Friday, October 29, 2010

Infant Massage

Fairview Family Resource Centre will be offering an Infant Massage program.
Kylie Field will be facilitating five one hour sessions. Kylie is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor and a Postpartum Doula (DONA rained).
This session is for parents and their 2 to 12 month old baby.
Kylie will demonstrate techniques for massaging your baby
In a relaxed atmosphere. Childcare for siblings ages 2 to 5 not in school will be offered by request.
Dates: November 9, 16, 23, 30 and December 7
Time: 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Registration is required
Please call 443-9569 to register

Unnatural Causes… Is Inequality Making Us Sick?

How is our health affected by the communities and circumstances in which we live? The Dartmouth, Southeastern and Eastern Shore Community Health Boards are hosting a film series at the Woodlawn Public Library and Cole Harbour Public Library in November.

In Sickness and inWealth: Woodlawn Library - Monday, November 8th - Cole Harbour Library - Tuesday, November 9th

When the Bough Breaks and Bad Sugar: Woodlawn Library - Monday, November 15th Cole Harbour Library - Tuesday, November 16th

Place Matters and Not Just a Paycheck: Woodlawn Library - Monday, November 22nd Cole Harbour Library- Tuesday, November 23rd

All film screenings are from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.

Drug Addiction: It Hits Us All

Drug addictions are a major concern in our society. However, there is considerable debate over the most appropriate responses to this growing problem, and the rights of people who use drugs. What happens when we criminalize addictions, or fail to provide medical services and supports for safer drug use and treatment? Do people choose to become addicted? Are addictions health issues? Come to discuss these challenging questions and others.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 6-8pm (talk starts at 6:30)
Whet Cafe
2606 Agricola Street, Halifax (in Fred at corner of Agricola and North)
Call 494.7061 or email for more information
Join us for discussion, debate and light refreshments.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Community Circle on Addiction Services

You are invited to a Northend Community Circle to help us improve access to addiction services.

When? Wednesday, Nov. 17, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Where? Mi'kmaq Friendship Centre, 2158 Gottingen Street in Halifax

R.S.V.P. by Friday, Nov. 12, to: Joan Swinimer, Addiction Prevention and Treatment Services
 (902) 424-2021 or

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Thursday Night Dance Club

The Thursday Night Dance Club with Halifax Dance and the SCRI Society ‘The Club’’

Social, Cultural, Recreational Inclusion for all. Suitable for teens and older.

This program is accessible to people who have disabilities that affect learning and communication. Everyone is welcome!

Thursday evenings from 7pm to 8.30pm

$55 for seven sessions

October 21, 28

November 4, 18, 25 (no session on November 11)

December 2, 9

We will be devising our own dances, dancing to favourite tunes, having fun together, keeping fit, and learning steps from visiting artists, including learning a routine to Michael Jackson’s Thriller.

Would you like to know more?

For more information about these classes, please email Alice Evans or Renee Pye at or telephone Alice on 405 2053

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Cancer Day of Action

Wednesday, November 3rd will mark the second “Cancer Day of Action” in provincial legislatures across Canada. This day is an opportunity for organizations, health professionals, concerned citizens, patients and family members affected by cancer to meet face-to-face with elected officials, deliver key messages, and demand action on cancer. The key message this year is the need for fair, consistent access to treatment across Canada for cancer and other major conditions. Millions of Canadians have no financial protection from the high costs of treatment. Learn more about this issue here:

There are a number of ways you can get involved between now and November 3rd, to help make this event a success:
1. Take our 2-minute survey – share your thoughts and opinions about cancer. Your info is never shared with third-parties or used to solicit donations.

2. Take part in our e-activism campaign: Use our easy website to quickly build and send a letter to your MLA.

3. Be a part of the action on November 3rd at Province House in Halifax, NS. Contact
 if you are interested in meeting face-to-face with Nova Scotia MLAs. Whether you are a health professional, an advocate, or a person who has been personally affected by cancer or drug coverage, your stories and ideas can make a difference.

Canadians of all ages, experiences and ethnicities can have their say in cancer care and prevention. The more surveys, connections and community conversations we achieve – the more powerful our national voice will be on November 3rd. Pass it on.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Mosiac for Mental Health

12th Annual Mosaic for Mental Health Art Exhibition and Sale - “HOPE”

Thursday, October 14th to Sunday, October 31st , 2010

Craig Gallery, Alderney Landing (Next to the Dartmouth Ferry Terminal)

In support of the Canadian Mental Health Association, Halifax– Dartmouth Branch
Mosaic Opening 7:00 pm, Thursday October 14th 2010 (Advance Showing 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm)

Music by Harps of Feeorin

Gallery Hours: Monday Closed; Tuesday to Friday 12 noon to 5:30 pm

Saturday 9 am to 5 pm*; Sunday 11 am to 4 pm

*NOCTURNE art at night, Saturday, October 16th 6:00pm – midnight

Mosaic Art Tiles $25 each (except silent auction tiles); Mental Note Cards $3 each

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Playing The Machines

Did you know?
Not all gambling products are created equal. Some products are riskier to one’s health than others.

In Nova Scotia, for example, one in four of those who play regularly play Video Lottery Terminals (VLTs) experiences harm.

Interested in learning more?

Please join us for …

“Playing the Machines” - Coffee House and Film Series

Oct. 19, 9:30-11:00 a.m.

The Royal Bank Theatre at the Halifax Infirmary Hospital (1796 Summer Street)

(Need directions? Click this link:¢erContent.Id.0=10019&category.Categories.1=369)

“Playing the Machines” is a moving and informative documentary directed by Barbara Doran and produced by Morag Loves Company in association with CBC Newsworld. VLTs and slots in Canada bring in more money than all the gambling combined in Las Vegas, and most of that money comes from a growing number of people who never dreamed they'd ever get hooked. This film tells their stories. RSVP to Joan Swinimer ( or call 424-2021 by Oct. 15.