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“In a time that we cannot all be together to share our grief as a community, I hope we can all find some solace in being here together.” Colchester – Supporting our Community

Nova Scotia Remembers Legacy Society

Press Release: Nova Scotia Remembers Legacy

The team behind Colchester – Supporting our Communities and A Virtual Vigil: Nova Scotia Remembers, have announced their intent to form a non-profit legacy society to offer continued support to families and the community affected by the tragedy that took place in our communities April 18-19, 2020. Together, we will grieve, support, and move forward in rural Nova Scotia.

This society will focus on four main areas:

  • Coordinated Wellness, Emotional and Grief Support – For families of the victims as well as other affected individuals and communities. Ideally involve collaborating with community and other agencies or entities to provide grief counselling support, group services and other services and events to support the long term needs of those affected.
  • Community development – Financial support for organizations in the communities most affected by the tragedy. This includes activities and programs aimed at growing the social, economic and identity of the community. This element would focus on the West Colchester area but also include other affected communities.
  • Education – Support for surviving children, named memorial scholarships and other educational scholarships, bursaries, and supports in the community.
  • Memorial – Develop and construct one or more permanent memorials.
    Pledge Your Support
    You can pledge your support using our Pledge Form or send an e-transfer to heartcolchester@eastlink.ca. Please email to let us know if you would prefer your donation be used for a specific focus (as listed above).
    Want to know more about our society and what we’re doing? Check out our June 2020 newsletter.

Nova Scotia Remembers

In this time of unspeakable tragedy, our strength comes from our community. Nova Scotia Remembers is intended to be a moment to pause and lend support to each other and all Nova Scotians trying to come to terms with this devastating loss in our communities. The Virtual Vigil features musical tributes, messages of support and hope from dignitaries and notable figures who have a special connection to Nova Scotia. 

Nova Scotia Remembers was first broadcast (online, television, and radio) on April 24th, 7:00PM AST and is now available on YouTube. #NovaScotiaRemembers

Other Ways You Can Help

In a time when we are all trying to cope with COVID-19 and the State of Emergency Act here in Nova Scotia, the tragic events of April 18 & 19 have devastated so many. Colchester County is small — we all know the victims and their families. They are our neighbors, co-workers, loved ones and our friends. To see this happen has left a lasting impact that we are trying to soften for all those affected.

Thank you to the thousands of people who joined our Colchester – Supporting our Communities Facebook Group to post your messages. We encourage you to help those in our community who need it most. It is truly inspiring to see people from all corners joining and offering your support and love.

If you are aware of an immediate need in the community please contact an Admin on the Facebook Group page or email heartcolchester@eastlink.ca. Any funds received at this email will be used for immediate needs of the families.

“Nova Scotia Strong” Prints – Contemporary artist, Beth Martin has launched a new fundraiser selling limited edition, signed prints of the “Nova Scotia Strong” painting. The print is 13×16″ and includes a 1-inch border with the print number, title, and signature. 100% of profits will be donated to the families. http://www.bethmartin.ca/nova-scotia-strong

Per the wishes of the family, the RCMP Foundation has set up a Fallen Officer Fund, donations can be made at rcmp-f.ca

Talk to Us!

If you are a family member or resident of an affected community, we’d like to hear from you personally. Please use the form below to send us your thoughts and comments. To send condolences, please use our Facebook Group page.

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