Megan Leslie

Member of Parliament, Halifax

Events

Please note that this events page is a tool for the Member of Parliament as well as local groups and organizations to promote community events. The topics of events listed below do not necessarily reflect the views or position of the Member of Parliament or the New Democratic Party of Canada.

Today

Ground-breaking Ceremony for the new Hope Blooms Greenhouse

Starts: September 3rd, 2014 - 4:00pm
Where: Hope Blooms Gardens, Murray Warrington Park

Build Right Nova Scotia is a partnership between unionized contractors and unionized tradespeople dedicated to  improving the province’s infrastructure, one project at a time. Hope Blooms – of CBC Dragons’ Den fame - is a North End Halifax community garden and salad dressing business run by inner city youth with help from mentors. The youth plant seeds, tend crops and turn their produce into organic dressing which is sold locally.

After learning about Hope Blooms and their entrepreneurial efforts within the community, we wanted to help. Build Right Nova Scotia offered to build the green-thumbed group a state-of-the-art greenhouse – free of charge. The new facility will allow Hope Blooms to continue their salad dressing business year-round and grow food for the community, as well as engage more youth in their social-enterprise.

Dalhousie University Sustainability Office Garden Party

Starts: September 3rd, 2014 - 4:00pm
Where: Dalhousie Community Garden

DSUSO will be hosting a Garden Party.

There will be food. And it will be lovely. 

Bisexuality Awareness Month – A Panel on Bisexuality

Starts: September 3rd, 2014 - 6:00pm
Where: Youth Project

The Youth Project is having a panel on bisexuality, with several self-identified bisexual speakers from the community. The panel will take place on September 3rd from 6-8pm. 

 

Upcoming

Panel Discussion: Offender Identity/Offender Re-Integration

Starts: September 4th, 2014 - 12:00pm
Where: First Baptist Church

Present by the Seventh Step Society of Canada (NS).

Panel Members:

Seniors’ College Association of NS (SCANS) Fall Classes Information & Registration Session

Starts: September 4th, 2014 - 2:00pm
Where: George Dixon Centre, 2502 Brunswick St.

 

Continue your lifelong learned with SCANS, a registered non-profit organization dedicated to providing non-credit academic courses to seniors (age 50+) in NS.  There are no assignments or exams – just listen, learn, discuss, enjoy.

Open Heart Forgery September Launch!

Starts: September 4th, 2014 - 6:30pm
Where: Chebucto Coffee House

The September launch will take place at the Chebucto Coffee House this Thursday September 4 @ 6:30 in conjunction with The Left Bank Reading. Please join us and the Left Bank for an entertaining evening of poetry and literature. 

For more information go to www.ohForgery.com 

Equal as Citizens - the tumultuous and troubled history of a great Canadian idea

Book Launch by Richard Starr.

Starts: September 4th, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: Writers Federation of Nova Scotia

This is an Author/publisher event with Richard and Jim Lorimer in conversation.

 

Public Meeting: Save the Khyber Building

Starts: September 4th, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: Halifax North Memorial Public Library

 

Join us to rally community support before the Municipal Council meets to decide the fate of the Khyber building—an essential part of the creative, cultural and queer communities of Halifax and a historic landmark on Barrington Street. 

Equal as Citizens - the tumultuous and troubled history of a great Canadian idea

Book Launch by Richard Starr.

Starts: September 4th, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: Writers Federation of Nova Scotia

This is an Author/publisher event with Richard and Jim Lorimer in conversation.

 

Revival Services

Starts: September 4th, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: Cornwallis Street Baptist Church

Rev. Wallace Smith of St. Thomas United Baptist Church

 

Italian Weekend

Starts: September 5th, 2014
Where: ICCA, 2629 Agricola St.


Friday September 5, 5pm to 10pm
Saturday September 6, 11am to 10pm

Sunday September 7, 11am to 8pm

Artist Talk & Reception : David R. Harper - Entre le chien et le loup

Starts: September 5th, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery, 5865 Gorsebrook Ave

 

Artist Talk at 7pm

Revival Services

Starts: September 5th, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: Cornwallis Street Baptist Church

Minister Jonathan Bell of Emmanuel Baptist Church

 

Vocalypse Productions presents A workshop performance of Ghost Tango

Starts: September 5th, 2014 - 8:00pm
Where: St. Matthew's United Church, Halifax

Admission by Donation

 

Parkinson SuperWalk Halifax

Starts: September 6th, 2014 - 10:00am
Where: Park Victoria

For more information, please contact Dianne Mahar and Elena Fodor at 1-902-704-0754/ 1-902-422-3656, or by email at  superwalk@parkinsonmaritimes.ca

IWK Kermesse Fun Fair 2014

Starts: September 6th, 2014 - 10:00am
Where: IWK Health Centre

Join us for a day of fun at the IWK Health Centre - kids activities, food, crafts, silent auction, entertainment and more. 

