2013 Ha!ifax ComedyFest

25 Jan

For Immediate Release: Thursday, January 24, 2013

The 18th annual Ha!ifax ComedyFest announces superb line up for event, April 24-27 in Halifax

(Halifax, NS) – Celebrating its 18th year, the 2013 Ha!ifax ComedyFest presents 28 top Canadian and international comedians from Wednesday, April 24 to Saturday, April 27 in Halifax.

The line-up includes hot comic headliners, Scott Thompson (Kids in the Hall), Caroline Rhea (Sabrina the Teenage Witch, The Caroline Rhea Show), Brent Butt (Corner Gas and Hiccups), Bob Marley, Nikki Payne, Mark Critch, John Wing and Debra DiGiovanni.

Other fantastic comedians performing include, Bryan Hatt, Charlie Demers, Darrin Rose, Eddie Della Siepe, Erica Sigurdson, Graham Chittenden, Graham Kay, Jeff Elliott, JJ Whitehead  John Sheehan, Karen O’Keefe, Lachlan Patterson, Patrick Haye, Peter Anthony, Phil Hanley, Rob Pue, Tony Krolo, Dana Alexander and Darren Frost.

The Opening Gala, hosted by John Wing, will feature for ‘one night only’, returning festival favourite, Bob Marley on Wednesday, April 24 at Casino Nova Scotia’s Schooner Room. The All Star Gala, hosted by Caroline Rhea, will feature for ‘one night only’ Rhea along with Scott Thompson on Thursday, April 25 at Casino Nova Scotia’s Schooner Room. Tickets for both shows are $45 for VIP seating and $38 for regular seating (including tax, plus surcharge). Both shows start at 7:30 p.m. and are restricted to ages 19 and over.

The Gala of Laughs, hosted by Mark Critch, will take place on Friday, April 26 at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium and will feature ‘for one night only’ beloved Canadian comic, Brent Butt. The Gala of Laughs Finale, also hosted by Critch, will take place on Saturday, April 27 at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium. Tickets for both shows are $39 (including tax, plus surcharge) and start at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets for LMAO, presented by Admiral Insurance on Thursday, April 25 at the Seahorse Tavern, are $20 (including tax, plus surcharge). The show starts at 8 p.m. and admission is restricted to ages 19 and over. Seahorse Tavern, Argyle St.

Tickets for the Pub Comedy double feature on Saturday, April 27 at the Lower Deck, Historic Properties are $20 each (including tax, plus surcharge). Show times are 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. and admission is restricted to ages 19 and over.

The Not Made For TV shows at Yuk Yuks Comedy Club at the Westin Nova Scotia Hotel, which take place twice a night from Thursday, April 25 – Saturday, April 27 are $20 (including tax). Show times are 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. and admission is restricted to ages 19 and over.

For more ticket details and the complete schedule, visit: http://www.halifaxcomedyfest.ca

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The Ha!ifax ComedyFest is a joint venture between Pilot Light Productions, CBC, Premiere Entertainment Group (PEG) and the Halifax Comedy Festival Society.  The event competes with the best comedy festivals in the world and is one of three comedy festivals broadcast nationally during prime time hours on CBC Television.  The television series has garnered nine Gemini Award nominations since 2001, including three in 2011.

For photos and more information, contact:

Wendy Phillips, Phillips Public Relations Ltd.
(902) 492-0960 / wendy@pprl.ca



Halifax Entrepreneurship Expo

14 Apr

Join Atlantic Canada’s emerging entrepreneurs at the Halifax Entrepreneurship Expo, Monday April 18 at the Cunard Centre featuring keynote dinner by Kevin O’Leary of CBC’s Dragon’s Den.

Over 100 businesses will engage attendees at this one day event. Throughout the conference, presentations and networking sessions designed to help grow your small business.


  • 120 booth trade show
  • Networking lunch
  • Speaker presentations – Topics include: social media, networking, sales for beginners, raising financing, legal issues for small business and marketing.
  • Break-out sessions
  • Dinner and keynote address with Kevin O’Leary


Delegate – $69 + HST

Booths: $400 (includes 2 delegate passes & 2 client passes)


7pm, April 18 at the World Trade and Convention centre. Featuring keynote presentation by Kevin O’Leary.

