Memorial Fund to be launched

Nov 2, 2022 | News

Before her sudden death in late September, Rachel MacFarlane was working on two important initiatives for the Antigonish Affordable Housing Society (AAHS). As the Society’s new Chair, she wanted to secure long-term funding for its full-time Community Navigator and to get local fundraising efforts going again after a long gap due to COVID.

With her family’s support, Rachel’s fellow Board Members want to complete what she started.

On Saturday, November 19th, AAHS will host a fundraising dance with the Working Class band to launch the Rachel MacFarlane Memorial Fund. The Fund will honour her memory and her legacy of community involvement in the Society and many other local organizations.

Colleen Cameron, acting Chair of the Society, said, “We want the Fund to be used to ensure we have ongoing funding for our Community Navigator which has always been a challenge for us. It was Rachel who encouraged us to keep looking at how we could do that.”

The dance will be held at the Antigonish Legion from 8:00 pm – 12:00 am. Tickets will be available at the door at $25 apiece.There will also be a 50/50 draw and an auction of some of Rachel’s plant collection donated by the family for the launch.


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