcross.ca, by calling 1-800-418-1111, or by texting FIONA to 20222 to make a $10 donation.
NEW HORIZONS FOR SENIORS
Older Canadians hold a special and unique place in our families, workplaces, and communities. They offer a wealth of experience, knowledge and memories that ground and inspire us every day. Our government recently launched the New Horizon for Seniors Program (NHSP) call for proposals for community-based projects. These projects will help improve the quality of life of seniors and will foster social inclusion in communities across Canada. NHSP funding creates opportunities for seniors to be more connected, supported, and active members of their communities.
This year’s national priorities aim to do just that by focusing on projects that:
• Support healthy aging.
• Prevent elder abuse.
• Celebrate diversity and promoting inclusion; and
• Help seniors age in place.
October 1st was National Seniors Day, and I want to wish our older generations the best. Our government understands the challenges for our seniors often living off fixed incomes as prices for necessities like gas, groceries and energy have increased. That’s why we’re planning initiatives like dental care for seniors in 2023, and national pharma care to lower the cost of prescriptions. We’ve also increased OAS for seniors 75 and older who are more likely to lose a spouse and suddenly depend on one income. We’re also planning to increase GIS again, as we’ve done in the past for low-income seniors. We will continue to prioritize support for seniors and their families.
For further information and application details: https://www.canada.ca/en/ employment-social-development/ services/funding/new-horizonsseniors-community-based.html
WORLD TEACHERS DAY
October 5th was World Teachers Day. Education is such an important factor in maintaining and bolstering an informed, innovative, forward-thinking society, and we heavily rely on our teachers to carry out this extremely important role. I want to take this opportunity to thank them for their crucial contributions and wish them the best with the new school year. Thank you and good luck!
SACKVILLE SPORTS HERITAGE HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY
Last month, the Sackville Sports Hall of Fame officially hosted its 2022 induction ceremony. I’d like to thank the Society for putting on the event that recognizes remarkable athletic achievements right here in the Sackville—Preston— Chezzetcook riding. I also want to congratulate the following Athletes and Coaches for their official recognition and solidifying their place in Sackville Sports History: Leslie Ann Young – Canoe/Kayak (Athlete) Hannah Hubley – Wrestling (Athlete) Derrick Dempster – Track and Field (Athlete & Coach) Derrick Brooks – Volleyball (Coach & Builder