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RE/MAX Banner’s Community Care Program Poll is now open!

This October we will donate $500 to assist local charities, causes and fundraising events with their work in our communities.

The voting has officially opened and the charities, causes and fundraising events listed below have been entered into the Poll on our Facebook page (click the Community Care Poll tab on the left to vote!)

Supporters of these causes should share the RE/MAX Banner Real Estate Facebook Page with as many people as possible and vote in the poll for your favourite entry! Voting runs until midnight on October 30, 2017, so make sure to get your votes in as soon as possible!

Depending on the votes, we may give the full $500 to the top finisher, or if it’s a tight race, we may divide the money up between a few different groups. We will let the votes decide!

The Community Care Program runs every month and groups who do not receive funds are encouraged to apply again. Over the past 20 years, RE/MAX Banner Real Estate has contributed more than $150,000 to various causes.

Information about each applicant follows, as submitted by the nominee.

Lawrencetown Consolidated School

Lawrencetown Consolidated School is a small (98 students) rural school in Lawrencetown Annapolis County. We strive to provide a complete, caring education for our children. Our Home and School have a yearly fundraising event, Breakfast with Santa, that provides the majority of the funds that support our students. The money raised goes to buy equipment like computers or basketballs. It helps support our cafeteria and puts extra supplies in our classrooms. Breakfast with Santa has grown over its 30 years to be an enjoyable event for the entire community .

The Evangeline Recreation Society

The Evangeline Recreation Society is a non profit organization that assists individuals living with mental illness throughout Annapolis and Kings Counties. We offer programming and services Monday through Friday that promote positive mental health awareness. There is a breakfast and lunch program everyday to provide healthy meals to those facing food insecurities. Our Club is a safe place where friends become family.

Margaretsville Community Hall Society

The Margaretsville Community Hall is the local Meeting place for community groups. It also provides community dinners that help fund the hall. The cost of running the hall is about equal to the money we raise so special projects need extra funding.

South West Nova Chapter of CF Canada

This year the South West Nova & Valley Chapter of Cystic Fibrosis Canada is hosting its 7th Annual Squash Cystic Fibrosis Pumpkin Launch on Saturday, November 4th from 11am – 4pm at the Kingston Arena Ball Field behind the Credit Union Centre. (Rain date: Sunday November 5th)

This family fun event includes the opportunity to launch real pumpkins toward a number of different targets from our giant slingshot for a fee of $5.00/pumpkin. If a target is hit, the “slingers” name goes in a draw to win different prizes. Aside from the main attraction, the day will consist of fun-filled family activities such as a kid’s games, live entertainment, a BBQ and more. Want to see what it’s all about? Check out our video posted on our website, www.squashcf.org

Our event has spawned 3 other branded ‘Squash CF’ locations across Canada including New Brunswick and Ottawa!

 

 

 

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RE/MAX Banner’s September Community Care Poll is now open!

RE/MAX Banner’s Community Care Program Poll is now open!  This September we will donate $500 to assist local charities, causes and fundraising events with their work in our communities.

The voting has officially opened and the charities, causes and fundraising events listed below have been entered into the Poll on our Facebook page (click the Community Care Poll tab on the left to vote!)

Supporters of these causes should share the RE/MAX Banner Real Estate Facebook Page with as many people as possible and vote in the poll for your favourite entry! Voting runs until midnight on September 30, 2017, so make sure to get your votes in as soon as possible!

Depending on the votes, we may give the full $500 to the top finisher, or if it’s a tight race, we may divide the money up between a few different groups. We will let the votes decide!

The Community Care Program runs every month and groups who do not receive funds are encouraged to apply again. Over the past 20 years, RE/MAX Banner Real Estate has contributed more than $150,000 to various causes.

Information about each applicant follows, as submitted by the nominee.

Margaretsville Community Hall Society

We are a society dedicated to ensuring to Community Hall will remain viable for the use of the community and provide dinners and other events for the community.

Annapolis Valley Chapter of Autism Nova Scotia

The Annapolis Valley Chapter is a non-profit charity which provides programs and supports for children, teens and adults with autism in our community. We offer School-age, Teen and Adult Social Groups, cooking programs, swimming lessons, sponsored therapeutic riding spots, social skills training, a summer-long day camp, educational workshops and info sessions for parents and professionals as well as family events like sensory-friendly movie outings and Quiet Santa visits. We also operate a store-front Autism Centre in Kingston, which houses our offices, a gym, a sensory room and a resource lending library and where families living with autism are always welcome to drop in.

Kinette Club of Kentville & District

Over the years, the Kinsmen and Kinette Christmas Miracle has purchased gifts for less fortunate children in Kings County. Last year, over 175 children benefited from our fundraising efforts. Anybody living in Kings County that needs help buying Christmas gifts for their children may apply to the Kinsmen & Kinette Christmas Miracle. We ask for gift suggestions and on an extremely busy Sunday early morning in December, a large delegation of volunteer shoppers head out and try to fill their requests within our budget. We then load up all the gifts and with the amazing help of the local 4 X 4 Club, the gifts get delivered to each household. Hoping to assist in making Christmas brighter for the children and their families of Kings County, the Kinsmen & Kinette Christmas Miracle will hold our annual fundraising Radiothon on AVR on Sunday, November 26 from 2pm until 6 pm. Thank you for considering our request and for your support of local charities.

