Bay Treasure Chest

Bay Seniors is a partner of the The Bay Treasure Chest (BTC) – a weekly 50/50 draw that gives players an opportunity to win cash, while supporting local community service organizations.

Eight local St. Margaret’s Bay non-profit partner groups organize the weekly BTC 50/50 draw. The draw awards exciting prize money to the winning player and substantial funding for projects and services delivered by Treasure Chest partners.

Volunteers from BTC’s partner groups, including Bay Seniors, spend many hours on the weekly draws and from their share of Treasure Chest proceeds deliver programs, services, recreation and other activities for the benefit of individuals, families, the environment and our community.

A major portion of Bay Treasure Chest funds earned by the Seniors Association is reserved for the development of affordable rental housing in the Bay. The Seniors Association funded the formation of the “SMB Housing Coalition” as a registered NS non-profit society to pursue the goal of affordable rental housing in the Bay.

In 2018 the Seniors Association used BTC and other funds to provide:

  1. Socialization and wellness programs for SMB seniors,
  2. Free weekly Grocery Bus service for seniors who may have difficulty getting to Tantallon grocery stores on a regular basis,
  3. A variety of weekly subsidized and free exercise and Tai Chi programs,
  4. Website, monthly information meetings and newsletters for over 800 local seniors,
  5. A Seniors Information Centre where volunteers provide information for seniors and all residents about many government and local services for Seniors,
  6. Free shingles vaccinations for association members who do not have medical plan coverage,
  7. The launch of the “SMB Community Enterprise Centre” where residents, volunteer organizations and local businesses meet, network, cooperatively share office facilities and participate in training workshops,
  8. The Neighbours Helping Neighbours program to help more seniors live safely and well in their own homes – in cooperation with the VON, Northwood Care, Caregivers Nova Scotia and the Community Health Team,
  9. The Seniors Association made a significant donation to the St. Margaret’s Bay Food Bank to help augment the monthly distribution of more protein-rich foods and personal care products for the Food Bank’s senior clients.

"As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” -Audrey Hepburn

Unit 1 – 5229 St. Margaret’s Bay Road
Upper Tantallon, NS
B3Z 4R9
(Located inside the SMB Community Enterprise Centre)

(902) 820-3334


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