Update #26 – Participatory Budget deadline extended



District 7 Participatory Budgeting: Project Submission Deadline extended to May 8!
May 8, 2015
The deadline for applications for District 7 capital funds (up to a maximum of $20,000) is now extended to Friday May 8th at 4:30pm. This deadline is to ensure that all projects meet the required district capital criteria before going to vote. For more information or to submit your proposal, please contact Jessica Bradley by email bradlej@halifax.ca or phone 902-490-2625. Forms and further information are also available by visiting https://wayemason.ca/project-application/. The community vote on eligible projects will take place on Tuesday, May 19th from 6-9pm at the Halifax Central Library, Lindsay Children’s Room.


Halifax and West Community Council Meeting 
May 13, 2015 6pm| Halifax Council Chambers, City Hall
The next HWCC Meeting will take place on May 13 and will include a public hearing oncase 19595: R-2A Zone Amendments, Halifax Peninsula Land Use Bylaw. This hearing will discuss the HRM-initiated application to amend the Halifax Peninsula Land Use Bylaw to draft changes to limit the number of bedrooms in R-2A zone as well as other housekeeping items. For more information, please visit http://www.halifax.ca/planning/applications/Case19595Details.php


Hope Blooms Greenhouse Grand Opening
Friday, May 1, 2015 4-5pm| Hope Blooms Greenhouse, 2346 Brunswick Street
Everyone is welcome to come out and help the volunteers at Hope Blooms celebrate the opening of their new green house! There will be a tour, music and a BBQ. For more information, visit www.hopeblooms.ca

Nova Scotia Talent Trust Application Deadline
Friday, May 1st 2015 5pm
The Nova Scotia Talent Trust (NSTT) is a registered charity that provides scholarships to Nova Scotians who are interested in furthering their education in the arts in theatre, dance, music, circus arts, media, film, literary and visual arts, fine craft and design. The deadline for Fall/Winter study is 5:00 p.m. on May 1st. More information and application guidelines are available by visiting www.nstalenttrust.ns.ca or by calling 902-492-6801.
7th Annual Road to Recovery Walk: Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia

May 2, 2015 12-3:30pm | St. Antonio’s Community Hall 
The Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia will host its 7th annual 5KM walk on May 2nd to raise awareness about the disease and to support those families as partners in mental health. There will be refreshments served after the walk. Pledges can be made online by visiting www.roadtorecoverywalk.com. For more information or to register for the walk, please contact Donna by email hrmchapterns@accesswave.ca or by phone 902-462-8658.

100in1Day Halifax: Information and planning session
May 5th, 2015 6:30-8:30pm | Halifax Central Library
100in1Day is an international festival celebrating citizen-led action by hosting 100+ community initiatives in one day; 100in1Day Halifax will be on June 6th. On May 5th, join the organizers for an evening of inspiration and brainstorming of initiatives that can have a positive impact in our community. This is a free workshop and is open to the public. For full event details, visit www.100in1Day.ca or call 902-402-6498.

Centre for Art Tapes (CFAT) Media Art Scholarship Program Deadline 
May 6, 2015
CFAT’s Media Art Scholarship Program is a six-month education and mentorship opportunity open to any member of the public who is not currently attending a Media Arts program. This program helps generate work experience for those wishing to work in video, recorded sound, animation, interactive presentation, electronics and/or installation. The application form here is available by visiting http://bit.ly/1NEWXDg. For more information, please contact Kristy at communications@cfat.ca or call 902-422-6822.

Halifax Grammar School Spring Fair  
May 9, 2015 11am-2pm | Halifax Grammar School
Halifax Grammar School’s annual Spring Fair will be held on Saturday May 9th from 11am-2pm. The event will feature many fun family events including bean bag toss, tarp mini golf, balloon animals, bouncy castle, face painting and craft table as well as a BBQ. Everyone is welcome!

Open City: Presented by I Love Local HFX
May 9, 2015
Open City is a great opportunity to learn what our community has to offer. This city-wide event will feature back door take out specials from local restaurants, shopping deals, unique meet-the-maker experiences, buskers, and a number of other community events. For more information, including a list of participating groups, businesses and organizations, please visit http://www.ilovelocalhfx.ca

2015 Blue Nose Marathon 
May 15-17, 2015 | Downtown Halifax
Come out and cheer on the more than 14,000 walkers and runners at this year’s 2015 Blue Nose Marathon! If you’re interested in participating in one of the races, there’s still time to register. More information and registration details are available by visiting http://bluenosemarathon.com/

2015 International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia Rally 
May 21, 2015 6pm| Front Plaza, Halifax Central Library
The theme for this year’s rally is focused on LGBTQ Youth and Community Allies. For more information or to volunteer, please contact NSRAP@nsrap.ca or visit http://www.iglyo.com/idahot/

Living Shorelines Demonstration Project
May 24th, 2015 12pm| Saint Mary’s Boat Club
The Ecology Action Centre, partnered with Halifax Parks and Recreation and Helping Nature Heal Landscaping is implementing a Living Shorelines demonstration to discuss coastal erosion control methods in urban centres. The demonstration will include planting trees, shrubs, flowers and grasses and is a family-friendly event designed to inform residents about ecological urban design. For more information and to register, please contact Robin Tress at 902-442-5046 or visit www.ecologyaction.ca

The Walrus Talks Water
May 25, 2015 | Spatz Theatre
Eighty minutes of lively, thought-provoking ideas about the impact, use, and health of water in Canadian and global society from scientists, writers, performers, scholars, and leaders of business and the arts. The Walrus Talks deliver fresh ideas and new ways of looking at big issues with speakers chosen to reflect a range of experiences and viewpoints and for real conversation about issues that affect the future of Canada.  For more information and tickets, visit thewalrus.ca/the-walrus-talks-water/