Press Release 
(For immediate release) 


Little Brook, NS – December 5, 2021: For the fourth year in a row, the Municipality of Clare is launching its Season of Giving campaign to collect donations for local charitable organizations. This year, the initiative kick-off coincides with the Clare Christmas Festival, a community event at the Clare Veterans Centre on Sunday, December 5 from 2 to 5 p.m.

The event’s activities will include the lighting of the Christmas tree, seasonal crafts, local music, free gumbo and other treats, as well as a visit from Santa Claus. The Municipality will also be inaugurating its new community skating rink made of synthetic ice, which can accommodate up to 30 skaters at a time.

Friends and neighbours who choose to attend the event are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items, toiletries, or new toys.

Additionally, in lieu of a holiday party, staff and Council for the Municipality of Clare have chosen to donate to community charities. The Clare Food Bank in the Sacré Coeur Parish Hall in Saulnierville and Les papas Noël de Clare will each receive a $750 donation.

“While our staff will organize a modest holiday celebration, we collectively decided that these funds could better serve the community,” notes Stéphane Cyr, Chief Administrative Officer for the Municipality of Clare. “Residents of Clare continue to encounter hardships brought on directly or indirectly by the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope that these donations can help reduce the strain for some this holiday season.”

While food insecurity is a struggle in any given year, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to additional challenges for families in need. According to recent statistics from Feed Nova Scotia, one in six households in Nova Scotia is food insecure. The community of Clare is not untouched by these numbers. Once again, food donations and toiletries will be brought to the Clare Food Bank, while toy donations will be brought to Les papas Noël de Clare.

Residents are invited to drop off their donations at the Municipal Office (1185 Highway 1, Little Brook) Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. until Thursday, December 16, 2021.


Settled in 1768 and incorporated in 1879, the Municipality of Clare is located at the southwestern tip of Nova Scotia with approximately 8,000 residents. The Municipality of Clare is the only municipality in the province that conducts business and offers services in both official languages, French and English. 

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Stéphane Cyr
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Municipality of Clare
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