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Thank you to everyone who supported Best of Local 2021!


This year's 8th annual Best of Local Gala event was the perfect way to break out of 19 months of not being able to be with our community.

Thanks to all of our incredible donors like you, the event raised over $100,000 for Autism Nova Scotia programs and services.

We must extend our deepest gratitude to our incredible sponsors and partners. This last year has been difficult for so many organizations, and we are honoured to have our community and those who support us step up to the plate year after year.

Presenting Sponsor: Stewart McKelvey
Media Partner: CTV Atlantic (A special thank you to Suzette Belliveau for being our MC!)
Gold Sponsor: The Craig Foundation
Silver Sponsors: Micco Companies, RBC, Grant Thorton, Mackie Moving Systems, and Scotiabank
Bronze Sponsors: Viveau, Advanced Systems, Golden Dog Productions, and Stone Hearth Bakery

Special thank you to our Culinary Partners from Harvest Wines, Beer, and Spirits, The Orient Chinese Cuisine, Stone Hearth Café & Catering, Maria’s Pantry, and Beverley Taco Service.

We also want to thank our in-person and online supporters for the Ben James Summer Camp Raffle. This year, we raised $8.845*, which includes a generous $1,150 we received from an exciting live auction of one-of-a-kind Dr. Strang ties.

*Proceeds from the auction and raffle goes to directly impacting the lives of many families within the community who benefit from attending the Ben James Summer Camp. We are so excited that this year we raised enough to send 22 campers to summer camp in 2022!

All our raffle winners, who were in the room that evening, took home fantastic prizes.

The winners were: Shaun K. (Best of Local Prize), Robert G. (Wellness Prize), and Suzanne N. (Nova Scotia Staycation Prize.) Thank you for your support and we hope you enjoy your prize packages!

The evening would not have been possible without your contributions and generosity, and we cannot thank you enough.

Stay tuned for Best of Local 2022.