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Date of Event: Enter by June 29, 2017

Event Information: Media alert, free paint job for a homeowner in need College Pro Painters Celebrates their Return to Halifax by Giving Away a Free Paint Project to a Homeowner in Need. Homeowners can enter a contest by June 29, 2017 to win a free paint project. College Pro Painters has been in the business of painting homes since 1971, but did not have any local Halifax franchisees for the past few years. That’s all changing this year. Ilias Kouider, a senior franchise owner, started his painting business in Montreal last year. After a successful year running his business, Ilias decided to take on the challenge of moving to Halifax to grow his business even more. “I chose College Pro because I was looking to develop my entrepreneurial skills, and wanted the mentorship College Pro provides. Halifax was really appealing to me because it was a completely different experience and opportunity to build something that would last.” To celebrate their return to the Halifax area, College Pro would like to award one lucky homeowner a free painting project. Sherwin Williams ( is helping support this project by donating the necessary paint and supplies. To enter this contest, simply visit their website at and enter the details of your project. The winner will be announced by the first week of July, and the project will be completed by the second week of July, dependent upon weather. College Pro has helped thousands of entrepreneurs realize their dream of becoming small business owners over the years, and has also been a very strong presence in the communities in which they serve, coming together to donate their time and do something good for communities across North America through a variety of local and national initiatives. Since 2004 alone, they have donated over $1,000,000 in services, equipment and materials. Contest closes: June 29, 2017 Contest website: College Pro Contact: College Pro’s Senior Franchise Owner Ilias Kouider, 902-412-2223, Sherwin Williams Contact: Sales Manager, Chris Mont, 902-292-5301 

Date of Event: July 1, 2017

Event Information: DARTMOUTH CITY OF LAKES TARTAN TO BE UNVEILED. Dartmouth will have its own Official tartan on July 1, 2017 as unveiling takes place at 8:30am at the Alderney Pancake Breakfast. This tartan has been designed to reflect the colors of the history and future of Dartmouth. Each colour has a deep rooted meaning to remind us of the importance our history holds. The tartan was woven in Scotland and will be an official tartan registered with The Scottish Register of Tartan in Edinburgh Scotland. The tartan design was started in 2016 by Deana Lloy, owner of Red Label Kilts in Sydney, Nova Scotia, of course with the blessing of Gloria McCluskey and Mayor Mike Savage. Deana (Daniels) grew up in Dartmouth and moved to Sydney when she married in 1989. She opened her business as a Traditional Kiltmaker in 1995 and has since expanded into tartan design. Deana holds a special place in her heart for her hometown and decided to design a tartan to reflect her home. “I wanted to contribute by helping to preserve the memory of Dartmouth’s history through designing a tartan as a reflection of our ancestors history”. Every tartan Deana designs tells a story, below is the story of the “Dartmouth City of Lakes tartan” Dartmouth City of Lakes Dartmouth is world known for its beautiful lakes and its rich history of paddling and rowing. Yellow represents 3 rowing clubs on Lake Banook, where we hold fond memories of people filling the banks and hill taking in past Natal day festivities. Before the 1950's icehouses lined these same shores. Red Clay identifies the rich history of the Shubanacadie Canal and the 3 main lakes it feeds into. Blue also represents the harbour which separates the two adjoining cities, photos remain to remind us that there was a time when this harbour was full of war ships. Never to forget the tragedy of the Halifax Explosion and the lives lost, people injured and thousands left homeless on that gray day in history, totally destroying the Mi'kmaq settlement at Tuft's Cove. Grey identifies the Starr Manufacturing Company which was first established as a nail factory and later moved on to a world scale for its production of metal ice skates. Grey also identifies the oil stacks of Woodside where the flame no longer burns. There is no sight more beautiful than the early morning sea fog hovering over this beautiful harbour from the Dartmouth side. Dartmouth holds a bright tomorrow for future generations. On this day July 1, 2017, the 150th birthday of Canada we reflect on our heritage and future of Dartmouth City of Lakes. Dartmouthians, we stand strong!

Date of Event: July 1, 2017

Event Information: Halifax Chasing Sunrise is a free event for Canada 150 at 4:30 am on July 1st! We are gathering on Citadel Hill to watch the sunrise and sing O'Canada at the break of dawn. This event is aiming to bring the community together to celebrate 150 years of Canada. Chasing Sunrise is a Vancouver based not for profit organization that is organizing events like this across the country. Thousands of participants across Canada will be chasing the July 1st sunrise. Here is a link to our Facebook event:

Date of Event: July 8, 2017

Event Information: 2006 Nova Scotia selects Hockey Team will be doing a bottle drive fundraiser in the Portland estates area on July 8th from 10am- 2 pm to help offset cost heading to Toronto in August There is also a account set up at bluenose bottle dept under the name 2006 Nova Scotia selects Hockey Team

Date of Event: July 8, 2017 noon - 6

Event Information: July 8th raindate 9th  38th Mackerel  Snappers Picnic. Graves Island Provincial Park.  East Chester Off Exit 7. Music, Games of Chance and   Food. Free Admission, everyone welcome

Date of Event: July 14 - 16, 2017

Event Information: Tide Fest, East Hants’ first homecoming weekend, is happening July 14-16. Join us at the East Hants Sportsplex in Lantz for ball hockey tournaments, world’s largest washer toss, a music festival, farmers markets, food trucks and much more! Visit for schedule and ticket information or find us on Facebook @EastHantsTideFest.

