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2019 Summer Fair Coloring Competition


This year we are having a coloring competition for kids 12 and under. All entries are to be submitted to us here at Sunset by 2pm on Friday 19th July for judging. We will be giving prizes at 3pm on our stage. We have lots happening so come down and check out our summer fair and see what we are all about. Check out the picture that we want you to color below and download it here here.

Good luck!


July 2019 Calendar


Check out what is going on in our Lifestyles department for

July 2019

2018 – 2019 Sunset Community Annual General Meeting


2018 – 2019 Annual General Meeting

“ The Sunset Community hosted a celebration of our past year during our Annual General Meeting on June 20th, we welcomed participants, volunteers,  employees, board members, and Cumberland South MLA, Tory Rushton.  It was a wonderful time to share the progress made across all areas of the Sunset Community, and hear from our Special Guest, Edith Mackay. “


Read the 2019 report by clicking on the link 2019 AGM Report


Scholarship Recipients 2019


2019 Scholarship Awards


This year we had 4 very qualified applicants, and there was a 2-way tie (with the others very close as well), the recipients of the 2019 Sunset Community Scholarship are Katie Hawkes and Bailey Dowding, the awards will be presented at their graduation ceremonies in Tatamagouche and Amherst this week. Congratulations to both young ladies, wishing them all the best success in their educational endeavors.


2019 Sunset Community Summer Fair


June 2019 Lifestyles Calendar


Check out our Lifestyles Happenings

for the month of June


Summer Student Job – Sunset Industries


Summer Student Job: Sunset Industries – Pugwash


Applicants must be between 18 and 30 years of age.  This position requires, customer service, problem solving and retail experience.  Computer skills required.  Must pass a police records check.

Job title: Vocational Counsellor Assistant

Employment Dates:

Start: June 17, 2019    End date: August 23, 2019  (9 weeks)

Hours: 30-35 hrs per week.  Work times will be 8 AM to 3 PM including some week days and every Saturday until 3 pm.  Wage: $11.05


Thrift Store support:  working with our client workers in the collection and processing of donated items for resale in our thrift shop, moving goods, supporting laundry services and online auction operations, and computer work.

Retail Services:  Customer service to the general public.  Promoting our products, assisting with sales, collecting payment from customers and issuing receipts.  This will entail handling money and being responsible for the proper accounting processes.

Training and Safety:  All employees are required to attend training which is provided on a variety of subjects and to “at all times” maintain the operating area in a safe manner for clients, staff and customers.


  • Ages 18-30
  • Must provide proof of enrollment for the upcoming Fall semester
  • Provide a recent Vulnerable Persons Record Check & Criminal Record Check

To apply:

Email Randy Thompson:


Cumberland County 2019 Annual Volunteer Recognition Night


The Sunset Community Auxiliary

The Sunset Community Auxiliary are proud to announce the nomination of Shirley Bidwell as a nominee for the 2019 Cumberland County Annual Volunteer Recognition Night Awards.

Shirley Bidwell of Kerr’s Mill, Wallace area has been an active dedicated volunteer member of the Sunset Community Auxiliary for over 30 years and most of those years as treasurer, president and past president. Years before this she served on the Sunset Community Board of directors as a dedicated member and treasurer. Shirley Bidwell has recruited more volunteers to the Sunset Community than any other staff or volunteer ever. (Many of whom were family members and friends). Shirley is also a recognized life time volunteer/ leader for the Girl guides of Canada, the Anglican Church and ministries, and has also served on North Cumberland Hospital board for 2 and a half terms. Shirley is one of the founders of the Wallace River Walkers for Alzheimer’s research, as well as a volunteer with local work for the Sea Farer’s missions in Halifax and many other local charities and organizations. Shirley is one of the finest, most respected, and inspiring individuals that one could ever meet. She is a positive driving force at removing barriers and has been a great advocate for those who have been disadvantaged or living with disabilities. We are more than proud to nominate Shirley Bidwell as one of the most outstanding volunteers of Cumberland County and the Sunset Community.

2019 – 2022 Strategic Plan


The Sunset Community recently embarked on setting new strategic direction. With the inclusion of employee & stakeholder input, SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) analysis, environmental assessment; senior leadership & board members gathered at a retreat on January 17th to bring it all together. The foundation for our new Strategic Plan (2019-2022) has been established & we are proud to share our reaffirmed Mission & Vision and new values.

To read our full strategic plan please click here



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