SMB Community Enterprise Centre
SMB Community Enterprise Centre
New nonfiction essays up on the Winter in the Bay web page. Today, Jesusa Hunt seeks solace in nature in the face of Covid restrictions, and Tam Hill reflects on where ducks go in the winter. Thanks to both these writers and to local artists Margo Mosher-Swain and Mary Lynne MacKay for wonderful artwork illustrating the essays.
https://discoverstmargaretsbay.ca/nonfiction-st-margarets-bay-stories-quiet-moments/
SMB Community Enterprise Centre
SMB Community Enterprise Centre
Bay Seniors, one of our member organizations, is looking for nominations from local seniors for area businesses that give extra-special customer service, especially to seniors. Nominated businesses will be awarded virtual bouquets on social media and in the Bay Seniors newsletter.

And during this latest Covid-related lockdown, the Community Enterprise Centre offers a huge virtual bouquet and our heartfelt thanks to everyone still working in jobs designated as essential services. We are so grateful.
SMB Community Enterprise Centre
SMB Community Enterprise Centre
Our Weekly Toonie Draw is temporarily on hold due to COVID-19 restrictions. Volunteers picked up our chests today as usual from the retailer locations; they are securely stored until restrictions allow for enough people in a room to count the toonies, which precedes the draw. Meanwhile, please play online! Tomorrow @ midnight is the deadline for our Monthly Online 50/50! Play from the safety and convenience of home -- winner is contacted Friday. Good Luck! http://www.btcmonthly.ca/ #stayhome #staysafe #staytuned
SMB Community Enterprise Centre
SMB Community Enterprise Centre
To support the health of our members, clients, volunteers and community, and to respect today's provincial order to shut down all non-essential services, the Community Enterprise Centre is closed, effective immediately, until further notice.

A volunteer will be on duty between 1 and 2 p.m. each Tuesday and Friday to assist clients who have mail service at the CEC. For all other concerns, please contact admin@smbcec.org.

Thank you for your understanding. Let's be safe and keep looking out for one another.
SMB Community Enterprise Centre
SMB Community Enterprise Centre
Happy Earth Day! Thank you to the Community Enterprise Centre's members who strive to make every day Earth Day in so many ways.

Here are only a couple of examples of ways two of our members help lead the way:

The St. Margaret's Bay Stewardship Association works to monitor and steward the Bay's precious islands, waters and forests through various programs, including Eyes on Islands. The Stewardship Association also reminds us that simple things matter, like picking up garbage we find on roadsides, shorelines and trails (whether or not it's our own garbage).

The Seniors Association of St. Margaret's Bay supports reducing, reusing and recycling with their washable reusable fabric face masks and tote bags, and their previously owned jewellery sales in support of the Food Bank.

Thank you!
SMB Community Enterprise Centre
SMB Community Enterprise Centre
Congratulations to Julia Festa, one of our featured artists in the Community Enterprise Centre's rotating art gallery this month. Julia has sold two of her lovely works this week, and they've gone home with happy buyers.

But there are still many of Julia's paintings to enjoy between now and April 30! Stop by Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Artists who are members of the Peggy's Cove Area Festival of the Arts are invited to request an exhibit month at the Community Enterprise Centre or Credit Union Atlantic by emailing sharon.smbcec@gmail.com.
#peggyscoveareafestivalofthearts #novascotiaartist #supportlocal
#smbcec #artmatters

SMBCEC Grand opening and sign unveiling

The weather may have been a little bit dull but spirits were certainly not when so many people turned-up to celebrate the grand opening of the new St. Margaret’s Bay Community Enterprise Centre on April 26, 2018.

It was great to see how so many different groups, organizations and businesses came together to share their support of this fantastic initiative. This is exactly what the CEC is all about, bringing people together in a place that allows for networking and connecting, and this evening was certainly full of that.

After canapes and refreshments everyone went outside to see the new CEC sign being unveil, then it was back inside for the cutting of the grand opening celebration cake – beautifully made depicting the new CEC logo.

Well done to Eliot Matheson, logo and sign designer, who was presented with a prize for his winning entry into the logo competition during the event; and well done too to the CEC board and all the volunteers that made the event a complete success.