Tag Archives: volunteering

Risk Takers / Denise Arsenault

I’ve started a new interview series here on the blog, called “Risk Takers.” The reason is that I’m feeling “poised” these days, on the edge of whatever will come after I graduate in June from my two-year design program at NSCC. (I’m … Continue reading

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The view from my room at the Banff Centre: See, volunteering for stuff in your own community DOES pay off! (I’m here because I am a volunteer director, one of five, for the Cabot Trail Writers Festival, and I’m about … Continue reading

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Q+A with Natalie Fraser

Natalie Fraser is 29 years old, originally from Sydney, and now living in Ottawa. She’s training for her first marathon and trying to fundraise $5000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada, motivated by her friend’s son Liam who … Continue reading

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Around here lately: April

  Around here, lately… (That handwritten font is not my handwriting, it’s a font I found for free on the Internet. It’s called Arsenale White.) Things are busy, but I’m actively working to slow them down. Does that make sense? … Continue reading

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Erin the Librarian: Five Ways to Access your Library From Your Desk

If you don’t use your local public library yet, here are 5 steps to start using it right now without even leaving your chair. 1. Apply Online for a Library Card Both regional libraries in Cape Breton offer online card … Continue reading

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Signs of the Times – A Trip to North Shore

Last Friday I had to drive from my home in Baddeck to Wreck Cove for a meeting. I’m on the board of directors for the Cabot Trail Writers Festival, and myself and another board member are working on a project for the … Continue reading

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