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Volunteers and local non-profit organizations are a valuable piece of our community. Volunteers organize community events, put on community breakfast and suppers, coach sports teams, visit the elderly, and help those in need. In the Municipality of Chester, we have a long list of community groups and an even longer list of hard working volunteers that give freely of their time to benefit the community.

We believe in celebrating the great work done by our local volunteers. Every day volunteers give of their time and energy to the community, and it is these volunteer efforts that make our communities strong and vibrant. Each year during National Volunteer Week, we recognize and thank our volunteers. This year, National Volunteer Week is April 18 to 24, 2021.  

The 2021 Provincial Volunteer Awards Virtual Edition POSTPONED.

Yesterday, Nova Scotia’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Robert Strang imposed new public health restrictions, due to the increased cases of Covid-19.  To comply with these new regulations, the 2021 Provincial Volunteer Awards ceremony has been postponed.  The staff required to produce this live in-person/virtual hybrid event is more than current public health guidelines allow, at this time.  The new date of the awards is Monday, September 20th, 2021. Award recipients will receive their award packages on or before the new date for the ceremony. Every effort is being made to host the event, as originally planned, including the guest speakers, entertainment, etc.  You can find the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 online at http://novascotia.ca/coronavirus . We will contact you with further information regarding the plans for the 2021 Provincial Volunteer Awards, as they become available. We ask that you please share this information with your representative award recipient(s), today.  It is important that we all follow public health directives designed to protect the health and safety of all Nova Scotians. We thank you for your understanding and appreciate your cooperation in social distancing.

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