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Sun. 18 Feb, 2018 - Sat. 24 Feb, 2018
Week 8

Sunday, February 18, 2018

There are no events on this day.

Monday, February 19, 2018

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Celebrate African Heritage Month through Stories (-)

The public is welcome to join us for the following program at the McConnell Library:
"Celebrate African Heritage Month through Stories"

Thursday, Feb. 22nd at 7:00 PM
McConnell Library (Sydney) 
The McConnell Library is pleased to host playwright and storyteller David Woods alongside local author and storyteller
Wanda Robson for an evening of stories and experiences of African Nova Scotian’s around the time of the Halifax Explosion.
In celebration of African Heritage Month, Woods has created a 60-minute photo and storytelling
presentation from his new play, Extraordinary Acts. Extraordinary Acts marks the first broad investigation
of African Nova Scotian experiences during the time of the Halifax Explosion.
Robson’s storytelling has brought national recognition and honour to her sister, Viola Desmond,
now famous for her personal actions to fight racism and discrimination in a Nova Scotia theatre in 1946.
Wanda wrote the book Sister to Courage to document Viola’s inspiring story.
Robson’s family history touches on the Halifax Explosion also, as another sister Emily Clyke (103 years) of Montreal
is one of the last living survivors of the Explosion.
Everyone is welcome.
This program is presented in partnership with The Black Artists Network of Nova Scotia (BANNS).  February is African Heritage Month.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Community Homeless Shelter - Annual Auction (-)

The 28th Annual Auction in support of  Community Homeless Shelter  will be held on February 23/18 at Our Lady of Fatima Church Hall – Kings Road, Sydney with Alfie MacLeod as the Auctioneer.   

Viewing starts at 6:30pm and the Auction starts at 7pm.

For more information, please contact Cory at 902-539-0025.


Saturday, February 24, 2018

KnitFit Community Knit-a-thon (Sat. 24 Feb, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm)

KnitFit Community Knit-a-thon

Saturday February 24th, 2018, 10 am to 5 pm

McConnell Library, 50 Falmouth St, Sydney. 


Knitters and crocheters of all stripes, new or experienced, are invited to come to the KnitFit Community Knit-a-thon at the McConnell Library to lend their skills for charity! 


Start a project with yarn and needles provided, or bring your own supplies or knit or crocheted items you have started at home, but come for a fun day of camaraderie and creativity.  There will be door prizes and a light lunch will be provided. 


All library branches accept donations of yarn, needles, finished items, or funds towards the Knit-a-thon throughout the year. Finished items are donated to local charities that help people and families in need.


Monetary donations and pledges sponsoring the Knit-a-thon crafters go to support Children’s Literacy programs at Cape Breton Regional Library branches throughout the region, including the Summer Reading Program, story time programs, special literacy events, and teen programs.


Come and see the new Fair Isle Hats designed by Barb Landry, with patterns for sale in support of CBRL Children’s programs!  There will be spinning and weaving demonstrations as well as knitting and crocheting, so anyone interested is welcome to come and check out the action. 


For more information about the KnitFit Community Knit-a-thon,

and to obtain a pledge form, ask at your local library branch or go to our website at www.cbrl.ca.  Pledge forms are also available at Moraff's Yarns and Crafts and at My Fair Ladies Ethical Emporium.  You can also check out event details on the CBRL Facebook page!  Come and create for a good cause.


*In the past 10 years, over $13,500 were raised to support Children’s literacy programs at Cape Breton Regional Library branches, and over 6500 items were donated to local charities including the Salvation Army Clothe-a-Family Campaign, the Every Womans’ Centre, the Hospital Neonatal Unit and Cancer Care Centre, Access 808 Youth Centre, Transition House, the Community Homeless Shelter, Northside Community Cares, the Victoria County Dept of Community Services, and Loaves and Fishes. 

*Items collected by the Knit-a-thon on February 24th, 2018 will be donated to these charities as well as other community charities across the region.


Contact: Chris Thomson, CBRL Programs and Events

Cape Breton Regional Library

50 Falmouth St, Sydney, NS B1P 6X9

(902) 562-3279

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Free Family Skate (Sat. 24 Feb, 2018 11:00 am - 12:30 pm)

Free Family Skate

Sydney Mines & District Community Centre

Saturday, 24 February 2018

11 AM to 12:30 PM

Sponsored by Rona Home Centre, Sydney Mines



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