Silent Auction (IWK Health Centre): 

Free Discover Culture: Mindfulness Meditation workshop

Starts: September 6th, 2014 - 11:00am
Where:

 

Introduction to the practice of mindfulness meditation based on the instructions and perspective of the Shambhala tradition. Presented in English and in partnership with Carolyn Gimian.

Jordans Principle Fundraising Celebration Feast

Starts: September 6th, 2014 - 6:00pm
Where: Mi'kmaw Native Friendship Center

Join us for a fundraising celebration feast to honour Maurina Beadle and her recent Jordans Principle win!

This event is hosted by the UNIFOR United Workers of Diversity Atlantic Region and takes place on September 6th at 6:00 PM at the Mi'kmaw Native Friendship Center (2158 Gottingen St, Halifax). Special guests include Maurina Beadle and Cindy Blackstock.

Summer Concert Series, Back Alley Big band

Back Alley Big Band

Starts: September 7th, 2014 - 2:00pm
Where: Halifax Public Gardens

Free concerts in the bandstand in the Public Gardens all summer 2 pm start

Celebration of the 7th Pastoral Anniversary of Dr. Rhonda Britton

Starts: September 7th, 2014 - 4:00pm
Where: Cornwallis Street Baptist Church

Guest preacher is Rev. Toby D. Sanders of Beloved Community Church, Trenton, NJ.

He will bring a powerful word that will inspire us to new heights.

Auditions for Dalhousie Collegium Cantorum

Starts: September 8th, 2014 - 3:00pm
Where: Dalhousie Arts Centre

 

Conductor Gary Ewer will be holding auditions for this mixed-voice choirNew members are welcome.

St. Patrick’s Alexandra

Reinventing the Hub of the North End

Starts: September 8th, 2014 - 6:00pm
Where: Mi'kmaw Native Friendship Center

UPDATE on the progress since the last community session

REVIEW the fixed elements

Theatre Arts Guild's Annual General Meeting

Starts: September 8th, 2014 - 7:30pm
Where: Pond Playhouse

All members in good standing are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting of The Theatre Arts Guild. The current Board will present annual reports including the financial statements. Elections will take place for the 2014/15 Board . A nominating committee will present a slate of officers and managers. Nominations will also be accepted from the floor.

G250 Radio Project: All The Voices

Starts: September 9th, 2014
Where: North Branch Public Library

Are you interested in sharing your stories or talents for the Gottingen 250 Radio Broadcast? We are looking for:

  • Residents
  • Business Owners
  • Musicians and Artists
  • The Non-Profit Community

To participate in this community event!! Pre-recorded or live on air!

HMS Fantome Revisited, an Archaeological Perspective

Starts: September 9th, 2014 - 7:30pm
Where: Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

 

Since running aground off Prospect, Nova Scotia on November 24, 1814, the HMS Fantome
has fueled a narrative ripe with tales of treasure and international intrigue that reverberates to
this day. As a maritime archaeologist, Jonathan Kyte is responsible for separating fact from
fiction. Join him for this evening presentation that explores what really happened to HMS
Fantome.  

Family SOS Annual General Meeting

Celebrating 36 years of helping kids thrive!

Starts: September 10th, 2014 - 4:00pm
Where: Family SOS

Please RSVP to judy@familysos.ca or call 455-5515

All welcome!

34th Atlantic Film Festival

Starts: September 11th, 2014
Where: Parklane Cinema/Lord Nelson Hotel

The Atlantic Film Festival (AFF) is an eight-day celebration of film, media and music from around the world. It’s a festival that turns Halifax – a charming and historic coastal city – into an international Mecca for the arts, abuzz with filmmakers, industry types and film lovers.

The Film Festival offers a first-look at the best international films of the festival season and is the platform in Atlantic Canada to showcase the regional filmmaking community. A champion of local filmmakers, the AFF is committed to bridging the gap between regional and international exposure. We attract some of the biggest players in film, media and music from around the world.

CKDU Open House

Starts: September 11th, 2014 - 12:00pm
Where: Dalhousie's Community Radio Station

Medically Assisted Dying - A Panel Discussion

Starts: September 11th, 2014 - 1:30pm
Where: Alderney Gate Library

Listen to and debate the issues around the fight for the right to medically assisted dying in Canada.

