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UNIACKE COMMUNITY FLAG

In view of the forthcoming 200th Anniversary of Uniacke House, it would be desirable for all visitors and residents to see the Uniacke flag displayed at all local business facilities, public offices and private residences during the summer of 2015.
The Uniacke Flag was designed by the Uniacke District School students and teachers in 1994 and displayed during the 1995 celebrations at the Uniacke Estate with the Lieutenant Governor attending.
The professionally-manufactured flag can be obtained from the original producer at a reasonable price if a sufficient number of flags are pre-ordered. The national standard size 36 X 72

UNIACKE YARN CLUB SUPPORTS UDS

One of a kind 5×6 blanket handmade by the ladies of the Uniacke Yarn Club. Tickets went on sale May 15 with all proceeds going to UDS. Draw to take place at the UDS Spring Fair May 23. Tickets are $2 ea or 3 for $5 and will be sold at the Mount Uniacke Library Friday 2-5, Saturday 10-1, Tuesday 1-8, Thursday 3-8 and Friday 2-5. We will also have a table at the fair. This beautiful blanket is on display at the library this week and will be at UDS next week. Come pick up your tickets to support

NEWPORT UCW AUCTION FRIDAY, JUNE 5

The Newport UCW will be holding a ticket auction on Friday, June 5th at
the Newport United Church basement in Brooklyn, Hants Co.
Viewing starts at 6:00, auction starts at 7:00.

UNIACKE ESTATE EVENTS CALENDAR 2015

UNIACKE ESTATE
Regular Programs during the season

**Outdoor Guided Tours: Sundays, start 2pm. Duration approximately 1 hour, Thursday afternoons by appointment. Pre-registration required. (Weather permitting)
Regular house admission applies.

**Uniacke Estate Historic Landscape Tour every other Sunday, starting on June 21st
Explore the English landscape design that influenced Richard John Uniacke’s Estate. Tour will include Hothouse, the site of the former Boathouse, Lake Martha and the Ha-Ha.

**Uniacke’s Life by the Brook every other Sunday, starting on June 28th
Discover what life was like on this country estate along the historic Post

NADINE WALSH

Nadine was nominated as a Shining Star volunteer by Girl Guides Canada because her hard work and dedication to enrollment in the Mount Uniacke program has more than doubled. (Nadine could not attend the Volunteer Awards Presentation. There is no photo available at this time.)

CLAUDE CAJOLAIS

Claude was V.P and then President of the Nova Scotia Federation of Foster Family Association.
President of the Hants County Foster Family Association.
Vice-President of the Canadian Foster Family Association.

Claude and his wife, along with their family, fostered children for Hants County for 10 years – until 1991.
Claude is a past Vice-President of the Hants County “Family and Children’s Services”.

Co-Chair of the Cobequid Community Health Board which included Mount Uniacke.
He served on the West Hants Community Health Board for a few years representing Mount Uniacke.

Claude was a volunteer driver for the Silver and Gold Senior Association, driving

DONALD HARTLEN

DONALD HARTLEN
Retired teacher – 35 years – Halifax County (HRM)
Spent a year in Korea teaching English
St. Francis of Assisi Parish – volunteers weekly as organizer – assists for weddings, funerals, baptisms, flowers, fellowship after church, Management Team, serves as a Eucharistic Minister and Reader, counts collection, outdoor gardening, co-ordinates the yearly Cookie Bake (major fundraiser), church picnic. He is the Liturgical co-ordinator for Sunday Masses. He also spearheaded the fund raising for the addition to the Catholic Church in the late 1990’s with a number of dinner theaters.
Founding member of Uniacke Scouting in 1974, first Akela

MUNICIPALITY OF EAST HANTS VOLUNTEER AWARDS BANQUET

The 2015 Volunteer Awards Banquet took place on Friday, April 17 at the Enfield Firehall. There was a large crowd in attendance as the Shining Star Awards were presented to long-time volunteers who give of their time freely in many areas of the Municipality, as well as long-service awards were presented to volunteer firefighters with 30+ years of volunteer service to the various volunteer fire departments throughout the Municipality.
The volunteers nominated for Volunteer of the Year Awards were presented with special awards on behalf of the Municipality and the Province. Volunteer Firefighters with 30+ years were presented

