The Road Races have become an annual Victoria Day event, a tradition that I have participated in since I was a boy. Thank you to all the volunteers, runners and supporters who make these road races so memorable, without you this would not be possible. A special thank you to V.J. and the entire Earle clan, your family’s commitment to these races is remarkable. Joe would be proud. Thank you to Lloyd MacKay at the P.A. system, Courtney Malcolm at the start line and Jessie Smith at the finish line.
This event welcomes runners and their families from all over Nova Scotia to come together promoting good health and fun!
The leaves are off the trees, the days are cooler, frost is in the air and night comes upon us quickly, all of these can only mean one thing…. Fall has arrived and old man winter will soon be on his way!
I just would like to take a quick moment to thank all those who participated in the Be a Fan campaign. I know many members of our local police force and out local RCMP detachments took the time to sport their red laces in support of the Special Olympics. The Special Olympics is one of the world’s most powerful social movements; one where people create a new world of inclusion and community, and where every single person is accepted and welcomed, regardless of ability or disability, I was thrilled with the participation for this event from the residents of Pictou County.
It was another fantastic event and the pink carnations floated along the East River, marking an end to the 11th Annual Pictou County Dragon Boat Festival. The residents of Pictou County, have done it again, with 41 teams participating, helping exceed the committee’s expectations, raising $160,217.22 to support the Women Alike Breast Cancer Survivors Group here in Pictou County, the Special Olympics in Northern Nova Scotia and the Pictou County Prostate Cancer Support Association.