PRCC 3rd Annual Tree Lighting

You're invited!!
Prospect Road Community Centre
3rd Annual Tree Lighting
Wednesday, December 5th - 7pm 

Free Showing of Salmon Wars
Tuesday, December 11, 7:30pm, PRCC


Graham Smith has asked me to make you aware of the Free Showing of the documentary Salmon Wars.  The information is posted below. Please circulate widely.
Kindest regards,
Beth McGee

The Atlantic Coalition for Aquaculture Reform invites everyone to a showing of the documentary Salmon Wars,  at the Prospect Road Community Centre at 7:30 on Tuesday, Dec-11. The film was produced by Silver Donald Cameron to document the various impacts that salmon farms can have on coastal communities.  This is an important subject, which has had a lot of recent media attention. 
There is no charge for attendance.  The showing takes 70 minutes and will be in the conference room.  The host, Graham Smith, will be available for questions following the documentary.

Family Christmas Movie Night!

Where: New Life Community Church (1760 Prospect Rd.)
When:  Sat., Dec 1, 2012
Time:  5:30pm
Cost:  FREE (Food donations for the Community Food Share welcomed)

The Christmas season is upon us.  Bring your family to enjoy delicious gingerbread & ice cream, carol singing, and a Christmas movie. The event starts at 5:30pm - come when you can.  All welcomed!
Movie Playing:  The Sons of Mistletoe
Christ is the greatest gift!                                         

Councillor Adams' Meet and Greet Follow-up

Good evening,

This is a short message to update you on the result of the Meet 'n Greet session on Monday, November 19th with Councillor Stephen Adams at the Prospect Road Community Centre.

All forms have been reviewed, questions tabulated and forwarded to our staff for comment, also; an email distribution group has been created to provide information to those residents who requested to be on the list.  Note: The recipients of the information will receive the e-mails by Blind Copy in an effort to ensure your privacy is maintained.

A total of 86 questions/comments were received on a variety of topics, therefore; it may take some time to receive all the responses from the various departments involved.

The intention is to have the list of questions/comments available on the Councillors' webpage by Monday, November 26th.  A few answers to some questions may be available at that time and will also be linked.

As responses are received, the information will be updated on the Councillor's webpage.

Take Out Bean Supper, Sat. Nov. 24

Spread the word!!! :D

St James United Church is hosting a take-out homemade baked bean supper with bread and cookies.

Saturday, November 24
4pm – 6pm 
$6.00 per serving

COCO Meeting: Nov.15, 7pm, Lakeside


The date for the November COCO Meeting has sort of sneaked up on us. We have lots to celebrate at this meeting with the protection of Troops Island, a report on the October 13 workshop about Stewardship ideas for the Five Bridge Lakes Wilderness Area and the formation of a task force following this meeting, the HRM election , updates on the Buy Back the Mersey initiative, recent activities about Greenbelting in HRM, updates from community groups.
Here is the information about the Notice of meeting. Please circulate widely among your community groups, neighbours and friends. See you on November 15!!
The November meeting of the Council of Community Organizations (COCO) will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 15 at the Lakeside Community Centre,1492 St. Margaret's Bay Road, Lakeside. Beechville Lakeside Timberlea Rails to Trails(BLTR2T)  will be the host group. Catherine Klefenz of BLTR2T will be the Chair of this meeting.
We look forward to welcoming our HRM Councillors. For more information please contact Beth McGee at :  , telephone 823-2245 or John Cascadden at: telephone 852-4886   All Welcome .
Kindest Regards,
Beth McGee

The Scoop On Horse Poop

Recently, there has been a lot of chatter about mounds of horse poop in Brookside.  The BCHA has been listening and we have gathered some information regarding this issue.  Here are the bullet points of what we know so far:
  • The BCHA has checked with HRM Animal Control and the horses do not fall under under HRM's animal by-laws because they are considered agricultural animals.
  • The horses are individually owned and are only boarding at our local stables.
  • The stables are located at 804 Brookside Road.
  • The owners come to the stables to groom ride their horses.
  • Many of the riders are young girls.
  • The BCHA has messaged the stable owner to bring up our concerns; however, the horses are not owned by them, so there has not been any resolution thus far.
  • We have been told by HRM that if you have concerns, the best idea is to call the HRM hot-line at (902) 490-4000 and explain that you have a health complaint.  Include the time and place of the pooping incident and indicate that the stables are located at 804 Brookside Road.
  • In the meantime, the BCHA is looking into whether or not the riders would use (and therefore have to clean) bun bags if the BCHA donated them on behalf of the community.
  • If you have any other constructive resolution suggestions, please feel free to e-mail us at or post them to our Facebook Group for community feedback.
We appreciate your support!

