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May 30th, 2016
               Public Invited to U.S. Memorial Day Ceremony
                    at Deadman's Island - May 30th, 2016
    Historians have concluded that nearly 200 American prisoners of the War of 1812 died while confined on Melville Island, on the Northwest Arm in Halifax, and are buried on Deadman's Island.

    On Monday, May 30th, from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., the United States Consulate General in Halifax and U.S. Navy Exchange Officers in Halifax will honor these American servicemen. The Memorial Day ceremony will include a flyover and the firing of a             cannon between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon.

   The general public is welcome to attend this event.  Please be aware
that parking is very limited and access to the site is via a steep path.

   Phone: 902-429-2480 ext. 2038 for more information or visit our website

                            About Memorial Day

   Memorial Day is observed in the United States on the last Monday in
May and is a day on which the dead of all wars are remembered in special
programs held in cemeteries, churches, and other public meeting places.

June 18th & 19th, 2016
           Play On! Halifax returns to the Halifax Common in June

   Hockey Night in Canada's Play On! is getting ready for a fun filled weekend
as it returns to its roots at the Halifax Common on Saturday, June 18 and
Sunday, June 19.

   "The Oval, Cogswell and Trollope Streets provide players a setting ideal
for a great weekend of street hockey action" says Scott Hill, National Play
On! Commissioner, "this year's tournament is shaping up to be Halifax's best

   The tournament hosts 22 divisions ensuring that there will be appropriate
competition for every age, gender and skill level.  New this year, tournament
organizers have increased roster size to nine (previously maximum roster
size was seven) and added new divisions in every age category.  This year's
Halifax UPS Corporate Division will benefit Christmas Daddies.  Teams that
register in this division compete for the mini replica Redwood Cup on

   "We are building 55 street rinks around the Halifax Common," says Roxanne
Robinson, Halifax Event Director, adding "we anticipate hosting 600 teams
and more than 4,400 participants and up to 20,000 spectators over two days -
that's a lot of people!"

   Tournament organizers are encouraging teams to register soon before time
and space run out. The early bird registration deadline is June 1st at

   The program represents a unique yet true celebration of both Canadian
culture and sport.  Hockey Night in Canada's Play On! is Canada's largest
sports festival, which originated in Halifax in 2003.  Since its beginnings,
more than two million participants have attended 145 Play On! events across
the country.  In its 13th year this season, Hockey Night in Canada's Play
On! is excited to score big with ten large-scale tournaments being operated
across Canada. 

   Not a player? The Play On!  Halifax event is also looking for volunteers and
officials.  Sign up at today!

   For more information, please contact: Roxanne Robinson
Halifax Event Director, Hockey Night in Canada's Play On!
Phone 902-717-1569 or email:

June 25th, 2016
                         Plywood Cup Challenge 2016

   Join us on June 25, 2016, for The Plywood Cup Challenge!  This event is a
great team building exercise for you, your friends, or your colleagues, and
you get to help two great local organizations!  A minimum of five people is
needed on a team to build your boat.  Teams can recruit others to raise

   Proceeds from The Plywood Cup Challenge assist Easter Seals Nova Scotia
in delivering its barrier-free programs that promote mobility, inclusion,
and independence for Nova Scotians with disabilities, and the Atlantic
Division CanoeKayak Canada in supporting high performance programming for
athletes pursuing National CanoeKayak team placements. 

   For more information, contact Tanya at:
or call (902) 453-6000 ext 220.  Visit our Event page!
Location: 17 Banook Ave., Dartmouth, NS.

June 25th, 2016
                             Charity Dog Wash

                         ATTENTION ALL PET LOVERS!
   Vetcetera Animal Hospital will be hosting a Bedford Days Kick-Off Event
with their Annual Charity Dog Wash and BBQ on Saturday, June 25 from 11 a.m.
to 3:00 p.m.  We will be washing dogs of every shape and size, with all
proceeds raised going to Bide-A-While Animal Shelter and Pick of the Litter

   Browse our Yard Sale while you enjoy some BBQ or try your luck with our
50/50 draw.  Bring out your furry friends and family and join us for a
fun-filled afternoon.  Vetcetera Animal Hospital is located at 1144 Bedford

   Please check out our Facebook page for more details about the event or
call us at 902-832-4818.

September 23rd, 2016
                          Drop Zone Halifax 2016

   This knee-shaking, heart-pounding, adrenaline-pumping fundraising
adventure encourages you to get out of your comfort zone and face your fears
by rappelling from Nova Scotia's tallest office tower at 1801 Hollis St. in
Halifax - all in support of Nova Scotians with disabilities.  By fundraising
a minimum of $1,500, ordinary people are becoming superheroes for a day as
they challenge themselves and change lives. 

   For more information, contact Tanya at:
or call (902) 453-6000 ext 220.  Visit our Event page!


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