Panelists:

YAC Fundraising Concert Tour

Starts: September 11th, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: King's College Chapel

Youth Art Connection presents a free concert as a part of the King’s Chapel Concert Series with baroque violinist, Jeremy Rhizor, and organist, Hendrick Nicolas Veltmeyer. Jeremy Rhizor earned a Master of Music degree in Historical Performance from Juilliard, Hendrick Nicolas Veltmeyer is the organ scholar of King’s College in Halifax. 

Halifax Celtic Festival

Starts: September 12th, 2014
Where: Halifax Forum

Fame, glory and cash will all be up for grabs at this year’s Halifax Celtic Festival!

The two-day gathering, which celebrates the region’s diverse Celtic roots, will take place on Friday, September 12 and Saturday, September 13 at the historic Halifax Forum.

Grey matters: conversations with dementia

Starts: September 12th, 2014 - 11:00am
Where: St. Matthew's United Church

An installation constructed from a set of quotations collected by Barbara Bickle over a period of ten years when she worked as a caregiver in hospitals, senior retirement residences and assisted living quarters.

www.barbarabickle.com

North by Night Market

Starts: September 12th, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: Squiggle Park

Proudly presented by The Food Wolf and Norex...

 

Atlantic Gala Screening of HEARTBEAT @ AFF

Starts: September 12th, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: Cineplex Park Lane

HEARTBEAT's a feature by Emmy-nominated writer/director Andrea Dorfman, starring Tanya Davis, Stewart Legere, Glen Matthews, Stephanie Clattenburg, Jackie Torrens, Naomi-Joy Blackhall-Butler and heaps of other beautiful spirits.

We're very excited to be the Atlantic Gala Screening at this year's Atlantic Film Festival in Halifax. And we want you to come out to celebrate with us.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course for ADHD

with Dr. Timothy R. Walker

Starts: September 13th, 2014
Where: Our Saviours Church

Cost - $200 per person for eight sessions

for more info, contact Maya at 461-1761

Yard sale - Local Council of Women Halifax

Starts: September 13th, 2014 - 8:00am
Where: Local Council of Women House

Rain or shine.

Included for sale: jewelry, collectables, linens, household items, crafts, good dishes, children's items, garden items, books. There will also be a pantry table.

Grey matters: conversations with dementia

Starts: September 13th, 2014 - 10:00am
Where: St. Matthew's United Church

An installation constructed from a set of quotations collected by Barbara Bickle over a period of ten years when she worked as a caregiver in hospitals, senior retirement residences and assisted living quarters.

www.barbarabickle.com

Fiesta Filipino A Celebration of Filipino Culture

Starts: September 13th, 2014 - 12:00pm
Where: Bella Rose Art Centre

Rhapsody Quintet Concert

Starts: September 13th, 2014 - 2:00pm
Where: Peace Pavilion

Rhapsody Quintet will perform a free show for families in downtown Dartmouth at the waterfront Peace Pavilion on Saturday, September 13 at 2:00 pm.   Come out and hear some great music from this versatile ensemble, featuring violin, cello, bass, piano and clarinet – everything from Beatles to Queen to jazz standards! 

Halifax Dough Ball

Starts: September 13th, 2014 - 2:00pm
Where: The Coast

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The Coast presents Halifax's first Dough Ball. Come taste some of the city's best dough-inspired treats while sampling Just Us! Coffee and Benjamin Bridge's award-winning sparkling wine, Nova 7. Ticket price includes complimentary sampling from each vendor and a canvas tote bag from The Coast. Yep, come get buzzed with us.

A Ceremony of Hope and Remembrance

Starts: September 13th, 2014 - 2:00pm
Where: Dartmouth Memorial Gardens

Please join MADD Nova Scotia Volunteers  for a Candlelight & Commemorative Ceremony of the Provincial Monument to honor  Victims of Impaired Driving

 

September Art Show & Sale

Starts: September 14th, 2014 - 9:00am
Where: Saint Benedict Church Auditorium

SEPTEMBER ART SHOW & SALE                     

FREE ADMISSION

Seniors' Information Fair

Starts: September 14th, 2014 - 11:30am
Where: St. Matthew’s United Church

A number of community agencies will participate. Browse displays for information that could make life easier and/or more enjoyable!

Artist Laurie Mireau will give a painting demonstration. Light refreshments.  Info: 445-5906 .

