Recreation Nova Scotia’s Newsletter

 

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The Lucky Duck Lottery Can Help YOU Raise Funds For Your Organization!

Lucky Duck Lottery is a program designed to help non-profit clubs, groups and organizations raise funds. Now in its 36th year! Who can sell Lucky Duck Tickets? Community organizations like school clubs, sport teams, theatre groups, choirs, garden clubs, senior clubs. Any non-profit group can sell! Recreation Nova Scotia Supplies the tickets, prizes, seller kits, and administers the program. All …

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Have You Registered for the 2016 Atlantic Recreation & Facilities Conference and Trade Show Yet?

Conference Fees: Included in the Full Conference Package: All sessions, nutrition breaks, keynote addresses, Wednesday & Thursday lunch and dinner and social events.​ Member Full Conference ($325 by Feb 29th, 2016) Full Conference ($350 after Feb 29th, 2016) Non-Member Full Conference ($425 by Feb 29th, 2016) Full Conference ($450 after Feb 29th, 2016) Student Full Conference ($145) Click Here to Register

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The Ball for ALL! Has Been Rescheduled to February 20th!

The Recreation for ALL Foundation is a provincial charity that provides funding to organizations presenting recreation programs that reduce or eliminate barriers to participation. Recreation for ALL has supported a wide variety of programs such as: adaptive equipment for persons with physical/intellectual challenges; programs for youth sport; and a community garden project. You can find more programs the Foundation supports …

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Timely input requested

Next week, staff from Canadian Parks and Recreation Association have a meeting with the office of the Minister of Infrastructure.  They are looking for CPRA’s input into the best structure/format/program elements for a federal social infrastructure program – which would include parks and recreation.  It would appear at this time that their program will focus more on refurbishment versus new facilities. …

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Feb. workshop: Crafting a communications strategy + social media

Crafting a Communications Strategy…with a side-trip into Social Media Workshop – Friday, February 12/2016, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Skism Communications presents an affordable one-day workshop for non-profit staff, board members and volunteers…with a focus on low-budget, big impact solutions. This one-day, interactive workshop will cover: • Communications strategy as a key element of your organization’s health • Organizational objectives and Communications …

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Cape Breton University Offering Free Indigenous Course for January 2016

Cape Breton University is offering a free Indigenous course for any interested participants! You do not need to be an enrolled CBU student. To learn more about the course and to register/RSVP click here.

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Doctors Nova Scotia Strive Award

The Doctors Nova Scotia Strive Award has been given annually since 2011 to a Nova Scotia community group making innovative and strategic actions to support and promote health. The award recipient will receive a $10,000 grant for the advancement of health promotion initiatives in the community. The deadline for applications for the 2016 Strive Award is Friday, Jan. 15. Click …

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FREE! Guide to Funding and Financing Energy Efficient Project

Save Money!  The Ecology Action Centre has just published a FREE! Guide to Funding and Financing Energy Efficient Project in Nova Scotia’s Non-for-profit Organizations!  Energy efficiency is the most cost effective, socially beneficial, and attainable way for society to change our electricity system in order to fight climate change. It can help not-for-profit organizations save money by reducing their energy …

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FREE! Community Leadership Forum

FREE! Community Leadership Forum on Tuesday, Feb 16th!  Hosted by the Community Sector Council of Nova Scotia – Central Region, this event is designed to look at what’s going on in our province these days, and how various forces might affect our sector.  We will look at what’s working well, identify challenges we’re facing, and develop some collective strategies for …

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