Raising the Villages Coalition to hold county-wide celebrations Oct. 28
Canada's population grew last week as 24 people became citizens at the AGBNHS
Everyone is welcome to come out for two hours of fun and celebration in honour of the youngest citizens on Saturday, Oct. 28, 10am - noon in communities across western Cape Breton - from Bay St Lawrence to Port Hawkesbury.
In Victoria County, “Raising the Villages - Mawiomi w’jit Mijuwajijk” celebrations will be held at the following locations: Bay St. Lawrence Community Centre, Baddeck Community Hall, St Columba Parish Hall in Iona, and the Wagmatcook Culture & Heritage Centre.
The celebration agenda includes a ceremony to officially introduce the region’s youngest citizens to the community, and opportunities for community members to connect with each other through a shared sense of belonging.
The coalition has been exploring how welcoming community spaces that are safe, inclusive, intergenerational, fun and connected to services/ programs can provide a healthy beginning for all children and integral positive outcomes later in life.
“Raising the Villages - Mawiomi w’jit Mijuwajijk” is a movement taking place across western Cape Breton sponsored by the Municipalities of Victoria and Inverness, the Town of Port Hawkesbury, the communities of Wagmatcook and We’koqma’q, Canada 150, Public Health and the United Way of Cape Breton. For more information go to www. raisingthevillages.webs.com or search ‘Raising the Villages’ on Facebook.