Eastern Kings Memorial Health Foundation

EKM

“Supporting healthier communities through giving!”

$3 Million Given to Local Communities over 20 Years

The Eastern Kings Memorial (EKM) Health Foundation recently celebrated the 20th Anniversary of its Grants Program.  The Trustees and Staff of the Foundation are proud to have served the 63 communities in the Eastern Kings catchment area since 1996.

Background

The EKM Health Foundation is a charitable organization that funds health-related projects within Eastern Kings County.

The Foundation evolved from the closure in 1994 of the former Eastern Kings Memorial Hospital.  Donations previously made to the former hospital were transferred to the Foundation with the intent that the income from these monies supports health-related projects in the local communities.  The Foundation is directed by a volunteer Board consisting of 9 Trustees, along with an Administrative Assistant who manages the Office. 

The EKM Health Foundation is pleased to accept donations, bequests, and other gifts.  These gifts enable us to support healthier communities through giving.  The Foundation also receives requests for financial support from various health-related organizations, funding projects through a bi-yearly grants program.

How does the EKM Health Foundation promote a healthier community?

The Foundation disburses approximately $150,000 annually to support:

  • Women’s & Men’s Concerns
  • Seniors Issues
  • Infant Care
  • EKM Community Health Centre
  • Youth Nutrition & Activities
  • Community Service
  • Research
  • Valley Regional Hospital

Contact EKM Health Foundation

For further information, contact the Administrative Assistant at the Foundation Office at 902-542-2359, visit our Website at www.ekmhealthfoundation.ca, or check out our Facebook Page at EKM Health Foundation.

Wolfville's Emergency Guide

Emergency Preparedness is up to all of us - Be Prepared!

Take the time to review the Town of Wolfville's Emergency Guide 2017

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Emergency Guide 2017

Online Credit Card payments

The Town of Wolfville is excited to announce that you can now pay your Property Tax bill and or Water Utility Bill Online using your Credit Card!

The Town of Wolfville has partnered with 'Plastiq' to bring you the convenience of paying by credit card.  Plastiq is a third-party automated payment service that accepts Visa, MasterCard and American Express.  Customers using this bill payment option will be charged by Plastiq a convenience fee of 2.5%.  Making payments through Plastiq is simple.  For more information click here

44th Annual Provincial Volunteer Awards

The Town of Wolfville will be selecting a representative from the nominees we receive for the 44th Annual Provincial Volunteer Award Luncheon and Ceremony.

If you know of someone in our community that deserves recognition for their volunteer contributions, please nominate them! Any Adult, Youth, Couple or Group of Volunteers from the Town of Wolfville qualifies! There are Provincial Awards for: Volunteer Representative; Family; and, Youth.

Here are some of the things you should include with your nomination:

Name, Phonetic spelling, Mailing address, Postal Code, Phone number(s), Email address

Summarize in 100 words or less the overall impact the Volunteer has made to their community. What makes this Volunteer stand out?

What are some highlights of the Volunteer’s (volunteer) career that they are particularly proud of or that should be featured?

When did they start volunteering? What motivated them to start volunteering? What are the organizations that have been most affected by their volunteering? What were some of the impacts?

 

Please email nominations by February 1st to:

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Notice of Meeting Date Change

The next meeting of the Wolfville Community Recreation Engagement Group (CREG) previously advertised for January 17th will now be held on Wednesday, January 24th, 2018.

There will be two (2) meetings on this date, to accommodate those who can only meet during the work day, or during the evening.

Both meetings will be held at the Wolfville Recreation Centre (7 Victoria Ave), at 2pm and 7pm.

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to RSVP if you plan on attending, or for more information on CREG.

Community Recreation Engagement Group - Second Meeting(s)

Please Note: The date of this meeting has been changed from a previous post.

(Previously January 17th, changed to January 24th, 2018)

Wolfville's Community Regreation Engagement Group (CREG) will hold its second meeting(s) on Wednesday, January 24th at the Wolfville Rec Centre.  

There will be two (2) meetings in order to accommodate those who are only available during business hours.  Meeting times are 2pm and 7pm, both on January 24th at the Rec Centre.

Click Here for more information on CREG. 

The January 24th CREG meetings will provide opportunities for local groups to gain experience working with ValleyConnect.ca to create more awareness of their group's offerings.

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to RSVP if you plan on attending, or if you would like more information.

Request for Proposals - Tennis Courts Re-surfacing

The Town of Wolfville has issued a Request for Proposals to re-surface the tennis courts at Rotary Park.

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a copy of the RFP document.

Dog Tag Reminder

2018 Dog Tags Available

Licensing your dog is their ticket home. It provides Animal & Bylaw Services with the information that is needed to reunite you and your dog.

2018DogTags

Every calendar year, a new dog tag (license) must be obtained by January 31st of each year or within thirty (30) days of becoming an owner.  Dog tags can be purchased for $25 at the Town Hall located at 359 Main Street from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.  Non-licensed dogs may result in the owner being fined for non-compliance.

2018 Community Partnership Program Grants

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The Community Partnership Program Grant is available to community groups that organize or operate programs/events in the Town of Wolfville. It aims to enhance the vibrancy of our Town by supporting organizations whose programs and/or events benefit the community by promoting active living and exploration of the past to enrich the lives of community members.

Applications must be received by February 1st, 2018. Late applications will be disqualified. The maximum amount available through this program is $2000.00per fiscal year. 

To view the application form click here .

East End Gateway Survey

If you missed the Public Workshop on Monday, January 15 or want to provide additional comments please complete the survey by clicking on the link below.  The survey will remain open until Friday, February 2, 2018.  

East End Gateway Mater Plan Survey

 

East End Gateway Background

The East End Gateway will announce and articulate the arrival into Wolfville’s Downtown. The gateway will involve the design and construction of a number of elements that create a sense of arrival, provide community space, and support Wolfville as a tourist destination.

A preliminary design was developed through the Downtown Development Plan consultations, which will form the bases for future consultation with the community to develop a Master Plan. The Gateway space is framed by Victoria Avenue, Main Street and Willow Avenue and includes Willow Park and the NSPI lands.

Based on the Downtown Development concept plan and staff discussions, the following elements will be considered as part of the East End Gateway:
• Streetscape plantings;
• Trail and pedestrian linkage between south residential area, Willow Park and Waterfront Park;
• Parkland improvements on north side of Main Street to compliment Willow Park;
• Trail Head for the Harvest Moon Trail;
• New footprint of the Visitor Information Centre;
• Location of the Skateboard Park;
• Examine the possibilities of repurposing the Willow Park pond for a Splash Pad/Pad and winter skating surface;
• New tall decorative lighting to help announce arrival to the downtown.

Furthermore, the Gateway also includes upgrades to the Visitor Information Centre (VIC) and enhanced trail and pedestrian walkway connections through and from Willow Park to the future Destination Trail (Harvest Moon Trail). 

 

FREE 'After the Bell' Programs for Teens

After the Bell programs are now being offered in Wolfville! 

These programs are focussed on 'teenaged' girls, but open to all students in grades 6-10.

Yoga for Teens and Snow Divas programs start next week.  Register now, for FREE!

Click Here for more details.

Winter After School Programs Announced

Our 2018 Winter After School Programs are now open for registration!

Click Here to find out more.

Apple Blossom Festival - 2018 Call for Candidates

Apple Blossom Festival Call for Candidates 2018

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