Canadians across the country will mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation during 2017.
As a way to celebrate this special year, the Government of Nova Scotia has created the 150 Forward Fund. The purpose of the fund is to give Nova Scotians in communities across the province an opportunity to create, promote and participate in local and regional events.
For projects to be considered for funding, the applicants must show how their proposal can highlight their communities and their organization. They should focus on such things as honouring a significant achievement or person(s) over the last 150 years; pay tribute to our diverse cultures, highlight our history, our heritage, our music or our youth. The activities must be held in Nova Scotia and completed by Dec. 31, 2017.
As your MLA since 2006, I have become increasingly aware of and have attended many great events that you as volunteers have organized throughout those 10 years. I have seen the sense of pride and the strong community spirit during those events. Every community in Colchester North has an important story to tell and a history to celebrate.
I encourage you to use the 2017 Anniversary of Confederation as an opportunity to celebrate. I also encourage you to explore the opportunity our government is providing through the 150 Forward Fund. You may be eligible for financial support Application deadline is close…closing on Feb. 28. For more information, visit http://novascotia.ca/programs/150-forward-fund/.
Application forms and additional information are also available at my office at 30 Duke St., Truro, or 902-893-2180.
As your MLA, I look forward to a year of celebration with you. Thanks again to all the volunteers who make our communities exciting and special.
Karen Casey is the MLA for Colchester North.