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September 2018

Date Times Name Description
1 09:00 - 04:00 PM U17B Female Soccer Provincials
@ Lunenburg County
Outdoor soccer provincials - We are looking for 1 volunteer at each field - Put 8am - 4pm but do not yet have a schedule so the time may change
1 09:00 - 08:00 PM Berwick Gala Days
@ Waterville

Berwick Gala Days is a longstanding annual event in the Town of Berwick. The festival brings over 7000 people every year. The festival hosts several events such as a car show, ox/horse pulls, fire works, a dance, parades and several musical performances. 

1 08:30 - 08:30 PM Western MKings Community
@ Waterville
Mainly an outdoor activity with Light Horse, and both Heavy Horse and Oxen pulling
1 09:00 - 08:00 PM U-15 Tier 2 Baseball Provincials Day 2
@ Dartmouth
2 09:00 - 10:00 PM Berwick Gala Days
@ Waterville

Berwick Gala Days is a longstanding annual event in the Town of Berwick. The festival brings over 7000 people every year. The festival hosts several events such as a car show, ox/horse pulls, fire works, a dance, parades and several musical performances. 

2 09:00 - 02:00 PM U-15 Tier 2 Baseball Provincials Day 3
@ Dartmouth
2 09:00 - 04:00 PM U17B Female Soccer Provincials
@ Lunenburg County
Outdoor soccer provincials - We are looking for 1 volunteer at each field - Put 8am - 4pm but do not yet have a schedule so the time may change
3 08:30 - 04:30 PM 2018 Labour Day Rally and Barbecue
@ Halifax

Labour Day Rally and Barbeque

3 11:30 - 04:00 PM Saint Mary's University Welcome Weeks
@ SMU CRT

The event takes place outdoors unless it is raining. If it is raining, the event takes place indoors in the Homburg Gymnasium. 11:30 AM - 12:30 AM - Opening Celebrations (performances on the Field with new students as spectators) 12:30 AM - 1:30 PM - PUMP (a series of facilitated icebreakers on the field) 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM - Lunch (please join us for food!) 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM - Husky Cup (a series of obstacle courses on the Field for all students to participate in. Ends with a large water fight) I've been speaking with Kaitlin Baronas and she advised that I should complete this form to request the SMU Medical First Responder Team.

3 09:00 - 04:00 PM Berwick Gala Days
@ Waterville

Berwick Gala Days is a longstanding annual event in the Town of Berwick. The festival brings over 7000 people every year. The festival hosts several events such as a car show, ox/horse pulls, fire works, a dance, parades and several musical performances. 

7 11:30 - 08:30 PM Baseball Nova Scotia Mosquito A Tier 3 Provincials - Day #1
@ Halifax

We would like to have coverage of 2 volunteers on site at all times during the tournament. This is a baseball tournament and the kids will be playing hard. We have lots of games (min 10/max 12) scheduled over the course of three days. We will probably not have access to the clubhouse, however we will provide clean drinking water and at minimum a portable toilet on site. the event is scheduled to take place outdoors and the volunteers will be provided with a point person to contact regarding any needs they may have during their time onsite.

7 08:30 - 11:59 PM Shine Party
@ SMU CRT
8 08:30 - 08:30 PM Baseball Nova Scotia Mosquito A Tier 3 Provincials - Day #2
@ Halifax

We would like to have coverage of 2 volunteers on site at all times during the tournament. This is a baseball tournament and the kids will be playing hard. We have lots of games (min 10/max 12) scheduled over the course of three days. We will probably not have access to the clubhouse, however we will provide clean drinking water and at minimum a portable toilet on site. the event is scheduled to take place outdoors and the volunteers will be provided with a point person to contact regarding any needs they may have during their time onsite.

8 05:00 - 10:30 PM Cole Harbour Harvest Festival 2018 - Evening Event
@ Dartmouth

The Cole Harbour Harvest Festival is an annual community celebration.  The evening event is comprised of a music festival featuring local and emerging artists.  It is held on an outdoor stage in the back parking lot at Cole Harbour Place.  This is an all ages event, but Cole Harbour Place will be operating a bar service in a fenced section of the parking lot.

8 11:00 - 02:00 PM Cole Harbour Harvest Festival 2018 - Daytime Event
@ Dartmouth

The Cole Harbour Harvest Festival is a family oriented community festival with an expected attendance of 1000 - 2000 people over the course of the 3 hour event.  It includes a farmers market, health fair, art show and sale, bouncy castles and other children's games, and HRM's 'Try a Ride' skateboards and scooters.  This is the 11th annual festival, and St. John Ambulance has provided services at all previous festivals to date.  We thank you for your past support and hope you can find volunteers for us again this year.

