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Covid-19 hit the homeless particularly hard. That's why the Rotary clubs of metro Halifax and 96.5 The Breeze teamed up to launch our first online 50/50 draw in support of Shelter Nova Scotia.
Rotary is the oldest service organization in the world. Rotarians have been putting Service Above Self for 115 years by funding local, youth and international programs. In these trying times Rotarians are helping to support one particular organization that Covid-19 has stretched to the limit, and beyond. 
Shelter Nova Scotia believes that everyone deserves a safe and affordable home. They support people in times of crisis and transition through residential and outreach programs, and operate six facilities, providing a safe place for up to 134 people each night. Click here to learn more about Shelter Nova Scotia.
Tickets $10 each or groupings of 3, 8 or 20, and are available at
This link will ensure you select Rotary Club Sackville and Area so that our club receives the appropriate recognition.

The draw date is Friday July 31st.
Thank you for supporting Shelter Nova Scotia. And good luck!
Rotary Club of Sackville and Area
In the month of July ONLY! We are selling Tulips for Polio, thanks to the tremendous support of Vesey seeds
For $25 (inc tax and shipping) you will get 25 Rotary Tulip bulbs to plant for a beautiful spring display in 2021 and beyond. Bulbs will be shipped to me, in September and I will distribute them to people who have ordered them. We are asking if at all possible that they are planted on World Polio Day on Oct 24th.
We anticipate that $14 from each box will go to End Polio Now – with matched funding by the Gates Foundation, each box of bulbs could fully vaccinate approx. 67 children. To learn more about End Polio now click HERE
Please encourage friends, neighbours, family etc to buy them too (but see the note about where I can deliver them !!). Poster and picture also attached.
Here’s how to place an order.
Email  and tell me how many boxes you would like, and the address you would like them delivered to (preferably within HRM, but certainly in Nova Scotia 😊)
Send an e-transfer of $25 per box  to and use the password TULIPS
Please make sure that your order and payment comes in before July 31.
Thank you for supporting the push to end Polio for ever.
Rotary Club of Sackville and Area
With the Covid-19 pandemic reaching our Communities, food insecurity is a major concern.  Rotary Club of Sackville and Area did our best to help with this ongoing problem by making donations to both the Beacon House Food Bank and the "Freedom Kitchen" Food Truck"
Gary Ferguson, HomeWarming Outreach Agent Spoke to our Club about the provincial HomeWarming Program.  HomeWarming offers no-charge energy assessments and free home upgrades to eligible Nova Scotians.  It's important that people living on lower incomes benefit from energy efficiency and feel comfortable at home.  A no-charge energy assessment is offered and potential upgrades to income-qualified homeowners.  HomeWarming program is ready to help.  You can speak confidentially with a Service Advisor about your eligibility by calling HomeWarming 1-877-434-2136 (toll free) or checking the website
IMPORTANT NOTICE;  A message from HomeWarming.  HomeWarming is committed to ensuring Home Warming Partners and Participants stay healthy during the spread of the COVID-19 virus.  Therefore, they will not be conducting in-home visits or assessments until further notice.  You can still apply to HomeWarming and if you are already accepted, you will not lose your spot in the program.  However, there will be delays in conducting the initial home energy assessments.  Thank you for your understanding.  Please check their website for further updates.
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