CCRA gives back to the community

By Kathy Rowe

During the 2021 Christmas season, the CCRA was pleased to give to two very deserving charities that serve our community. The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul – St. Joseph’s Highland Creek and Juliette’s Place via the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation each received $2,000 from our association.

Local realtor Tanya Haughey supports the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul – St. Joseph’s Highland Creek. Tanya said that each year during the holiday season this charity provides temporary assistance to neighbours in need who reside in the parish and in the surrounding area.

Items such as food, furniture and clothing are provided via gift cards or vouchers from places like No Frills and the Salvation Army. Tanya has volunteered a great deal of time raising money with various events that will help nine families in the area. Our donation allowed for Tanya to reach her goal this Christmas.

Local realtor Heather Lemieux has been involved with the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation for several years. Heather said that all donations raised through her office are directed to Juliette’s Place.

Unfortunately, family violence is on the rise. Juliette’s Place is a 35-bed emergency facility for abused women and their children. This shelter provides counselling, housing and legal assistance, community outreach and support services to the women who temporarily reside there. One hundred percent of the money raised goes directly to this shelter. The CCRA hopes that our donation will make a difference to some families at Juliette’s Place this year.

It’s a New Year!

We are still in this pandemic, but I’m hopeful that 2022 will present better health measures to keep our community safe and prosperous. We need to continue following the rules so that we can move forward.

The CCRA has some ideas and thoughts cooking that will benefit this community in the new year. Your thoughts and ideas are also welcome! As well, we are always looking for new stories for this paper. Our editor, Kathryn Stocks, appreciates hearing any story ideas you might have. Contact her at


It’s a New Year! Please make a resolution to purchase a $15 CCRA membership for your family for 2022. You can see more about becoming a member on our application form.

Monthly Meetings

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