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A Community on the Verge

by: Mel Hennigar This spring, nearly 10,000 tulips bloomed on their namesake street in downtown Dartmouth. It all stemmed from a small patch of tulips planted in front of Sam Austin’s home on Tulip Street last spring. Planted in the mangy and often overlooked no man’s land between the sidewalk and the street, known technically [...]

Need ideas fast for St. Margaret’s Bay

This month is the SMB event at Shining Waters. We are looking for great ideas that will support the Bay area. Submit an Awesome idea through our website.. Closing date is coming very soon!

In May, we’re bringing H2Awesome to the waterfronts!

Our good friends at Waterfront Development have once again stepped up to make Halifax even more awesome! We’re thrilled to announce that in celebration of World Ocean’s Day, our May grant event, H2Awesome, is a VERY special one. Together with Waterfront Development, we’ll be giving away $3,000 to ideas that bring awesomenisity the waterfronts in [...]

Hali Pac Wins April $1000

Congrats to Hali PAC for winning our April Event. This was a battle as three top contenders battled it out. Congrats to presenters from Kaleidoscope and Halifax Race. Below is the outline of the PACMAN event. My idea will bring smiles to every face that sees us, and bring everyone over the age of 30 [...]

Tonight on CBC

Awesome Trustees Dave and Mike are on CBC at 11 pm with Yvonne. Talking Awesome cities and our number 6 ranking by Moneysense. We are coming for you WPG!

Ummmm.. AWESOME 1 Year Awesomeversary

How to sum up in a word? You know it. After Mike and Colette sent out an 8 am email asking for more money for more donors, the bucks came in. Our trustees as usual, stepped up. The community and friends stepped up. Councillor Whitman came through with $300 which put us up to $2500 at 3 pm. [...]

1 Year Awesomeversary

Join us for the 1 year Awesomeversary at the Brewery Market Courtyard. Hundreds will flock as we make our newest Thousanddollarionaire a reality. We will choose between our favorite Top 4 second placers and get their idea going. We are very excited about this, S’Mores, entertainment, Awesomezilla and more.. Please tell your friends to join [...]

Fill the City with Love (2)

Join us on February (Awesomuary) 14 to Fill the City with Love.  We will be giving out hugs, balloons, candy and all kinds of goodies in downtown Halifax. If you want to see last year’s event, head over to our FB page and check out the COLD but FUN video.. ukelele, chocolate and a hug.. [...]


What do you get when you combine February with Awesome? That’s right, FebuAwesomry. TradeMark. So this month is going to be totally amazing and we want your help, support, hugs, love and ideas. On Feb 14, we will be giving out candy, hugs, music, song and basically starting off with an awesome day on Spring [...]

Chess in a Box is Cheque-mated

The presentation from Chess in a Box took home the $1000 grant for November. Their pitch was to get 13 Chess kits out to schools with instructions on how to create a chessclub to encourage problem-solving, critical thinking, strategy and concentration in P-6 students. Sounds like they will be off and running next week. They [...]

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