Monday, July 27, 2009

Free Greenyards Sustainable Lawn Assessment

Clean Nova Scotia is carrying out a limited number of free on-site assessments this summer to help educate homeowners on sustainable lawn care principles! It consists of a visit to your home, an analysis of current yard maintenance practices, and practical demonstrations of the tools and cultural practices needed to create a healthy, pest-free lawn. Homeowners are then provided with a detailed information package with recommendations on water usage, aeration, and natural pest control tailored to their property and its unique site conditions.

Space is limited! Call 420-6593 or email to book your free on-site assessment today!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Move Your World

The annual Move Your World Youth Symposium is a three-day, eye-opening event for Atlantic Canadians aged 15-18. The conference brings together a diverse group of youth in a rural setting to learn about global issues and develop skills in an interactive, exciting educational experience.
The fourth annual Move Your World returns this November at Camp Seggie, Rice Point, PEI!

The participant application can be downloaded form the ACIC website at:

Participant application deadline is September 25th, 2009.

Applications will be reviewed and applicants informed of their acceptance into the program the following week. Accepted applicants must confirm their attendance and submit a registration form and a $50 fee by October 9th, 2009. Scholarships and travel bursaries are available on a limited basis for those in need.

Furniture Surplus Sale

Mental Health Services
Furniture Surplus Sale in support of the Mental Health Foundation

Choose from a wide selection of used furniture, desks, bookcases, filing cabinets and more.

Where: Hugh Bell Centre, The Nova Scotia Hospital, 300 Pleasant Street, Dartmouth
When: August 15, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. (rain or shine)

Proceeds support the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia. The Mental Health Foundation is an organization dedicated to creating a higher level of awareness of mental health and to support organizations to deliver the highest level of mental health care in every community in Nova Scotia. Through major fundraising efforts, and with the support of our donors and volunteers, the Foundation is Changing The Way People Think about mental illness.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Tobacco Intervention Program - Getting Started Sessions

July - September 2009

A Getting Started session will support you in making choices about your use
of tobacco products and provide you with more information about our
free Tobacco Intervention Program.

Wed., July 22, 2009
Cole Harbour Place
51 Forest Hills Parkway
Addiction Services Room
Noon-1 p.m.

Tues., July 28, 2009
QEII Halifax Infirmary Site
1796 Summer Street, Halifax
Royal Bank Theatre
7-8 p.m.


Thurs. Aug. 6, 2009
Halifax Comm Based Services
1673 Bedford Row, Halifax
Recovery Group Room
3-4 p.m.
***Champix Only***

Mon., Aug. 10, 2009
Moffatt’s Pharmacy
184 Portland Street, Dartmouth
Upstairs Boardroom
6-7 p.m.

Fri., Aug. 14, 2009
North End Clinic
2165 Gottingen Street, Halifax
10:45 – 11:45 a.m.

August (cont.)

Tues., Aug. 18, 2009
Cobequid Comm. Health Centre Room 3162
40 Freer Lane, Lower Sackville
7-8 p.m

Mon., Aug. 24, 2009
QEII Halifax Infirmary Site
1796 Summer Street, Halifax
Royal Bank Theatre
6-7 p.m..

Wed. Aug. 26, 2009
Dartmouth General Hospital
325 Pleasant Street, Dartmouth
Noon-1 p.m.


Tues., Sept. 1, 2009
211-339 Herring Cove Road
(above Royal Bank)
5-6 p.m.

Tues., Sept. 8, 2009
Keshen Goodman Public Library
330 Lacewood Drive, Halifax
3-4 p.m.

Thurs. Sept. 10, 2009
QEII Halifax Infirmary Site
1796 Summer Street, Halifax
Royal Bank Theatre
Noon-1:00 p.m.

September (cont.)

Mon., Sept. 28, 2009
Moffatt’s Pharmacy
184 Portland Street, Dartmouth
Upstairs Boardroom
6-7 p.m.

Wed., Sept. 30, 2009
NSCC, IT Campus
5685 Leeds Street
Room: Meeting Room C
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

There is no need to
register, just arrive at a
Getting Started Session.

All Capital Health tobacco intervention programs are
free of charge. Bring a friend!

To learn more, please call

Youth Affected by War to Advocates of Peace

The Centre for Foreign Policy Studies would like to make the following announcement:

On August 27th from 7-9pm, the Centre for Foreign Policy Studies will host the Network of Young People Affected by War for an evening event entitled:

“From Youth Affected by War to Advocates of Peace: Rediscovering Youth Strength and Resilience”
Featuring guest speakers:
Ishmael Beah, former child soldier from Sierra Leone, UN Advocate for Children and Armed Conflict and author of A Long Way Gone
Grace Akallo, Ugandan abducted by the Lord’s Resistance Army, Peace Advocate and spokesperson and author of Girl Soldier: A story of Hope for Northern Uganda’s Children
Kon Kelei, former child soldier from Sudan, co-founder of Network for Young People Affected by War (NYPAW), and War Child spokesperson.

The talk will be followed by a book signing opportunity and art exhibit of former child solider art work presented by Children/Youth as Peacebuilders (CAP)

Venue: Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Dalhousie Arts Centre
Admission: $25.00 for students and $32.50 for regular admission (tickets can be purchased at the Cohn Box office, online, by phone or in person)

All proceeds will go towards the Child Soldiers Initiative.

Please feel free to contact Shelly Whitman, Deputy Director of CFPS to obtain more information. 494-6846

This is a rare opportunity to hear three very compelling stories and speakers, we look forward to your presence on August 27th.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Community Potluck and BBQ

Saturday August 8, 2009
11 am to 2 pm
Halifax South Commons

Join the fun at the 4th annual Community Potluck and BBQ! It's a great afternoon of international craft displays, face painting, art-making, book reading for kids, Korean and African drumming, games and more.

Bring a potluck dish to share and a blanket, and enjoy the company of others. Free BBQ while supplies last.

For more information or weather plans, call 406-8613 or 490-5190 or visit

Coming Out Party

The Company House, Gottingen Street July 16, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Members and allies of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex (GLBTI) communities are invited to join us at our Coming Out Party. Take part in our World Café, a chance to talk about what matters most to your health. Laugh with comedian Jana Macdonald as she shares her coming out stories. Participate in fun activities, all aimed at celebrating coming out.