Halifax Entrepreneurship Expo | East Coast Connected – Creating a community hub for Atlantic Canadian expats and keeping them engaged while they live away.

Ignite Leadership Forum 2011

1 Apr

Today’s most intriguing thinkers share their passion and ideas for taking on the challenges of tomorrow. We are taking no prisoners along the way. If you’re a leader – or aspiring leader – in your field, don’t miss this chance for rich inspiration and discussion. If you’re content to follow the pack, well, this forum might be saturated in more ambition than you’re ready for.

Panel Discussion

Facilitated by Lea Bryden, VP Citizen Engagement, Capital Health • Jodi Bartlett, General Manager, The Halifax Club • Tim Coates, Co-Founder and Executive Director, 21 Inc. • Joanne Macrae, Co-Founder of the Hub, Halifax

Turbine Showcase 2009

4 Nov



Mon at 10:58pm

Turbine has scheduled the 9th annual Atlantic Showcase of fall fashion, jewellery, and leather handbags, all designed by Canadian fashion designer, Lisa Drader-Murphy, for 7:00 pm, Friday November 6th at the World Trade Convention Centre, Halifax Nova Scotia.

CTV’s Liz Rigney will host the evening presenting a live performance by Mary Stewart and her band, canapés, silent auction, a shopping party, and of course the unveiling of 300+ new pieces from Turbine’s Fall Collections.

Additional highlights include a look at the recent works of special guest, Louanna Murphy, the winner of “Off The Cuff”, Argyle Fine Art’s fashion design competition for which Lisa served as a judge. As well, celebrity guest models including award winning journalist, Eleanor Beaton and Barb Stegemann, author of 7 Virtues of a Philosopher Queen, will grace our runway.

The net proceeds from ticket sales and all proceeds from a silent Auction of Regional fine art and craft at this annual event are donated to various women’s charities via The Turbine Fund and this year we are pleased to benefit SHYM; Supportive Housing for Young Mothers.

Tickets are $50 each and a limited number of tables seating 8 are available. Ask us about corporate incentives and advertising opportunities.

Tickets may be purchased in person at the Turbine Boutique at 1475 Lower Water Street at Bishop’s Landing, by calling 902.429.0986, or by emailing Julie at julie@turbine.ca. To request a MEDIA PASS, please email office@turbine.ca. Last year we sold out early so don’t hesitate to purchase or reserve your tickets today!

Nocturne Art At Night 2009

14 Oct

n20752711021_3538 Nocturne: Art at Night is a festival bringing art and energy to the streets of Halifax between 6:00 p.m. and midnight on Saturday, October 17th, 2009. The completely free, second annual event showcases and celebrates the exciting arts scene in Halifax.

The Nocturne programme, map, bus, and walking tours guide residents and visitors alike to a variety of exhibitions in galleries and public spaces throughout the city. The signature event, designed and planned by volunteers within the community, is an opportunity for everyone to experience the art of Halifax – in a whole new light.

Contact Info





Halifax, NS

Recent News

Programs are now available as a PDF download on the website and hitting Halifax this week!

32 Galleries, 39 Independent Projects + 6 Spotlights = a lot to see on Oct. 17th. http://bit.ly/hCUcO

Don’t forget to rsvp to Nocturne 2009 – our event page also has links to some of the exhibitions and performances for the night.

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Grand Opening for Crossfit Kinetics

2 Oct

Grand Opening for Crossfit Kinetics Tomorrow at Noon!

The Face of Fitness is About to Change:

CrossFit Kinetics Brings Olympic-Caliber Fitness to Halifax

Join us on Saturday, October 3 at 12:00 noon for the grand opening of Halifax’s first and only fitness facility dedicated exclusively to CrossFit training and instruction.

