Business is Jammin’ and other stories: A conversation with Matthew Martel – CEO, Black Business Initiative (BBI), Nova Scotia
A conversation with Matthew Martel, CEO of Black Business Initiative (BBI) a Nova Scotia not-for-profit, about BBI during COVID, BBI Youth Summit 2019, BBI Business in Jammin’ 2019 and the importance of seeing people like yourself.
Community of volunteers and entrepreneurs a great asset, in pictures (2017 – present)
Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) ‘s community assets in pictures. Stories by Sheryl Dubois.
IWD 2020: Gina McFetridge
KJIPUKTUK (Halifax) — In celebration of International Women’s Day, 2020, Saltwire ran a series of 24 articles called Amazing women doing wonderful things on the East Coast in their paper and digital newspapers. Among those women was Gina McFetridge, president of Archway Insurance and Atlantic Canadian original with over 31 locations and more than 200…
Women that Hunt
Nothing could have surprised me more. I went into the brief – to profile the group called Women that Hunt – with trepidation. Could I write positively about something I didn’t ‘believe in’? Hunting, I thought, is not something I could get behind. I was not on the phone a minute when president of Women…
Jen Powley, advocate, organizer, writer
People that get things done, that change society, have many things in common. For example, they are ambitious AND passionate about their cause. Jen Powley is the same, if you don’t count the severe disability – which in honesty is hard to do. Jen’s words need to be relayed by an assistant, her wheelchair pushed,…
Need a fundraiser? Check out Urban Rustic DIY in Sackville, NS
Sheryl Dubois writes: Urban Rustic DIY in Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia opened September 2019 by self-proclaimed “serial volunteers,” Laurie and Mike MacDonald.
More Stories on Pinterest
Photos are the essence of the story. Here are a few photos representing as many stories. Thank you to everyone donating photos to accompany respective articles.
Sackville Area Warming Centre SAWC
This page shares information about Sackville Area Warming Centre in Nova Scotia, Canada. Warm space to spend overnight out of the cold in Sackville, Nova Scotia – for people experiencing homelessness or are housing insecure. A wonderful community asset.
Don't Throw it Away
I regularly peruse Kijiji for volunteer calls. In November I dug into a post titled, “Don’t throw it out. There’s a group for that.” The writer was named David and we exchanged emails. “In today’s age there is very little that should be going out to the garbage as so many non-profits exist and thrive…
I didn't see this coming: When people tell their stories
Story by Sheryl Dubois written for The City Voice, December 2019. Lyle Mailman of Beaver Bank, Nova Scotia, speaks out about depression, gratitude and “doing” for his community. #inspire