Did you know that the Hubbards Barn Association (HBA) is a partner organization of the Bay Treasure Chest? We’re part of the Community Centre Hub, one of the eight non-profit partners in the St. Margaret’s Bay area that make up the Bay Treasure Chest Association (BTCA).
As a BTCA partner, the HBA helps to recruit and coordinate volunteers who provide many hours of service for the BTCA’s weekly 50/50 draw. As you know, that draw awards prize money to a weekly winning player and provides a significant source of funding for partner organizations.
At the HBA, we use our share of BTCA funds for several specific project areas: trail maintenance and enhancement; accessibility improvements; and other facility enhancements that improve our programming and services, such as our Hubbards Farmers’ Market, while respecting the heritage and ecological integrity of the Hubbards Barn and Community Park. We’ll be announcing our plans for BTCA-funded projects in the near future!
The Bay Treasure Chest Association is a fundraising partnership of eight not-for-profit community groups, representing 14 organizations. The 50/50 lottery is now played online and when you buy a ticket for the monthly draw, you are helping support community projects and programs in an area stretching from Beechville, Lakeside and Timberlea, in western Halifax, to Hubbards and part of the Aspotogan Peninsula; from Hammonds Plains and down the Peggy’s Cove Road to Indian Harbour. These programs and services range from coastal conservation and recreational trail management; providing food and other practical assistance as needed to residents; preserving rural community centres and providing post-secondary scholarships.
You will find a full list of all groups who reap the benefits of this incredible fundraiser at the BTC website.