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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

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Nova Scotia Remembers Legacy

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.
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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

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 Any funds received at this email will be used for immediate needs of the families.

Stronger Together Nova Scotia Fund

The Canadian Red Cross will work in partnership with the Government of Nova Scotia to provide support to the individuals, families and communities impacted by the Nova Scotia tragedy with immediate and long-term needs, including resiliency and capacity building.

Donations can be made online at or by calling 1-800-418-111. You can also make a one-time $10 donation by texting the word STRONG to 20222 or to make a one-time $20 donation, text STRONG to 45678. Your carrier’s normal data usage rates may apply. Donations by Canadians are tax deductible.

The Government of Nova Scotia will cover any administrative expense associated. 100% of funds donated will be used to assist impacted individuals, families and communities.

“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.

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

Please contact us to have your GoFundMe or other fundraiser included on this page. We try our best to verify links included here are in direct support of the families. If you spot something wrong, let us know!

If you are a family member our online support community is here to help you. Admins of our online support community are local Colchester County residents who are here to help families manage online donations and setup accounts. Please reach out to us for assistance.

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