Bridgewater has received yet another two awards in recent months.
AWARD 1: In the summer Bridgewater was one of three communities who received the Lieutenant Governor’s Community Spirit Award.
This award celebrates the power, strength and diversity of vibrant communities across Nova Scotia. Bridgewater’s receipt of this award again confirms that it is a community that is brimming with local spirit and community activity. The events and projects which drew the recognition of the award committee included:
Moving the Bridgewater Library from downtown to it’s new location
Bridgewater’s efforts towards sustainability and community engagement
Award 2: At the Bright Business Conference, hosted by Efficiency Nova Scotia, the Town of Bridgewater was the recipient of a prestigious Bright Business Award! Joining the ranks of other leaders in energy efficiency, the Town was recognized for its success in cutting energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions from its facilities by 15% over a 5 year period, as well as its broader sustainability efforts. This great video highlights the town’s energy commitments and success with a shout out to the Community Gardens Network.
Note: for some reason the link below doesn’t go right to the Bridgewater Award video, so click on ‘play all’ and then search on the right for the 7th video which is the ‘Community Award, Town of Bridgewater’ Thanks!
As the moon sets there is a hue, an afterglow if you will, in the sky, a time of magic and wonder. Come out to King street to witness and take part in community art. Showcasing 25 + artists included performances at the gazebo, wandering poets, aspiring filmmakers and one-night-only art galleries. Program of events will be available online one week before the event at www.afterglowbridgewater.com or visit the Bridgewater Public Library to pick up a copy.
There are lots of great opportunities for volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
These photographs were from 2012, the inaugural year.
We had a tremendous opening day this past weekend with a number of new gardeners and some ‘veteran’ hodge podgers. We turned beds, added soil, hung netting, and finished the compost bins. Over 25 people were present working to turn in a fresh compost of community connections. At times people were so busy meeting each other and chatting that it was like a big ol’ party!
Here are two great links to watch the first is a ted talk that looks at a Happy Secret. How if we can change how we think to seeing the positive and what’s possible it can improve how we learn, live, work. He’s a great speaker and hits it right on the button. (12mins)
“When we are positive dopamine floods the brain not only making us happier but it turns on all the learning centers in our brain making us more productive”
“Train your brain to be positive by: writing about 3 gratitudes a day, journal about 1 positive experience in the last 24 hours, send random (conscious) acts of kindness like 1 positive email praising someone in your social circle.”