Silent Heroes

An Act of Remembrance

Starts: September 14th, 2014 - 2:00pm
Where: The Old Burying Ground

HONOURING SIGNIFICANT LEGACIES LEFT TO THE OLD BURYING GROUND FROM THE WAR OF 1812-1814

MAJOR GENERAL ROBERT ROSS
COMMANDER OF THE BRITISH LAND FORCES
AT BLADENSBURG ,WASHINGTON AND BALTIMORE.

Summer Concert Series, The Halifax Trombone Summit

Starts: September 14th, 2014 - 2:00pm
Where: Halifax Public Gardens

Free concerts in the bandstand in the Public Gardens all summer 2 pm start

Concert: The Art of Touching the Keyboard

(Look, Ma, No Hands!)

Starts: September 14th, 2014 - 7:30pm
Where: MacAloney Room, Dalhousie Arts Centre

MacAloney Room at the Dalhousie Arts Centre

 

Council of Women Meeting

Starts: September 15th, 2014 - 5:30pm
Where: Local Council of Women House

Guest speakers will be Janet Guildford and Sharon MacDonald.

Please join us and bring a friend.

Film Screening - Diversity Spotlight: Souvenir Dance Ensemble

Starts: September 16th, 2014 - 7:00pm

This documentary celebrates the 20th anniversary of Nova Scotia’s Souvenir Dance Ensemble of the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts.

 

The British in Downeast Maine during the War of 1812

Starts: September 16th, 2014 - 7:30pm
Where: Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

 

In the summer of 1814, after Napoleon had abdicated, the British were free to go on the
offensive against the upstart American Republic. One of the objectives decided upon in
London was to ‘correct the border’ between the Maritime Provinces and the District of Maine
and ‘restore the historic natural frontier’.

Outdoor Film Experience @ AFF: THE DISAPPEARED

Starts: September 16th, 2014 - 7:45pm
Where: Ferry Terminal, Downtown Dartmouth

Tickets Available

atlantic.festivalgenius.com

Graham Steele Book Launch, What I learned about Politics

Starts: September 17th, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: Halifax Province House

Official Book Launch

 

Theatre Arts Guild Presents; Doubt: A Parable

Starts: September 18th, 2014
Where: Pond Playhouse

It is 1964, the Bronx, New York City. At St. Nicholas Catholic Elementary School a young, liberal minded priest, Father Flynn, comes under the suspicious eye of the long serving and traditional Sister Aloysius. After hearing from Sister James that Father Flynn has developed a seemingly close relationship with one of his students, Sister Aloysius takes matters into her own hands to reveal the truth she feels certain of. Thus begins a battle of wills that threatens to destroy not only reputation and faith but also the community.


TAG now has numbered seating. 

It's More than Buses Network Launch Event

Starts: September 18th, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: Bus Stop Theatre

Tired of waiting for the bus? Sick of sitting in traffic? Join It's More than Buses (IMTB) at an open house to launch our latest ideas to bring fast, frequent and reliable transit to Halifax. Halifax Transit has committed to re-design their network, and at our Launch Event we'll unveil IMTB's proposed high frequency network that would provide quick, easy, on-time service to many important destinations. The Lauch event continues a multi-year campaign to improve transit in Halifax. It marks the start of a new round of education and advocacy - come out and show your support! 

Glam Delusion - A fundraiser for the AIDS Coalition of Nova Scotia

Starts: September 18th, 2014 - 9:00pm

Sublime sounds, surreal sights, and scandalous scenery.

 

Saturday Camp for Children with ADHD

Starts: September 20th, 2014
Where: Our Saviours Church

For children age 6 to 12 years

Cost - $100.00 family members; $120.00 non-members

Food Up! Skilling Day

Starts: September 20th, 2014 - 8:30am
Where: Shambhala School

"If you eat, you're invited to attend. Everything you always wanted to learn about growing, preserving and cooking your own food."
Transition Bay St Margarets has teamed up with the Ecology Action Centre to host a spectacular learning opportunity on all aspects of growing, harvesting, storing, preserving and cooking your own food.  Pick and choose the classes that you want to attend, learn about local organizations involved in local food, network with others and have an enormous amount of fun!

Cost:  $20 suggested donation ($10 under 30).  No advanced registration is required.  Lunch will be served for an extra donation.
Information: 
info@transitionbay.ca or aimee@ecologyaction.ca

Northwood’s Walk of Ages

Starts: September 20th, 2014 - 9:00am
Where: Halifax Forum

Walk for Dignity and support Northwood’s Dignified Living Fund with a 2km or 5km walk. 

