The Eastern Kings Memorial (EKM) Health Foundation recently celebrated the 20th Anniversary of its Grants Program. The Trustees and Staff of the Foundation are proud to have served the 63 communities in the Eastern Kings catchment area since 1996.
The EKM Health Foundation is a charitable organization that funds health-related projects within Eastern Kings County.
The Foundation evolved from the closure in 1994 of the former Eastern Kings Memorial Hospital. Donations previously made to the former hospital were transferred to the Foundation with the intent that the income from these monies supports health-related projects in the local communities. The Foundation is directed by a volunteer Board consisting of 9 Trustees, along with an Administrative Assistant who manages the Office.
The EKM Health Foundation is pleased to accept donations, bequests, and other gifts. These gifts enable us to support healthier communities through giving. The Foundation also receives requests for financial support from various health-related organizations, funding projects through a bi-yearly grants program.
How does the EKM Health Foundation promote a healthier community?
The Foundation disburses approximately $150,000 annually to support:
Contact EKM Health Foundation
For further information, contact the Administrative Assistant at the Foundation Office at 902-542-2359, visit our Website at www.ekmhealthfoundation.ca, or check out our Facebook Page at EKM Health Foundation.
Emergency Preparedness is up to all of us - Be Prepared!
Take the time to review the Town of Wolfville's Emergency Guide 2017
The Town of Wolfville has partnered with 'Plastiq' to bring you the convenience of paying by credit card. Plastiq is a third-party automated payment service that accepts Visa, MasterCard and American Express. Customers using this bill payment option will be charged by Plastiq a convenience fee of 2.5%. Making payments through Plastiq is simple. For more information click here.
The Town of Wolfville will be selecting a representative from the nominees we receive for the 44th Annual Provincial Volunteer Award Luncheon and Ceremony.
If you know of someone in our community that deserves recognition for their volunteer contributions, please nominate them! Any Adult, Youth, Couple or Group of Volunteers from the Town of Wolfville qualifies! There are Provincial Awards for: Volunteer Representative; Family; and, Youth.
Here are some of the things you should include with your nomination:
Name, Phonetic spelling, Mailing address, Postal Code, Phone number(s), Email address
Summarize in 100 words or less the overall impact the Volunteer has made to their community. What makes this Volunteer stand out?
What are some highlights of the Volunteer’s (volunteer) career that they are particularly proud of or that should be featured?
When did they start volunteering? What motivated them to start volunteering? What are the organizations that have been most affected by their volunteering? What were some of the impacts?
Please email nominations by February 1st to:
The Town of Wolfville has issued a Request for Proposals to re-surface the tennis courts at Rotary Park.
Licensing your dog is their ticket home. It provides Animal & Bylaw Services with the information that is needed to reunite you and your dog.
Every calendar year, a new dog tag (license) must be obtained by January 31st of each year or within thirty (30) days of becoming an owner. Dog tags can be purchased for $25 at the Town Hall located at 359 Main Street from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Non-licensed dogs may result in the owner being fined for non-compliance.
The Community Partnership Program Grant is available to community groups that organize or operate programs/events in the Town of Wolfville. It aims to enhance the vibrancy of our Town by supporting organizations whose programs and/or events benefit the community by promoting active living and exploration of the past to enrich the lives of community members.
Applications must be received by February 1st, 2018. Late applications will be disqualified. The maximum amount available through this program is $2000.00per fiscal year.
To view the application form click here .
If you missed the Public Workshop on Monday, January 15 or want to provide additional comments please complete the survey by clicking on the link below. The survey will remain open until Friday, February 2, 2018.
The East End Gateway will announce and articulate the arrival into Wolfville’s Downtown. The gateway will involve the design and construction of a number of elements that create a sense of arrival, provide community space, and support Wolfville as a tourist destination.
A preliminary design was developed through the Downtown Development Plan consultations, which will form the bases for future consultation with the community to develop a Master Plan. The Gateway space is framed by Victoria Avenue, Main Street and Willow Avenue and includes Willow Park and the NSPI lands.
Based on the Downtown Development concept plan and staff discussions, the following elements will be considered as part of the East End Gateway:
• Streetscape plantings;
• Trail and pedestrian linkage between south residential area, Willow Park and Waterfront Park;
• Parkland improvements on north side of Main Street to compliment Willow Park;
• Trail Head for the Harvest Moon Trail;
• New footprint of the Visitor Information Centre;
• Location of the Skateboard Park;
• Examine the possibilities of repurposing the Willow Park pond for a Splash Pad/Pad and winter skating surface;
• New tall decorative lighting to help announce arrival to the downtown.
Furthermore, the Gateway also includes upgrades to the Visitor Information Centre (VIC) and enhanced trail and pedestrian walkway connections through and from Willow Park to the future Destination Trail (Harvest Moon Trail).
After the Bell programs are now being offered in Wolfville!
These programs are focussed on 'teenaged' girls, but open to all students in grades 6-10.
Yoga for Teens and Snow Divas programs start next week. Register now, for FREE!
Click Here for more details.
Public Awareness and Support are Critical elements in Emergency Planning.
The most immediate help after a disaster is from people nearby when the event occurs. That means it is your work colleagues, neighbours, friends, family and members of the community who are the ones who will be giving or needing help.
Are you interested in helping your community and playing a critical role during major events, emergencies and disasters? Join the Town of Wolfville’s Emergency Volunteer Group and show you care for our Town and region.
The Wolfville Emergency Volunteer Group welcomes your application if you:
Note: All personal information will be retained by the EMC and not distributed to other organizations
You will be contacted if your help is needed. This will depend on: the needs of affected areas (which may take time to assess); volunteer availability, location and skills required. We encourage you, if safe, to help your family, friends, neighbours, and groups you are already connected with.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering to help the Town of Wolfville’s emergency response and recovery efforts
The Annapolis Valley Regional Library and the Town of Wolfville will be hosting a community consultation to explore the current and future needs of the library in Wolfville.
Stop by the Wolfville Farmers' Market from 2:30-6:00pm on November 4th, 2017 and add your voice - we'll be asking some questions about how you want to use the library, what the library needs, and more. This is your chance to tell us if it is time to grow the library.
An online questionnaire is available HERE for those who cannot attend this event but still wish to offer their opinion.
This is the start of a process that will evolve as we move toward making decisions and taking action on our library.