Connecting with the community

The sixth annual Community Connect Day is a marketplace of free activities and resources for anyone struggling to makes ends meet.

The sixth annual  Community Connect Day takes place in Nelson on November 23  from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  at Central School, 811 Stanley Street.

Organizers are extending a warm welcome to community members to come out and enjoy the day.

Connect is a marketplace of free activities and resources for anyone in the community who is struggling to makes ends meet.

Each year Connect offers easy access to a wide range of resources, all under one roof. It is an inclusive and family-friendly event.

This year more than 20 different booths will be on-site offering dental check-ups, haircuts, flu shots, a wide range of community services and more. Guests can enjoy hot soup in the cafe area, take in yoga workshops and contribute to art making projects. There will be face painting and fun activities happening for the kids.

The Kootenay Kids Society will be providing child minding on-site so parents can easily access resources.

“It is a positive day to be part of. The amount of local support and caring that makes the event possible is incredible,” said Katie Tabor, organizer of the event.

“Connect recognizes that many people, from all ages and walks of life, struggle to make ends meet in Nelson. It provides an opportunity to come together, in a positive and community-based way, to take care of each other in our community.”

This event is hosted by the Nelson Committee on Homelessness and made possible by the tremendous support of local volunteers and contributors.

A special thank you goes out to this year’s sponsors: ANKORS, Rotary Daybreak, Kootenay Kids Society, 103.5 The Bridge, Salvation Army, Nelson Community Services Centre and Nelson Cares Society.

For more information contact Tabor at ncoh@nelsoncares.ca or visit Nelson Committee on Homelessness on Facebook for full event details.