HRM Volunteer Awards - Deadline extended to December 16, 2011

Hello everyone,

The deadline to nominate an individual, youth or group for an
HRM Volunteer Award is extended to Friday, December 16th. It's a great opportunity to recognize someone who goes above and beyond in volunteering their time and skills to provide services and programs in HRM communities.

We could use your help to spread the word. If possible, perhaps your organization could:
1. Print and Display our Poster:
Print the attached poster and post it prominently where all your volunteers will see it. Or forward it as an email.
2. Include a blurb in an email, your newsletter or blog:
Each year Mayor Peter Kelly and Halifax Regional Council recognize the extraordinary contributions of individuals and groups who volunteer their time and skills to provide services and programs in HRM communities. HRM is now accepting nominations for the 2012 Volunteer Awards.

Nominations are accepted in three categories: adult, youth (ages 13-19) and community group. Nomination criteria and applications can be found online at

Successful nominees will be notified in March 2012 and will be invited to attend a ceremony and reception taking place on April 18, 2012 when they will be officially presented with their award by Mayor Kelly and the councillor from their district. The award ceremony coincides with and is in celebration of National Volunteer Week, April 15-April 21, 2012.

From those selected to receive an HRM Volunteer Award, ten representatives will be sent on to the Provincial Volunteer Awards.

The deadline for nominations for the 2012 awards is Friday, December 16, 2011.

To find out more information about the awards, nomination criteria and to nominate someone who's made a difference in your community, visit .
3. Share it on Facebook:
Know an adult, youth or community group that went over and above in giving back to their community? Nominate them for an HRM Volunteer Award by December 9th. Nomination criteria and applications can be found at
4. Tweet it!
Nominate someone deserving for an HRM Volunteer Award. Deadline: Dec 16, 2011
2012 HRM Volunteer Awards: Nominate an extraordinary adult, youth (13-19) or community group by Dec
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Bronwyn MacKinnon
Community Developer
Halifax Regional Municipality
Community Development - Community Relations & Cultural Affairs
PO Box 1749
Halifax, NS B3J 3A5

Tel: (902) 490-4535

FYI: Upcoming Events

BCHA received notice of a few upcoming events that we are happy to pass along...

This Saturday - FREE Family Movie Night

Saturday, November 26th @ 6:30pm
Come see a Christmas movie on the big screen and enjoy free popcorn and drinks. 
New Life Baptist church 1760 Propsect Road
Bake Sale
Saturday, December 10th @ 9:00am to 1:00pm
Prospect Road Community Centre
All proceeds will go to support Somalia (see more details below about upcoming Somalia rally).
Family Christmas Eve Service
Saturday, December 24th @6:30pm
New Life Baptist church 1760 Propsect Road 
A time to celebrate and worship our Saviour's birth.  All welcomed!

Looking ahead...
Somalia Rally
Hosted by the Prospect Road & area churches
Friday, January 20, 2012 @ 7pm
Start at St. Timothy's Church and end at the Prospect Road Community Center with a time of singing, special music, and refreshments.

Some Upcoming Events

Some interesting upcoming events
NS Water Caucus:
Thursday afternoon planning session, Nov 17th, 2011.  It is taking place at the Sackville Heights Community Centre, 45 Connolly Road in Sackville.  We will be meeting in the boardroom.  For anyone attending and not familiar with this very large Community Centre, the Boardroom is the first door on the left just inside the front door, when you go through that door you are facing 2 doors in a short hall and the Boardroom is the door on your left. Many thanks to Larry Bell for the directions.
COCO Meeting (Council of Community Organizations):
7 p.m. on Thursday, November 17,2011 at the Tantallon Public Library. Host group is the Five Bridges Wilderness Heritage Trust. All Welcome. For more information please contact Beth McGee at 823-2245 or John Cascadden at 852-4886.
DAWN Gathering:
Thank you to those who have already registered or RSVP'd! For those who haven't quite decided, here's a last minute chance to register for the Dartmouth Area Watersheds Network Gathering to be held on Saturday, November 19th at the Fairbanks Centre, 54 Locks Road (Shubenacadie Canal Commission Headquarters) from 8:30 am - 1:00 pm. You are welcome to come for part or all of the Gathering.
Protecting Our Communities - A Conference on Shale Gas and Fracking:
Saturday, December 3, 2011: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Location: Nova Scotia Agricultural College, Truro Nova Scotia (Cox Institute, 50 Pictou Road)
The conference will bring together concerned citizens, engaged activists, and experts from across Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and beyond. Don't miss this opportunity to take part in engaging workshops and hear from two exciting keynote speakers (Dr. Tony Ingraffea, Cornell University and Jessica Ernst)!!
Check out the NS NOFRAC website for more info and to register:

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