The new community hall is now under construction, with the foundation and floor being poured summer/fall 2022, and framing starting in March 2023. The goal is to have it completed for Fall 2023 and we need your help! With the increased cost of construction materials, there is a funding gap of $250,000. Please help us rebuild the community by donating through the Donate page, in partnership with the Community Foundation of Nova Scotia, who will provide a tax receipt for amounts $20 or more. For donations over $500, please contact the Community Foundation of Nova Scotia office at, or for in kind items please contact Alana Hirtle or one of the Hall Trustees. Join in our efforts to rebuild Portapique!
A bit of rain couldn’t dampen the spirits of attendees at the Grand Opening of the new playground in Portapique, Nova Scotia on October 17.
In the days following the April 2020 tragedy, The Rotary Club of Truro embarked on a project to assist the community of Portapique in their healing process. Over the past year, working with residents of the surrounding areas, the Community Build Up + Project was born.
The Project is both an upgrade and an addition to the existing 200-year old Portapique Community Hall. The existing building will be incorporated into a new, larger structure which will enable social activities as well as other community events. The Rotary Club, along with the Trustees of the Community Hall, have partnered with the MacPhee Centre for Creative Learning in Dartmouth, NS; the Centre held day camps for local children this past summer, and are already planning for winter, spring and summer 2022. Final building plans have been received, and the intention is to break ground on the addition before winter comes, with the building set to open next spring/summer.
But the October 17 event was to celebrate the completion of the natural playground, featuring a wooden “log run”, slides, swings, hammocks, and lots of room to play. A multipurpose area for sports, flea markets, and other outdoor activities will be included in the final project.
Although community support has been generous to date, the club is still in fundraising mode; the goal of the fundraising campaign is $300,000, with opportunities available for both cash and in-kind donations. Individuals wishing to contribute to the project may do so via the Community Foundation of Nova Scotia’s (charitable tax receipts provided for amounts of $20 or more); Rotary Clubs may donate directly to the Rotary Club of Truro, P.O. Box 115, Truro, NS B2N 5B6.
Join us in our efforts to rebuild Portapique! 
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Club Meeting
Sep 25, 2023
Chair: Ryan Beazley Lunch: Chicken Caesar & Garlic Bread
No Meeting
Oct 02, 2023
Truth and Reconciliation Day
No Meeting
Oct 09, 2023
Lynn Marie Mattie, Arisma Holistic Herbal Services
Oct 16, 2023
Chair: Mary Loughead Roy Lunch: Roasted Chicken, Wedges, Roasted Vegetables
Darcie Nickerson, ElevateHER Mental Health Support
Oct 23, 2023
Chair: Adam Harris Lunch: Chicken Ceasar Salad & Garlic Bread
John Laska, Cosplay, Costumes & Conventions Oh my!
Oct 30, 2023
Chair: Lech Krzywonos, Lunch: Fish & Chips
TBC: IT with Mike McGuire
Nov 06, 2023
Chair: Darlene Stevenson, Lunch: Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes, roasted vegetables
No meeting
Nov 13, 2023
Remembrance Day Observed
Cam MacKay, Truro Farmers' Market
Nov 20, 2023
Chair: Lunch: Chicken Caesar Salad with garlic bread
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Best Western Truro - Glengarry
150 Willow St.
Truro, NS B2N 4Z6
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