June 10 2021: Valley Community Learning Association

Submitted by Sara White, co-chair/secretary

100-Plus Who Care Giving Group lend its hand to learning

The 100-Plus Who Care Giving Group Annapolis Valley met June 10 in a virtual format for its second 2021 quarterly meeting, sharing pre-recorded videos from three nominated Valley non-profit projects.

Presenting Charities

Members had the opportunity to hear from the Apple Capital Museum Society, the Valley Community Learning Association and ElderDog – Kings County Pawd.

The museum group took members on a video walk through the Berwick space, highlighting community, farming heritage and past business displays, including a scale model of the Berwick DAR railyard from apple industry heydays. Valley Community Learning introduced several adult students and association staff, describing how reading, math, employment, tutoring and beginner’s driving license programs – among others – make a difference. ElderDog described the deep relationship many vulnerable seniors have with their dogs, and how volunteers help sustain that with walking support, food delivery, help getting to veterinary appointments and fostering while a pet owner may be in hospital.

Online voting determined Valley Community Learning as the 100-Plus group’s financial recipient, with the Apple Capital Museum Society and ElderDog both receiving Rewind 89.3 advertising promotional support to help them in their work.

In updates, past recipients CentreStage Theatre is in the process of ordering and will soon be installing sound system improvements to help audience hearing during performances, and the Red Door has moved into new space, continuing to offer youth health services.

Upcoming Meetings

The 100-Plus Who Care Giving Group Annapolis Valley will return to in-person meetings as soon as it is safe to do so, typically hosted at the ballroom in Mainstreet Station, Kentville, with the next meeting planned for September 16. The group meets quarterly to hear from three member-nominated community non-profit groups. After five-minute presentations from each organization, members vote on which group will be the recipient of each member’s $100 donation. New members are welcome. Visit 100valleygiving.ca for information on past non-profit recipients, joining details and upcoming events.

Donate Online

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

Or donate by mail to:

Valley Community Learning Association, 106 – 49 Cornwallis Street, Kentville, NS, B4N 2E3.

Please be sure to write “100 Who Care” in the subject line of your cheque so that VCLA 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 Zoom recording anytime. Please remember members commit to donate to the chosen charity regardless of whether or not you attended.

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