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In the News!2024-02-19T19:02:49+00:00

’24 Annual Golf Tournament – Halifax, Nova Scotia

We're thrilled to announce that our highly anticipated annual golf tournament is back, bigger and better than ever, for its ninth consecutive year! Prepare your clubs and mark your calendars because this event promises to be an unforgettable experience. So, be sure to save the date and join us for a day of fun all in support of We Are Young.

Clinton (Buddy) Murray, 83

In the depths of his sorrow, 83-year-old Buddy Murray's lifelong dream came true. At a live NHL game, he watched his beloved Montreal Canadiens face off against Sidney Crosby, his hockey idol, alongside his grandson. The experience ignited a joy in Buddy, a lifelong fan, that hadn't been felt in ages.

Linda Mulock, 70

Linda's dreams often took a backseat to her selflessness. A wish to witness a Broadway play in New York City remained quietly tucked away, a desire she rarely shared, not wanting pity for unfulfilled dreams. Now, because of our incredible community, Linda's unspoken yearning came to life and she was able to receive the full Broadway experience that led her to the main stage of Wicked where she graced the stage alongside their cast. Linda's eyes filled with tears, not of sorrow, but of overwhelming gratitude, as the spotlight finally turned to illuminate a woman whose selfless endeavours have made her a beacon of inspiration in her community and beyond.

’24 Valentine’s Day Campaign

Each year, we partnered with our friends at Rousseau Chocolatier for our annual Valentine’s Day Campaign! For only $10, we will deliver a package of hand-crafted chocolates and deliver them to an anonymous senior in Atlantic Canada. We work together with our community partners to ensure these packages get into the hands of seniors who could use a pick-me-up. Included in the package is a note to remind the senior that this came from a community member who was thinking of them on a day where love, appreciation, and connectedness is celebrated the most! ❤️ Thanks to the incredible support from our community, we have now reached our targeted goal and can't wait to deliver 1,269 handcrafted chocolate packages to seniors in Atlantic Canada on our before February 14th. Your generosity and involvement is making a significant impact and we couldn't have done this without you. Thank you again for being a part of our Valentine's Day Campaign success!

Melanie Elliott, 76

Melanie Elliott, 76, has had a lifelong dream to soar through the silent skies over the Annapolis Valley, where her family's roots run deep. With the help of Vision Air Services Inc., we were able to bring Melanie's dream to fly over her family's homestead to life, and what a special moment it was. Melanie left this experience closer to family and friends, and with a bright view of her future. She stated that "it truly lifted me up and provided me great insight to this new world around me and with an increased sense of confidence that I can move ahead with a more active and enriched future.”

Michael Williams, 80

Meet wish recipient Michael, 80 years young who was born and raised in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Michael's father, grandfather, and great grandfather were all very involved with Sable Island during their careers with the Coast Guard. They worked for the department of transport where most of his family were sea captains. Primarily they would deliver supplies to those living on the island, unloading the boats on the sand, those on the island would take possession, and then they would head back to the mainland. It has remained his steadfast dream of his to visit the island and witness its operations, see the lighthouses, the horses, and of course, take in the beauty of a place that carries so much family history!

Bernard Forsythe, 83

Bernard, 83, was born and raised in Nova Scotia. Having worked in nature his entire life, he has discovered rare plants never known to Nova Scotia and has banded over 800 Barred Owls. He did this in his spare time while raising 3 children alongside his late wife, and working full-time as a contractor with no vacation. Bernard devotes his time tirelessly to others, Specifically, he helped many Acadia students with their studies throughout the years. Throughout it all, he’s never asked for anything in return and always carries a smile on his face. Bernard’s lifelong dream has always been to visit Sable Island. A true lifelong wish, Bernard happily danced through the beaches of Sable Island, climbing every sand dune he could find to get a better view of the birds through his binoculars.

Kate MacMillan, 78

Kate MacMillan is 78 years young and loves where she lives with all her heart. Growing up as one of five siblings with four brothers, she later raised five children and joyfully welcomed four grandchildren. Her life has been defined by caring for her family and those around her, and despite facing heartbreaking challenges —losing both her husband and son—Kate's enduring spirit reflects her resilience and strength. Nominated by her daughter Andrea, Kate has held a longtime dream of flying over western Cape Breton to witness the Celtic colours of her homeland from a perspective she had only imagined. Having always admired the helicopters she’d seen flying overhead her entire life, she hoped to one day see the landscape’s beauty from the sky for herself. This was something she never believed would have ever come true… until it finally did!

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