Each year the Mayor 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 2013 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 www.halifax.ca/volunteerservices.
Successful nominees will be notified in March 2013 and will be invited to attend a ceremony and reception taking place on April 24, 2013 when they will be officially presented with their award by the Mayor and the councillor from their district. The award ceremony coincides with and is in celebration of National Volunteer Week, April 21-April 27, 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 2013 awards is Friday, December 14, 2012.
To find out more information about the awards, nomination criteria and to nominate someone who’s made a difference in your community, visit www.halifax.ca/volunteerservices .
In the photo are Councillor Barry Dalrymple, Allan Billard from the Shubenacadie Canal Commission, Bob Guscott from Fall River Vision Committees Trails Group & Steve Taylor owner of local Tim Hortons and the featured item is a 3 x 5 foot lexan map of the local area showing all current and planned trails, recreation areas, green spaces and many local areas of importance. This map was planned, done up and is being installed on the outside wall of Tim Hortons in a partnership between the HRM Councillor, Tim Hortons and local Community Groups and will be installed by this week-end. It is a spectacular map of the area and also contains information and websites on various important local community groups, drop by and have a look, we think you will like it.
Today (Sept 19th) HRM Councillor Barry Dalrymple, RCMP, Ecology Action Centre and concerned residents of the Lockview Area sub division launched the PACE Program which is designed to slow down traffic and make our residential streets safer and slower for our children. We have been providing details of this launch in the last two editions of the Laker and we thank them and the Halifax Metro for attending today to help spread the word that speeding on our residential streets continues to be a large problem. From 3:00 to 6:00 pm we handed out pamphlets to around 300 motorists at the intersection of Kinclaven & High Roads in the Lockview sub division and had stations set up nearby where many people went to sign up and join our awareness program and pledge to slow down and obey the speed limits. Those that sign up received colorful yellow lawn signs and bumper stickers reminding others to also slow down.
The RCMP also had the mobile radar unit set up all day nearby to track speeds and will return to gather information on whether or not the program is being effective. Over the next few weeks residents will be going door to door to help spread the word and to sign more people up to the program, if the program is as successful as we feel it will be Councillor Dalrymple will be looking to expand the program into other nearby sub divisions soon.
Barry Dalrymple our local councillor would like to thank all the community volunteers and to the RCMP today for their assistance.
For all the latest information on Ash Lee Jefferson Elementary proposed new playgrounds, see the FaceBook page here.
Some updates on the proposed Gas Station and Miller Lake Quarry. Rather than repeat it – check out Barry Dalrymples website for more detail!