This Saturday Free Family Dinner and a Movie

You are invited...
FREE Family Dinner and a Movie Night
SHOWING:  Big Miracle
Saturday, October 20th @ 5:30pm - Dinner  6:30pm - Movie
Hosted by New Life Community Church 852-4456
1760 Prospect Road
A great opportunity take your family out for dinner and enjoy a movie on the big screen in the community.  

Yeadon Green Path Work: Friday, September 14

Hi everyone!

The BCHA has arranged a load of crusher run to start surfacing the bicycle/walking trail at Yeadon Green Park on Northcliffe Avenue (it won't be enough to finish the whole trail at once).

The gravel is in a pile there now and will be being spread tomorrow morning starting around 10am.

Watching the machine work could be a fun field trip for a little tyke who likes to watch machinery; however, we would like to urge caution for anyone planning an adventure at the park tomorrow morning!!

Public Meeting; Wed. July 18, PRCC, 7pm
Halifax C and D Recycling Expansion

Halifax C and D Recycling
We have received word that Halifax C and D Recycling is looking to expand its space in Goodwood.

You are invited to attend, obtain more information and provide feedback at a public meeting in the Prospect Road Community Centre on Wed. July 18 at 7pm.

This proposal then goes to Western Council on Monday July 23, 7 pm at the Gloria Keshen Library.

Friends for Life - “Summer Sizzle” Fun Day! Sat, June 16th, 9am-1pm

Friends For Life Childcare Centre

Invites you to their “Summer Sizzle” Fun Day this weekend on Saturday, June 16th from 9am to 1pm
1690 Prospect Rd

Parents and Staff invite everyone who lives in the Prospect Communities Area to enjoy a day of fun!
- Harry Potter Bouncy Castle
- Check out a Fire Truck and meet Sparky the Dog!
- Face Painting
- Cake Walk
-  50/50 draw
- Silent Auction ( with TONS of fabulous items from local businesses and MORE!)
- Bake Sale
- Duck Pond Game
- Go-Fish for prizes
- Bean Bag Toss
- Sucker pull
- Buy tickets for our big basket full of GIFT CARDS for lots of great places!

On Saturday we will be selling tickets for all the games and food items. They may be purchased in groups of 15 for $10 or individually for $1.00 each.

The "Sizzle" gets started at 9am and runs until 1pm. Proceeds from this event will go towards the childrens programs. Friends for Life Childcare Centre is located at 1690 Prospect Rd.

PLEASE NOTE: Parking for this special event will be at the New Life Baptist Church next door to the daycare.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Wendy Purcell at 850-2527 or

Vote to Clean Up an Area in Your Province

Vote to clean up an area of your province

One week left to vote to clean up an area in your province. 

The same reliable team that delivers your home and business heating fuels wants to spruce things up. Vote today to have the Irving Energy Clean Team clean up a location in your province.
We've worked with local community leaders to identify areas that could use a little love in your province. Just vote on one of the locations we've identified. 
Click here to vote or Click here to see which locations are winning

Who Ya Gonna Call? Did you know...

We often get requests and reports to look into speeding vehicles or other "unusual activity" in our community.
The BCHA have a great working relationship with our local RCMP detachment in Tantallon as we love keeping our neighbourhood safe and enjoyable for all.
While they appreciate our calls of concern after-the-fact, they prefer to get calls when the issue is actually occurring, so they can check into it immediately.

If you have a complaint (speeders or anything else "police worthy"), the RCMP want to hear from you directly as it happens!  

The non-emergency line to report issues is 244-7208.
Now you know who to call!  

Summer Camp!!

Hi All,  Great summer program for children in the community.  Also, we are looking for youth volunteers to help, if interested please contact
Camille :o)
The Hatchet Lake Churches of St.Timothy's and New Life present
Adventures on Promise Island
Where Kids discover GOD'S lifesaving love!
Vacation Bible Camp 2012
August 6 - 10, 9am to Noon
Welcoming Children ages 5 & up
No church affiliation necessary
Register 852-4580


Saturday, June 2, 2012

9 a.m. to  1 p.m.
 Yard sale items, bake table sale, silent auction, and BBQ sale.
New Life Worship Centre
1760 Prospect Road, Hatchet Lake

Coyotes in your Neighbourhood

What should you do?

A number of coyote sightings have been noted in the Brookside area lately.  The Department of Natural Resources has some really great information on coyotes and what to do if you come in close contact with one (on your property or street).

There is also an option to report a sighting. We have spoken with a representative from the department and he has indicated that the department likes to get sighting reports whenever possible so they can track and monitor the movements and behaviors of the animals. One of our members sent in a report and received a follow up phone call the next day for additional information.