South West Nova Chapter of CF Canada

This year the South West Nova & Valley Chapter of Cystic Fibrosis Canada is hosting its 7th Annual Squash Cystic Fibrosis Pumpkin Launch on Saturday, November 4th from 11am – 4pm at the Kingston Arena Ball Field behind the Credit Union Centre. (Rain date: Sunday November 5th)

This family fun event includes the opportunity to launch real pumpkins toward a number of different targets from our giant slingshot for a fee of $5.00/pumpkin. If a target is hit, the “slingers” name goes in a draw to win different prizes. Aside from the main attraction, the day will consist of fun-filled family activities such as a kid’s games, live entertainment, a BBQ and more. Want to see what it’s all about? Check out our video posted on our website, www.squashcf.org
Our event has spawned 3 other branded ‘Squash CF’ locations across Canada including New Brunswick and Ottawa!

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RE/MAX Banner’s August Community Care Poll is Now Open for Voting!

RE/MAX Banner’s Community Care Program Poll is now open!  This August, we will donate $500 to assist local charities, causes and fundraising events with their work in our communities.

Agent Darrell Rozee presenting Cool Moves BMX with $500 after they won our July Community Care Poll!

The voting has officially opened and the charities, causes and fundraising events listed below have been entered into the Poll on our Facebook page (click the Community Care Poll tab on the left to vote!)

Supporters of these causes should share the RE/MAX Banner Real Estate Facebook Page with as many people as possible and vote in the poll for your favourite entry! Voting runs until midnight on August 30, 2017, so make sure to get your votes in as soon as possible!

Depending on the votes, we may give the full $500 to the top finisher, or if it’s a tight race, we may divide the money up between a few different groups. We will let the votes decide!

The Community Care Program runs every month and groups who do not receive funds are encouraged to apply again. Over the past 20 years, RE/MAX Banner Real Estate has contributed more than $150,000 to various causes.

Information about each applicant follows, as submitted by the nominee.

Mittens For Kids

Mittens for Kids is a program that supports supplies of hats, mittens and scarves that are needed for grades K-5, daycares and any other children’s programs that need a little help with warmth.

Annapolis East Elementary School

The home and school committee at AEES is in need of funds to replace the large play structure we have at that school. The cost will be approx. $70,000. Our school environment impacts 450 kids yearly. We are less than half way to our goal with another year or two complete our goal! Every bit helps!!

Brigadoon Village

Brigadoon Village (Brigadoon) was established to fill a void in the care and life experience of Atlantic Canadian children living with chronic illness, chronic conditions or special needs. Brigadoon is the only facility of its kind in Atlantic Canada that addresses the various needs of the pediatric chronic illness community and many of its programs are unique in Canada. At Brigadoon, we continue to strive to ‘make it more’ and build capacity through improved and expanded program offerings for children, youth, and their families.

Brigadoon is located 75 minutes from Halifax, NS on Aylesford Lake in the Annapolis Valley and is structured as a traditional sleepaway camp where we give extraordinary kids the chance to be ordinary, have experiences like other children, along with a very important break from the institutional healthcare system that they spend so much of their time in throughout the rest of the year.

Last summer, we were thrilled to welcome 530 children from Atlantic Canada, Quebec and Ontario to our thirteen unique summer camp programs. We hosted programs for children living with epilepsy, heart disease, lung, asthma & respiratory issues, blind or visual impairment, cancer, crohns or colitis, arthritis, kidney and celiac disease. In addition, we host mental health summer camp programs for children who are living in a family with a mental health diagnosis and a bereavement program for children who have lost a loved one.

Outside of the summer months, we welcomed 3000 children, youth and families to Brigadoon in various family camps, school groups, retreats and programs.

 

 

 

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RE/MAX Banner’s July Community Care Poll is now open!

RE/MAX Banner’s Community Care Program Poll is now open!  This July, we will donate $500 to assist local charities, causes and fundraising events with their work in our communities.

Andrea Smith presents T.L.C. Animal Shelter with the June Community Care Cheque.

The voting has officially opened and the charities, causes and fundraising events listed below have been entered into the Poll on our Facebook page (click the Community Care Poll tab on the left to vote!).

Supporters of these causes should share the RE/MAX Banner Real Estate Facebook Page with as many people as possible and vote in the poll for your favourite entry! Voting runs until midnight on July 30, 2017, so make sure to get your votes in as soon as possible!

Depending on the votes, we may give the full $500 to the top finisher, or if it’s a tight race, we may divide the money up between a few different groups. We will let the votes decide!

