HONORARIA

The Bay Treasure Chest Association is offering $500 Honoraria to Organizations and Groups who can provide 4 volunteers to assist with one weekly count. Read our guidelines to see if you think your organization qualifies and then complete an application form and forward to honorarium@baytreasurechest.ca

Guidelines:

  • Local organizations must serve the community within the St. Margaret’s Bay catchment area and must be non-profit.
  • More than one application per year may be considered from a single applicant
  • Once the applications have been accepted and a date agreed upon, 4 volunteers (aged 16 and over) must be available on a Wednesday afternoon between 1 – 4 p.m.
  • The BTCA committee will respond to applications within 90 days of receiving them.
  • The BTCA has sole discretion when selecting the organization/group for the honorarium.
  • The BTCA reserves the right to use your organization in print publications, online, website, social media and other forms of communications deemed appropriate by the Board.

Restrictions:

Bay Treasure Chest Association will not consider funding:

  • Individual medical issues, sponsorship or crisis;
  • School trip activities and fundraising;
  • Sports teams and/or tournaments;
  • A government operated, public sector organization/institution (i.e. schools, primary healthcare facilities);
  • A religious/spiritual entity; or,
  • Groups directly benefitting from BTCA funds.

Honorarium Recipients

November 29, 2017: SMB Lions Club

Shown left (l to r): Lydia Boutilier, Reg Sollows, Margot Fraser.
Not shown is Richard Feetham, who wanted to keep counting
toonies when the photo was taken.

 

 

 

 

November 22, 2017: Christmas in the Bay

A few of the volunteers at today’s toonie count! Shown in front to the left of the draw bin is Fran Dunn, organizer of the SMB community event Christmas in the Bay, running Sunday November 26–this week’s honorarium recipient. “This is our 12th year,” says the president of St. Margaret’s Bay Chamber of Commerce and owner of Breathe Yoga & Aromatherapy, Tantallon. “Our purpose is to give back to the community; to say thank you to folks for supporting us.”

 

 

November 15, 2017: St Margaret’s Bay Gardening Club

 “The $500 will be put to good use,” says SMBG Club volunteer Heather Wood. “Gardeners are very frugal!” Some of the activities members take on are plant sales, garden tours and workshops, as well as maintaining the gardens both at Upper Tantallon Crossroads and at Hubbards Barn, for all to enjoy. The group is always looking for new members, notes Heather.

Left (from l to r): Dianne Giffin-Boudreau,
Gerry Thibeau, 
Heather Wood, Carole Ross.

 

November 8, 2017: Animal Rescue Coalition

Funds will pay for treatments that some of the rescued animals require, such as recent surgeries to fix the cleft palates of two puppies who would otherwise have been euthanized.

Left (from l to r): Charlotte Edwards, Kelly
Mattinson, Jennifer Schofield, Amanda Lutz.

 

 

November 1, 2017: SMB Food Bank

Left (from l to r): Roma Kennedy, Juanita Stevens,
Louise Sullivan, Glenn Stevens.

 

 

 

 

October 25, 2017: SMB & Area Association for Community Living

Left (from l to r): Nancy Gilbert, Darrell
Blakney, Linda Swim, and Renee Staples

 

 

 

 

October 18, 2017: Hammonds Plains Historical Society

Funds will help with the oral history project, whereby seniors in the community are interviewed about past life in Hammonds Plains. The next step is to provide funding to edit the videos.

Left (from l to r): Ruby Haverstock,
Dave Haverstock, Ruth Haverstock,
Wayne Shellnutt.

 

October 4, 2017: SMB Lions Club

Left (from l to r): Reg Sollows, Margot Fraser,
Carlos DeCarvalho, Lydia Boutlier

 

 

 

 

September 27, 2017: SMB & Area Association for Community Living

Funds help with the cost of running the Life Skills program held at St. Luke’s United Church Community Hall and an Art and Exercise Program held at the Community Room at Tantallon Superstore for persons in St. Margaret’s Bay who have an intellectual disability.

 

 

 

September 20, 2017: SMB Food Bank

Funds are used to buy food for clients.

Left (from l to r): Pat Lade, Shirley
Conrad, Stephen Lade and Gwen
Christie.

 

 

 

 

September 13, 2017: Peggy’s Cove Area Festival of the Arts Society

Funds are used to support festival events; expenses include advertisements, road signs, promotional print materials, facility rentals and supplies.

Left (from l to r): Steve Belding, Sue Belding,
Daphne Trenaman, Connie Ivany.