 

Halifax VegFest

Starts: September 20th, 2014 - 10:00am
Where:

 

The first VegFest in Atlantic Canada will celebrate and promote healthy, sustainable, and compassionate living by bringing together community, and sharing the benefits of a plant- based diet and vegan lifestyle.

The MacDonald House Open House & Fun Day

Come & Celebrate this local gem!

Starts: September 20th, 2014 - 10:00am

4144 Hwy 207, between Lawrencetown & Stoney Beach,

We are restoring an old community tradition by inviting you all to come out & enjoy: 

Quinpool Road's Quinfest

Family Fun Day

Starts: September 20th, 2014 - 11:00am
Where: Quinpool Road

The street will be alive with free food samples*, fun, entertainment, carnival games, sidewalk sales, and so much more! All events are free!

Free Live Concert! Dwight D'Eon and Adam Driscoll. Will be playing some of your favourite top hits from 1:30 to 3:00PM at the former St. Pat's High Site. 

NS Citizens' Health Care Network AGM

Starts: September 20th, 2014 - 11:00am
Where: Johanna B. Oosterveld Centre

Following business, lunch will be provided and we'll be joined by guest speaker
Dr. Monika Dutt, from 1pm - 2:30pm. 

Among many other distinctions, Dr. Dutt is the Chair of Canadian Doctors for Medicare, the Medical Officer of Health for Cape Breton, an Adjunct Professor at Cape Breton University, and a family physician. 

Dancing for our Stars – A Fundraiser for Bridgeway Academy

Starts: September 20th, 2014 - 6:30pm

Dancing for our Stars gives local celebrities a chance to slip on a pair of dancing shoes and put themselves in the shoes of a student with LD. They are way outside of their comfort zones as they try to cram years of ballroom dance training into a few short months. On top of all that, they are raising money and awareness.

You can follow their progress on our website, Facebook, or Twitter. Our competitors show a lot of heart and are highly motivated because they know that the money they raise will be used for bursaries and assessment support for Nova Scotia youth struggling with learning disabilities.

How to effectively deal with a Child with ADHD (6 - 12 yrs)

Starts: September 21st, 2014
Where: Excalibur ADHD Assoc.

This is a 10 session course on Saturdays from 1:00-3:30pm.

No sessions on Oct 11 and Nov 1

Bike, Walk or Run for Breast Cancer Action Nova Scotia

Starts: September 21st, 2014 - 10:00am
Where: First Lake Trail

For all ages!

Join us for a beautiful, fun lakeside walk, and a delicious barbeque, sponsored by Sobeys First Lake, to wrap up the event.

The Word on the Street Festival

Starts: September 21st, 2014 - 11:00am
Where: Halifax Waterfront

The Word On The Street Halifax is a free community event that promotes literacy and a love of the written word. The Festival features author readings, panel discussions, workshops, and a variety of engaging activities for a diverse audience.

Coffee House

Starts: September 21st, 2014 - 6:30pm
Where: St. James United Church

Indian Book Road

Official Book Launch

Starts: September 22nd, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

Global Health Day 2014

Starts: September 23rd, 2014 - 3:30pm
Where: Tupper Building, Dalhousie University

The Global Health Office invites you to join us for our annual Global Health Day open house. This event focuses on research initiatives and education programs in Global Health at Dalhousie University, and provides students, faculty and the community an opportunity to highlight their global health experience.

There will be a poster exhibit and an opportunity to interact with others engaged in global health.

Save the Date! Ladies Little Black Dress Night!

Starts: September 23rd, 2014 - 6:00pm
Where: St. Mary's Boat Club

 

                                                                                         ADVANCE TICKET SALES ONLY

Lecture: A Perfect Storm

Starts: September 23rd, 2014 - 9:00pm
Where: Wonder'Neath Studio

We are happy to announce that we will be running six lectures this season, in collaboration with Eyelevel Gallery!!!

Since the beginning of the Lecture Series in 2008, the series has hosted approximately 100 speakers and over 700 audience members. In the past, we have hosted the Lecture Series in the backyard of 2664 Fuller Terrace and in backyards around Nova Scotia. As always, the Lecture Series is held with the intention of bringing people together to share stories and experiences while building connections within a community. We perceive the 2014 season as an ideal opportunity to expand the traditional format. This year, we will be hosting lectures in two locations, three in Berlin and three in Halifax at Wonder’Neath Studio 2891 Isleville Street.

A Bold Vision

Women's Leadership Conference in PEI

Starts: September 24th, 2014
Where: Rodd Brudenell River Resort

Moving forward: Pathways to 'Culturally Competent' Practice with African Canadians

Starts: September 24th, 2014
Where: Park Place Ramada Plaza Hotel

Join the Nova Scotia Association of Black Social Workers in celebrating their 35th anniversary at this conference.

