Monday, May 31, 2010

Capital Health Research Community Conversations

Capital Health Research Community Conversations

What does health research mean to you? A lot…a little….or nothing at all? Capital Health wants to know. We're working on a plan to improve understanding of research as part of health care. Citizens are invited to be part of this conversation. No health research is required.

Monday June 7 - 6:30 to 8:00 pm - Sackville

Wednesday June 9 - 3:00 to 4:30 pm - Windsor

Thursday June 10 - 10:00 to 11:30 am - Cole Harbour

Registration is required. Please call 473-7310.

A Public Knit-In

A Public Knit-In

Date: Mon., May 31
Time: 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: The Foggy Goggle, 1667 Argyle Street, Halifax
Why: To promote the first of five public consultation meetings for the new Central Library

How does the Knit-In work?

We provide the yarn-but you can also bring your own.
Please bring your own needles (there will be a few pairs at the event if you don’t own any).
You and your friends help us knit the squares that will be wrapped around some trees at the site of the new library (corner of Spring Garden and Queen).
The knitted pieces will be installed by a team representing library a few days after the Knit-In. The pieces will have a note attached with a thought-provoking question and details on the public meeting.
If you can’t make it to the Knit-In event, you can drop off 10 x 10 inch knitted cotton squares to any branch library by June 1. Please label them: Attention: Ryan Deschamps at the Alderney Gate Library.

This event is for people of all knitting skill-levels. If you don’t know how to knit, you are welcome to attend and learn as you go.

Help us animate a public space to engage people’s imaginations, spark ideas and act as an invitation to participate in the first of five public consultation meetings about the design of the new Halifax Central Library. The first meeting will take place on June 10 at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:15) at the Dalhousie Student Union Building. Meet the architects and engage in discussions about how the central library will transform our lives and our city.

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How will my central library transform our lives, our city?

How will my central library transform our lives, our city?

Join us in a public conversation with the architects about your Halifax Central Library

1st of 5 public gatherings
Thursday June 10 at 7-9 PM at the Dalhousie Student Union Building 6136 University Ave
Tea & coffee - entertainment - ideas 490-5744
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McNabs Island Beach Cleanup

McNabs Island Beach Cleanup

Sunday June 6 (rain date- June 13)

Time: 10 am – 4:30 pm

Join the Friends of McNabs Island Society in celebrating our 20th Anniversary by helping out with the annual Environment Week cleanup of McNabs Island.

Location: Meet at Murphy’s on the Water, Cable Wharf, Halifax Waterfront before 10 a.m. Space on the boat is limited to 190 people and available on First Come, First Served basis.

Bring work gloves, drinking water, a lunch and ENTHUSIASM. We will supply the garbage bags and FREE transportation to the island for volunteers willing to clean up the beaches.

Groups of more than ten persons should pre-register with the Friends of McNabs Island by calling Cathy at 434-2254 (evenings) or Carolyn (477-0187) or by e-mailing Visit for more details.

Since 1991, volunteers have collected nearly 9,000 bags of garbage and recyclables from the beaches of McNabs and Lawlor Islands Provincial Park.