Spring Garden Area Business Association

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TIMBER MART Heroes Challenge
Sep
27
9:00 AM09:00

TIMBER MART Heroes Challenge

TIMBER MART Heroes Challenge is a team challenge that brings together two types of Children’s Wish heroes: our supporters and our wish children!

Each team is tasked with raising $10,000, the average cost of a wish. The teams celebrate success with wish children on challenge day, where teams compete in creative challenges designed to test team spirit, mental agility, and physical ability. Challenges are inclusive of all team members and participating wish children.

You have the POWER – take the challenge.
Sign up, donate or volunteer and be a HERO today!

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Federal Candidates Forum on Downtowns
Sep
23
6:00 PM18:00

Federal Candidates Forum on Downtowns

As in previous years, SGABA is partnering with the other Halifax Business Improvement Districts to co-host an All Candidates Debate in the lead up to the Federal Election this October.

The debate will be focused on the "ONE NATIONAL VOICE" platform released by International Downtown Association Canada (IDA Canada), a product of conversations had with IDA members across Canada. In anticipation of the fall federal election, IDA Canada is looking to federal parties to ensure their platforms demonstrate the means by which commercial areas in cities and towns can become more socially balanced, economically energized, culturally dynamic and innovatively robust and environmentally sustainable and resilient. We are looking to our future federal government to work collaboratively to conduct more research of city and town centres and commercial areas to support the development of effective policies and programs focused on these areas. We are seeking a stronger collaboration with all three levels of government and the private sector to strengthen reinvestment in our urban cores. We are calling for enhanced engagement with our urban champions – those BIA/SDC leaders who deal with change every day on the streets and in their businesses – to identify where more effective partnerships can be established.

Five national issues were identified as being of greatest importance to all BIAs & SDCs (societies des commerce in Quebec) across Canada:

COMMUNITY WELL-BEING: For any community to thrive, it must ensure a healthy, stable and inclusive environment for residents and for businesses, co-existing in social and economic balance. This comes in the form of affordable housing, employment opportunities, food security, personal safety, and appropriate, sustainable and balanced taxes.

COMMUNITY VITALITY: Communities at their core are shaped by people and defined by a sense of place based on a vibrant public realm, historic character, arts and culture, and unique, street-level and neighbourhood-serving businesses.

URBAN MOBILITY: With the renewed strength of our urban centres – in which organizations and individuals are increasingly conscious of environmental impacts – innovative and well-designed transportation networks and affordable transit are key to the on-going viability of communities.

INFRASTRUCTURE: An efficient community is comprised of infrastructure which is kept in top condition; public spaces and parks which are well-designed and maintained; buildings which exude the character of the community and where environmental innovations are encouraged and supported.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: To support and sustain entrepreneurship, our communities need to provide start-up business support, create incubation incentives and develop urban cluster strategies, all in the context of heightened sustainability objectives.

Please plan to attend the ALL CANDIDATES DEBATE on September 23 to demonstrate your support for our downtowns, main streets, and small businesses, and hear what candidates have to say about them. Please also discuss these priorities with candidates. If you would like to read more about this call to action, visit IDA Canada.

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Switch HFX: Open Street Sunday
Sep
15
12:00 PM12:00

Switch HFX: Open Street Sunday

Switch: Open Street Sundays is coming to Spring Garden Road on September 15 from 12 noon - 4 pm

Switch: Open Street Sunday is an annual, city-wide event that opens Halifax streets up to people by closing them down to cars, inviting Haligonians to explore the city using active forms of transportation in comfort and safety. Switch also welcomes local businesses, organizations, artists, and vendors to move beyond their storefronts to transform how pedestrians experience their streets.

Bark in the Park is happening too so you can talk to local pet shops on what’s best for your dog’s health, training techniques and pick up goodies. Halifax Switch Open Street takes place this Sunday!

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5th Annual Colour Festival
Sep
14
12:00 PM12:00

5th Annual Colour Festival

Halifax Colour Festival is organized by Indian Festival Club of Nova Scotia (IFCNS). Colour Festival is a fun and vibrant event that provides the opportunity to meet new people and make friends by throwing colours on each other. The idea behind Colour Festival is for all ages. This will be the 5th Annual Halifax Colour Festival and will be celebrated in collaboration with The Mayor's International Student Welcome Reception.