LOCAL RESIDENT, RANDY LEAHY, SUCCESSFUL AT SPECIAL OLYMPICS NOVA SCOTIA

Special Olympics photo

Our son, Randy Leahy (the gentleman wearing the hat in the photo), joined a group in Sackville called the “Bravehearts” in 2013. The Bravehearts is a group of mentally challenged adults who meet several times a week to participate in different sports.
The sports that Randy participates in are: snowshoeing; soccer and bowling. This year he won 3 medals in snowshoeing – silver for relay and 2 bronze – 1 for 100 metres and 1 for 1600 metres.
This made us so proud

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FASTBALL REGISTRATION

The Mount Uniacke Mustangs will be holding Fastball Registration. Last year we offered a “learn to play program” for ages 5-8 & we plan to expand on this program this year.
WHEN: May 9th, 2015
TIME: 10:00am to 2:00pm
WHERE: Mount Uniacke Legion (Down Stairs)
WHO: Boys and Girls of all ages
COST: Learn to play (AGES 5-8) – registration cost will be $50.00 per child, but could go up to $60.00 depending on equipment cost. Will know this come registration day.
All others will be determined by amount of games scheduled for the year. Will

ATTENTION HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS BURSARY INFORMATION

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 165 is offering TWO $1,000.00 Bursaries to students graduating High School and entering Post Graduate study:
a. students must reside within the area served
by Uniacke District School (corresponds also to the area served by Royal Canadian Legion Branch #165)

b. based on financial need of student

c. all information provided by the students will be held in strict confidence

d. to be presented at graduation in June and paid to the students upon proof of registration in a college, university, or community college

e. students will still be considered if in possession of other bursaries if less than $2,000.00

f. applicable to first year

THE GREAT NOVA SCOTIA PICK-ME-UP CHALLENGE IN MOUNT UNIACKE

The challenge is scheduled for Saturday, June 6, 2015.
We are looking for volunteers with the following attributes:
**arms and legs to walk the roadsides and ditches
to pick up and bag litter and willing to get dirty while having fun….
**trucks and/or trailers to patrol and pick up full bags of garbage and transport to dumpsters at the Uniacke and District Volunteer Fire Hall
**BBQ skills and a BBQ (or two) to set up and cook for the hungry, hard-working volunteers
See you at the Mount Uniacke Community Fire Hall at 9AM sharp for a day full of fun

FREE BBQ FOR VOLUNTEERS ONLY

June 6, 2015
We’re cleaning up the hood and we need your help!
No. 1 Highway roadsides and ditches from Mount Uniacke to Lakelands

**9:00 am Fire Hall muster – orientation and safety briefing
**arms and legs should be covered
**rubber boots or safety boots are recommended
**volunteers under age 12 must be supervised by an adult

BBQ Lunch to follow at Bell Park
(approximately 12 noon for participants only)

Thank you for supporting your community – it means a lot, to a lot!

MOUNT UNIACKE CLEAN UP PARTY (MUC-UP)

Saturday, June 6, 2015, is litter clean-up day and we are seeking volunteers with:
- Arms and legs to walk the roadsides and ditches to pick up and bag litter (you will get dirty);
- Trucks and/or trailers to patrol and pick up full bags of garbage and transport to dumpsters (to be located at the Fire Hall)
- BBQ skills (Chef-de-MUC-Up) and a BBQ (or two) to set up and cook for the hungry (food, etc. to be supplied).
In 2013, we became part of the Nova Scotia Adopt-A-Highway program serving the No. 1 Highway from the Mount Uniacke Irving to the

THANK YOU

We would like to thank all the snowplow drivers for their valiant efforts to keep our roads cleared and help us get around. We’d see them at all hours of the night and early morning. We know there were times it was impossible and impassable but their efforts are appreciated. Arlene & Eric Bent

KEEP ME SAFE

When I’m stopped by the side of the road with lights flashing ** slow down to 60 km/h or obey the speed limit when it’s below
60 km/h. **leave an empty lane between us if you can do so safely. Thank you.
RCMP Members everywhere.
For more information about this law, visit www.gov.ns.ca/tran

OPEN INVITATION

Members of the community are gladly invited to attend the Garden Party in celebration of the 170th Anniversary of the Church of the Holy Spirit in Lakelands on May 24th starting at 12 noon. Come and enjoy a picnic lunch, listen to the music and see the folk in period costume. We guarantee an enjoyable afternoon and hope to see you there. All are welcome. Please RSVP to 902-256-3056 or via email slpoehl@eastlink.ca for catering purposes.