Walk a mile in her shoes

Starts: September 24th, 2014 - 12:00pm
Where: Scotia Square Mall

Half of all women in Canada have experienced at least one incident of physical or sexual violence. YWCA Halifax is working to end violence against women and girls, and we need your help.

The Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event brings men together to literally put themselves in the shoes of women raising eyebrows and funds in support of violence prevention programs for women and young woman.

Live Art Dance Presents: Peter Trosztmer’s Eesti: “Myths and Machines”

Starts: September 25th, 2014
Where: Sir James Dunn Theatre

Where does reality end and fiction begin? Sifting through family history in a search for the truth behind his grandfather’s escape from Estonia at the end of WWII, acclaimed performer Peter Trostzmer leads the audience on a voyage of self-discovery that reveals the resiliency of the human spirit and the ravages time exerts on our collective memory. Sharing the stage with the machine, an ominous sculpture wired for sound, Trosztmer delivers a knockout punch of a solo performance that Philip Szporer of the Dance Current calls: “…easily one of the best productions of the year.”

Performance at 8:00pm each night

SCANS 2nd ANNUAL DINNER AND SOCIAL

Starts: September 26th, 2014 - 5:30pm
Where: The Waegwoltic Club

YOU ARE INVITED TO OUR 2ND ANNUAL DINNER AND SOCIAL FOR SCANS MEMBERS, FRIENDS AND INVITED GUESTS

AT THE WAEGWOLTIC CLUB, 6549 COBURG ROAD, HALIFAX

The Samurai Game Workshop

Starts: September 27th, 2014 - 10:00am
Where: Four Points by Sheraton Halifax

Introductory offer- $97 (regular $597)

Seats are limited- register today by emailing Heather Hickey at heather@thecreatorscode.com or calling Leanne Cochrane at 506 653 0113

AIDS Walk for Life

Starts: September 28th, 2014 - 2:00pm
Where: Halifax Commons

Join us on September 28th at the Halifax Commons, where we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Halifax walk. Join us for a family friendly afternoon of dancing, activities, entertainment, BBQ and of course walking all hosted by the 101.3 The BOUNCE morning crew.

Host - AIDS Coalition of Nova Scotia (ACNS)

Transforming Health Care

Three Big ideas

Starts: September 30th, 2014 - 5:00pm
Where: Spatz Theatre. Citadel High School

Last spring, Dr. Danielle Martin took on a U.S. Senate committee and defended Canada's health care system. While igniting pride from coast to coast, Dr. Martin also acknowledged that our health care system still has a long way to go.

Join us on Tuesday, Sept. 30, to hear this health care leader's ideas on how we can improve our health care system for every Canadian.

"Speciesism: The Movie"

Starts: September 30th, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: Museum of Natural History, 1747 Summer St.

 

Invite your friends and family to see this remarkable film about animal rights and abolitionist veganism as a social justice issue.

Workshops –One-Day Resiliency Skills Program Training for Professions Working with Children

Starts: October 1st, 2014
Where: Halifax and Dartmouth Locations

Sessions are from 9am to 4:30pm

 

One World Alumni Dinner

Starts: October 2nd, 2014 - 6:00pm
Where: Loyola Conference Hall

Be part of the alumni community as we come together in support of Junior Achievement of Nova Scotia, a charity that works to help youth realize their potential, to provide them with financial skills and literacy and to create future business leaders of Nova Scotia.

Special Guest Speaker Katrina MacLean, 2nd year Saint Mary's University Commerce Student and MC, Wendy Brookhouse BComm'91 EMBA'02

YMCA S'mores in the City

Starts: October 3rd, 2014 - 6:30pm
Where: World Trade and Convention Centre, 1800 Argyle

 

Join us at our second annual YMCA S’mores in the City – camping like you have never experienced before!

The RIDE for Refuge

Starts: October 4th, 2014

The RIDE for Refuge    

October 4

Clown Workshop in Halifax with John Beale

Starts: October 4th, 2014 - 11:00am

Location: TBA

11am -5pm each day

Halifax Timeraiser

Starts: October 9th, 2014 - 6:00pm
Where: The Halifax Club, 1682 Hollis Street

 

Tickets Available

Mosaic for Mental Health

Starts: October 16th, 2014
Where: Craig Gallery, Alderney Landing

Opening Night: October 16th 7pm - 9pm

 

The 5th Canadian Adventure Therapy Symposium

C.A.T.S 5: Exploring Adventure Therapy in the Hospital, Home and Hills

Starts: October 17th, 2014
Where: Brigadoon Village

A 3 day conference style gathering for practitioners, researchers and outdoor enthusiats nation-wide. Pre-symposium full day workshops, keynote speakers, hands-on experiential learning, on-site accomodations and meals, and networking opportunities.