For more information on the Colour Festival check out there event page here.

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FIN Atlantic International Film Festival
Sep
12
to Sep 19

FIN Atlantic International Film Festival

FIN Atlantic International Film Festival is an eight-day celebration of film and media from around the world. It’s a festival that turns Halifax—a charming and historic coastal city—into an international mecca for the arts, abuzz with film lovers and filmmakers alike. 

FIN Atlantic International Film Festival is committed to supporting quality cinema in Atlantic Canada by offering a first look at the best international films of the festival season and by showcasing excellence in local filmmaking. We champion Atlantic Canadian filmmakers and host special events to celebrate and bring our community togeather. A not-for-profit organization, FIN Atlantic International Film Festival thrives because of its strong ties to the arts community and its dedicated body of volunteers.

For programs, events, and all other film needs checkout FIN Atlantic International Film Festival.

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All Around Spring Garden Passport
Sep
4
to Sep 30

All Around Spring Garden Passport

Join the Spring Garden Area Business Association and participating businesses from September 4th - 30th for All Around Spring Garden!

1. WHAT IS ALL AROUND SPRING GARDEN?

All Around Spring Garden is a promotional event run by the Spring Garden Area Business Association to encourage more people to shop locally in the area.
-The concept is:
--participants will take a stamp card;
--visit any of the participating businesses that they wish to;
--receive one (1) stamp per purchase made;
--once participants receive six (6) stamps (each stamp must be from a different business) on their card, they will place their card in a designated dropbox for a chance to win a prize.

HOW DO I PARTICIPATE?

To participate, grab a passport from one of the 9 designated pick up locations (Chatime, Coffeeology, Creamy Rainbow, Krave Burger, Primal Kitchen, Saje, Sun City, Studio in Essence, The Summit Spa) and visit six participating businesses to be entered for a chance to win prizes.

Drop-off locations will be the same as the pick-up locations.

2. WHAT COUNTS TOWARDS A STAMP?

A 'meet and greet' at the following businesses earns a stamp:

- Integrated Staffing Limited
- WeUsThem Inc.

3. Any purchase made at the following businesses earns a stamp:

- Coffeeology Espresso Co.
- Pet Valu Spring Garden Road
- Indochine Banh Mi
- Primal kitchen • bar
- The Summit | Skin Care and Hair Removal
- Saje Wellness
- Pita Pit Dartmouth
- Chatime Atlantic
- Creamy Rainbow Bakery and Cafe
- Sun City Tanning Studio
- Studio In Essence Ltd.
- 902 Restaurant & Catering
- Thecomfortzone official
- Krave Burger

Grand Prize !!!

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BridgingTheGap Executive Form
Aug
7
3:00 PM15:00

BridgingTheGap Executive Form

BridgingTheGap™ Forums are curated events that connect emerging young talent with influential executives and impact investors to build their careers and solve community challenges.

This summer, BridgingTheGap Forums is organizing a cross-Canada tour to connect business and innovation leaders with the next generation. A core theme is helping attendees become future ready, with an emphasis on inclusive innovation and supporting emerging entrepreneurs under 35.

With the theme of being future ready, the BridgingTheGap Executive Forum, organized by Lovell Corporation, is an industry training and networking event best suited for business owners, HR and management professionals, innovation firms and local investors. Programming focuses on helping attendees bridge opportunity gaps in the workplace to reduce inequalities, adapt to digital transformation, and recruit and retain the next generation of talent.

For full detail on the upcoming Executive Form and to register click the link below.

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RCCO's Halifax Organ Festival
Jul
7
to Jul 11

RCCO's Halifax Organ Festival

Welcome to Changing Tides!

Please join us in beautiful Halifax, Nova Scotia from July 7–11, 2019 for RCCO’s Halifax Organ Festival/Festival D’Orgue D’Halifax. Come and enjoy our Maritime hospitality and reconnect with friends and colleagues.

