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Easter Seals opens new office in downtown Yarmouth

By Jakob Postlewaite Dec 6, 2022 | 5:33 PM

Joint Hometown News Service / CC

Parasport programs are coming to Yarmouth in the new year.

Easter Seals Nova Scotia has opened a new office in downtown Yarmouth.

The organization provides services and programs to people living with disabilities.

President & CEO Joanne Bernard says the programming in Yarmouth will focus on getting kids and seniors involved in parasports.

“When you have a province that has the highest instances per capita of disabilities in Canada, we know that there are many children that have been left on the sidelines and left out of the game,” says Bernard. “Our goal is to make sure as many kids a possible can be included in sport.”

Starting in January there’s going to be Learn to Sledge and Learn to Wheel for kids and Learn to Boccia for seniors.

You can find out more by emailing yarmouth@easterseals.ns.ca, calling 902-812-5376 or by visiting the office in the mini mall at 368 Main Street.

Easter Seals partnered with Sport Nova Scotia, Yarmouth Recreation and Parasport Nova Scotia to open the new office in Yarmouth.

“We’ve been so welcomed by so many people in the town of Yarmouth,” says Bernard. “It’s really important to keep these programs going, to support either through registration, volunteering or donation to keep these programs up an running in these areas outside of HRM.”

The new location in Yarmouth is the first time a staffed office has existed outside of the Halifax Regional Municipality in the organizations’ 91-year history in Nova Scotia.

Hear more from Joanne Bernard about Easter Seals programming in Yarmouth this Saturday morning on Y95’s The Weekender.


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