Our Reports

Talking & Trekking Together in Tantramar is a TFRC-based project, funded through the United Way of Greater Moncton and Southeastern NB to strengthen community collaboration.  We’ve had a great group of local non-profit groups working together on the project for the past year and a half to make Tantramar great!  Check out the Final Report here.

Karma Yoga with Makayla

Thanks Nava Yoga!!

Annual General Meeting 2013

I would like to start by saying thank you to everyone who was able to join us for our Annual General Meeting this past Tuesday, October 1.  We had a great turnout of many community partners who we sincerely enjoy working with throughout the year.  Without collaboration and support from the many groups we partner with we would be unable to provide many of the programs we do in the community.  For those of you who weren’t able to be at our AGM, please find the full report under the documents section of our website.   Our report is full of great information about what we do and how we operate including program reports, partners, donors, supporters, financial report, and volunteers. Speaking of volunteers, we’re always looking for new people to join us as we continue to grow, and reach outward to the community.

Cyberbullying and how to stop it!

Cyberbullying is a large problem in the world we live in today.  It’s important to talk about how it happens, what to do when it happens to you, or a loved one, and ways we can change the conversation so social media is used for what’s it is intended, and not to diminish, and hurt those around us.  Here’s a link to a great article with information on cyberbullying.

http://www.sackvilletribunepost.com/News/2013-09-18/article-3394157/Cyberbullying-a-growing-concern-for-younger-generation/1

See the workshop happening tonight, Wednesday Sept 18th.

Ok. Quoi?! Barbeque Fundraiser

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We will be holding two barbecue fundraising events on Monday, July 29, and Wednesday, July 31 from 12 – 1:30 at Struts Gallery as part of the Ok. Quoi? Contemporary Arts Festival.  We will have freshly made hamburgers and veggie burgers up for sale.  Give yourself a break next week and don’t make lunch.  Come down to Struts Gallery on Lorne Street and support us in our continued mission to improve the lives of our community members!!

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Community Conversations

Community Conversations

Join us to discuss valuable assets in our community and how to grow them

Playful Powerful Poetry: Celebrating Poetry Month

Poetry is one of the first ways we interact with our children through singing upbeat songs, lullabies, and reading nursery rhymes.  Rhyming is easy, fun to recite, and a great way to introduce longer stories.  Children learn many different skills through hearing poems that help to develop an ongoing love of reading.  Poems enrich children’s lives as they discover words, sounds, and rhythms in creative ways.  Perhaps my favourite thing about poems is they encourage children to use their imaginations, creating strong mental images, and allow them to decide what the poem is about.

 

Looking for new poems to read?  Check our your local library’s poetry section for children or visit TFRC to read our collection of Sheree Fitch books.  We heard her read in the fall, and her poems are fun, lively, and engaging.

Go online with your family and search for poems.  Everyone can pick a favourite one or two (or three) and write them in a notebook to read over and over again.

Check out http://www.shelsilverstein.com for a wide variety of resources from the loved children’s author.  Listen to him narrate poems, decode puzzles, or download the free Activity Kit for Poetry Month.

 

Happy Rhyming!

 

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March Break Activities

March Break Activities

Check out all of the great plans we have for March Break. For a complete listing go to http://www.sackville.com

Free Financial Literacy Course

In partnership with the YWCA of Greater Moncton, we are pleased to offer Financial Literacy training.  This course will take place over four afternoons on consecutive weeks, and will be held at the Sackville Public Library.  We are still ironing out which dates they will be offered to check back in frequently.  This course is offered free of charge for any interested adults in the community.

Financial literacy affects many aspects of every day life, yet 72% of Canadians say they are not full confident their math and money management skills will help them plan for a secure financial future(Financial Literacy Facts).  Higher literacy  levels impact everything from our personal well-being to employability and career advancement.  Traditionally, there have not been a great number of opportunities to learn financial literacy unless it was part of a chosen career path.  While English and Math are required subjects to be completed before graduating high school, there is no provision to teach banking and savings basics before students are responsible for their own financial future.

The need for financial literacy training has been identified by a wide variety of different groups including banking institutions and non-profit agencies, and we are pleased to be a part of the movement.

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National Sweater Day Feb 7

National Sweater Day Feb 7

Check out the WWF website for great tips on how to run a campaign in your workplace or school, and read great tips about how you can help reduce greenhouse gas emmissions