Mayor’s challenge a great way to try curling

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Nominations sought for outstanding community volunteers

SPECIAL TO THE COLCHESTER WEEKLY NEWS

Are you a non-profit group in need of funding? The Municipality of the County of Colchester will be accepting applications from registered non-profit organizations for consideration of disbursement of grant monies in the 2014/2015 operating budget. Application deadline is Friday, Jan. 31, 2014.

Only non-profit organizations are eligible to apply for a grant. The non-profit organization must be either an incorporated body or a registered charity.

Potential applicants are urged to obtain information on the criteria and application forms for these grants by contacting Colchester Recreation at 897-3185, recreation@colchester.ca. The policy and application forms are also available online at www.colchester.ca/rec-grants.

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If you’ve ever wanted to try curling this could be the year. The legacy remains for the 12th Annual Mayor’s Challenge Curling event. It’s fun for the whole family. No experience needed. So if you’ve never tried curling this is a great opportunity and you’re guaranteed to have fun. You’ll get to meet new people and soon you’ll be shooting like the pros when you take the draw to the button challenge. Join us on Feb. 15 at the Don Henderson Memorial Sportsplex in Brookfield. Event begins at 9 a.m. and the registration cost for teams of four is $40. Come on take the challenge. Participants must pre-register by contacting Colchester Recreation at 897-3185 or by email recreation@colchester.ca.

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If you’re looking for a way to say thank you to a hard working volunteer or community group, nominate them for the recognition they deserve.

Colchester County and the Town of Truro promote volunteerism by encouraging the nomination of individuals and groups to be recognized. Last year’s event saw an increased number of nominees, but we know there are many more throughout Colchester County and the Town of Truro. Take some time to think about volunteers that may be helping in your community and nominate them for this year’s event.

During the week of Apr. 6 to 13, 2014 communities all across Canada will celebrate National Volunteer Week. The primary purpose of this specially designated week is to thank and honour people who donate their time to help others by supporting the cause in which they believe. If you would like to thank a volunteer or a group, visit www.colchester.ca/volunteer-recognition or email recreation@colchester.ca for more details.

Organizations: Get Fit

Geographic location: Colchester County, Truro, Brookfield Canada

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