We have a wonderful series of concerts, workshops and events planned, where we’ll examine the changing role of the organist while celebrating pipe organ traditions. We’ll premiere a new work by Halifax composer Peter Togni, and present celebrated Canadian organists in concert. Explore Nova Scotia, including stops at historic organs and a winery tour in the beautiful Annapolis Valley, a lobster dinner in Halifax and much more!

Click below to secure your seat for our concerts and recitals, or purchase at the door.

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East Coast Kite Festival - 3rd Annual
Jul
6
to Jul 7

East Coast Kite Festival - 3rd Annual

** FLY AS HIGH AS YOU CAN **

Come and Enjoy our Third annual kite festival at Citadel Hill on July 6th & 7th. It's a Non-alcoholic, Family and Kids friendly event with FREE ENTRY..!!..

Come and enjoy your weekend with kites at Citadel Hill.

What to Expect at the event :
- Display of more than 40 different Huge kites over two days by Atlantic Kite Festival Society volunteers and kite fliers.
- Food trucks and Food Vendors.
- Bouncing Castle, Face Painting and Kite workshops.
- Over 70 types of kites for purchase or rent to fly. Our smallest kite is 24*24cm and biggest kite has 50 feet of diameter.
- Come and see various kites like Ring, Frog, Panda, Bear, Octopus, Jellyfish, Cat, Tiger, Flower, Duck, Gold Fish, Whale, Heart, Turtle, Rainbow and many more.

If you are a Kite Flyer with Handmade Kite, Kite Club or a Kite lover who want to get involved in planning, please send us an email at atlantic.kitefest@gmail.com

If you want to be a vendor at this event please send us an email at atlantic.kitefest@gmail.com.

Please keep sharing an event and invite your friends.

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Yoga in the Park with Shanti Yoga
Jul
4
to Sep 26

Yoga in the Park with Shanti Yoga

Join us in Victoria Park every Thursday from 12:05 to 12:55 p.m. All you need is your mat and your water bottle— this event is free!

2019 dates

July 4, 11*, 18, 25

August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

September 5, 12, 19, 26

Class will be held inside Shanti Yoga, 5508 Spring Garden Road, on July 11, and on rainy days.

 

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Make Music Day 2019
Jun
21
1:00 PM13:00

Make Music Day 2019

Make Music Day is a free celebration of music around the world on June 21 - the Summer Solstice. Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music Day is open to anyone who wants to take part. Every time of musician, young and old, amateur and professional, of every musical persuasion - pour into the streets, parks, plazas and porches to share their music with friends, neighbours, and strangers. It is free and open to the public.

Launched in 1982 in France, La Fête de la Musique is now held on the same day in more than 750 cities in 120 countries. Alliance Francaise has celebrated Summer Solstice and Make Music Day for the last few years, and in 2018 held the event in Halifax Public Gardens. Now is the time to make this an HRM-wide event! Join the celebration!

SET LIST FOR PUBLIC GARDENS

1 PM - Chloe Dionne 2 PM - Andrea Cormier 3 PM - Thibbs Solo Band 4 PM - Žuta Mapa String Quartet 5 PM - Fretnotes 6 PM - The Farm Team 7 PM - Weldon and Josée Boudreau

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Spring Garden Area Business Association's Annual General Meeting
May
29
4:30 PM16:30

Spring Garden Area Business Association's Annual General Meeting

Join us on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at the Lord Nelson Hotel in the Admiral room for SGABA’s AGM. Come early for registration starting at 4:30 PM and mingle with the local Spring Garden community. The AGM will start at 5:00 PM and end at 6:00 PM. There will be refreshments and light fare to be served. RSVP Scott at scott@springgardenarea.com to reserve your spot now.

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BMO Bid for Life Dinner & Auction
Mar
21
5:30 PM17:30

BMO Bid for Life Dinner & Auction

Join comedian Kyle Brownrigg as he hosts the 2019 BMO BID FOR LIFE Dinner & Auction. Kyle’s witty humour and edgy one-liners will have you laughing all night long! You know him from the Halifax Comedy Festival, Just for Laughs, and the Winnipeg Comedy Festival. With his wicked antics and sharp commentary, there’s only one word to describe Kyle: memorable.