 

 

 

September 6, 2017: St. Margaret Sailing Club Jr. Sail Program

Honorarium funds will go towards an overhaul of equipment and new sails.

Left (from l to r): Susan Swan, Meg Harris,
Ray Mattholie and Sarah Kirby.

 

 

 

August 30, 2017: 250 Vimy Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron

The group will use its $500 honorarium to support training activities.

Left (from l to r): Lisa McElman, Andy Clarke,
Julie Clarke and Judy Romans Hebb. 

 

 

 

August 23, 2017: SMB Lions

Honorarium funds are used to provide medical assistance equipment (wheel chairs, lift chairs, crutches) to those in need in St. Margaret’s Bay.

Left (from l to r): Peter Lund, Margot Fraser
and Reg Sollows.

 

 

August 16, 2017: Hubbards Heritage Society

Honorarium funds will be used to support the World Tuna Flat Races, a part of Hubbards’ heritage for 35 years. Boats are getting old; some need repairs or to be replaced.

Left (from l to r): Marsha Wilson, Greg Simms,
Darrell Blakney and Ruth Ann Blakney.

 

 

August 9, 2017: ONE SMB

ONE SMB is a group of St. Margaret’s Bay non-profit organizations and local small businesses collaborating to build a prosperous future for the residents of SMB. Honorarium funds will be used to assist building a SMB brand and community portal website, which will introduce local residents and visitors to events, recreational opportunities, volunteer groups and other resources and services available in the community.

 

 

 

 

July 19, 2017: Big Brothers Big Sisters

Honorarium funds will be used to support mentoring programs for youth, which can have a lifelong impact for not only the young people involved, but their families and communities too.

Left (from l to r): Maddy Kiesekamp, Mitchell Aguinaga,
Owen Piercey, Anne-Marie Evans.

 

 

 

June 7, 2017: Roots and Boots Forest School Society

Roots and Boots used their funds for outdoor programming with children in the community. They purchased supplies for making nature crafts, tools to teach skills, and healthy snacks for the Forest School recreational program—all helping to launch this not-for-profit group that connects kids to nature in St. Margaret’s Bay. Find out more about Roots and Boots online.

Left: S. Pelton and Kellie Allen accept the
$500 cheque for Roots and Boots
Forest School Society.

May 31, 2017: Hubbards and Area Business Association

Representing the Hubbards and Area Business Association (L to R): Lori Dale, Sarah Parsons, and Maureen Moore

Representing the Hubbards and Area Business Association (L to R): Lori Dale, Sarah Parsons, and Maureen Moore

The Hubbards and Area Business Association volunteer group will use their $500 honorarium for the Hubbards Community Garden beautification project, and providing free education for people seeking employment.

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May 24, 2017: Through the Years Community Centre Daycare

Representing the Through the Years Community Centre Daycare group (L to R): Mary Ellen Shatford, Dawn Coffin, Carol Coolen, and Gladys Shatford accept their Treasure Chest honorarium cheque.

Representing the Through the Years Community Centre Daycare group (L to R): Mary Ellen Shatford, Dawn Coffin, Carol Coolen, and Gladys Shatford accept their Treasure Chest honorarium cheque.

The Through the Years Community Centre Daycare group will use their $500 honorarium to purchase new bicycles and tricycles for the children to ride around in their court space.

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May 10, 2017: Three Brooks Homeowners Association

Representing the Three Brooks Homeowners Association: Beth Rogers (L), Heidi Clough (C) and Tim McClare (R) accept their Treasure Chest honorarium cheque. Three Brooks volunteer Laura Johnston also assisted.

Representing the Three Brooks Homeowners Association: Beth Rogers (L), Heidi Clough (C) and Tim McClare (R) accept their Treasure Chest honorarium cheque. Three Brooks volunteer Laura Johnston also assisted.

The Three Brooks homeowners group will use their $500 honorarium to repair and upgrade a community playground to create a natural setting for young children to explore and develop.

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April 26, 2017: SMB Lions Club

Representing the SMB Lions Club: Reg Sollows (L) and Margot Fraser accept the honorarium cheque from BTC volunteer Harry Ward (R). Lions members Lydia Boutilier and Richard Fetham also assisted.

Representing the SMB Lions Club: Reg Sollows (L) and Margot Fraser accept the honorarium cheque from BTC volunteer Harry Ward (R). Lions members Lydia Boutilier and Richard Fetham also assisted.

The Lions Club will use the $500 honorarium to support their free medical equipment lending service (e.g. crutches, hospital beds, wheelchairs, walkers, etc.) and other programs supporting local residents.

