First Bell: Fall 2015

By Our Children

Do you beelieve?

The Discovery Centre will have a new waterfront location in 2016 and a new public campaign called “Beelieve.” They are asking Nova Scotians to support the project. There are a number of ways to get involved. You put your name on one of 50 seats in the Immersive Dome Theatre, purchase a Lego bee as part of the Community Colony art installation or make a donation of your choice to the Huge Hive Challenge. To find out more about these options, or to see more renderings, campaign information, news and updates, buzz over to 


Twiggz Shoes and Apparel

Twiggz is a local and independent retailer carrying popular footwear and apparel lines for families with children, from newborns to tweens, featuring all the major brands.

They carry infant and children’s shoes, sneakers, sandals, boots, apparel, outerwear, active wear as well as uniforms and shoes for dance and gymnastics. There is also a selection of backpacks and lunchboxes, as well as many popular accessories.

Twiggz is located in Mic Mac Mall. Visit


Halifax Learning to host launch of Secrets

Halifax Learning is sponsoring the Halifax launch of Secrets, a compilation of seven young adult novels written by authors Kelley Armstrong, Norah McClintock, Vicki Grant, Marthe Jocelyn, Kathy Kacer, Teresa Toten and Eric Walters. The novel takes place in 1964 and is about seven orphan girls. Each author wrote a short YA novel about one of these girls’ lives to total seven books.  

On November 2, Vicki Grant, Kelly Armstrong and Marthe Jocelyn will visit Halifax to promote Secrets. Halifax Learning will celebrate this event by bringing three of the seven authors to two libraries in HRM along with some possible school visits. If you would like your child or school to be involved please contact Halifax Learning at or call Eryn at 902-225-1861.


Junior Achievement of Nova Scotia

Junior Achievement of Nova Scotia believes in the boundless potential of youth. Its mission is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. Junior Achievement delivers four programs from Grades 6 through 12: Our Business World, Dollars With Sense, Economics for Success, and Company Program. Achievers are more likely to be managers than their peers, twice as likely to study/work in business and finance, and are 50 per cent more likely to own their own businesses.


Community closet

The Mommy Fund Clothing Bank is a resource for children and families in HRM in need of a helping hand. Our community clothes closet is available to any family requesting aid. We have a wide variety of children’s clothing available at no charge in sizes zero to 14. Our services are completely confidential.

We accept donations of gently used maternity and children’s clothing, diapers, formula, and gift cards. Donations can be dropped off at Aspotogan Heritage Trust at 10 Pte Richard Green Lane, Hubbards, or by arrangement by calling 902-858-4686, or email Monetary donations can be made on our website:


Comfort for kids

Nova Scotia-made clothing line Neezies offers cute, comfortable and practical clothing from crawling pants to t-shirts and hoodies in a variety of fun colours and styles. True innovation lies in their uniquely designed crawling pants featuring built-in pads to protect children’s delicate knees through the various stages of learning to crawl, walk, run, and the bumps and tumbles of everyday toddler play.