CACL Antigonish

Posted at 8:24 am on May 12, 2017

Sobeys stores from across Atlantic Canada will be supporting a local Community Living program by selling handmade goods. CACL Antigonish made chairs that will be distributed and sold in every Sobeys store across Atlantic Canada.


Kevin MacLean is the Store Manager for Sobeys here in Antigonish. He says having this partnership with CACL is great for all parties involved:



Altogether, 90 chairs were made by CACL and sent throughout the region. CACL will bring more goods to a Sobeys trade show in June with hopes of having more goods sold through the chain.

Posted at 10:53 am on May 9, 2017

A supper in support of CACL Social Enerprise is being held this weekend for the second year in a row. The CACL ham and bean supper and auction will feature food, door prizes, live and silent auctions as well as raffle tables.
Jeff Teasdale, Executive Director of CACL Antigonish says this will be a great chance to see what the group has been up to in the past few months. Nicole Roberts also encourages people to attend:
The event happens on Friday evening with viewing of auction items starting at 6:30, and dinner being served at 7:00. Tickets are available at many locations throughout town.

Posted at 1:40 pm on March 27, 2017

The Canadian Association for Community Living in Antigonish and the Antigonish Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion will soon be moving to a new home.

CACL Antigionish Executive Director Jeff Teasdale (left), Antigonish MLA Randy Delorey (center) and Antigonish Legion manager Alex Cameron (right) standing near the former National Philatelic Centre.

The two organizations will be sharing the former National Philatelic Centre on St. Ninian Street, following a renovation that is expected to be completed this fall.
Antigonish MLA and Finance Minister Randy Delorey has announced the province will provide more than 500-thousand dollars towards the 2.1 million dollar upgrade.   Financial support from the federal government is expected soon.  CACL Antigonish Executive Director Jeff Teasedale says moving to the new building will allow the Social Enterprise to grow.
 The new centre will include a 62-hundred square foot auditorium, a commercial-sized kitchen,  a bakery and small cafe, a woodshop serving seven supply stores, and 12-hundred square feet to house the legion and a mini-museum of military artifacts.
The manager of the Antigonish Legion, Alex Cameron says this is great news.
A purchase of the building from the federal government is expected to be finalized in the next couple of weeks.