Date of Event: July 15, 2017

Event Information: Shearwater Radio Control Flyers (SRCF) invites you to their Model Air Show on Saturday, July 15 between 9:00AM and 4:00PM. From Caldwell Road, take the MacDonald Beach Road and follow the signs to the decommissioned runway at CFB Shearwater. RC Flyers from all over the Maritimes will proudly show you what they have built and how they fly. Come check out large and small sport planes, scale models, warbirds, sailplanes, helicopters, etc. If you like what you see, ask us about booking a complimentary training flight with one of our instructors! More info on Facebook!

Date of Event: July 18, 2017

Event Information: "New to You" Flea Market and Backyard BBQ Saturday July 8th, 2017 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Fun for the whole family - Backyard BBQ, jump tent, face painting, lawn games Browse over 50 flea market tables! Tables located in the gym and outside on the back field (Outdoor tables relocated indoors in event of rain) Admission to flea market: $1.00 (children 12 and under free when accompanied by an adult) For more information, call 902-463-9276

Date of Event: July 21 - 23, 2017

Event Information: AFRIFEST will be taking place at the Halifax Waterfront for its 8th annual event from July 21-23rd 2017. Afrifest is an annual summer community celebration that showcases the unique cultural heritage and artistic works of people of African descent living in Nova Scotia. The festival includes arts, crafts, visual and performing arts, and much more! The 2017 festival is a three day event that takes place at the Sackville Landing on Lower Water Street. The festival is free and open to the public.

Date of Event: July 27, 2017

Event Information: The Dartmouth Seniors Center is celebrating our 41st Birthday on July 27th. We'll have a festive summertime lunch of hot dog, hamburger, salad, lemonade and of course birthday cake and ice cream. Followed by Carnival style games with prizes to be won. Please call us for tickets at 902-465-5578

Date of Event: July 29, 2017

Event Information: Join us on July 29th and help us make a difference to the people who need it most. July 29th 1-3 AT COLE HARBOUR PLACE, COME SUPPORT OUR FIGHT AGAINST TERRIBLE CANCER. Enjoy a bunch of his family,friends and community members battle on the ice for some flashy metals. Maybe even a stanley cup of our own. There will be a door fee,player fee and items accepted for a silent auction, as well as a donation box at the rink. We will have the silent auction at Bubba Rays sports bar soon after the game. 50/50 will be going on during the game and auction. ALL PROFITS WILL GO DIRECTLY TO CHILDRENS WISH IN ROBBIE'S HONOR. 

Date of Event: July 29, 2017

Event Information: The New Apostolic Church is hosting an Ice Cream Social in support of Feed Nova Scotia. Come and join us for an evening of fun and treats. Saturday July 29th at 6 pm-7:30. At the New Apostolic Church 151 Joffre Street, Dartmouth. Off of Portland and Sinclair Streets. Admission is free with a food bank donation. All are welcomeThe New Apostolic Church is hosting an Ice Cream Social in support of Feed Nova Scotia. Come and join us for an evening of fun and treats. Saturday July 29th at 6 pm-7:30. At the New Apostolic Church 151 Joffre Street, Dartmouth. Off of Portland and Sinclair Streets. Admission is free with a food bank donation. All are welcome

Date of Event: September 16, 2017

Event Information: The Troops are ready to battle again. Our Mom was diagnosed with breast cancer in spring of 2010, after a mastectomy and many radiation treatments she is now a breast cancer survivor. My sisters and I are organizing a fundraiser in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer CIBC Run for the Cure. We are submitting a team, Lorraine’s CURE-ageous Troops for the annual run on October 1st 2017. The fundraiser will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Brewster’s in Bedford. We will be having a silent auction, and selling tickets on various items. We have hopes this event will assist us in our efforts of reaching our fundraising goal. Any support in the form of an item, service or monetary donation will go a long way in helping us reach our goal. Your support will be recognized by all those attending the event and all funds raised will be donated to CIBC Run for the Cure. We would like to thank you in advance for your generosity. Feel free to contact any one of us at the contact information below.  Sincerely, Norma (Lorraine’s CURE-ageous Troops) Bev Hubley Phone 902-865-9415 *Norma Hippern Phone 902-452-6699 Bonnie Porter; Phone 902-864-8323 Mailing Address: Norma Hippern 324 Larry Uteck Blvd, Unit 614, Halifax, NS. B3M0E7

Date of Event: September 24, 2017

Event Information: Sunday September 24, 2017, marks the 28th anniversary of Scotiabank AIDS Walk organized by the AIDS Coalition of NS (ACNS). Walkers will gather at Halifax Common, Pavilion Site to build community, increase awareness and raise funds to support HIV/AIDS efforts in Nova Scotia. WALK with us to help create a stronger community with better opportunities for people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Registration starts @ 12:30 pm and we will walk @ 2:00 pm. Join us at the finish line to enjoy a delicious BBQ offered by Sobeys and Wilson’s. This family fun filled afternoon will be a celebration of life, reflection, and hope