In the days following the April tragedy in Portapique and surrounding areas, the Rotary Club of Truro, Nova Scotia struck a committee, “Rotary Cares” to see how we may be able to assist the community in their healing process. We have spent the last few months working with residents of Portapique; and are pleased to announce the project we’ve entitled “Community Build Up +”.


The project which has developed from our community consultation is both an upgrade and addition to the existing Community Hall in Portapique, which is over 200 years old. We’ll be adding a new structure which will house dances, weddings, and other community events such as children’s programs, and yoga.


Then we move outdoors! We are taking the existing plot of land and adding a playground, as well as a multipurpose area for sports, flea markets, etc. We’re calling the project “Community Build Up +” as the intention is for the residents to rebuild their community with our support.

This is truly a community effort with support felt from near and far. Below you will see the progress that's been made thus far, with many hands involved in making this happen!