Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Doctors Nova Scotia Strive Award

Doctors Nova Scotia is now accepting applications for its Strive Award, given annually to a community group making innovative and strategic decisions about promoting healthy lifestyle choices.

The award recipient receives a $5,000 grant to spend on advancing health promotion initiatives, a plaque for their community, a feature in Doctors Nova Scotia’s monthly magazine, and a place on

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


Veith Street Gallery Studio Association through the Visual 
Connections Project is once again offering the

ten - week - long visual arts open studio program
developed specifically for youth with disabilities,
between the ages of 17 and 21.

participants will decide what kinds of art
materials and processes they want to explore such as
drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed - media, graphic
story - telling, zines, and more. Participants will be
provided with one - on - one support from a
Community Arts Educator. There is no cost for this
program, and all art supplies are provided. At the end
of the program we will celebrate the artworks created
by the program participants, through an exhibition
open to the public at the Pedway Picture Gallery.
Program participants may also be eligible to become
a member of the Creative Spirit East Artist Collective
and exhibit their art works through Veith Street
Gallery Studio Association’s exhibition venues, Veith
Street Gallery and the Pedway Picture Gallery.

DATES: Friday January 27th - March 30th, 2012
TIMES: 1:00 - 3:00PM
LOCATION: Bloomfield Centre - Room 117, 2786 Agricola Street, Halifax

To register on line click on the link below

Gerard McNeil, M.Ed
Education and Outreach Curator
Veith Street Gallery Studio Association
Visual Connections Project
3115 Veith Street, Halifax, NS, B3K3G9
(902)456 - 0861
(902)446 - 6010

Monday, December 12, 2011

Getting Started - Free Tobacco Intervention Program

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.


Tues., January 3, 2012
Twin Oaks Memorial Hospital
7702 Hwy 7
Musquodoboit Harbour, NS
7-8 p.m.

Wed., January 4, 2012
Spryfield Wellness Center
16 Dentith Rd, Spryfield, NS
Room 169
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Monday, January 9, 2012
Nova Scotia Hospital
300 Pleasant Street, Dartmouth
Mount Hope Lecture Hall
6-7 p.m.

Thurs., January 12, 2012
Cobequid Community Health Center, Room: 3215
40 Freer Lane, Sackville
Noon- 1 p.m.

Thurs., January 12, 2012
Bluewater Building
22756 Highway #7, Sheet Harbour
7-8 p.m.

Mon., January 16, 2012
DartmouthCommunity Health Team
58 Tacoma Drive, Dartmouth, NS
Tacoma Program Room
Noon – 1 p.m.

Tues., January 24, 2012
Metropolitan Place
99 Wyse Road, Dartmouth
Suite 1070
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

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Coping Strategies Workshop

~ Coping with Life ~
Coping Strategies Workshop
When: Friday, January 13, 2012
Where: Fairview Family Resource Centre-Parent’n Tot
Time: 9:30am to 11:30am
Workshop content will include:
~ Let others have the glory                               ~ Make peace with imperfection
~ The snowball effect of our thinking            ~ Develop your compassion
~ Random acts of kindness                                ~ Become more patient
~ Act loving                                                             ~ Reach out to others
~ Life isn’t fair                                                        ~ Lower your tolerance to stress
~ Experiment with your back burner

Please call Fairview Family Resource Centre at 443-9569 to register or email Deborah at

Homeless Memorial, Dec. 21st

Community Action on Homelessness invites you to
join us in remembering and honouring the lives of
people who have lived and died homeless.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011, 11am
St. Patrick’s Church, 2267 Brunswick Street, Halifax

Reception and refreshments will follow the service - please join us. 

Donations of clothing, bedding & toiletries to the Out-of-the-Cold Emergency Winter Shelter would be greatly appreciated.

For further information, please contact Community Action on Homelessness, 420-6026,

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Mosaic for Mental Health "Second Chance" Art Sale

Friday, December 9th, 2011

12:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Bloomfield Centre, Multipurpose Room, first floor
2786 Agricola Street, Halifax N.S.

In support of CMHA, Halifax-Dartmouth Branch
Mosaic tiles: $25.00 ea, framed $50.00 ea.(special), plus cards and posters.

For more information call Marg Murray at 455-5445 or

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Planning a party? Learn to be a responsible host!

Entertaining is both an art and a responsibility. Your duties as host extend to being aware of the alcohol consumption of your guests, particularly if this is a workplace-sponsored activity. If you do, you will be making sure that everyone has a great time, from the beginning right through to a happy ending. Planning ahead is important so that all you have to clean up afterwards is dirty dishes and lots of crumbs!

Serving alcohol involves responsibility. For example, did you know that you can be held legally responsible for injuries or damages that are caused by someone to whom you have served alcohol?

Our "Tips for Responsible Hosting Brochure" can help you plan a successful party that’s hassle-free and protects the well-being of you and your guests.
  • Don’t overindulge at your own party so that you can react quickly to situations that may require you to make responsible decisions. If this is a workplace-related activity, have at least two or three people in charge who will be able to monitor the responsible serving of alcoholic beverages. Make safe transportation plans a priority ahead of time.
  • Consider having a party where no alcohol is served - particularly if children will be home. Consider the messages your actions will be sending them. Let children know that it is possible to have a good time without relying on alcohol.
  • Avoid pouring or encouraging doubles or pushing refills. Accept “no thanks” the first time it is spoken.
To learn more about how to be a responsible host, visit