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Nova Scotia


2005 Highlights

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Local Initiatives

  • Amherst: RBC donated $1,100 to the Cumberland County United Way campaign.

  • Campbellton: RBC Royal Bank donated $1,000 for a project to upgrade Ecole aux Quatre Vents' school track.

  • Campbellton: RBC Royal Bank donated $1,000 to the Campbellton Centennial Library.

  • Cape Breton: RBC Royal Bank donated over $10,000 to the IWK Telethon for Children, which will be used for hospital equipment and research.

  • Cape Breton: RBC Royal Bank donated $1,500 to construct a playground at John Bernard Croak V.C. Memorial School.

  • Dartmouth: For the ninth consecutive year, employees have helped dig, weed, plant and prune the Wandering Garden, a safe and accessible outdoor space for patients and staff at the Nova Scotia Hospital.

  • Glace Bay: RBC donated $10,000 to Glace Bay.COM, a successful program for students that offers homework assistance, tutoring, and guides them through job searches and resume writing.

  • Halifax: The RBC After-School Grants Program presented $40,000 to the Community YMCA in Halifax. The funds will go to a variety of programs, including a Neptune Theatre program, which will teach children how to write and perform plays, as well as a newspaper production program that let children be reporters and photographers.

  • Halifax: RBC donated $500,000 to the QEII Foundation. The funds will be used for the QEII Health Sciences Centre's multi-organ transplant program.

  • Kentville: Twenty RBC Royal Bank branches across western Nova Scotia raised $17,000 toward the construction of Fidelis House. The home, adjacent to the Valley Regional Hospital, welcomes outpatients and families who require temporary accommodation.

  • Pictou: RBC donated $10,000 to the New Glasgow YMCA, giving the entire student body at Pictou Landing First Nations School free gym memberships at the YMCA till September 2006. The grant will also be used for a YMCA after-school program conducted twice weekly at the Pictou Landing school.

  • Pictou: RBC employees donated $3,000, raised from their annual fundraiser for the Pictou County Food Bank.

  • Port Hawkesbury: RBC donated $2,000 to L'Arche Cape Breton to fund a wheelchair-enabled van.

  • Shelburne: RBC Royal Bank's Clark's Harbour branch donated $2,000 to a fundraising campaign for a new library.

  • Shelburne: The Shelburne County Youth Health and Support Association was among 55 organizations across Canada receiving grants through the RBC After School Grants Program.

  • Sherbrooke: RBC donated $15,000 to food banks across Eastern Nova Scotia and Cape Breton.

  • Sydney: The RBC Foundation donated $5,000 toward the construction of an emergency service centre for the Grand Lake Road Volunteer Fire Department.

  • Truro: Employees at RBC Royal Bank raised $4,280 for the United Way of Colchester County, bringing RBC's total donation to nearly $7,500.

  • Truro: Since 1998, local RBC employees have volunteered 31 years of service and $6,000 through the RBC Employee Volunteer Grants Program to the Big Brother-Big Sister In School Mentoring Program. In 2005, RBC employees in Truro donated $1,500

  • Wolfville: The RBC Foundation pledged $10,000 for a Student Bursary Foundation Endowment Fund that addresses the needs of students with learning disabilities at Landmark East School.

  • Yarmouth: RBC Royal bank donated $2,000 and groceries to the Yarmouth Food Bank.


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