Spring Garden Area Business Association

Events

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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Elfin' Around!
Nov
23
6:00 PM18:00

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

Friday, Nov 23 @ 6pm and @ 7pm

Saturday Dec 1 @ 1pm and @ 2pm

  • Each performance is approximately 15-20 minutes in duration

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The Chronicle Herald Parade of Lights
Nov
17
6:00 PM18:00

The Chronicle Herald Parade of Lights

  • Spring Garden Road Halifax, NS Canada (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Mark your calendars... the 23rd Annual Chronicle Herald Holiday Parade of Lights and the 4th Annual Red Nose Run will take place Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 6:00 p.m! 

The Chronicle Herald Holiday Parade of Lights presented by Eastlink is the kick-off to the holiday season with festive floats, marching bands, dancers, and a visit from Santa Claus!

Parade entry application forms will be available for download in July 2018.

The Chronicle Herald Holiday Parade of Lights presented by Eastlink takes place in downtown Halifax. The Parade begins on Upper Water Street, south of the CFB Halifax Dockyard, and continues onto Barrington Street via the Cogswell Interchange. The Parade continues down Barrington Street and turns right onto Spring Garden Road, continuing along Spring Garden Road and turning left onto South Park Street. The Parade then turns right from South Park Street onto University Avenue, past the IWK Children's Hospital, and ends at the corner of University Avenue and Robie Street.

The total length of the Parade route is approximately 2.5 kilometres. The total time of the Parade is approximately 2 hours from start to finish.

Streets along the Parade route will experience rolling closures during the Parade. No street parking is permitted during these closures. Streets will re-open once the Parade and spectators have safely left the area. Valour Way (Parade Marshalling Area) is open to Parade participants and DND staff only, no public traffic is permitted. Robie Street between University Avenue and College Street will remain closed as Parade particpants dismount from their floats. These closures are controlled by the Halifax Regional Police.

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Jazz Night in Victoria Park
Oct
25
5:00 PM17:00

Jazz Night in Victoria Park

Come join the Halifax Music Coop on October 25 on your way home from work or on your way to dinner on the corner of Victoria Park as they perform jazz, rock, and classical music supported by the Spring Garden Road Business Association. The HMC is an organization centered around the idea of music accessibility. Come experience the amazing results when amateurs and professionals come together driven by love of music and a social mission to make it available to as many people as possible. If you’ve ever been interested in knowing more about the HMC, come on down and talk to one of our volunteers. We hope we see you there!

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SWITCH HFX: Open Street Sunday
Sep
23
11:00 AM11:00

SWITCH HFX: Open Street Sunday

Switch: Open Street Sundays is coming to Spring Garden Road on September 23 from 11 am - 3 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.

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Mosaic Festival
Aug
18
10:00 AM10:00

Mosaic Festival

From the Mosaic Festival : “We are thrilled to announce that once again, Halifax will have a multicultural event: The Mosaic Festival. Breaking the mould of past festivals, we are creating a unique celebration of our city’s diverse cultures – pairing a vibrant parade of music and dance with a waterfront party of concerts and vendors. Join us on August 18th for a fun, family friendly event.”

http://mosaicfestival.ca

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Festival Quinzou - Concert in Paul O'Regan Hall
Aug
15
7:00 PM19:00

Festival Quinzou - Concert in Paul O'Regan Hall

Everywhere in the world, August 15th is recognized as Acadian Day and Halifax is no exception to that fact. This time of celebration is very important for the Acadian community of the area. It is also a great time for the Halifax Municipality to reaffirm its engagement towards the French speaking population of Halifax in general. This year, multiple events and activities are organized on Wednesday, August 15th 2018.

7pm: Free concert at the Paul O'Regan Hall (Halifax Central Library) with Jacques Surette (Par-En-Bas, NS),112 Accords (PEI), Mary Beth Carty (Pomquet, NS), P'tit Belliveau (Clare, NS).

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/196568434349560/?active_tab=about

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Halifax Garden Festival
Jun
16
9:00 AM09:00

Halifax Garden Festival

The 2nd annual Halifax Garden Festival offers a full day of FREE seminars with experts like Neville MacKay and Niki Jabbour, and awesome local vendors: plants, seeds, tools, garden decor & more! Whether you’re new to gardening or already have a green thumb, there’s something for everyone; food growers, flower lovers, container gardeners & more. Family friendly! Check out the Halifax Garden Festival Facebook page for all the details. Thanks to Gold sponsors: Blomidon Nurseries, Bloom Greenhouse and Garden Centre, Oceanview Home & Garden, Lee Valley Tools, Pro-Mix Gardening and Arbor Plant Health Care. Bronze sponsor is Kynock Resources.

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2018 SGABA Annual and Special General Meeting
Jun
11
5:00 PM17:00

2018 SGABA Annual and Special General Meeting

The Spring Garden Area Business Association's Annual & Special General Meeting is taking place June 11 in the Georgian Lounge at the Lord Nelson Hotel.

Registration opens at 4:30, Annual & Special General Meeting to start at 5:00 p.m.

We look forward to seeing you on June 11 with food and friends to wrap up the 2017-2018 fiscal year and look forward to all that is planned for 2018-2019!

If you are a member, please click  here for important information!

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