What’s on in Spryfield, July edition

Hi everyone – so we are officially in summertime at last. I hope you are enjoying it, because it never lasts long enough for me. Here are a few things going on in July (or late June).

On June 26 Halifax Atlantic MLA Brendan Maguire, accompanied by Health Minister Leo Glavine and city councillor Steve Adams, announced a $40,000 grant to the Long Lake Provincial Park Association. On his Facebook page, Brendan wrote: “This money will be used to create a family area off of Dentith Road where the old pumping station used to be.” According to the Spryfield and District Business Commission, Polycorp, a development company which is building a large subdivision on Cowie Hill Road right across from Long Lake, has also committed more than $300,000 to making the park “more accessible and safer.”

Soccer is hot right now! There’s a new volunteer-run program offering co-ed youth soccer on the J.L. Ilsley high school field this summer. Halifax PLAYS is offering games for kids at a low cost – right now to be determined, but likely about $20-25 for 7 weeks. All skill levels and genders welcome. It’s just about fun. Program will runJuly 16 to Aug 27 with children from ages 6 to 14.For more information or to register for the program, contact Richard Courchesne at 902-477-9804 or email halifaxplays.youthsoccer@gmail.com.
Speaking of things to do in the summer, this one is just for girls, put on by the YWCA at 358 Herring Cove Road. It’s Called “PowerCamp” and the theme is empowerment. It runs July 6-10 & July 13-17, and is a day camp for young women to address issues important to them in a supportive environment. Activities could include painting, music, Zumba, dancing, hiking, etc. You need to register but there are no fees. CallDee Dooley at 902-423-6163 ext. 6257 or d.dooley@ywcahalifax.com.
Nothing says summer like a strawberry social…Saturday, July 18th from 1 to 3pm at St. James United at3811 Old Sambro Road.For more information, please contact Tabatha Zinck at 902-868-2791.

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