For more information visit our Website.

The Blue Lecture

Starts: October 21st, 2014 - 9:00pm
Where: Wonder'Neath Studio

We are happy to announce that we will be running six lectures this season, in collaboration with Eyelevel Gallery!!!

Since the beginning of the Lecture Series in 2008, the series has hosted approximately 100 speakers and over 700 audience members. In the past, we have hosted the Lecture Series in the backyard of 2664 Fuller Terrace and in backyards around Nova Scotia. As always, the Lecture Series is held with the intention of bringing people together to share stories and experiences while building connections within a community. We perceive the 2014 season as an ideal opportunity to expand the traditional format. This year, we will be hosting lectures in two locations, three in Berlin at Studio Nihil Baxter: Stromstraße 11-17. 10551, and three in Halifax at Wonder’Neath Studio 2891 Isleville Street.

Nature Trust 17th Annual Dinner and Auction

Starts: October 23rd, 2014 - 5:30pm
Where: Cunard Centre

Celebrate 20 years of conservation in Nova Scotia. This event is one of Halifax’s most exciting environmental events, offering guests the opportunity to network with like-minded individuals, hear stories and experiences of conservation efforts taking place in Nova Scotia and help raise critical funds for the Nature Trust to continue saving unique and outstanding places across Nova Scotia.

Here are some highlights:

Dartmouth Handcrafters Craft show

Starts: October 24th, 2014 - 12:00pm
Where: Dartmouth Sportsplex

Over 175 JURIED Crafters on 2 levels... NOT FOR PROFIT CRAFT SHOW Admission $5.00 Pass good for entire weekend http://www.handcraftersguild.ca

For more information, contact Sadie Burns at 902-850-2556 or sadieburns@bellaliant.net

Last Call Peter Barlow Coronation St.

Starts: October 25th, 2014 - 1:00pm
Where: Spatz Theatre

Presented by strollpro.ca, @Strollpro

2 shows: 1pm matinee & 7:30 pm

CCPA NS Annual Gala Fundraising Dinner with Kevin Page

Starts: October 30th, 2014 - 6:00pm
Where: Italian Canadian Cultural Centre, 2629 Agricola Street

 

Enjoy a delicious three-course meal at Halifax’s Italian Cultural Centre, and spend the evening with Kevin Page, Canada’s first Parliamentary Budget Officer.

Professor Jula Hughes: History of Legal Disputes for Abortion Access in New Brunswick

Starts: October 31st, 2014 - 8:30pm

About the Speaker:

Jula Hughes is an Associate

1st Women in Business HFX Trade Show - A Chance to Shine

Starts: November 1st, 2014 - 10:00am
Where: Dartmouth Sportsplex

FREE ADMISSION!

Whether you are a business person looking to learn more about the products and services women offer in our city, our a family coming to expose your children to the possibilities of entrepreneurship, this Trade Show will not disappoint you.

Annual North-End Dance

Starts: November 1st, 2014 - 9:00pm
Where: Halifax Forum Multi Purpopse Centre

Doors open at 8:30 P M

Ticket will be $ 15.      

Hearty Mac & Cheese Harvest Hot Lunch

Starts: November 7th, 2014 - 12:30pm
Where: St. Mary's Basilica

Please save the date and plan to join us for another hot lunch at St. Mary's!

 

San Martino Gala

Starts: November 8th, 2014
Where: ICCA, 2629 Agricola St.

This event celebrates the season's bounty, and the opportunity to reflect on it and give thanks.

Tickets go on sale on September 15th.

Waves of Change - Sustainable Food for All

Starts: November 13th, 2014

Hundreds of food leaders from across Canada will converge in Halifax November 13-16th, 2014 for Waves of Change: Sustainable Food for All, Food Secure Canada’s eighth National Assembly.

Farmers, fishers, dietitians, policy makers, activists, entrepreneurs, community organizers, indigenous leaders, students, academics and more will create three jam-packed days of programming, networking opportunities, and learning sessions.  This is the first time the FSC Assembly has been held in Atlantic Canada and this edition will feature the top experts from the region as well as across the country with a special focus on fisheries.

