A local chartible organization has reached it’s goal for helping out newcomers to Antigonish. St.FX for SAFE is a group that helps raise funds for Syria and Antigonish Families Embrace, a group that helps sponsor Syrian’s who have been displaced from their homes. They have reached their goal of raising one hundred thousand dollars.
Dr. Norine Verberg is co-chair of St.FX for SAFE and professor at X. The last donation came from an anonymous donor totalling $20,000. Verberg is still is shock to have received this donation:
The group reached their goal during a charity event where Kristian and Kholin Rasenberg donated their hair, and Majd AlZhouri performed his play, To Eat an Almond.
The Strait Regional Centre for Education congratulated four students who competed at the Canada Wide Science Fair in Ottawa over the weekend. Dr. JH Gillis students Taylor Smith, Lyza Ells, and Ozan Urkmez and Chedabucto Education Centre/Guysborough Academy student Caroline MacKeen all took part in the event. Urkmez took home a bronze medal for his […]
Several local priests will be on the move this summer, re-locating to new parishes, while several others are retiring. Antigonish Bishop Brian Dunn announced pastoral appointments this week. Two local priests have retired in recent months, including Reverend Hughie D. MacDonald at Stella Maris in Creignish and Father Joe MacKenzie, pastor in churches in Louisdale, […]
Athletes and officials with ties to Northeastern Nova Scotia are in the running for provincial sport awards. Sport Nova Scotia has announced its finalists for its Support-4-Sport Awards, recognizing the province’s greatest athletes, teams, coaches, officials and volunteers in amateur sport over the past year. Among the local nominees are the Cape Breton West Islanders […]