Winding River Art Gallery
Did you know there is an art gallery in Stewiacke? Winding River Art Gallery (WRAG) is proud to call Stewiacke home. Started by a few artists in 2011, the Gallery now has over 20 core and consignment members. WRAG features a variety of original artwork, reproductions, and art cards. In addition, unique gifts can be found from a large selection of fused glass, pottery, jewelry, copper wire, teddy bears, painted rocks and wood carvings, among others. There is something in the Gallery for all ages and price range, starting at $2.
WRAG is fortunate to house a permanent Maud Lewis display offering framed art cards and silk-screened prints, along with numerous books and gift items. Visitors come from far and near to view the display and it is always a hit with children. A co-operative gallery run by the members, WRAG is excited this year to be a part of the Market at Mastodon Ridge.
President Pat Whitehead says "While the tourist season may be winding down, our members are always happy to welcome visitors from Stewiacke and the surrounding areas.
Please consider us for your gift needs especially as the Christmas season approaches." The Gallery is open daily from 10 - 5 until mid-December.
The In School Program provides youth with a role model and a friend to talk to and share the experiences of growing up within school grounds. For one hour a week, mentors meet with their mentee and engage in activities such as board games, crafts or just hang out on school grounds.
The In School Mentoring program requires a weekly visit of one hour for the duration of the school year. Matches do not meet over the summer break or during other school holidays.
Want to have a fun and cool volunteer experience at school?
Peer Mentoring is a program designed specifically for High School students.
Students in grade 11 or 12 (Mentors) are matched with students in the lower grades (Mentees) to provide them with support, encouragement and to have some FUN!
Mentors and Mentees are matched one-on-one based on their interests and personalities. Matched pairs meet every week on school property, usually during lunch break, and spend that time together playing sports, sharing interests or just hanging out and talking. The goal of the program is to increase self-esteem and encourage healthy decision making in the students being Mentored.
Volunteering is a great way to build your resume and the local agency pays for your grad fees as a thank you for your service.
Each year 3 “Shining Stars” are chosen based on their dedication and commitment to the program as well as their impact on their Mentee.
For more information please click the link or contact: PHONE: (902) 895-4562
WHAT YOU CAN RECYCLE IN THIS PROGRAM?
Program accepted waste: Any brand of pens and pen caps, mechanical pencils, markers and marker caps, highlighters and highlighter caps, permanent markers and permanent marker caps.
WHAT HAPPENS TO THE WASTE? Once collected, the writing instruments are separated by material composition. The separated items are then cleaned, shredded, and made into new recycled products. There is a drop off box at the Town Office.
With the construction season approaching, the Town would like to provide a reminder that a Commercial Tax break is available for new commercial construction in the Town. Please contact the Town office for more details