8 09:00 - 05:00 PM Colchester Highland Games & Gathering
@ Truro
Outdoor event on the Truro raceway at the NSPECC site. Side by side vehicle available to transport people on the racetrack if required. Canopy, cots, table, chairs and water can be provided if required. Set up will be close to the entrance to the field. Lunch will be provided.
8 09:00 - 05:00 PM Colchester Highland Games & Gathering
@ Truro
Outdoor event on the Truro raceway at the NSPECC site. Side by side vehicle available to transport people on the racetrack if required. Canopy, cots, table, chairs and water can be provided if required. Set up will be close to the entrance to the field. Lunch will be provided.
8 11:00 - 06:00 PM Gold River Pow Wow
@ Lunenburg County
8 11:30 - 08:30 PM Northwood Halifax Block Party
@ Dartmouth
8 11:30 - 08:30 PM Northwood Halifax Block Party
@ Halifax
8 09:30 - 01:30 PM New Life Community Church Family Fun Day
@ Halifax

Looking to have Medical Responders to use their own tent and provide first aid response at a Family Fun Day. There will be bouncy castles, games and crafts for the children to participate in.

 

Rain Date will be Sept 9th from 1-4pm

 

Donataion Intended

9 10:00 - 05:00 PM Colchester Highland Games & Gathering
@ Truro
Outdoor event on the Truro raceway at the NSPECC site. Side by side vehicle available to transport people on the racetrack if required. Canopy, cots, table, chairs and water can be provided if required. Set up will be close to the entrance to the field. Lunch will be provided.
9 08:30 - 06:30 PM Baseball Nova Scotia Mosquito A Tier 3 Provincials - Day #3
@ Halifax

We would like to have coverage of 2 volunteers on site at all times during the tournament. This is a baseball tournament and the kids will be playing hard. We have lots of games (min 10/max 12) scheduled over the course of three days. We will probably not have access to the clubhouse, however we will provide clean drinking water and at minimum a portable toilet on site. the event is scheduled to take place outdoors and the volunteers will be provided with a point person to contact regarding any needs they may have during their time onsite.

9 10:00 - 05:00 PM Colchester Highland Games & Gathering
@ Truro
Outdoor event on the Truro raceway at the NSPECC site. Side by side vehicle available to transport people on the racetrack if required. Canopy, cots, table, chairs and water can be provided if required. Set up will be close to the entrance to the field. Lunch will be provided.
9 11:00 - 06:00 PM Gold River Pow Wow
@ Lunenburg County
9 01:00 - 04:30 PM Valley Raceway
@ Waterville

dirt stock car races

14 07:00 - 09:00 PM Maritime Race Weekend Sunset 5K
@ Dartmouth

The event will be the same as previous years. 

Friday, Sept 14 - 5K will have 2,500 participants - it starts at 7pm. Event is over within 1 hr 15 mins.

Saturday, Sept 15 - 5K, 10K, Half-marathon and Marathon will have 2,500 partcicipants. Event is over within 6 hours.

We require SJA at the start/finish. We will provide tent, ice, chairs.

​On Saturday, we will have a mobile aid unit along the route, comprised of EHS volunteers to handle medicals along the route. Sean Murphy is our volunteer on along the route. We will be requesting volunteer fire fighters for trail portion.

​Food, snacks, swag will be provided to volunteers. 

15 01:00 - 05:00 PM Downtown Dash
@ SMU CRT

Students will be racing and competing in challenges throughout Downtown Halifax. The event will require a significant level of outdoor physical activity. Potential (but unlikely) risk factors in the event include physical injury, heat exhaustion, etc. As part of a risk assessment, we hope to have St. John's Ambulance present in the event of injury.

15 09:00 - 04:00 PM H2Go Cape Breton
@ Cape Breton
Paddle Event - Skill sessions for SUP, Kayaking
15 07:00 - 01:00 PM Maritime Race Weekend Marathon
@ Dartmouth

The event will be the same as previous years. 

Friday, Sept 14 - 5K will have 2,500 participants - it starts at 7pm. Event is over within 1 hr 15 mins.

Saturday, Sept 15 - 5K, 10K, Half-marathon and Marathon will have 2,500 partcicipants. Event is over within 6 hours.

