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February 15, 2016 - Community Search Tool added to website

Use key words to do a special Google Search (hosted by the Bay Seniors) of the following resources:

  • Local Service Directory of 500+ providers of services to residents in the Bay area including:
    • Health & Home Care;
    • Trades & Maintenance;
    • Legal; Financial & Professional;
    • Public Safety, Government & Community Service Organizations;
    • Retail, Arts & Activities; and,
    • Food & Accommodations.
  • This Bay Seniors website that has 40+ webpages, 100+ documents, and 650+ pictures and videos of information for seniors, their families, and other residents of the Bay area;
  • Bay Housing website - a website started in 2015 that is devoted to accessible, affordable, and sustainable housing for younger and older generations; and,
  • Connecting Communities website that features current events and other items of interest to the people in the Bay area.

PRESS RELEASE: June 1, 2015. CC-Net.org ‘Connecting Communities in the Bay Area’ introduces on line Bulletin Board

CC-Net is pleased to announce its Community Bulletin Board – an online feature available free to the public. CC-Net’s 30 plus members comprise many of the not-for-profit and service organizations functioning in the area. These Members use the Community Calendar to promote their events, activities and meetings. Responding to member requests, a Bulletin Board feature has been added to CC-Net’s menu of services.

Members can now use the CC-Net website to access the Community Bulletin Board and use this new feature to communicate more specifically with other Members and the public. Examples of Bulletin Board postings are: campaigns to request volunteers for an event; Advertising a position within a member organization – paid or unpaid; A Member who has goods to give away or is in need of an item; and many others.

Postings are open to CC-Net Members; however the information on the Bulletin Board as well as on the Community Calendar is available to all.

Since the start of this year CC-Net members have posted over 550 events on the Community Calendar. From feedback received the Calendar serves as a meeting and event planning tool for groups as well as a source of information for individuals who want to know what is going on. And with the summer season upon us the Calendar will be a valuable promotion tool for the many festivals and community events in our area.

CC-Net membership is open to any not-for-profit, service organization, club, sports group, churches and faith groups - essentially any non commercial venture. Members are able to post on the Community Calendar, use the Bulletin Board feature, connect with other member organizations, share resources and make themselves known to and throughout the community.

Background: the Connecting Communities initiative is a continuation of efforts and community consultations initiated by the Seniors Association of St. Margaret’s Bay and while originating as a ‘seniors’ initiative CC-Net has expanded to encompass the entire community spectrum – from youth to seniors, sports to culture, specific events, and projects, - all things that may be of interest to Bay Area residents and visitors. CC-Net includes but is not limited to communities from Exits 4 to 7 off of Hwy 103, Pockwock to Prospect and the Aspotogan. CC-Net.org encourages and welcomes new Members. For additional information please email us at info@CC-Net.org


April 30, 2015 - CC-Net Adds a Community Bulletin Board

As CC-Net continues to grow (28-Members to date!), a new feature with many benefits to all CC-Net Members and residents of the Bay Area has been added to the website - a Community Bulletin Board.

The Community Calendar shows the events of our Members, and currently has over 500 events posted for 2015. The Community Bulletin Board will support postings by the non-profit Members that should interest everyone in the Bay Area. Postings will be supported in 6-categories:

  • Jobs in the Bay Area - full or part-time, paying jobs working for a Member organization
  • Looking for Volunteers - full or part-time volunteer work for a Member organization
  • Looking for Partners - opportunities for community organizations to work together
  • General - items to let readers know about services or other aspects of Member organizations
  • Looking for Donations - Appeals for special donations of money, services, and/or other items
  • A 6th category to be determined (TBD)

The initial BB starts with a dozen sample postings, and can grow to any reasonable size. On the Bulletin Board webpage, Members will find a link to an easy to use online form to submit postings. Stay-tuned - CC-Net may add some additional functions for the benefit of our Communities.


March 5, 2015 - CC-Net Open House, March 17th 6:30-8:30 pm

CC-Net Members and Friends,

You are invited to drop in to meet your fellow Members and prospective Members, to learn about our progress to date with the Community Calendar, and to discuss future growth and improvements. Please join us for this informal get-together. There is no formal agenda or set-times – stay as long as you like.