Some of the highlights from the site -

  • Coyotes are normally shy and fearful of people.
  • You can take steps to reduce the attractiveness of your property to coyotes and reduce the likelihood of a coyote encounter:
    • Trim trees and ground-level shrubs to reduce hiding places for coyotes and for the animals they prey upon.
    • Store bird feeders indoors at night. Clean up spilled birdseed to avoid attracting rodents, small mammals, and other coyote prey.
    • If you have fruit trees or berries, pick the fruit as soon as it ripens.
    • You may also want to put up fencing to keep coyotes out.
    • Install motion-sensitive lighting around your yard to discourage coyote visits.
    • Manage compost piles carefully to avoid attracting coyotes.
    • Store garbage in tightly closing, or locking containers, that cannot be opened or tipped over.
    • Keep pets inside at night
  • If a coyote approaches you, don't run; this can cause the coyote to chase you.  Instead, remember "BAM"
B - Back away
A - Act big
M - Make noise

Community Cleanup, Sat.Apr.28, 9am

Saturday, April 28
9am - Noon
Targeting Mailbox Areas,
Parks & Ditches
Cleanup Bags & Rubber Gloves Provided
Meet at Lover's Cove Park, Cathy Road
Bring the whole family!
Noon BBQ at PRCC!!

We encourage everyone to clean the ditches in front of your home. Drop off garbage at Lover's Cove Park or Campbell Pt. Park
or BCHA will do pickups if you let us know where.

We invite groups of any age to join us for the cleanup - we'll be targeting key areas where groups can help out.

If you have any questions, you can reach us at or on the BCHA Facebook Group.

Brookside bike park wants to hear from youth

Hi everyone,
I know scouts, cubs, guides and others who are interested in their community and physical activity are often looking for projects to be involved with that are fun and give back to your community. (Some of this may even qualify for badge work).  This Sunday at 4:30pm Adam Shore from Shoreline Consulting will be at the Brookside Bike Park to hear from local youth as to what they would like to see at the bike jump park.  For those who don't know the bike park is between the pharmacy and Brookside Junior High.  Adam is looking for input on what the youth want there.  Are the jumps too high, too low, too far apart, too easy, etc.  Adam has connections so if local youth want introductory lessons on riding at jump parks I'm sure that can also be arranged as well.
This bike jump park came about a few years due to local youth who were interested in bike jumping.  As they have gotten a bit older and moved on to other interests the bike park remains for a new group of riders.  Adam was pondering the future of this park and I mentioned to him that I have seen kids riding there as well I have heard from a couple of parents wondering about it's future.  Now is your chance to have your input heard and help with it's future.  It makes no difference if you are seven or seventeen come have your voice heard.
Please share this with others who know who like to ride at the park and don't worry it won't take too long so you will be home in time for supper.
Peter Jollimore
Community Recreation Coordinator
BLT and Prospect Road areas

Free Family Dinner and a Movie

Movie Playing:
We Bought A Zoo
Where: New Life Worship Centre 
            (1760 Prospect Rd.)
When:  Sat. April 14, 2012 @5:30pm
Cost:   FREE
Take your family out for dinner and enjoy your local community theatre.  Dinner is served at 5:30pm until 6:15pm.  The movie will begin on the big screen at 6:30pm.  Can't make it for supper, than just come to the movie.  The movies are family friendly with drinks & popcorn  provided.  All welcomed.  Please note, this will be our last Dinner and a Movie for the season, but this event will return in the Fall!

Sun. Apr. 1, 2pm - 5pm
SSAtlantic/Terence Bay Lighthouse COMMUNITY GATHERING

  • Seafood Chowder Supper
  • Musical Entertainment
  • Recognition of the Rescue Heroes
  • DVD Virtual Tour
  • Silent Auction
  • Bake Table

Adult $10; Children $5; 5 & under FREE
Limited number available at the Terence Bay Post Office,
ROC, and the PRCC; or or 852-3147.

Sat. Mar. 31, 1:30pm
SMBSA Annual General Meeting
And High Tea

Saturday, March 31 from 1:30 – 4:00 SMB Sailing Club (Crouchers Point)

Join us for our annual gathering to review accomplishments, celebrate community leaders and outline projects for the coming year. Followed by our popular High Tea with a twist – great treats and tasty specialty coffees. Everyone is welcome to join in and see what’s going on while sharing your thoughts over a cup of tea or cappuccino.

This year it will be held at the SMB Sailing Club (more space to host everyone). All are welcome.

Projects we’ve been following include: Community development – Cross Roads and beyond, Island & Coastal Protection, Water Quality, Transition Bay, and more.

Contact: Ella McQuinn,

Wed. Mar. 28, 7pm
FBWHT Annual General Meeting


The Annual General Meeting of the Five Bridges Wilderness Heritage Trust (FBWHT) will be held at 7pm on Wednesday , March 28 in the Meeting Room at the Tantallon Public Library, Hubley Centre, Upper Tantallon.
The doors will be open at 6:30 p.m. to allow time for members to renew their memberships and to welcome new members.

