First Bell: Summer 2022

Also coming up this summer… Halifax Pride Festival An annual 11-day gathering for the 2SLGBTQ+ community, the Halifax Pride Festival features more than 150 community and Pride-organized events celebrating the history, culture, activism and perseverance of the queer community. July 14 – July 24, Garrison Grounds Halifax Busker Festival With hundreds of shows over […]

First Bell: Spring 2022

By Trevor J. Adams Out and about Spots like the Discovery Centre, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, and Museum of Natural History are local family favourites, especially during March Break. While COVID-19 has made schedules and event details a moving target, many attractions are operating through the pandemic, marrying exhibits and activities with public health […]

First Bell: Winter 2021

By Trevor J. Adams Halifax Thunderbirds The pandemic forced the National Lacrosse League into a full shut down for a year and a half, and the Halifax Thunderbirds are finally back with a full slate of nine home games at Scotiabank Centre, including a visit from the Toronto Rock on Dec. 10 and the New […]

First Bell: Fall 2021

By Trevor Adams Halifax Mooseheads After two pandemic-ravaged seasons, the hometown hockey heroes return to Scotiabank Centre for what players and fans alike hope will be a return to normal play. Highlights to put in your calendar include the home opener against Cape Breton on Oct. 2, the first visit in almost a year and […]

A young asian girl walking through tall grass holding hands with her mother and father.

First Bell: Summer 2021

By Darrell Roberts Take a field trip from home COVID-19 has made rainy day activities like visiting Halifax’s museums far more difficult. The Nova Scotia Museum (which is comprised of several museums around Nova Scotia) has a myriad offerings to help your child feel like they’re on a real field trip. Your kids can practice […]

First Bell: Spring 2021

Hockey is back (sort of) This season has been a moving target for hockey fans. Not long after the last issue of Our Children published, the second wave of COVID-19 hit Nova Scotia, forcing the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and the hometown Halifax Mooseheads to suspend play. In late January, play was resuming for the Nova […]

First Bell: Fall 2020

By Trevor J. Adams Welcome back Many of the local favourite spots for hands-on family fun are open again, boasting lots of exhibits and activities, with public health precautions to fight the spread of COVID-19. Science, art, history, and, culture—attractions abound. On the websites for the Discovery Centre, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, the Canadian […]

Grandfather Playing Soccer In Garden With Granddaughter

First Bell: summer 2020

by Olivia Malley Bodies in motion While your kids may be confined to a smaller space than they are used to, that doesn’t mean they still can’t keep up their physical activity. Participaction is a national nonprofit focused on getting Canadians up and active. The organization has rounded up some great resources to keep your […]

Halifax Central Library at twilight image

First Bell: spring 2020

by Heather Laura Clarke Swept away at Cinderella! Set to Prokofiev’s classic score, this magical ballet tells a story of human kindness, perseverance, and optimistic spirit. With a little help from a few fireflies, mice, and garden fairies, Cinderella will make it to the ball and shape her own future using friendship and kindness as […]

First Bell: Winter 2019

by Heather Laura Clarke Full STEAM ahead STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics, and we can’t think of a better place to explore all things STEAM than the Discovery Centre on Lower Water Street. Check out the new Beyond Rubik’s Cube exhibit: a multi-sensory, interactive experience in robotics, art, music, computer programming […]

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