Food Secure Canada’s 8th National Assembly in Halifax

Starts: November 13th, 2014
Where: Halifax Marriott Hotel

 

Have you checked-out the delicious menu Food Secure Canada has crafted for its 8th Biennial Assembly? Join us November 13-16 at the Halifax Marriott Hotel as we taste the flavours of Canada’s growing food movement.

Festival of Trees

Starts: November 21st, 2014

Mark off your calendars for the 23rd annual Compass Group Canada Festival of Trees!

On Friday, November 21st, kick off the holiday season at the Shannex Holiday Luncheon - a wonderful way to celebrate with colleagues and friends.

Songwriters in the Round

Starts: November 23rd, 2014 - 6:30pm
Where: St. James United Church

2014 African Nova Scotian Mental Health & Addictions Initiative Conference

Starts: November 27th, 2014
Where: Holiday Inn

The first-ever-of-its-kind 2014 African Nova Scotian Mental Health & Addictions Initiative Conference (ANSMHAI), is an exciting 2 day affair that will put Nova Scotia/ Canada on the map by showcasing leading experts of mental health issues for diverse African, Caribbean, Black (ACB) populations by giving health professionals and service users that provide or receive mental health services an opportunity to gather to focus on the impact of health system delivery, navigation and response for persons of African descent living in Nova Scotia.

On Thursday evening, there will be a FREE Networking Mingler Event from 5-9pm that will present you with the opportunity to meet with leading local, regional, provincial, and international mental health providers and clinicians for diverse African, Caribbean, Black (ACB) populations. On Friday, the critical exchange of dialogue about mental health service navigation, usage, delivery, and responsiveness from representatives across local, regional, provincial, national, and international levels will begin with the intent to examine considerable contextual issues when providing health services to diverse ACB populations so that they can be better served.

Symphony Nova Scotia The Nutcracker

Starts: December 5th, 2014 - 7:30pm
Where: Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Halifax

December 5, 6, 12, & 13 at 7:30 pm

December 6, 7, 13, & 14* at 2:00 pm (added performance)

Down Home Christmas

Starts: December 14th, 2014 - 6:30pm
Where: St. James United Church

Pro Love

Starts: January 1st, 2015 - 8:00am
Where: Victoria General Hospital

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Coffee House in the Round

Starts: February 8th, 2015 - 6:30pm
Where: St. James United Church

Video Games Live

Starts: March 10th, 2015 - 7:30pm
Where: Dalhousie Arts Centre

Tickets Available

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Coffee House

Starts: March 29th, 2015 - 6:30pm
Where: St. James United Church

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Tuesday Night Tunes

Starts: September 2nd, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

 

The Maritime Museum, in cooperation with Waterfront Development, is pleased to present the final show of the Tuesday Night Tunes series.  The free concert takes place in the museum’s courtyard at 7 pm. In the event of bad weather, the show will move indoors to the museum’s Small Craft Gallery.

Baroque N’ Fiddle String Quartet

Starts: September 2nd, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

 

The Baroque N’ Fiddle String Quartet is traditional Celtic music in a classic string quartet. This new ensemble – founded by Halifax fiddler Bradley Glen Reid – features original arrangements of traditional Celtic violin music, largely from the Scottish Cape Breton repertoire. 

Diary of a Contraband: The Civil War Passage of a Black Sailor

Starts: September 1st, 2014 - 2:00pm
Where: Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

The Maritime Museum is proud to welcome Professor William B. Gould IV for a presentation about the exciting career of his great-grandfather, the African-American sailor William B. Gould.

William B. Gould's Civil War diary chronicles his daily life in the United States Navy from September 27, 1862, to his discharge three years later, on September 29, 1865. One of the only known diaries of an African American sailor in the Civil War, this document describes his service and life as a sailor on the U.S.S. Cambridge and later on the U.S.S. Niagara.

Bi-Pan Picnic

Starts: September 1st, 2014 - 12:00pm

A community-building event for bisexual, pansexual and multi-sexual identified people and their allies. Come hang out on the commons with us! Feel free to bring snacks, outdoor fun stuff, or just your smiling self.

Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/875056665855853/

Celebrate Labour Day in Halifax!

Starts: September 1st, 2014 - 10:30am
Where: Various Locations

Join the Halifax-Dartmouth & District Labour Council, affiliated unions and our social movement allies for Halifax Labour Day 2014!  This is our 15th annual Labour Day celebration.

Monday, September 1st
10:30 am - rally at Victoria Park (Across from the Public gardens)
11:30 am - march to the South Commons Triangle (by the pool on the Halifax Common)
12 noon - Free BBQ and picnic, entertainment and speeches on the Common

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