The Trust has been dedicated to conserving public land in its natural state for public use since 2001 and has worked with other community groups and Nova Scotia government departments for ten years to realize the designation of the Five Bridge Lakes Wilderness Area on October 25,2011. This AGM will be a time of celebration as we review our work and accomplishments of the past year.

We are very pleased to welcome Guest Speaker, Peter Bush, Planner with the Nova Scotia Department of Environment. Mr.Bush will present a "Review of Five Bridge Lakes Wilderness Area, planned management including trail agreements, and future relationships with FBWHT and other community groups" .
Please join us as we enter into a new and exciting phase of our work . We are looking for additional Board members and would welcome your ideas, your energy as we work together with Nova Scotia Environment and other departments and community groups on the planning to make the Five Bridge Lakes Wilderness Area a special place.

All Welcome!!

Please circulate this information widely.

For further information please contact Co-Chairs Jill Pulsifer at: , and Harry Ward at: or John Cascadden at:

Jill Pulsifer and Harry Ward,Co-Chairs
Five Bridges Wilderness Heritage Trust

Sat. Mar. 17
Family Dinner and a Movie

Want something to do with your family, friends, and neighbors for FREE in the community, before the March break is over?  Then you are welcome to come to a meal at 5:30pm and stay for a movie on the big screen at 6:30pm.  Can't make it to both, come to what you can.  The movies are family friendly, and drinks & popcorn are provided.  All welcome! 

New Life Worship Centre (1760 Prospect Rd.)

Sat. March 17, 2012 @ 5:30pm


Inspiring Movie Playing:Akeelah and the Bee

World Day of Prayer Service

The community churches would like to extend an invitation to you to attend the World Day of Prayer Service coming this Friday, March 2nd.

World Dayof Prayer 2012  An Ecumenical Service
Let Justice Prevail  Written by the Women of Malaysia
We will join our neighbours in celebrating World Day of Prayer at:
New Life Worship Centre
1760 Prospect Road
Friday, March 2, 2012 at 7pm
We will have special speaker from Malaysia.
This is a family friendly service and child care is available if needed for children 6yrs & under.
Please Join Us!
Participating Churches:
v  New Life Baptist Church
v  Bayside United Baptist Church
v  St. Timothy's Anglican Church
v  St. Paul's Anglican Church
v  St. Joseph's Catholic Church
v  St. James United Church
v  Seton Spirituality Centre
More information contact 852-4465 or

BCHA Survey For 2012

Wishing you a Happy New Year and all the best in 2012 as Brookside welcomes its new citizens, new members of your family (the executive has seen two recent arrivals - baby Isaac and baby Lauryn) as well as our new arrival at Yeadon Green - a new playground!
After several years of lobbying, the direct efforts by many executive members of BCHA these past years, and the goodwill and partnerships with HRM Parks and Rec and our Councillor, Reg Rankin, BCHA managed to get this playground brought back to its former level of play for our children. We hope you enjoy the renewed playground at Yeadon Green on Northcliffe Drive as it looks great even on a snowy day.
We have also completed the Lover's Cove Park picnic shelter and gardens on Cathy Road and the parking area at Wendy's Meadow Park on Melanson Lane…so we have had a great 2011!!
We invite you to further give us your feedback with a few minutes of your time to complete the community survey we have prepared to launch us forward in 2012. The results will be discussed and decisions taken at the Annual General meeting to be held on March 28th at the Prospect Road Community Centre.  Mark your new 2012 calendars to attend - your input shapes our community!
New Yeadon Green Playground
located on Northcliffe Drive

Family Support
Tues., Jan. 10, 8pm, PRCC

This meeting has been brought to the attention of the BCHA and we would like to pass it along to the community...
There has been a family in our community who lost their home to a fire just a few days ago. There is going to be a meeting held at the PRCC at 8pm on Tuesday January 10th. Come and help discuss how best to support this family in their time of need.

Upcoming Community Events

Rally for Somalia - Friday, January 20th
A community uniting for a great cause!  Supported by the Prospect and Area Community Churches.  The Red Cross will provide the community with some insight on the situation in Somalia and an update on the need.
Place:  Prospect Road Community Centre
Time:  7pm
All donations will go to the Somalia Relief Fund.  This is a great opportunity for you, your neighbourhood, your group, or school to make a donation for Somolia.
Music and refreshments provided. All welcome. More information call 852-4456

Free Family Movie Night
Saturday, January 14
New Life Baptist Church, 1760 Prospect Road
Come share a FREE Family Movie Night with family, friends, and neighbours on the big screen.  FREE popcorn and drinks provided.  Movie feature is Dolphin Tale.

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