June Newsletter

NEWSLETTER FOR JUNE 2017

 

Important meetings:  Gala Day June 11th at 1:30

 

Volunteers in Kingsport are moving forward with plans for Gala Days scheduled for Saturday, June 24th and Sunday, June 25th

 

Information concerning events is available at our website www.kingsport.ca as well as Facebook at www.facebook.com/kingsportgaladays, Valley Events, and the Grapevine.  An article in the Advertiser will appear shortly and posters will be displayed in various communities.  Times and locations of events will be finalized at the June 11th Gala Day meeting.  If you have offered to volunteer for Gala Days in any capacity please make an effort to attend. 

 

A reminder to contact Helen Burns at hburns@xcountry.tv if you are donating baked goods. Helen would like to have an idea of how many baked goods she can expect to have for sale.

 

There have been several inquiries regarding Flea Markets during Gala Days.  Space is available on the west side of the wharf from 8-12 Saturday only.  Participants will have to supply their own table and remove all of their items by noon due to afternoon activities planned for the wharf area.  If anyone within the community wishes to hold their own sale of items, I am sure flea market enthusiasts would be thrilled.

 

Canada 150 will definitely be celebrated in Kingsport. Donna Giffin and Sharon Eaton are working together on a July 1st celebration to be held at the park located on Pleasant St. between Water St. and the highway leading to Medford.   Kelly Stevens is preparing and donating a celebratory cake for the occasion.  She personally contacted Ottawa for permission to use the 150 Logo.

 

The Lloyd Memorial Hall is available for rental at a responsible fee.  A wonderful space for wedding receptions, birthday parties, art and music get togethers.  Contact the KCA at their email address kcaoffice@xcountry.tv for rental information.

 

 

May Newsletter 2017

KCA NEWSLETTER MAY 2017

With Kingsport showing signs of spring, community events are heating up as well.

The third Gala Day meeting will be held on Sunday May 7th starting at 1pm at the community hall.  Planning for a number of events is already on the way with volunteers stepping forward to lend a hand.  But as always, more volunteers are most welcome.  The very popular Bake Sale is definitely on as well as the Chicken BBQ, the community parade, the beach run and displays at the hall. A local 4-H group will also have a display. Information, updated as we get closer to the 24th of June, can be found on our website kingsport.ca.

Saturday, May 13th, 2017 is Beach Clean-up Day at the waterfront.   There was a great turnout last year resulting in a cleaner and more attractive beach area.  This year volunteers from the Valley Credit Union are donating their time to help with the clean-up.  If interested, please plan to meet at the waterfront around 9am armed with rakes, garbage bags, gloves and perhaps a grass snipper or two.  Coffee will be available and perhaps some muffins.

The Tide’s In Canteen is slated to open in the latter part of May.  There are two summer student positions available and resumes are now being accepted.  Please check the information on our website kingsport.ca

Have an idea how Kingsport as a community can celebrate Canada 150?  One community-minded resident has offered to create a large cake, with the official Canadian emblem that we can share. Another has suggested a “Picnic in the Park”. Perhaps we can combine these ideas and add others? Anyone interested in coordinating this? Send your ideas in an email to kcaoffice@xcountry.tv.

The KCA BOD will meet Monday May 15th @ 7pm.

The KCA General Meeting will be held on Thursday May 18th @ 7pm.

 

Kingsport Canteen Workers – Student Summer Positions

The Kingsport Community Association is currently accepting applications for two positions as Canteen Workers at the Kingsport Waterfront. We are looking for individuals who are mature and responsible, self-starters and customer service orientated.

The successful candidates will be required to perform a variety of duties in the following areas: food preparation, food service, food storage, complete and maintain canteen inventories, product orders, product merchandising, maintaining the general cleanliness of canteen and food service areas, and any other position related duties as assigned by their supervisor.

The successful candidate may also be required to maintain accurate cash handling and prepare daily deposits, along with being able to work a flexible schedule including weekends and evenings; this is a requirement for these positions.

Position 1: starting date: May 29th to September 1st, 2017 for 14 weeks

Position 2: July 1st to Sept 1st  , 2017 for 9 weeks.

Application Deadline: as soon as possible

Please Note:  To be eligible for these positions, you must be a full time student, returning to full time studies in the fall.

Resumes can be sent to: jjlyndall@hotmail.com and/or kcaoffice@xcountry.tv

 

CALL OUT FOR VOLUNTEERS

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The community of Kingsport, as is the case with other communities large or small, depends on the contribution of volunteers in order to maintain and improve this community.  I have listed a number of committees along with the name of the present Chair if you wish to contact them and offer a donation of your time. New energy and new ideas are always welcome!

 

Board of Directors: Charlene MacLellan- President. An addition of 1 or 2 members would bring our board up to full membership

Waterfront Committee:  

Gala Day Committee:  See previous information re meeting

Building and Maintenance Committee:  present Chair Richard Foot

 

 COMMUNITY FACILITIES IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM

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At the January 23rd KCA monthly meeting the KCA BOD and Grants Committee received approval to proceed with an application for funding from the NS Community Facilities Improvement Program (CFIP).

The application process has begun; the deadline is February 28th, 2017.

The Program Goals, as stated in the Guidelines are:

The Community Facilities Improvement Program targets the following areas:

  • Improve and expand existing community facilities operated by not-for-profit organizations:
  • Improve the functionality and enhance sustainability of existing community facilities;
  • Celebrate culture, heritage, and diversity.

As you can see, if we are successful the funds will be used solely for the Lloyd Memorial Centre in Kingsport.  Some ideas were gathered at the last community meeting and will again be requested at the February community meeting. However, we still would like to have any other ideas from the residents of Kingsport and Medford as to what improvements and upgrades you would suggest.

Please send your ideas and suggestions to any of the following:

Charlene MacLellan: 902-582-3151; macbent339@gmail.com

Liz Huyer: 902-698-2164; elizabeth.huyer@gmail.com

Valerie Simmons: 902-233-3889; vsimmons@eastlink.ca

Merle MacDonald: 902-582-7279;  merle.macdonald@xcountry.tv

EMO Comfort Centre – Kingsport

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The EMO Comfort Center  is now operational.

Thanks to a Grant from EMO a new generator has been installed in the Lloyd Memorial Centre.  In times of emergency the EMO Centre will operate from 8am-8pm providing a warm place to spend the day, washroom facilities, a place to power up cell phones/ipads, food/drink, and friendly faces.

As our winter storms are becoming more severe, this is a welcome addition to services provided by Kingsport Community Association to residents of Kingsport and Medford.

Thanks to the volunteers who applied for this Grant and to the volunteers who built the cement pad and followed through with the installation. A job well done and greatly appreciated!

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