Spooktacular Halloween Fun


Spooktacular Halloween at Sunset this week ūüôā

Our new brochure


Looking to see what Sunset has to offer? Check out our beautiful new brochure



National Day for Truth and Reconciliation


National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 30, 2021 marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

The day honours the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities. Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process.

The creation of this federal statutory holiday was through legislative amendments made by Parliament. On June 3, 2021, Bill C-5, An Act to amend the Bills of Exchange Act, the Interpretation Act and the Canada Labour Code (National Day for Truth and Reconciliation) received Royal Assent.

Wear orange

Beaded orange shirt necklace

Both the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day take place on September 30.

Orange Shirt Day is an Indigenous-led grassroots commemorative day that honours the children who survived Indian Residential Schools and remembers those who did not. This day relates to the experience of Phyllis Webstad, a Northern Secwpemc (Shuswap) from the Stswecem’c Xgat’tem First Nation, on her first day of school, where she arrived dressed in a new orange shirt, which was taken from her. It is now a symbol of the stripping away of culture, freedom and self-esteem experienced by Indigenous children over generations.

On September 30, we encourage all Canadians to wear orange to raise awareness of the very tragic legacy of residential schools, and to honour the thousands of Survivors.

Mental health supports available

Former Residential School students can call 1-866-925-4419 for emotional crisis referral services and information on other health supports from the Government of Canada.

Indigenous peoples across Canada can also go to The Hope for Wellness Help Line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for counselling and crisis intervention.

Call the toll-free Help Line at 1-855-242-3310 or connect to the online chat.

Truth and Reconciliation Commission and its Calls to Action

There were 140 federally run Indian Residential Schools which operated in Canada between 1831 and 1998. The last school closed only 23 years ago. Survivors advocated for recognition and reparations and demanded accountability for the lasting legacy of harms caused. These efforts culminated in:

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission ran from 2008 to 2015 and provided those directly or indirectly affected by the legacy of the Indian Residential Schools policy with an opportunity to share their stories and experiences. The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation has become the permanent archive for the statements, documents and other materials the Commission gathered, and its library and collections are the foundation for ongoing learning and research.

The Commission released its final report detailing 94 calls to action. The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is a direct response to Call to Action 80, which called for a federal statutory day of commemoration.

To learn more

This National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, explore the rich and diverse cultures, voices, experiences and stories of the First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. Whether you want to read, listen, watch, or try, start your learning journey today.

More to explore

Indigenous peoples and cultures

Learn about the unique history, languages, cultural practices, and spiritual beliefs of Indigenous peoples in Canada.

Indigenous languages

Learn more about Indigenous languages and the tools and programs in place to help support the reclamation, revitalization, maintaining and strengthening of Indigenous languages in Canada.

Funding – Culture, history and sport

Explore a range of funding opportunities related to culture, history and sport.

Indigenous history in Canada

Learn more about the contributions of Indigenous peoples from the Royal Proclamation of 1763 through the world wars to today.

National Student Memorial Register

List of the children who died or went missing from their Residential school. Search by name or school.

Residential school missing children – Community support funding

Funding to support families, Survivors and communities to locate and memorialize children of Residential Schools across Canada.

Join in the conversation

Our Fall Fashion Show

The ‚Äúin-house‚ÄĚ Fall into Sunset Fashion Show was huge success on Friday, September 17th.¬† The event would not have been possible without the hard work of the Oxford Thrift Store team, Lifestyles Department, Maintenance Department, and of course the fabulous models!¬† The Silent Auction and tickets sold for the two Adirondack Chairs raised $1500.00.¬† Congratulations to the silent auction high bidders and to Marsha Blackwell, the winner of the two Adirondack Chairs from Sunset Industries.

The money raised will be going to support programs in our Lifestyles Department, and to support the expansion of programs at the Oxford Thrift Store.

Everyone involved had a lot of fun and we hope to make it an annual event!

The Sunset Community Inc. would like to sincerely thank all of the community businesses who sponsored the Auction These include:

Fall Fashion Sponsor List –

  • Scott Buckler
  • Kevin & Bernadette Cooke
  • Amanda Purdy – Heal Your Roots Nutrition
  • Kyle Marchant – Paper Weight Fitness
  • Heather Trenholme
  • Harbourview Pizza
  • Pugwash CO-OP
  • SeaShell BeachWear and Gifts
  • Shawna Beaton – HeadStrong
  • O‚ÄôBriens Pharmacy
  • Oxford Circle K
  • Oxford Home Hardware
  • Cobequid Mountain Sports
  • Langille‚Äôs Esso
  • Basic Spirit
  • Oxford Subway
  • Oxford Frozen Foods
  • Doug Bragg Enterprises
  • McMahons Restaurant
  • Pugwash Scotiabank
  • Helen


Come out to our first Fall Fashion Show


We are have a fashion show ūüôā

Social Enterprise Survey


The Sunset Community is looking to expand it’s Social Enterprise services in Cumberland County and we are looking for your input.

Are you or someone in your family interested in the opportunity to grow employment skills? Do you want to attend fun day programs?

If so please take the time to fill out our Social Enterprise Survey and help us to build exciting services with you.





Communities in Bloom Award



We are pleased to announce that Sunset Communities Patchwork Garden has been selected to receive special recognition from the Pugwash Communities in Bloom Committee.

Our garden was 1 of the 4 local gardens to receive a prize in the first annual ‚ÄúCelebration of Gardens‚ÄĚ. On Friday, Norene from Communities in Bloom presented us with a new birdbath to add to our garden.

The Sunset Community would like to thank all the clients and staff who helped out in our garden this year, and a very special thanks to Elaine Baptiste, Shauna Lake, and Lynda Reeves for all of their creativity and hard work!

Power Outage 11th August 2021 1pm – 3pm

The Sunset Community will experience a power outage for approximately 2 hours on the 11th August from 1pm – 3pm. At this time our telephone systems will not be operational however if you require urgent assistance please call (902) 397 2571.

Sunset Industries will not be affected by this outage.

Congratulations Edith


We celebrated a very special lady on Friday

A lady who set a goal of losing 100lbs!

A lady who achieved that goal!

A lady who inspires us all each and every day!

Edith Mackay you rock!!!!

Thank you to the Pugwash Co-op & Membership



The Sunset Community wish to thank the Pugwash Co-op and it’s membership for supporting the purchase of new sensory equipment through the monthly snowball draw. We received a cheque for $1222.50 for the month of April which will help provide much needed sensory products for our clients to enjoy for many years to come.

Thank you for supporting the Sunset Community






140 Sunset Lane,
Pugwash, Nova Scotia,
B0K 1L0


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