Posts Tagged: Moncton


Salvation Army tax prep clinics offer assistance across the Maritimes


For low-income individuals and families, the impact of not filing income tax forms – or filing incorrectly – can be crushing. By offering free income tax clinics, The Salvation Army continues to provide practical assistance to those who need it most. By law, all working Canadians must pay income tax through deductions from their salary. In cases where too much tax is paid, a tax refund is awarded to the individual. If not enough has been deducted, an individual is required to pay the difference. It sounds simple, but tax


Christmas kettle campaign sets records nationally and in the Maritimes


Maritimers have proven their generosity once again to the tune of $1.7 million raised in the annual Christmas kettle campaign, exceeding the goal and marking a record of giving for the region. Funds were collected at more than 200 kettle locations in the Maritimes from mid-November until Christmas Eve. In 2012, Maritimers donated $1.58 million to the campaign. “I am grateful for the continued success of our kettle campaign,” says Major Alison Cowling, Divisional Commander of The Salvation Army Maritime Division. “We owe this success to the generosity of Maritimers,

Team Never Rule Out Charity, the winners of the top overall team prize at the Halifax Santa Shuffle

Maritime Santa Shuffle check in: Top teams, prize winners and info from around the region


Runners and walkers hit the streets and trails of the Maritimes last weekend for the annual Santa Shuffle – a 5km fun run and 1km walk. For some teams, running a good race was second place to raising funds for The Salvation Army. In Halifax, Barb Warren’s team Never Rule Out Charity took the first-place prize for most funds raised, with $2,619.85, beating out Team Spryfield for bragging rights this year. The Halifax Santa Shuffle had over 1,100 registered participants this year, an increase of 30 per cent from last


Santa Shuffle 2013: A run to raise funds for those in need


Over 1,000 runners came out to the trails of Shubie Park on Saturday for the Santa Shuffle fun run in support of The Salvation Army. The race was one of 39 taking place today across the country. Other locations in the Maritimes include Moncton, Fredericton, Saint John and Charlottetown. The event in Halifax raised approximately $35,000 for The Salvation Army. The five-kilometre course began at the Fairbanks Centre and took participants along one of the Shubenacadie Canal’s historic locks and through the trail systems, before returning again. There was also

2011 WestJet grand prize winner Melissa Hartlen.

Two tickets to paradise set to be awarded at Santa Shuffles in Halifax and Moncton


Christmas will come early to two Santa Shufflers in the Maritimes next week. WestJet has partnered with two races in the Maritimes this year, offering the fantastic prize of two tickets anywhere the airline flies to one fortunate Santa Shuffler in Halifax and in Moncton. The hardest part might be deciding where to go. Currently, WestJet flies to over 100 destinations in North America, including coast-to-coast in Canada, the United States including California, Florida and Hawaii, Mexico and Caribbean locales such as Barbados, Cuba, Jamaica and more. In Halifax, to


Santa Shuffle early bird entry deadline this week


Runners and walkers looking to cash in on a deal have a couple of days to spring into action. The early bird deadline for Santa Shuffle Fun Run & Elf Walk registration is Saturday, Nov. 9. Shufflers registering before the early bird deadline will save $5 on individual registration, $25 on family registration and $50 on corporate team registration. An annual tradition to ring in the Christmas season, the event offers a five-kilometre run, or a one-kilometre walk, all taking place on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013. This year’s event will


Santa Shuffle fun run just two months away


Time to lace up the sneakers and start training – the Santa Shuffle fun run is just two months away. An annual tradition to ring in the Christmas season, the event offers a five-kilometre run, or a one-kilometre walk, all taking place on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013. This year’s event will take place in five locations around the Maritimes, including Dartmouth, NS, Moncton, NB, Fredericton, Saint John, NB, and Charlottetown. For more information, to sign-up or to pledge to a runner, please visit


Beary Merry Christmas to all: Beloved concert series back on the road


A holiday tradition is in full swing, as the Beary Merry Christmas concert series is off and running after a pair of shows in Halifax this week. The performances, featuring the Stadacona Band of the Royal Canadian Navy with emcee Liz Rigney and vocal performers, took place on Monday and Tuesday at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium. Large crowds came out both nights for the event in Halifax, treating themselves to a Christmas tradition now in its 17th year. Once again, those in attendance were entertained by special guests the Cantatrice


Santa Shuffle 2012: One month countdown to shuffle


The 2012 Santa Shuffle is now just one month away, meaning runners and walkers all over the Maritimes are busy getting ready to ring in the holiday season with either a five-kilometre run or one-kilometre walk in five locations around the region. This year Santa Shuffles will be held in Dartmouth, Moncton, Saint John, Fredericton and Charlottetown. The Santa Shuffle is a key fundraiser during the holiday season for The Salvation Army. Poverty affects nearly 3.5 million Canadians today, many of them children. The Santa Shuffle raises critical funds that


Get your tickets: One month to start of Beary Merry Concert Series


Tickets are now available for purchase for all five nights of the Beary Merry Christmas Concert Series, touring four Maritime locations in November and December. The concert series, featuring the Stadacona Band of the Royal Canadian Navy, is in its 17th year, and will make stops in Halifax, Moncton, Liverpool and Sydney this year. The concerts benefit families at Christmas, providing much needed funds for Christmas support, as well as collecting toys and teddy bears from concert patrons that end up under the trees of marginalized families this holiday season.