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Funding opportunities for organizations and individuals in the Municipality of Clare

Little Brook, NS – January 31, 2020: The Clare Volunteer Fair is taking place on the morning of Saturday, February 8, at the Clare Veterans Centre. Leading up to the event, the Municipality of Clare and Clare Recreation Services wish to remind you of the funding options for volunteer community groups, organizations and individuals to further improve or develop recreation and cultural opportunities for Clare residents.

Grants to Organizations
To help build a stronger community, the Municipality of Clare offers funding to non-profit groups and organizations in the form of grants. Candidates seeking financial assistance from the Municipal Council for the 2020-2021 fiscal year are asked to complete a form to apply.

Applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 20, 2020. For more information or to download the application form, please click here.

Leadership Training Grant Program
This funding program’s objective is to increase the opportunity to support coaches, officials, community sport groups and individual leaders in their pursuit in NCCP and non-NCCP training and professional development.
For more information or to download the application form, please click here.

Community Recreation Assistance Program
The Community Recreation Assistance Program is primarily designed to provide financial assistance to help offset the cost of participating in recreation programs for the benefit of residents of the Municipality of Clare.

For more information or to download the application form, please click here.

Canadian Tire JumpStart Program
Canadian Tire believes all kids should have the chance to run, skate, play and grow. That’s why they have created Canadian Tire JumpStart and Canadian Tire JumpStart Charities, a community-based charitable program from the Canadian Tire Foundation for families that help kids in need participate in organized sport and recreational activities.

Click here to apply online.

Clare Active Kids, Healthy Kids Fund
Funds are available to support local groups and organizations to improve health and physical activity levels of children and youth. These funds are thanks to a partnership with the Municipality of Clare Recreation Services, Valley Active Communities Committee (Nova Scotia Health Promotion) and the Clare Community Health Board.

For more information or to download the application form, please click here.

Are you looking to volunteer in 2020? Does your not-for-profit organization need volunteers? You’re invited to the Clare Volunteer Fair, organized by Clare Recreation Services and Volunteer NS. Learn about the Volunteer Nova Scotia database (www.volunteerns.ca) and discover volunteer opportunities in Clare.

Join us on Saturday, February 8, 2020, at the Clare Veterans Centre. The Volunteer NS presentation will begin at 10 a.m. The Volunteer Fair will follow from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For more information, please call the municipal office at (902) 769-2031.

In 2019, three councillors from the Municipality of Clare received long service awards from the Nova Scotia Federation of Municipalities in recognition of the time and knowledge that they have committed to municipal government. During the Regular Council Meeting on January 15, 2020, Warden Ronnie LeBlanc presented scrolls of recognition to the following councillors:

Deputy Warden Nil Doucet, District 1, for his 15 years of service;
Councillor Danny Hill, District 2, for his 15 years of service;
Councillor Brian Comeau, District 5, for his 15 years of service.

The Municipality of Clare wishes to congratulate the councillors for their commitment to the community.


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Little Brook, NS – November 18, 2019: For the second year in a row, the Municipality of Clare is launching its Season of Giving campaign to collect donations for local charitable organizations. Until Thursday, December 19, residents are encouraged to drop off a donation, such as a non-perishable food item or new toy, to the Municipal Office during office hours.

According to recent statistics from Feed Nova Scotia, 42,000 Nova Scotians were supported by food banks in 2018 and one in five children in the province are currently living in poverty. The community of Clare is not untouched by these numbers. Once again, food donations and toiletries will be brought to the Clare Food Bank at the Sacré Coeur Parish Hall in Saulnierville, while toy donations will be brought to Les papas Noël de Clare.

Residents are also invited to drop off their donations at three holiday events organized by the Municipality of Clare’s Recreation Services:

Lighting of the Christmas Tree: Sunday, December 1, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Clare Veterans Centre
RBC Skate with Santa: Saturday, December 7, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Université Sainte-Anne’s arena
Christmas in Havelock: Saturday, December 14, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Havelock Community Centre

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Settled in 1768 and incorporated in 1879, the Municipality of Clare is located at the southwestern tip of Nova Scotia with approximately 8,000 residents. The Municipality of Clare is the only municipality in the province that conducts business and offers services in both official languages, French and English.

Media Contact / Interviews:

Stéphane Cyr
Chief Administrative Officer
Municipality of Clare

Amy Paradis
Communications Officer
Municipality of Clare


The municipalities of Clare and Argyle are seeking to fill the four executive positions on the 2024 Congrès mondial acadien Organizing Committee (COCMA) through a public Expression of Interest. The positions of President, Vice-President (Clare Region) Vice-President (Argyle Region) and Secretary/Treasurer will have a five-year mandate, starting December 1, 2019, and ending December 1, 2024. Expression of Interest documents are available at the Clare municipal office, the Argyle municipal office and online: https://www.cma2024.ca/doc/eoi-en.pdf

Deadline for applications: October 25, 2019

With hunting season underway in the region, two conservation officers met with Municipal Council to give a presentation about Nova Scotia’s Off-Highway Vehicle Act at the Municipality of Clare’s Regular Council Meeting on September 18.

Click here to watch the presentation: https://video.ibm.com/recorded/123960140

Click here to read the OHV Riders Handbook from the Department of Lands and Forestry: https://novascotia.ca/natr/ohv/riders_handbook.asp

To report an off-highway vehicle violation, please call 1-800-565-2224.

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Phone: 902-769-2031
Fax: 902-769-3773

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