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Dec 9 2021: Suvivors Of Abuse Recovering (SOAR)


100-Plus Who Care Giving Group funds SOAR peer training, mentorship

The 100-Plus Who Care Giving Group Annapolis Valley met December 9 in a virtual format for its final 2021 quarterly meeting, as three nominated Valley non-profit projects pitched their work for 100-Plus funding support.

Presenting Charities

Members had the opportunity to hear from the Valley Hospice Foundation, the Soldiers Memorial Hospital Foundation and Survivors of Abuse Recovering (SOAR).

Valley Hospice Foundation

The Valley Hospice Foundation was represented by Terry Milton, who highlighted efforts to create a safe and caring space for people living their last days. The group plans to co-share a music therapist’s services with Nova Scotia Health, which would provide patients and their families, in hospice or the wider community, with joy and relief.


Tara Kalkman from SOAR spoke of the group’s need to train more peer supporters, and also to mentor newer peer supporters into a more full and comfortable role as they begin to work with users of the program.

Soldiers Memorial Hospital Foundation

Don Hyslop, SMH Foundation’s new community navigator in support of physician recruitment to the mid-Valley area, described initiatives over the past year with villages, businesses, health programs, non-profits and 14 Wing Greenwood; to help fill vital health care roles between Aylesford and Bridgetown. Private and community funds have been used to support local students’ health-related post-secondary studies, provide welcome packages to visiting or training medical personnel, and develop recruitment tools.

Online voting determined SOAR as the 100-Plus group’s financial recipient, with Valley Hospice and the SMH Foundation both receiving Rewind 89.3 advertising promotional support to help them in their work.

Donate Online

Please donate online using the fundraising page we’ve created:

We would prefer all donations are made online. When you do, please choose the option to display your name publicly on the supporter wall – if you don’t, your donation shows as anonymous and we have no way of tracking your commitment! If you prefer to mail your cheque, please send to: SOAR, PO BOX 105, KENTVILLE, NS, B4N 3V9 and send us a quick note that you’ve done so.

Please be sure to write “100 Who Care” in the subject line of your cheque so that the charity knows your donation is part of our group. You can also include a self-addressed stamped envelope to help reduce their mailing costs.

Watch Again

Miss the meeting? You are welcome to watch the recording anytime. Please remember, members commit to donate to the chosen charity regardless of your meeting attendance.

Next Meeting

The 100-Plus Who Care Giving Group Annapolis Valley will continue to meet in whatever format is safest to host: online or with an in-person component, typically hosted at the ballroom in Mainstreet Station, Kentville, with the next meeting planned for March 10. The group meets quarterly to hear from three member-nominated community non-profit groups. After five-minute presentations, members vote on which group will be the recipient of each member’s $100 donation. New members are welcome. Visit for information on past non-profit recipients, joining details and upcoming events.


Sara White, co-chair/ secretary

100-Plus Who Care Giving Group

902-599-1833 c/ t

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