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Date of Event: Ongoing

Event Information: milliondollarbus@gmail.com Talk about a ‘vehicle for change’: Man Using An Old School Bus To Raise A Million Dollars For Community Impact Projects Across Canada 33 year old man quits job, sells home and creates extraordinary social impact project to raise a million dollars and fund community passion projects all across Canada.  Ryan Lancaster would say he’s a pretty average guy, but he is doing some pretty amazing things. In the last year, Ryan has quit his job, sold his house, and embarked on a journey to raise a million dollars and travel across the country attempting to find and fund incredible community passion projects. The most interesting part is the way he has chosen to do this. He has converted an old school bus into a mobile home/office, and is now selling off the entire outside real estate of his bus in 1 inch x 1 inch squares at $10 a piece. Squares contain donor’s names, pictures, favourite inspiring quotes or business branding and will cover every square inch on the bus. So why would anyone attempt such a crazy project? Well according to Ryan, it’s because he is “passionate about passion projects.” “The community passion project movement has the ability to change the lives of people across the country. Whether it’s a social, environmental or agricultural project, these are the people that are trying to create a really positive effect on their community. The problem is that no one is helping these inspiring ventures and all too often their projects never get to see the light of day.” says Lancaster. “This is the goal of the Million Dollar Bus, to jumpstart projects that should exist and that can create a powerful community impact. The possibilities of these passion projects are endless and the power of helping these people is exponential!” follow Ryan’s amazing journey at Facebook.com/milliondollarbus or Instagram.com/milliondollarbus


Date of Event: Ongoing, 2018Event Information: On Dec 19, 2017  Nineteen year old Justin Little's life changed forever.  While driving to his aunts house, a patch of black ice caused him to lose control of his car, and he was left with a broken neck. (C6&7) He now starts his new journey in life as a Quadriplegic. It was a rough morning when he was taken off life support, but he made it through.  He is able to swallow which is a good thing.  He has limited use of his arms and hands, but he will have to endure two years of intense therapy in the hospital.  With his parents by his side, money will be tight.  There will be many unexpected bills to pay, trips to the hospital, etc.  This fundraiser has been set up to help Justin's family, so they can spend much needed time with him, and to help Justin get a head start when he leaves the hospital.  No donation is too small.  Every little bit will help. As you enjoy this Holiday season with your family and friends, we ask that you say a prayer for Justin & his Family.  And maybe... just maybe, we can get a Christmas Miracle. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers for Justin.  He will need them all as he makes the transition into his new life. Donations are being accepted on Justin’s Journey Go Fund Me Page. https://www.gofundme.com/h539qg-justins-journey


Date of Event: January 26, 2018

Event Information: Halifax Awareness Breakfast slated for Jan. 26 January is Alzheimer Awareness Month. Join the Alzheimer Society at the Halifax Awareness Breakfast and learn more about the disease. Friday, January 26, 2018 From 7 to 9 a.m. Westin Nova Scotian Ticket includes full traditional breakfast, and keynote remarks by artist Mark Gilbert as he discusses “The Art of Understanding Dementia.” Tickets available at 1-800-611-6345 or online at www.Alzheimer.ca/NS


Date of Event: January 27, 2018

Event Information: Playing and Learning Together is an after school program who works with individuals who require additional support. We are having our AGM on January 27th, 2018 at Captain William Spry Community Center from 10:00-12:30.  Our email address is playingandlearningtogether01@gmail.com


Date of Event:  Febraury 4 and February 11, 2018

Event Information: Are you ready for the Polar Vortex Challenge?  Strap on your snowshoes, lace up your skates, sharpen those blades on your sledge.  Time to build up those kilometres to PyeongChang. Start your Challenge events with the Polar Vortex Skate 5K or 10K on January 21st. Come back on February 4th for the Skate-Snowshoe-Run Polar Vortex Triathlon. Then do the Polar Vortex Skate 25K or the Polar Vortex Sledge 3K on February 11th. Participants can use any types of skates, or a hockey sledge.  There will be separate classes for different skate types. Get all the details at https://raceroster.com/events/2018/15097/2018-polar-vortex-skate-5k-10k-and-3k

 


Date of Event: February 13, 2018

Event Information: The Anglican Church of Saint Andrew, 2 Circassion Drive (corner of Forrest Hills Parkway), Cole Harbour is looking forward to your attendance at our Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper. The supper consists of pancakes & sausages and homemade cookies. Coffee or tea will be served with juice for children. Tuesday, February 13th from 4:30 pm – 7 pm. What a great opportunity for fellowship and nourishment. Please come and bring your family and friends. All are welcome. Cost: A Free Will Offering.


Date of Event: February 16 & 23, 2018

Event Information: The Anglican  Church of Saint Andrew, 2 Circassion Drive, Cole Harbour, will be holding their Haddock/Corn Chowder Luncheons on Fridays – February 16 & 23 and March 2, 9, 16 & 23 from 11:30 am – 1 pm. The cost is $10.00/per person and $3.50 for children under 12. For this low price you will be treated to our fabulous Haddock or Corn Chowder with Biscuits, Dessert and Tea or Coffee. Children can have Hotdogs, Chips, Cookies and Juice. And again this year, music will be provided. There will be an opportunity to purchase baked goods/crafts. Come and enjoy some fellowship with your friends.

 


Date of Event:  February 25, 2018

Event Information:: The Glass Slipper Organization is looking to help you! The Glass Slipper Organization is a local organization with a mission to provide dream prom dresses to students in need. Our first dress giveaway event will be held on February 25th, 2018 from 12pm-5pm at Halifax Central Library Paul-O'Regan Hall and is open to all with a valid student ID. For more information or inquiries about how you can help our organization or donate dresses please contact us at theglassslipperhalifax@gmail.com