We require SJA at the start/finish. We will provide tent, ice, chairs.

​On Saturday, we will have a mobile aid unit along the route, comprised of EHS volunteers to handle medicals along the route. Sean Murphy is our volunteer on along the route. We will be requesting volunteer fire fighters for trail portion.

​Food, snacks, swag will be provided to volunteers. 

 

 

 

 

15 07:30 - 07:30 PM Canadian Home Builders' Association Nova Scotia Softball Tournament
@ Halifax

Outdoor softball

15 05:00 - 10:00 PM Mooseheads Pre-Season Game
@ Halifax
17 05:00 - 07:45 PM WPF Fun Run/Walk
@ Cape Breton

This is a Fun Run & Walk sponsored by Flowstar Industrial Inc. It will be a 5k event with the start and finish at the Membertou Sportsplex. Participants can run or walk along the scenic trails of Greenlink Rotary Park.

21 05:30 - 09:30 PM Glow on the O
@ Halifax

A Youth Running Series race around the Oval.

21 03:30 - 11:00 PM Caper Con
@ Cape Breton
They would like no more than 4 people at a time. I spoke to them about doing shifts.
21 06:00 - 11:00 PM Aqua , Prozzack, Whigfield Concert
@ Dartmouth
Indoor concert at the Forum
21 06:00 - 11:00 PM Aqua , Prozzack, Whigfield Concert
@ Halifax
Indoor concert at the Forum
22 03:00 - 06:30 PM Pizza Eating Contest
@ Halifax
22 07:00 - 02:30 PM Truck Convoy
@ Dartmouth

Indoor/outdoor. Mild physical activity. Can be stationed in one spot

22 07:00 - 09:00 PM Carroll Baker
@ Cape Breton

I am sorry for the short notice on this and understand if it is not doable for you.

 

22 10:00 - 10:00 PM Caper Con
@ Cape Breton
22 12:00 - 04:00 PM Storage Unit event
@ Cape Breton
23 10:00 - 06:00 PM Caper Con
@ Cape Breton
23 09:00 - 12:00 PM Coxheath Hills Trail Race
@ Cape Breton
23 09:00 - 02:00 PM RBC Training Ground
@ Charlottetown
This event tests the physical skills of young athletes. High intensity exercise at times. The event will be indoors.
23 06:30 - 11:30 PM Fetty Wap Concert
@ Dartmouth
Minimal physical activity
23 06:30 - 11:30 PM Fetty Wap Concert
@ Halifax
Minimal physical activity
23 08:00 - 02:30 PM RBC Training Ground Regional Qualifier
@ Charlottetown

RBC Training Ground is an athlete identification and development program created by RBC, CBC, the Canadian Olympic Committee, the Canadian Olympic Foundation, and the COPSI Network. The program aims to uncover athletes with Olympic podium potential and provide them with access and funding for high-performance sport. Chosen athletes will receive additional assistance such as funding, resources, coaching and/or mentorship from the COF and RBC directed to one of the participant National Sport Federations (NSFs). RBC Training Ground is open to athletes ages 14-25 – the future generation of Team Canada.

The day consists of a number of fitness testing events from sprinting to jumping to throwing and cardiovascular testing. 

We will have certified strength and conditioning professionals on site as well as a physiologist. Although these individuals have First aid training, we would also request an individual from SJA be available as the lead if any injuries or medical issues occur.

23 01:00 - 04:30 PM Valley Raceway
@ Waterville

dirt stock car races

25 07:00 - 09:30 PM Island Girls
@ Cape Breton

Two Shows starring Bette MacDonald, Jenn Sheppard, Heather Rankin and Lucy MacNeil. Show starts at 7 PM. Thanks!

25 07:00 - 09:30 PM Island Girls
@ Cape Breton
26 07:00 - 09:30 PM Island Girls
@ Cape Breton
26 07:00 - 09:30 PM Island Girls
@ Cape Breton
27 04:00 - 05:30 PM The Wiggles
@ Cape Breton
27 12:30 - 02:00 PM The Wiggles
@ Cape Breton

This may not be possible for you as there are three shows on one day - all sold out. Let us know if any one of them is possible. 

27 06:30 - 08:00 PM The Wiggles
@ Cape Breton
28 06:00 - 10:00 PM Cape Breton Screaming Eagles
@ Cape Breton
29 08:30 - 03:30 PM Volunteers Got Talent Community Service Conference
@ Dartmouth

~~Hi Everyone,

We are pleased to finally begin taking registrations for our Community Service Conference themed “Volunteers Got Talent!”.

