Tuesday, June 28, 2011

5th Annual Fairview Community BBQ & Fair
Saturday, July 30th 12—3pm Centennial Arena, 27 Vimy Avenue, Fairview, Halifax There will be entertainment and activities for all ages including
Halal and vegetarian options for food available.
** Rain Date: Sunday, July 31st, 12—3pm

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Stop Smoking Program

Stop Smoking Program
Getting Started Sessions
July- September 2011

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 Stop Smoking Program.

Wed., July 6, 2011
Stop Smoking Walk in Clinic
Metropolitan Place
99 Wyse Road, Suite 1070

9 a.m. -12 p.m.
*First come, first served*

Wed., July 6, 2011
Twin Oaks Memorial Hospital
7702 Hwy #7
Musquodoboit Harbour
7-8 p.m.

Tues., July 19, 2011
Victoria General Hospital
Dickson Building

5820 University Avenue, Room 5110
Noon-1 p.m.  

Tues., August 9, 2011
Twin Oaks Memorial Hospital
7702 Hwy #7
Musquodoboit Harbour
7-8 p.m.

Tues., August 9, 2011
QEII Halifax Infirmary Site
1796 Summer Street, Halifax
Royal Bank Theatre
7-8 p.m.

Thurs., August 11, 2011
Cobequid Community Health Centre
Room 3217
40 Freer Lane
Lower Sackville
Noon- 1 p.m. 

Wed., August 17, 2011
Cole Harbour Place
51 Forest Hills Parkway
Addiction Services Room
12-1 p.m.

Tues., August 23, 2011
Bayers Road Centre
109-7071 Bayers Road

Room: 147
Noon – 1 p.m.

Wed. Sept. 7, 2011
Spryfield Wellness Center
16 Dentith Road
Room 169
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Mon., Sept. 12, 2010
Moffatts Pharmacy
Upstairs Boardroom
184 Portland Street

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 

Tues, September 27, 2011
Hants Community Hospital
89 Payzant Drive
Room: Conference Room A
3-4 p.m.

Wed., Sept. 28, 2011 
Hugh Bell Building, Nova Scotia Hospital
300 Pleasant Street
Hugh Bell Lecture Hall
Noon – 1 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 424-2025.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Are You or Someone You Know an Ambassador for Autism?

The Provincial Autism Centre is looking for nominees that are champions in the autism community who:

• Go above and beyond to create awareness for the cause
• Have worked tirelessly to make a difference – “the unsung hero”
• Have demonstrated leadership in the autism community by volunteering, fundraising, education, healthcare and/or research
Nominate a Champion Today

A nomination requires only a few moments of your time for life-long recognition.To nominate yourself or someone you know that is deserving of this prestigious award, all we need is:

• The name of the nominee and their contact information
• A brief description as to why the nominee should be considered for the Autism Green Jacket Award
• Your contact information as the nominator

The Autism Green Jacket Committee will contact the nominee and the nominator for additional information, as necessary. The 2011 recipient will be honoured during the Autism Green Jacket ceremony at the Autism Golf Ball event on October 15, 2011.

Deadline for Nominations is July 8, 2011

Get nomination forms online at: http://www.provincialautismcentre.ca/

For more information contact the Provincial Autism Centre at:
902.446.4995 or Toll Free 1.877.544.4495 (NS)

Monday, June 13, 2011

Viewer's Choice voting now open!

Have you voted yet? The deadline for GANS’ 2011 Student Scholarship Video Challenge has passed, and the video entries are in. But the question remains, which of the five videos will earn the title of “Viewers’ Choice?”

Gambling Awareness Nova Scotia’s annual Student Scholarship Challenge encourages graduating Grade Twelve high school students to research and explore gambling issues relevant to youth. This year’s challenge invited students to debunk the common gambling myth, “it’s easy to make money playing poker.”

The videos are available for viewing on GANS’ facebook page. Public voting will determine the “Viewers’ Choice” top video selection. The video with the most Facebook ‘likes’ at the close of the

Judging Period (June 20, 2011, 9:00 a.m. AT) will be deemed the “Viewers’ Choice” top video selection, and the team who created it will receive a $2,000 Student Scholarship. GANS will also award a $2,000 “Judges’ Choice” scholarship; recipients of both will be announced in a later issue of Touchpoint.

Since the voting period opened 5 days ago, over 800 people have viewed and voted for their favourite video, and the number of GANS facebook friends has increased by over 1350%! Thank you to all participants for helping to raise awareness of the potential harm from gambling.

To join the dialogue and vote for your “Viewers’ Choice” video, please visit www.facebook.com/GamblingAwareness. Good luck to all the student teams!

Our Heritage Belongs to You

Have your say about Social Heritage in HRM. Social Heritage includes the history and cultural identities of people in a particular region. HRM is looking for your ideas and input to develop a Social Heritage Strategy for our regoin, which will shape future policies and programs.

Public Workshops

Saturday, June 18
Bloomfield Centre, Multipurpose Room
1:30 - 4:00 pm

Monday, June 20
Dartmouth Sportsplex, Natucket Room
6:30 - 9:00 pm

Wednesday, June 22
LeBrun Centre, Lion's Den Room
6:30 - 9:00 pm

Saturday, June 25
Memory Lane Heritage Village, Clam Factory

Participate in the online survey: www.halifax.ca/surveys

Visit www.halifax.ca/Culture/socialheritage or call 490-5113

Share Your Stories. Shape Our Legacy.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

One in Five: Focus on mood disorders

This month, Oneinfive.ca is looking at mood disorders and the resources available for those living with these conditions. Mood Disorders are mental illnesses that can include inappropriate, exaggerated or a limited range of feelings. We all have times of feeling down and, at other times, experiencing significant happiness. However, people who are diagnosed with a mood disorder may experience these feelings on an extreme level or for excessively long periods. Two important and common mood disorders are bipolar disorder and major depression. With proper treatment and care, those suffering from mood disorders can overcome their symptoms and lead normal lives.

I hope you’ll visit Oneinfive.ca this and every month as we continue to profile a specific psychiatric practice, and thus give you the opportunity to hear directly from those working in the field and people directly affected by it and learn more about new developments in treatment and resources for those looking for help.

Dr. Nicholas Delva
Head, Department of Psychiatry, Dalhousie University
Chief, Department of Psychiatry, Capital Health

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Community Celebration

Join us for an evening of networking and celebration at our annual community development fund awards night! Meet the people who are making a difference in the health of our community.

Date: Thursday, June 2, 2011
Time: 6:00 pm—8:00 pm
Place: Halifax North Memorial Library
           2285 Gottingen Street, Halifax