In the days following the April tragedy in Portapique and surrounding areas, the Rotary Club of Truro, Nova Scotia struck a committee, “Rotary Cares” to see how we may be able to assist the community in their healing process. We have spent the last few months working with residents of Portapique; and are pleased to announce the project we’ve entitled “Community Build Up +”.
 
The project which has developed from our community consultation is both an upgrade and addition to the existing Community Hall in Portapique, which is over 200 years old. We’ll be adding a new structure which will house dances, weddings, and other community events such as children’s programs, and yoga.
 
Then we move outdoors! We are taking the existing plot of land and adding a playground, as well as a multipurpose area for sports, flea markets, etc. We’re calling the project “Community Build Up +” as the intention is for the residents to rebuild their community with our support.
 
The goal of the fundraising campaign is $500,000+ , and opportunities are available for both cash and in-kind donations. We are partnering with the Community Foundation of Nova Scotia, the Municipality of Colchester, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colchester County, among many others. We were recently interviewed by Global News Halifax about the project, which you may view on the Global website.
 
We are thrilled to announce that the Community Foundation of Nova Scotia will accept donations on our behalf through their We Rise Again Fund; receipts will be provided for amounts of $20 or more. Join us in our efforts to rebuild Portapique! Together, let's help the community rise again!