Home Community Raising the Villages expo in Port Hawkesbury Community Raising the Villages expo in Port Hawkesbury By Melanie Holder - May 9, 2018 Share Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Raising the Villages hosted a Welcoming Community Expo at the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre on May 4. Photos by Melanie HolderRaising the Villages Hosted a community event for all ages at the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre on May 4. Cathy Sutherland of the Children’s Wish Foundation was on hand to provide information at last week’s Raising the Villages Welcoming Community Expo in Port Hawkesbury. (From the left): Lyse Anne LeBlanc, with the Conseil scolaire acadien provincial, Louise Migneault of La Pirouette, and Lynn Theriault of Centre La Picasse were on hand to share information on Francophone resources and learning opportunities in the community. Younger visitors took a break for some fun and games at last week’s Raising the Villages Expo. Emilie Poaps (left) of River Bourgeois, and Emma Boudreau of Arichat helped visitors to learn about services available at the YMCA. Eastern counties regional library made their presence felt at the expo. Beth Jackson of the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia provided visitors with helpful information about the disease. Margie MacIntyre attended last Friday’s expo to let the public know about her floor curling program for seniors and youth in Port Hawkesbury. The YREACH program provides settlement and language supports to newcomers to Canada. Trina Samson, immigrant settlement staff member for YREACH is seen here with Alona Stutzinger (left).