Com­mu­nity events

Cape Breton Post - - Sports -

Cape Bre­ton Com­mu­nity Cal­en­dar is a pub­lic ser­vice list­ing of com­mu­nity events spon­sored by non-profit groups. To en­sure ad­e­quate ad­vance pub­li­ca­tion, sub­mit no­tices at least two weeks prior to the event. Limit an­nounce­ments to 24 words or less. Tele­phone 5633838; fax, 562-7077 or e-mail your event to edit@cb­post.com. GLACE BAY — Fe­bru­ary is African Her­itage Month and the pub­lic is in­vited to get in­volved.

“ We are a multi-cul­tural so­ci­ety,” said Teresa Brew­ster, chair of the Uni­ver­sal Ne­gro Im­prove­ment As­so­ci­a­tion. “ We hope peo­ple will come out and join us in ac­tiv­i­ties to en­hance the rep­re­sen­ta­tion of the African com­mu­nity in Glace Bay.”

Brew­ster said there are many in­ter­est­ing ac­tiv­i­ties tak­ing place in the Cape Bre­ton Re­gional Mu­nic­i­pal­ity hosted by var­i­ous or­ga­ni­za­tions.

“ The Ser­vice Provider Group in Cape Bre­ton met with the African com­mu­nity to come up with dif­fer­ent ac­tiv­i­ties.”

Up­com­ing events in Glace Bay in­clude a break­fast, a story time, a meet and greet and a day spa.

Brew­ster said events this week in­cluded a pre­sen­ta­tion on the African Wheel Gar­den, spon­sored by the Black Busi­ness Ini­tia­tives, to chil­dren in the Four Plus pro­gram at St. Anne’s Ele­men­tary School. Chil­dren planted seeds in con­tain­ers which they took back to school to care for. In the spring they will plant them in the com­mu­nity gar­den the UNIA is cre­at­ing.

“Each child knows which plant is theirs by the scent. They also named their plants. The gar­den will be­long to the com­mu­nity to main­tain and share.

“Liv­ing in a dig­i­tal age of Face­book and so­cial net­work­ing, we seem to be drift­ing away from our in­ter­per­sonal con­nec­tions,” Brew­ster said. “Gar­den­ing is a unique so­cial ac­tiv­ity as it not only re­con­nects one with na­ture and nat­u­ral sys­tems it brings to­gether old friends and neigh­bours in a nur­tur­ing, car­ing en­vi­ron­ment.”

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