If you ask a camper at Brigadoon Village what their favourite activity is, there’s a good chance that cooking will be the answer.
Thanks to a significant donation from the Egg Farmers of Nova Scotia (EFNS), the cost of eggs for healthy eating programs is one less thing the village has to worry about.
The EFNS recently committed to supplying all the eggs the village needs for a year, as well as a $3,000 cash donation in support of healthy food programming. Brigadoon Village executive director David Graham said the donation from the EFNS is unique and “incredibly valuable” to them.
“With over 800 kids attending Brigadoon Village’s camps this summer and even more through the fall and winter, you can imagine how many eggs are used over the course of a year,” Graham said. “Every dollar, or egg in this case, that is donated gives more opportunities for extraordinary kids to visit Brigadoon Village.”
EFNS chairman Jeff Clarke said supporting local communities is important and supporting Brigadoon Village is a great way to give back.
“I am so pleased that we were able to donate to the camp for a second consecutive year to help support their healthy eating program and educate kids on cooking and eating,” Clarke said. “It is a feel-good event and one we are proud to be part of.”
The EFNS recently joined Brigadoon campers to help lead their cooking adventure. Graham said many of their campers have dietary restrictions but, through the cooking program, they learn how to prepare their own meals that meet their needs and – of course – taste good.
Brigadoon Village is a year-round, non-profit recreational facility on Aylesford Lake. With its partners, the village delivers camp programming to Atlantic Canadian children and families living with health conditions or other life challenges.
Through experiential learning, meaningful connections and fun, Brigadoon Village passionately transforms the lives of these young people to help them realize their full potential. Brigadoon is now the largest pediatric illness camp program in Canada.
The EFNS is a not-for-profit organization incorporated in 1972 for the purpose of providing effective promotion, control and regulation of the marketing of eggs and pullets in Nova Scotia. It represents the province’s 26 registered egg farmers, who are dedicated to providing Nova Scotians with a stable supply of fresh, high quality, nutritious, locally produced eggs.