Halifax's first grant event took place on February 29, 2012...on the 366th day, there was awesome! We launched with a banner event, complete with homemade s'mores, beer sampling and a ukelele performance. Since then, we've been going strong, receiving more than 20 submissions every month and feeding the good people of Halifax everything from gourmet popcorn to homemade chicken soup.
We also do things a bit differently than some of the other chapters. We have 30 trustees and we break into three teams of 10, rotating on a monthly basis. Those amazing people are:
Alex Liot - Sales, The Chronicle Herald Bob Mattatall – Owner, Mattatall Signs Brenna MacNeil - Graphic Designer, Dalhousie University Brian Titus – Owner, Garrison Brewery Bruce Wood – Manager, Assurance & Advisory, Deloitte Christine White – Director of Communications & Events, Taste of Nova Scotia Claude O’Hara – Executive Director, Hants Regional Development Authority Colette O’Hara – Owner/Partner, Red Balloon Relations Craig Flinn – Owner, Chives Canadian Bistro Dave Finlayson – Marketing Manager, Helly Hansen and Halifax Regional Municipality School Board member Derek Simon – Lawyer, Burchells LLP Devin Sherrington – Owner, 360 Fit George Christakos – Owner, Brooklyn Warehouse John Crace – Principal, Director of Sustainability, WHW Architects Jon McGinley – Director of Marketing, Radian6 Kim Hayward – Owner, Cascades Spa Laura Whitman – Owner/Partner, Red Balloon Relations Leah Skerry – Managing Partner, Norex Liam Hennessey – Photographer/owner, Applehead Studio Photography Matt Rogers – General Manager, Bishop’s Cellar Michael Dick – CBC Reporter Mike Kennedy – Manager, Internal Audit Centre, Department of Health & Wellness Marie-Claude Gregoire – Paediatrician, IWK Children’s Hospital Pam Wamback – Owner, Sea Dees Stephen and Gillian Petty – Independent film editor; Assistant Registrar, Dalhousie University (respectively) Shelley Murphy – Faculty, Public Relations, NSCC Taayo Simmonds – Law student Tim Chesnutt – EPIC Dartmouth Race Director Trevor Wallworth – Program Director, Newcap Radio Zane Kelsall – Owner, Two if by Sea Restaurant/Café (Dartmouth and Halifax)
If you’re interested in being added to the list of folks who are dying for a spot on our Board, let us know and we’ll be happy to put you on the list. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.