Date: Saturday, October 3, 2009
Time: 12:00 noon – 2:30 p.m.
Place: CrossFit Kinetics
5540 Cunard Street, Halifax NS

CrossFit is the principal strength and conditioning program for many police academies and tactical operations teams, military special operations units, champion martial artists, and hundreds of other elite and professional athletes around the globe. The “Spartan Workout” is now taking the world by storm, rapidly gaining popularity among Hollywood celebrities and men and women of all ages and fitness levels.

Grand Opening Highlights:
BBQ Social with all profits in support of Sport Nova Scotia
One-on-one interview opportunities with our certified CrossFit trainers
Exercise demonstrations
Workout competitions with the opportunity to win a free membership

The Grand Opening event is open to media, fitness enthusiasts of all ages, and the general public. CrossFit Kinetics is located at 5540 Cunard Street (corner of Cunard and Creighton Street). Free parking is available in front of / on the side of the building.

For more information, contact:
Ryan Kells, Co-founder & Co-owner
Tel: 902.219.0859
E-mail: HYPERLINK "mailto:ryan@crossfitkinetics.com" ryan@crossfitkinetics.com
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Nocturne art event gains momentum and support

27 Aug

Fusion With 28 galleries signed up to participate and a wide range of independent artists ready to install special projects throughout the city, Halifax will be the site of a spectacular array of art from 6:00 p.m.-midnight on Saturday, October 18. Thanks to support from the arts community, local businesses and the Halifax Regional Municipality, the first annual Nocturne: Art at Night is shaping up to be an exciting, free of charge, signature event.

Galleries on both sides of the harbour are opening their doors to allow free access to exciting and intriguing exhibitions, with many choosing to present work with a ‘Nocturnal theme’. These include: François Gaudet’s one-night projection installation Nuit Blanche at Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery; Spotlight at Seeds Gallery featuring nighttime critters by recent alumni, David R. Harper and Heather Keeling; and experimental audio works by Canadian artists and musicians presented in the dark of Eyelevel Gallery.

Creative artists working in a variety of mediums have been invited to participate in special projects in various downtown locations including Granville Mall, Victoria Park, Nathan Green Square, Sackville Landing and the universities.
‘Nocturne is a unique, community driven project by artists and art gallery owners, the very kind of partnership we are proud to support.’ said Andrew Whittemore, Acting Manager of Community Relations and Cultural Affairs for HRM.

HRM’s contribution of two Metro Transit buses as a free shuttle service will allow attendees to experience as many exhibitions as possible throughout the evening. The buses will transport passengers between stops including the universities, Pier 21, Downtown, and the North End.
In addition, HRM has funded the installation of original local artwork on the interior panels of Metro Transit buses for the weeks leading up to Nocturne.

The full Nocturne: Art at Night program listing of all participants and venues, along with the bus route, will be available the week of October 18th.


The 28 Galleries that have confirmed their participation are: 1313 Hollis, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Argyle Fine Art, Art 1274 Hollis, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Art Sales and Rental Gallery, Craig Gallery, Creative Crossing, Dalhousie Art Gallery, Eyelevel Gallery, Fred, Gallery Page and Strange, Gallery Shop at Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Hydrostone Gallery, The Khyber Institute of Contemporary Arts, Mary E. Black Gallery, Mount St. Vincent University Art Gallery, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University, Pedway Picture Gallery, Queen Street Studios, Saint Mary’s Art University Gallery, Secord Gallery, Seeds Gallery, Studio 21 Fine Art, Utility, Viewpoint Gallery, Visual Arts Nova Scotia, and Zwicker’s Gallery.

Supporters include: Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, The Coast, Halifax Regional Municipality, Fusion Halifax, Visual Arts Nova Scotia, and East Coast Connected.
About Nocturne

Nocturne: Art at Night is a festival bringing art and energy to the streets of Halifax between 6:00 p.m. and midnight on Saturday, October 18th. The completely free, first annual event showcases and celebrates the exciting arts scene in Halifax. The Nocturne program and bus will be a guide to a variety of exhibitions in galleries and public spaces throughout the city. The signature event, designed and planned by volunteers within the community, will be an opportunity for everyone to experience the art of Halifax – in a whole new light.To find out more about Nocturne check out the website http://www.nocturnehalifax.ca