|Connecting Albert County||
|Connecting Albert County||
by Don Bowman
Do you know what Kiwanis Members have been up to?
We were happy to participate in the Community Clean-up that was set up by the Village of Hillsborough. Together the community members were able to collect a trailer load of waste and contribute to making our community even more beautiful.
We were also excited to be a part of the Hillbilly Run and Heartland on the 28th of May by serving up locally made hamburgers. Proceeds from The Annual Hillbilly Run support Shenstone Cemetery and other community projects.
Some of our upcoming events for June include an Open House on the 4th that includes the Annual Spring Draw with prizes of a zero turn mower, trimmer and pressure washer. Our second breakfast of the year will be held on the 11th from 8:00-10:00am in support of the Anglican Church Bazaar.
We are actively seeking information and pictures from our community about past Kiwanis members. We are sharing the details found on our past presidents on the Hillsborough Kiwanis Presidents page to celebrate these community leaders and their families. It is interesting to see that some of these people were WWI and WWII veterans, politicians, a funeral home owner, Hillsborough Canadian Gypsum workers and many other interesting occupations. Many also occupied some very interesting homes in our community. Most importantly, they are people who influenced where our community came from.
Preliminary steps are being taken to build a community activity offering for this fall that will be focused on teaching children and young adults skills like pottery, basic computer servicing and introduction to plumbing, with other offerings to follow. To make this a success we will be asking for donations of old computers and hardware, support from people in our community with a passion for their craft and people who want to learn while having fun.
The Hillsborough Kiwanis has been serving the youth and seniors of our community since its charter in 1946. We are part of an immense network of clubs known as Kiwanis International. Kiwanis Clubs are located in 80 nations around the world and dedicated to helping their communities in countless ways. Each community’s needs are different, and so, each Kiwanis club is different.
By working together, members achieve what one person cannot accomplish alone. For many years our local club operated without a centre, but in 1994, Kiwanis built the Hank Braam Kiwanis Centre to fill an identified need in the community. The building now hosts many successful events every year, including fundraisers for both the Kiwanis and other community organizations. As well, it provides a large venue for music shows, weddings and community events.
Culture & Heritage
Connecting Albert County would like to thank the following supporters & advertisers:
- Bennett and Albert County Health Care (BACH) Foundation
- Albert County Pharmacy
- Hon. Rob Moore, MP for Fundy Royal
- CBDC Westmorland Albert
- Albert County Funeral Home
- Friends of Fundy
- Crooked Creek Convenience
- Hon. Mike Holland, Minister, MLA-Albert
- Fundy Highlands Motel and Chalets
- Chipoudy Communities Revitalization Committee (CCRC)
- Jeff MacDougall, SouthEastern Mutual Insurance
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