Enjoy dinner, live and silent auctions, 50/50 draw, raffles and balloon popping fun! Great company and lots of laughs will all be part of the evening while raising funds towards ACNS.

Get your tickets here!

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The Secret Marathon 3k
Mar
6
6:30 PM18:30

The Secret Marathon 3k

On Wednesday, March 6th on the week of International Women’s Day, Halifax will join 15 other cities across Canada in the second annual Secret Marathon 3K run/walk being held at the Spring Garden Road Running Room store at 6:30 pm. Registration fee is just $15. Register online by going to thesecretmarathon.com/3krace.

Funds collected from The Secret Marathon 3K supports raising awareness about gender equality through The Secret Marathon film (scheduled to be released Fall 2019) and donations collected will provide access to education for women and girls in Afghanistan.  

For more info, click here

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Lift Every Voice
Feb
13
7:00 PM19:00

Lift Every Voice

Good for the heart and soul, Lift Every Voice is ready for its 4th annual Gala performance night. The African Nova Scotian Music Association is proud to present another stellar line-up of performances from our African Nova Scotian music community. Please join us to clap, sing, and celebrate local talent!

Free event!

Paul O’Regan Hall

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Get Literate: Cannabis, mental health & youth
Jan
30
7:30 AM07:30

Get Literate: Cannabis, mental health & youth

Breakfast panel discussion on Bell Let’s Talk Day

Jan. 30, 2019

7:30-9am, registration at 7am

$50, or $500 per table of 10

Westin Nova Scotian Hotel

Parking included

Tickets: https://www.mentalhealthns.ca/calendar

Introduction by Dr. Stan Kutcher, Canadian Senator

Moderator: Starr Cunningham, Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia

Panel:

• Dr. Phil Tibbo, Nova Scotia Health Authority/Dalhousie University

• Natalie Bakody, NS Department of Education and Early Childhood Development

• Chief Jean-Michel Blais, Halifax Regional Police

• Amanda Higgins, student at Mount Saint Vincent University

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Spring Garden Road Enhancements - Open House
Jan
7
6:30 PM18:30

Spring Garden Road Enhancements - Open House

Monday, January 7 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Halifax Central Library - Room 301
5440 Spring Garden Road

The municipality seeking your input on three options for the functional plan for Spring Garden Road. This phase focuses on major components of the street like relative widths of the road and sidewalk, transit priority, and space to enhance pedestrian & retail experience. They want you to tell us which option is your favourite and what you like and don't like about the different plans.

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Candyland Circus Day Camp
Dec
22
10:00 AM10:00

Candyland Circus Day Camp

Saturday, Dec 22, 2018 10 A.M. - 1 P.M.

Saturday, Dec 22, 2018 2 P.M.-5 P.M.

Cost: $45

Finish your holiday shopping and errands while your children burn off some energy

learning to fly at Studio in Essence’s safe circus workshop. More info here: https://www.iness.ca/

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Be Gorgeous For The Holidays
Dec
6
6:00 PM18:00

Be Gorgeous For The Holidays

Get your girlfriends together and come join Be Gorgeous for a fun night at Sophie's Place in support of Ovarian Cancer Canada. Be Gorgeous For The Holidays is hosted by Be Gorgeous, where you can eat, drink and be merry with us! With a $25 donation to Ovarian Cancer Canada you can shop tax free, receive an amazing gift, have your make up done, tarot cards read, have complimentary food and drink, and more! Most shops in Sophie's Place will also be tax free.

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Elfin' Around
Dec
1
1:00 PM13:00

Elfin' Around

The elves from inesS™ will entertain you with their high flying acrobatics and silly shenanigans as they help Santa this holiday season. This performance is free and family friendly. Studio In Essence will be accepting donation for under privileged children to take a 16 week term of classes.

1535 Dresden Row

Saturday Dec 1 @ 1pm and @ 2pm

  • Each performance is approximately 15-20 minutes in duration

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