Update #5 – Holiday Edition

This is my last enewsletter of 2016, and I want to take a moment to wish you and your loved ones the happiest of holiday seasons.

I am excited to continue to work hard to represent you, District 7 and HRM and feel 2017 is shaping up to be a wonderful and productive time for HRM Council and our municipality.

So you know – I will be on vacation from Tuesday December 20 returning Wednesday January 4 with no access to email or phone.  Unless of course there is a big snow storm then I will plug back in for a  bit!

If you have an urgent matter you can email Melody Campbell or call the Council Support office at 902-490-4050.  As always, call 311 for routine municipal matters.

Thank you and have a great holiday!


Public Meetings and Events

Halifax Oval Now Open!
The Emera Oval is now open for another season!  All winter long, the oval will offer free helmet, hockey skate, figure skate, speed skate, sledge and snowshoe rentals with a valid Government issued ID. The oval is an excellent opportunity to get out outside, get active, and have some fun this winter.

Homelessness Memorial Service
Wednesday, December 21st 10:30am-11:30am | Saint Patrick’s Church – 2267 Brunswick Street
Please join the Affordable Housing Association of Nova Scotia at Saint Patrick’s Church for a memorial service remembering and honouring those who have lost their lives while experiencing homelessness and poverty. All are welcome to a luncheon and reception which will follow the service. For more information, please contact Claudia Jahn at 902-406-1777.

Halifax Menorah Lighting
Tuesday, December 27th 6-7pm | Halifax Grand Parade
Rabbi Mendel Feldman and the Chabad Lubavitch of the Maritimes will be hosting the annual public Menorah Lighting Ceremony in Grand Parade Square on December 27th to celebrate the festival of Chanukah, representing the triumph of light (good) over darkness (evil). All are welcome to attend. Snow date is Wednesday December 28th at the same time and location.

New Year’s Eve 2017 Presented by Eastlink
Saturday, December 31st 10pm-12:15am | Grand Parade, Halifax City Hall
This year’s NYE celebration will include the largest fireworks display in Atlantic Canada at midnight, musical performances by The Strumbellas and Ria Mae, and much more! This year it’s the Celebration of Canada 150 – the first 2000 people on site will receive a free Canada 150 gift. Free flags, pins and more will also be on site to show our Canadian pride.  For more information, visit http://www.halifax.ca/newyearseve/

HRM New Year’s Day Levee
Sunday, January 1, 2017 9:30am-11am | Halifax Hall – City Hall
Mayor Mike Savage and members of Halifax Regional Council invite residents to join them at City Hall for the annual New Year’s Day Levee. There will be music, refreshments and a toast to the New Year!