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Weekend Wrap-Up, March 8-10, 2019

A Halifax Weekend of Discovery, Empowerment, Inspiration, and Joy!

1. What is family, anyway? Can you pick your family or is it determined by biology? Is family the people you share holidays with? Or… is it more of a feeling? Pier 21 explores the strong and free Canadian family this weekend with the opening of the Family Bonds & Belonging exhibition. Celebrate Canadian identity. Connect with stories from early and contemporary families. Ponder your own family’s uniqueness and muse on the joy and complexities of bonds and belonging. Family: It’s NOT all relative. Open during regular museum hours, (Wednesday-Sunday 10-5), adult tickets are 14.50 and kids 5 and under are free! Plus, kids have their own special section of the museum where they can crawl through a pillow fort, play games, and learn about the child’s important family role.

2. This year’s International Women’s Day event, Celebrating Women Across the Diversity Spectrum in the fields of Science, Math, Technology, and Innovation, is hosted in partnership between The African Nova Scotian and Racially Visible Women’s Network, Halifax Regional Municipality’s Office of Diversity & Inclusion, and The Halifax Central Library. All are invited to this FREE event! On Friday, from 1-4, at he Paul O’Regan Theatre, enjoy a host of activities including information booths, door prizes, entertainment, and healthy snacks. Please email Lillian Ash at to confirm your attendance.

3. Is summer calling you? Love the great outdoors? Get revved up at the Atlantic Outdoor Sports and RV Show! March 8 to 10, head to the biggest indoor Sports and RV Show in Atlantic Canada for some inspiration for your next hike, camping trip, or family road trip adventure. There will be chainsaw juggling, Flying Superdogs, celebrity axe demos & tricks, fishing experts, and more. Basically, if it has anything to do with the great outdoors in Atlantic Canada, you’ll find it at the show. Admission is $12 for adult, $10 for senior, kids (ages 5-15) $10, family pass $34 and children 4 and under are Free. Do not spend this summer wishing you had have found that deal on the ideal pop-up trailer, backroad map, or axe that you could only find at a show like this – there are over 100 exhibitors! Get to the Atlantic Sports and RV Show this Friday (10-9), Saturday (10-8), or Sunday (10-5) and be prepared for the outdoors!

4. Calling all aspiring contortionists, acrobats, and clowns! There’s an Open House at Halifax Circus on Sunday at 2! Check out what is all about. See the space, meet the instructors, and ask any and all of your questions. Registration will be available on-site or you can register online now: This is a great opportunity to explore the circus before their session starting March 11th begins! You can find the circus at 1479 Barrington St, to the right of St Matthew’s Church.