We would appreciate your input concerning:

  • What else could be done to assist Members;
  • Identifying other organizations who could benefit as Members;
  • Assistance with any of the technical aspects of using the Community Calendar;
  • and, Anything else you may wish to discuss.

Please bring a friend and share this invitation to other community groups. Light refreshments will be available.


November 3, 2014 - Press Release: CC-Net Well Received

Launched on September 16, 2014, CC-Net is already recognized as a great way for groups in and around the area to connect with one another and register their organizations’ activities and events so that others will know of their plans. The Community Calendar feature is an easy to use tool that has been enthusiastically received by Member groups. Event postings to the Calendar can be done by any Member group with just minutes of training. With an easy click, any visitor can search for events by word, date, location, etc. so that one can know what is planned and booked throughout the communities in the local area

CC-Net is a vehicle to connect the many groups and volunteer based organizations who contribute to make our community a vibrant, interesting and fun place to live. Sharing knowledge between volunteer organizations, we better engage with our friends and neighbours. Service Organizations, Libraries and Educational, Churches, Health and Wellness, Sports–Fitness and Activities, Arts and Entertainment, Seniors and Family; any not for profit group or service organization with interests and operations from Dover to Hubbards, the Aspotogan Peninsula to Pockwock are invited to contact CC-Net and learn more.

Adrienne Joan Duperly, CC-Net committee member, SASMB Volunteer said: “To introduce CC-Net to the Bay’s larger community of organizations, we are holding public community meetings. We have had a great response; over two dozen non-profit groups have already joined CC-Net. We have capacity to support many more organizations; we look forward to continue introducing CC-Net to the Bay Community members at CC-Net meetings.”

CC-Net thanks all those whose work is making the effort possible; the Volunteers who have worked to bring a wish to fruition, set-up funding from the Seniors Association of St. Margaret’s Bay; support from the Tantallon Public Library and its Manager; input of a professional webmaster; our Municipal and Provincial representatives, and a great deal of community support and enthusiasm from Community Leaders, Educators and Advocates.

Upcoming introduction and information meetings to learn how to join CC-Net are set for: Thursday, November 13th, 2-3:30 pm at the Sou’Wester Restaurant in Peggy’s Cove and Tuesday, December 2nd, 7-8:30 pm at the Tantallon Public Library.


September 28, 2014 - Press release: Connecting Communities Project Launched

Calling all community organizations, social groups, clubs, volunteer organizations, not for profit groups, service groups and other community oriented groups!

Has your group or organization planned a great event and then discovered there is another important event happening on the same day? Have you wondered if there was another group in our community that you could work with to develop an important project but just didn’t know how to contact them? Are you new to the area and wonder what groups you might like to join?

The Connecting Communities group and website have been created just for these occasions and many more.

At the “Building Community” conference hosted last year by the Seniors Association of St. Margaret’s Bay a list of the many groups and organizations working in our area was compiled yet it was acknowledged that the list was incomplete. Additionally it was noted that it was difficult for organizations and individuals to know what group was working on similar or complimentary initiatives. Could there be a method for the groups to be known to one another and promote and share activities and resources? From that beginning and from the experience of other communities in successful sharing of information and, by times resources, a working group came together.

To meet the identified wants of organizations’ and to recognize the time constraints on busy volunteers Connecting Communities has developed a two pronged approach: an interactive website CC-Net.org that features a COMMUNITY CALENDAR for postings of events and meetings and has the ability to feature an organization’s work; and periodic social meetings to refine and identify need and have an opportunity to meet one another. The Seniors Association has provided financial support to this project and the Tantallon Library has provided project management and leadership to facilitate the volunteer working group and we thank those volunteers and the supporters.

All non-profit organizations, clubs, service groups, churches, arts groups, sports groups etc. are invited to have a representative attend the roll out of CC-Net . Learn more:

  • Thursday, October 1st, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., St. Luke’s United Church, Lower meeting hall, Upper Tantallon. 
  • Thursday, October 30th, 10:00a.m. - Noon, JD Shatford Memorial Public Library, Hubbards.
  • Thursday, November 13th, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., the Sou’Wester Restaurant, Peggy’s Cove.
  • Tuesday,  December 2nd, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m., Tantallon Public Library, Upper Tantallon.

Refreshments served. For additional information please go www.cc-net.org or call 902-826-3331.