The Community Care Program runs every month and groups who do not receive funds are encouraged to apply again. Over the past 20 years, RE/MAX Banner Real Estate has contributed more than $150,000 to various causes.

Information about each applicant follows, as submitted by the nominee.

The Big Bike for Heart & Stroke – Lawrencetown Happy Peddlers

Our team has raised close to $250k over the last 20 years. Each year it gets harder and harder to raise funds for such a great cause. We ride a 29 seat Bike in the Lawrencetown parade with all proceeds going to the Heart & Stoke Foundation of Canada.

Round Hill Community Hall

Funds would help with the  upkeep of our century community hall, Graveyard Walks and other community events.

Cool Moves BMX

CMB is a locally organized group of BMX riders who give it their all to take both wheels off the edge to succeed at this intense, high risk sport. Each year about 20 adolescents ranging from ages 5 – 20 register to join Cool Moves BMX. Founder and Coach, Chris Hiltz of Nictaux organizes practices and shows across the Annapolis Valley. The Middleton Arena is the home to our practices in the summer, and you could find us performing at various events like Heart of The Valley Festival, Wharf Rat Rally, and Upper Clements Parks.

This year CMB is fundraising to purchase new safety equipment for each rider. Riders are required to wear protective equipment at all times including helmet, knee and shin guards. Safety and protective equipment are so important when performing. With your donation, we would be able to provide our team with the high quality equipment needed. Thank you for considering Cool Moves BMX as a nominee.

The Emerald Aisle Association

We are a non profit organization that focuses on Street Missions in the province of Nova Scotia. We aim at providing dignity by passing out feminine hygiene products, toiletries, water, coffee cards, free men’s haircuts, new socks and underwear, shoes if we have them, high protein snacks, sunscreen and lip balm. Whatever is in demand for the season

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Voting Is Open: RE/MAX Banner Will Donate $500 to Local Charities This June!

RE/MAX Banner’s Community Care Program Poll is now open!  This June, we will donate $500 to assist local charities, causes and fundraising events with their work in our communities.

Agent Reg White, presenting the Homeless Animal Protection Society with our May Community Care Program cheque.

The voting has officially opened and the charities, causes and fundraising events listed below have been entered into the Poll on our Facebook page (click the Community Care Poll tab on the left to vote!).

Supporters of these causes should share the RE/MAX Banner Real Estate Facebook Page with as many people as possible and vote in the poll for your favourite entry! Voting runs until midnight on June 30, 2017, so make sure to get your votes in as soon as possible!

Depending on the votes, we may give the full $500 to the top finisher, or if it’s a tight race, we may divide the money up between a few different groups. We will let the votes decide!

The Community Care Program runs every month and groups who do not receive funds are encouraged to apply again. Over the past 20 years, RE/MAX Banner Real Estate has contributed more than $150,000 to various causes.

Information about each applicant follows, as submitted by the nominee in the order which they were received.

David Morse Memorial Field Renovation project

Behind West Kings High School is a Sports field which is in the process of being renovated to bring it up to standards which will allow for safe sporting activities to be conducted. However, the field is unprotected from All Terrain Vehicle traffic and therefore it is being damaged on a regular basis. This creates an unsafe surface for athletes and the student population who use the field during the school day as well. The location has been named after the late David Morse as he was a local advocate for youth recreation and physical activity.

The planning Committee has divided the project up into phases and phase #1 is to have a protective fence installed surrounding the entire property which is owned by the AVRSB. This will hopefully stop the dirt bike and ATV damage from occurring while allowing for a safe and enjoyable environment for all students and community groups who may be users of the facility. The bid has gone out to tender and we expect the work to begin at the end of the school year and be completed by Sept 2017. We hope to create a recreational environment which is worthy of it’s wonderful namesake and community volunteer and youth advocate David Morse.

 

TLC Animal Shelter

Our organization has been in the Digby area for approx.30 yrs.We are a charitable organization and depend on donations to keep our doors open . Our staff consists of Volunteers. We are always overwhelmed with the population of cats and kittens that find themselves abandoned outside our doors. Though the population and our expenses steadily increase we find donations are decreasing dramatically . The TLC Animal Shelter strives and struggles to continue to be a safe haven for abandoned and abused animals .This is not an easy task and is a 24-7 effort .We do this for the love of animals and hate to think what fate these animals would be exposed to if our doors were ever to close .

 

Aldershot Elementary Playground

We are working hard to raise funds for a playground at Aldershot Elementary. It was all tore out last fall unexpectedly, leaving the kids with just dirt and an empty yard. We are working hard on raising the necessary funds to replace the equipment. We still need help to reach our goal, this $500 would greatly be appreciated to help our efforts!

 

Riptide Rollers Association

The Riptide Rollers are the local roller derby league for the Annapolis Valley. We are an inclusive, supportive group who are training to become a competitive team while promoting women in sport. Roller derby, and refereeing derby, is something you can get involved in without having any previous experience in sports. We aim to serve our community by encouraging athleticism, demonstrating positive role models for women, and providing entertainment.