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.

Fourteen local St. Margaret’s Bay nonprofit 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, and honoraria for other groups delivering services in our area.

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 portion of Bay Treasure Chest funds earned by Bay Seniors supports the development of affordable rental housing in the Bay. The Seniors Association funded the formation of the St. Margaret’s Bay Housing Coalition as a registered Nova Scotia nonprofit society to pursue the goal of affordable rental housing in the Bay,

Thanks to Bay Treasure Chest and other funds, Bay Seniors provides:

  1. Socialization and wellness programs for SMB seniors.
  2. A variety of weekly subsidized and free exercise and Tai Chi programs.
  3. A Tuesday Drop-in Program at the Black Point & Area Community Centre.
  4. A Website, monthly information meetings, a Facebook page, and twice-monthly  newsletters for over 700 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. A Home Maintenance Program, with five components geared to assisting seniors to be able to remain in their own homes.
  8. Home Maintenance and Healthcare directories, providing information on local service providers.
  9. Support of community events  hosted at the  SMB Community Enterprise Centre.
  10. An ongoing fundraiser selling donated jewellery to benefit the St. Margaret’s Bay Food Bank.
  11. Telephone outreach for association members who may find it difficult to access the community regularly.
Louisa Horne Jan 19 MMM speaker

"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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