When: Sept. 29th 8:30-3:30pm

Where: St. John Ambulance Office, 72 Highfield Park Dr., Dartmouth

PLEASE REGISTER HERE
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScdOcABCZQXG8GxqusJaMYNAWXxU_FllR7hSdYDCOxUjPU7YA/viewform

In the registration link, you will see the various topics and how to sign up for each session. We have guest speakers scheduled to talk about various topics impacting volunteering and our society in general. We hope that you can attend and please let me know if you have any questions at all!

Robert Howlett
Community Services Coordinator
St. John Ambulance

29 10:00 - 03:00 PM IMP Aerospace Family Day
@ Dartmouth

We are planning for 1200 visitors (previous Family Day in 2014 was about 1200 people). We will have bouncy castles, a dunk tank, and activities for children outside of one hangar and aircraft displays inside other hangars. We are planning the function within three (3) different building locations and we are arranging bus transportation between these areas (about 1.0 km apart). We have first aid rooms in each hangar as well. How many First Aid or MFRs would you recommend for an event of this size? We plan to have three (3) locations with one building having the most focus. Thanks, Jim

29 06:00 - 10:00 PM Cape Breton Screaming Eagles
@ Cape Breton
29 06:00 - 07:00 PM Rum Runners Relay
@ Halifax
29 08:00 - 04:00 PM St. John Ambulance Volunteer Conference
@ Halifax
29 12:00 - 04:00 PM Mahone Bay Scarecrow Festival
@ Lunenburg County
There is a music/magic/circus show for visitors to watch from 1-3pm and a bouncy castle and yard games from 12-4 at the gazebo in the centre of Mahone Bay. This is the family entertainment area and as such a gathering place for young children and families. We don't expect any serious injuries but there may be some cuts and scrapes from falls, or some minor sprains from the bouncy castle. We expect around 20,000 visitors to come to town during the festival but there is usually a crowd of less than 150 at the family entertainment stage.
29 06:00 - 11:30 PM John Mellencamp Concert
@ Halifax

Indoors, Seated event.

29 07:00 - 11:45 PM Lumière Art At Night
@ Cape Breton
indoor for the volunteers of Saint Johns ambulance but the event in general is mixed, indoor and out.
30 08:00 - 10:00 AM McLaughlin 4-Miler Road Race for Mental Health
@ Dartmouth

On September 30, 2018, runners and walkers will loop around the heart of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia to break the ice around the conversation of mental illness in the Third Annual McLaughlin 4-Miler.

The McLaughlin 4-Miler is named in honor of Alex McLaughlin who was an all-around athlete from the community and was a varsity basketball player for Acadia University. Alex took his own life due to depression in April 2014. By breaking the ice we can help fight the 2nd leading cause of death among young adults.

The route begins and ends at Hawthorne School and loops around Banook Lake and Sullivan’s Pond in Dartmouth. We have Hawthorne School rented for registration, post-race refreshments and awards. We are grateful for the support in prior year events to help raise $7,390.61 to donate to the Student-Athlete Mental Health Initiative. This year, our goal is to double our charitable contribution and increase the participants to 400 runners & walkers.

Our goal is to increase mental health awareness, erase the stigma surrounding mental illness and maximize the amount of donations to mental health organizations.

Our event is 4 miles long and is professionally timed, has 4 patrol police officers and fencing, cones and course marshalls to safely guide runners and walkers.

Lets break the ice around the stigma of mental illness!

www.runformentalhealth.ca
mclaughlin4miler@gmail.com

30 10:00 - 01:00 PM 4th Annual Caleb's Superhero Walk, Run, Fly
@ Cape Breton
30 12:00 - 04:00 PM Mahone Bay Scarecrow Festival
@ Lunenburg County
There is a music/magic/circus show for visitors to watch from 1-3pm and a bouncy castle and yard games from 12-4 at the gazebo in the centre of Mahone Bay. This is the family entertainment area and as such a gathering place for young children and families. We don't expect any serious injuries but there may be some cuts and scrapes from falls, or some minor sprains from the bouncy castle. We expect around 20,000 visitors to come to town during the festival but there is usually a crowd of less than 150 at the family entertainment stage.
30 06:00 - 11:30 PM John Mellencamp Concert
@ Halifax

Indoors, Seated event.