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April 14, 2017: SMB Gardening Club

Representing the SMB Gardening Club (L to R):Diane Giffin-Boudreau, Gerry Thibeau, Carole Ross, and Heather Wood

Representing the SMB Gardening Club (L to R):Diane Giffin-Boudreau, Gerry Thibeau, Carole Ross, and Heather Wood

The Gardening Club will use the $500 honorarium to buy plants and maintain the Crossroads Garden. The Gardening Club also holds garden tours and workshops in the local area.

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March 8, 2017: Bay Refugee Program

Representing the Bay Refugee Program (L to R): Shaza Zayood, Gail Kelly, and Lynn Whyte

Representing the Bay Refugee Program (L to R): Shaza Zayood, Gail Kelly, and Lynn Whyte

Funds from the $500 honorarium will go toward driving lessons for the refugee families and dental care.

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January 25, 2017: Tantallon Village Farmers Market

Tantallon Village Farmers Market represented by Cam Farnell (L) and Nora Clohossey (R).

Tantallon Village Farmers Market represented by Cam Farnell (L) and Nora Clohossey (R).

The Tantallon Village Farmers Market is a non-profit organization that will use the $500 honorarium to acquire tents, tables, signage, and other supplies as well as contributing to the insurance and fees required to operate the market. See www.TantallonVillageFarmersMarket.ca for more information.

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January 18, 2017: SMB Girl Guides

BTC Volunteer Lynn Coward (L) presenting a $500 honorarium cheque to SMB Girl Guides represented by (L to R) Marie Cron, Angie Kinley, Natalie McRae, and Holly Jean.

BTC Volunteer Lynn Coward (L) presenting a $500 honorarium cheque to SMB Girl Guides represented by (L to R) Marie Cron, Angie Kinley, Natalie McRae, and Holly Jean.

Each year St. Margaret’s Bay Girl Guides offer a district wide camp for all girls and guiders. Last year the camp was attended by 180 girls and guiders. This is a 2 night night camp, where everyone enjoys games, crafts, hiking, swimming and having fun. The approximate cost of the camp last year was $8,600 and any funds received from BTC would be used to fund this camp.

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December 28, 2016: 1st St. Margaret’s Scouters

1st St. Margaret’s Scouters represented by (L to R): Mike Smith, Catherine Higginson, Heather and George de Berdt Romilly.

1st St. Margaret’s Scouters represented by (L to R): Mike Smith, Catherine Higginson, Heather and George de Berdt Romilly.

The Scouters provide a variety of activities that help the members develop into capable, confident and well-rounded individuals that are better prepared for success in the World. Through the Scouts program the members have a lot of fun discovering new things and experiences they would not have elsewhere. The $500 honorarium will allow for the purchase of much needed equipment to undertake outings, focus on skills building, and to undertake camping trips to Scout Island (located in the Bay).

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December 21, 2016: East St. Margaret’s Elementary School Home and School Association

The Association Volunteers were represented by: (L to R) Ann Marie Griswold, Lesley Publicover, Lorie-Ann Mills, and Marg MacGrath

The Association Volunteers were represented by: (L to R) Ann Marie Griswold, Lesley Publicover, Lorie-Ann Mills, and Marg MacGrath

The $500 honorarium will be used to help bus children to after-school water safety and swimming classes to help keep children safe in their seaside community.

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December 14, 2016: Bay Chorale

The Bay Chorale was represented by: (L to R) Janice Topp, Susan Morse, Alison Bell, and Anne Connors Lorriman.

The Bay Chorale was represented by: (L to R) Janice Topp, Susan Morse, Alison Bell, and Anne Connors Lorriman.

The Bay Chorale will use the $500 honorarium to offer bursaries to any choir member who may be unable to pay choir fees, and to hire young musicians to play at the 10th anniversary concert in December.

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December 7, 2016: Bay Refugee Project

The Bay Refugee group was represented by: (L to R) Jack Lansing, Jeanne Clough, Beverly Carlsen, Najdat Barbar and Tabitha Bainbridge.

The Bay Refugee group was represented by: (L to R) Jack Lansing, Jeanne Clough, Beverly Carlsen, Najdat Barbar and Tabitha Bainbridge.

The Bay Refugee group will use their $500 honorarium to assist 6 adults from the three St. Margaret’s Bay Syrian refugee families to receive safe driver training from a licenced driver training school

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November 30, 2016: Transition Bay

Transition Bay was represented by (L to R): Anne Angus, Bob Angus, Kelly Schnare, and Robert Cervelli

Transition Bay was represented by (L to R): Anne Angus, Bob Angus, Kelly Schnare, and Robert Cervelli

Transition Bay sponsors a number of workshops throughout the year. Monies received from BTCA will be used toward the purchase of materials.

