THE YEAR IN REVIEW
On the occasion of Christmas and with 2022 drawing to a close, we can all reflect on the ways we have risen to meet yet another year of challenges with great resilience. This Christmas, let us remember how far we have come and how good it is to be able to be with friends and family. We can all look forward to 2023 in the hopes that it will bring ongoing signs of improvement. This can be a busy time of year for most of us whether shopping, decorating, or sharing festivities with loved ones and friends. However, this season can be particularly difficult for those who maybe find themselves alone or unable to afford the holiday experience for their children that they had wished for. Please take time to check on your neighbours or others who you know who might be struggling. If you find yourself in this situation and things seem too overwhelming, please do not hesitate to reach out for help: Mental Health Mobile Crisis Line: 902-429-8167 (or toll-free 1-888-429-8167)
SACKVILLE SENIORS ADVISORY COUNCIL (SSAC)
Have you checked out the Tuesday afternoon Kitchen Party? It is held every Tuesday afternoon from 1:00-3:00 pm It’s FREE for members to attend and a $2 donation for non-members to pop in for a listen. Come on by and sing along! If you have any questions, please call the SSAC office 902-864-5591
TEMPORARY LIFTING THE 20-HOUR-PER-WEEK CAP
Our government has announced the temporary lifting of the 20-hourper-week cap on the number of hours that international post-secondary students are allowed to work during the school year. Not only will these measures provide international students with the opportunity to gain valuable work experience in Canada, but it will also benefit employers struggling to retain employers during this strained economic period. For more information, see the news release: https://www.canada.ca/…/ international-students-to-help…
SACKVILLE BUSINESS ASSOCIATION
A heartfelt congratulations to 3 businesses in Sackville who’s great work has been recognized by the Sackville Business Association at this year’s Breakfast Business Awards: Best New Business – Supreme Auto Service Best Customer Service – Brian’s Barber Shop Business of the Year – Payzant’s Home Hardware Lower Sackville The event featured the exciting story of Joel Plaskett who shared his experiences in music and local business!
CANADA COMMUNITY REVITALIZATION FUND (CCRF)
I am excited to announce that the Springfield Lake Rec Center is receiving $250,000 through our federal Canada Community Revitalization fund to help them with fence repairs around the fields, the installation of new outdoor lights, and upgrades to the facility! Thank you to Rec Center volunteers who’ve been providing social, recreational, and inclusive opportunities to folks in the Middle and Upper Sackville area for the past 60 years. Check out Springfield Lake Rec Center’s Facebook page, or visit their website here to learn more about activities and opportunities for community members: https://www. springfieldlakerec.com To learn more about the CCRF, please visit: https://ised-isde.canada. ca/…/canada-community…
FAMILY DAY SKATE
Date: Monday February 20th, 2023
Time: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Location: Sackville Arena, 91 First Lake Dr, Lower Sackville NS B4C 2S8
Come join us for a FREE Skate and FREE Chili!!
Your complimentary 2023 calendar will soon be arriving in mailboxes across the riding. This year’s version features photos from the military community who we will always be forever grateful for their sacrifice. It also includes a list of common phone numbers that you may need, so hopefully you’ll find it useful and keep it handy throughout the year.
I would like to extend my best wishes to everyone and their families and wish you all the most amazing holiday season with your loved ones. Happy Hanukkah! Merry Christmas! Joyeux Noël! Happy Kwanzaa! All the best, Darrell