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Downtown…I’m In Public engagement events planned for Halifax, Dartmouth …

Thursday, February 6, 2014 (Halifax N.S.

) — Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) would like to remind residents that on February 8, Downtown…I’m In public engagement events will be held in Halifax and Dartmouth. Residents can share their ideas on the best ways to sustain and create more vibrant and enjoyable downtown areas in Halifax and Dartmouth.

Each event features one of two speakers: In Halifax: Charles Montgomery, downtown champion and award-winning author of The Happy City. In Dartmouth: Mark Brand, one of Vancouver’s most recognized entrepreneurs, opened a string of successful restaurants and other ventures, including a not-for profit foundation that focusing on food security.

Following each speaker, there will also be facilitated discussions on making the downtown a better place to live, work and play. Information and idea-sharing booths will be available as well unique blend of experts from the community, business, associations, non-governmental organizations, and HRM staff, to listen and share ideas.

Where: Halifax: Mezzanine level Pete’s Frootique, City Centre Atlantic, 1535 Dresden Row, parking entrance off of Birmingham Alderney Landing Farmers’ Market.

Both events start at 10 a.m., Saturday, February 8, and will run until approximately 3 p.m. Residents can come and go as they please. For a complete schedule, and also to share ideas, visit www.DowntownImIn.ca. Or on Twitter use the hashtag #DowntownImIn.

To assist people in getting to and from the events, Metro Transit is providing free harbour ferry service between 9:15 a.m. and 3:45 p.m.

Source: Release

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