River Hebert and Area News
Greetings from River Hebert. On Friday, November 29, Cumberland South MLA and Nova Scotia PC leader Jamie Baillie raised the RHDH school issue for the ninth time in the Nova Scotia Legislature. "Mr. Speaker, going around the Chignecto Cape, if you will, through the largest provincial park in Nova Scotia, we come to the towns of Joggins and River Hebert, a great source of history,” said Baillie. “Particularly geological history - also an interesting place to examine the commitments of governments, past and present, to our kids and to education because those who went through the election in our part of Nova Scotia will surely know by now that there is a school in River Hebert that is in desperate need of an upgrade. It literally is half in rubble and is waiting, hopefully any day now, for an announcement that the tenders to fix that school are going out. When that day comes, I'll be the first one to thank everyone involved for making that happen."
On Wednesday, December 4, the RHDH school issue was successfully added to the Nova Scotia Treasury Board’s agenda, leading Liberal Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Karen Casey to announce on Thursday, December 5 that Dora Construction had been awarded the $6.15 million contract to renovate the school by 2015. The total cost of the renovation project is $10 million.
New Horizons card party results for December 2: Ladies’ first place and door prize winner: Jean Murphy; second: Edith Purdy; men’s first: Donnie Melanson; men’s second: Bill McAloney; consolation prize: Ray Fagan.
The River Hebert Home and School Association is selling tickets on a 32" Smart TV and a Christmas Gift Basket . Tickets are selling for $2 each or 3 for $5. Draw will take place on Monday, December 16 at the Christmas Concert, which commences at 6:00 pm at RHDH.
Similarly, you will be able to hear your favourite Christmas music performed by members the United Church choir at the River Hebert United Church Hall beginning at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, December 18, one week before Christmas.
What’s on in River Hebert, Joggins and area?
December 11: Wednesday night bingo at the Joggins fire hall at 7:00 pm;
December 13: River Hebert seniors’ card party at 7:00 pm at the community hall;
December 13: Friday night darts at the Joggins legion at 7:30 pm;
DECEMBER 14*: Joggins Fossil Centre Gift Shop Christmas Sidewalk Sale from 11:00 am -2:00 pm. Free tea/coffee/cider/cookies. Soup and chowder for purchase;
December 15: Sunday Bingo at the River Hebert legion at 7:00 pm;
December 16: New Horizons card party at Joggins log building at 1:00 pm;
December 16: Christmas concert at RHDH starting at 6:00 pm**;
December 16: Auction 45s at the Maccan Community Centre at 7:00 pm;
December 17: Tuesday night men’s darts at the River Hebert legion at 7:00 pm;
December 17: Tuesday night bingo at the Joggins legion at 7:00 pm.
December 18: Holiday Party and Craft from 3:00 pm until 4:00 pm, grades P to 12;
December 18: United Church choir sings Christmas carols at church hall at 7:00;
December 19: The River Hebert Library Book Miners Book Club meeting.6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Reading for December - The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman.
December 31: New Year’s dance at the River Hebert legion. Music by Mike's D.J & Karaoke service. $12.00 per ticket (includes lunch). For tickets, call the River Hebert legion at 251-2230;
December 31: Annual New Year’s dance at the Joggins legion. Music by Alfred Dwyer. Phone the legion (251-2506) Thursday to Saturday to reserve your tickets.
Have a good week!
* Changed from December 15 due to weather forecast of snow for Sunday.
** In the event that Sunday's winter storm cancels school on Monday, December 16, then the River Hebert Schools Christmas Concert scheduled for Monday, December 16 at 6:00 pm would be held on Wednesday, December 18 at 6:00 pm at RHDH.