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November 23, 2016: 250 Vimy Air Cadets

The 250 Vimy Air Cadets were represented by (L to R) Colin Bond, Pamela Lovelace, Raegan Obirek, and Colleen Bennett

The 250 Vimy Air Cadets were represented by (L to R) Colin Bond, Pamela Lovelace, Raegan Obirek, and Colleen Bennett

The Vimy Air Cadets plan to use the $500 to support the activities of the 90+ cadets as a part of their leadership program. In particular to fund a workshop for senior cadets to include mentorship and instructional techniques.

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November 16, 2016: Peggy’s Cove Area Festival of the Arts

Norman Picton, Chair, Bay Treasure Chest presenting $500 cheque to Peggy's Cove Festival of the Arts represented by (L to R) Suzanne Day, Margaret Jones Callahan, Mary Lynne MacKay, and Sue George

Norman Picton, Chair, Bay Treasure Chest presenting $500 cheque to Peggy’s Cove Festival of the Arts represented by (L to R) Suzanne Day, Margaret Jones Callahan, Mary Lynne MacKay, and Sue George

The PCAFA plans to use their $500 to help support Festival events.

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November 9, 2016: St. Margaret Sailing Club Jr. Sail Program

The St Margaret Sailing Club was represented by: Front row (L to R): Megan Harris and Commodore Sarah Kirby, Back row (L to R): Peter Gregson, Hugh Roddis, and Chris Pelham

The St Margaret Sailing Club was represented by: Front row (L to R): Megan Harris and Commodore Sarah Kirby, Back row (L to R): Peter Gregson, Hugh Roddis, and Chris Pelham

The Sailing Club will use the $500 honorarium to service boats, sails, lines and dollies, etc. for their Junior Sail training programs.

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November 2, 2016: Sea Cadets

The Sea Cadets with their $500 honorarium cheque. Represented by (L to R) Daphne Demond-Rose, Joselle Barrington, Holly Jean and Mike Chiola

The Sea Cadets with their $500 honorarium cheque. Represented by (L to R) Daphne Demond-Rose, Joselle Barrington, Holly Jean and Mike Chiola

St. Margarets Bay Sea Cadets will be using the $500 honorarium to help support the cadet’s activities.

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October 26, 2016: SMB Food Bank

Norman Picton (L), Chair of Bay Treasure Chest Association presenting a $500 honorarium cheque to the SMB Food Bank represented by (L to R) Louise Sullivan, Gwen Christie, Roma Kennedy,and Donna Vienneau

Norman Picton (L), Chair of Bay Treasure Chest Association presenting a $500 honorarium cheque to the SMB Food Bank represented by (L to R) Louise Sullivan, Gwen Christie, Roma Kennedy,and Donna Vienneau

St. Margarets Bay Food Bank will be using the $500 honorarium to offset the increasing cost of food as their client numbers are continuing to rise.

(Text from a recent letter) “On behalf of the Board of Directors, staff and volunteers of the St. Margaret’s Food Bank, I wish to express our sincere thanks for the Food Bank being accepted as an applicant to the Honorarium Program of the Bay Treasure Chest Association. Enclosed is an unofficial receipt for $500.00 received in October from our first visit to the Program. We are so very grateful, as receiving cash permits us to keep the Food Bank running successfully, as well as being able to purchase food and other items which are needed but not always donated. This year we have noticed an increase in the number of clients needing assistance and such a generous monetary donation will help tremendously. Please express our thanks to all members of the Association. Yours sincerely, Gwen Christie, Secretary”

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October 19, 2016: SMB Association for Community Living

Susan Picton (L), Bay Treasure Chest Community Volunteer Coordinator, presenting cheque to the SMB Association of Community Living represented by (L to R) Pat Swim, Nancy Gilbert, Linda Swim, and Audrey Doucette.

Susan Picton (L), Bay Treasure Chest Community Volunteer Coordinator, presenting cheque to the SMB Association of Community Living represented by (L to R) Pat Swim, Nancy Gilbert, Linda Swim, and Audrey Doucette.

Bay Treasure Chest Association kicks off its Volunteer Honorarium Program with the SMB Association for Community Living!

The non-profit organization plans to use their funds to help with the cost of running life skills, dining, art, and exercise programs for persons in St. Margaret’s Bay who have an intellectual disability.

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