Events

Investor’s Group Singers Songwriters Circle.  April 8th, 2017:

SUPER 17: 17th Annual Blind Date With a Star (Tuesday, February 7th, 2017)

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From all at Chisholm Services for Children and the children in our care, we would like to thank the Sponsors, restaurant’s, local celebrities, volunteers and participants who made our 17th Annual Blind Date with a Star a great success!  It truly takes a community to raise a child.

For more information about the event, local stars and dining locations, please go to www.blinddatewithastar.ca. You can also view some of the many great photos from the evening at this web-site as well.  Hope this puts you in the spirit to start planning to attend next year.  See you in February 2018!

Christmas Appreciation Celebration & Auction (December 8th, 2016)

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Investors Group Comedy Tour (Friday, October 14th, 2016)

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The Investors Group Comedy Tour is the largest event of its kind in Canada and you are invited to be part of the fun! International stars Peter Anthony, Sean Cullen and Tim Nutt will have everyone rolling in the aisles with their unique brands of comedy. Take a break for one night and treat yourself and a guest to an evening of fun and laughter by contacting Chisholm Services for Children for tickets!

This year, proceeds from the Investors Group Comedy Tour will go towards Chisholm Services for Children.

Tickets are only $7.50 each and you can make arrangements by calling (902) 423-9871 or info@chisholm4children.ca.

Friday, October 14, 2016 Casino Nova Scotia
Schooner Showroom 1983 Upper Water St, Halifax, NS
Doors open — 6:30 p.m.
Performance — 7:30 p.m.

 

Second Annual Box O’ Steaks Fundraiser, June 2016 (ordering closed)

Have a steak in the future of a child.  Support Chisholm’s Box O’ Steak fundraiser.  Proceeds will go to support programs offered by Chisholm Services for Children for children who are not able to live at home, most often due to complex issues within the family.

Steaks are 6 oz. striploin USDA choice. The prices are very reasonable:

  • 4 for $30
  • 10 for $60
  • 16 for $75 (the best deal on steak!)

Thanks for your support in having a steak in the future of a child!

Thanks to all of you who supported the second annual steak sale and assisted in making it another great success!

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This is the 16th year for Blind Date with a Star.  This year’s “Sweet Sixteen” will be held the night of Tuesday February 2nd, 2016 with the reception at the World Trade and Convention Centre.  For more information about the event, local stars and dining locations, please go to www.blinddatewithastar.ca 

5:30pm Reception, Grand Ballroom, World Trade and Convention Centre

6:00pm Welcoming Remarks, followed by Live Auction and a Draw for a fabulous trip.

7:00pm Your Blind Date begins with one of 50 local celebrities!

Tables of ten are $1,500 (with a $1,000 tax receipt) or single seats for $150 (with a $100 tax receipt).

Click for More Information: BDWAS ticket Letter 2016

Click for Reservation Form: Reservation Form 2016

Looking forward to another night of fine dining with a local celebrity.  Thank you for helping to make this year’s event another success for the children in our program and the services we provide in the community.

Grafton Street Dinner Theater, October 22nd, 2015

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Chisholm would like to invite you to our fall fundraiser at the Grafton Street Dinner Theater. The performance this year is called ‘Tartans, Touques & Tales’ and it is on Thursday October 22nd at 5:00 (show starts at 6:00).  The tickets are only $60 each (table of 10 is $600) and that includes your ticket to the show plus a three course meal.  The event at the Grafton Street Dinner Theatre is also going to feature a silent auction and a 50-50 draw.

Tickets can be bought through the Grafton Street Dinner Theatre Box Office at 1741 Grafton Street or by calling them at 902-425-1961…. If you have any problems, please call us at 902-423-9871 and we will be glad to help with the ticket purchasing process.

Investor’s Group Comedy Night, October 3rd, 2015

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We at Chisholm would like to thank Investors Group for selecting Chisholm Services for Children as their charity of choice with this year’s Investors Group Comedy Tour.  Performances by David Crow and Carl Banks made for a hilarious night of laughs and giggles! Thanks to the Investors Group for the great night and the donation of $2,000 to Chisholm Services for Children from the night’s proceeds.

BOX O’ STEAK FUNDRAISER  July 2015

Thanks to all for your most generous support with our first Box O’ Steak Fundraiser.  With your support, we were able to raise over $2,000 for our programs.  Thanks once again and we look forward to another summer of BBQs next year.  Remember to keep us in mind for our second summer fundraiser in 2016! 

March 27th, 2015

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The Canadian Progress Halifax Cornwallis and the IWK Foundation have partnered to present “Progress Get Up and Dance”.  Funds raised from this event will go to the IWK Foundation-Breast Health Centre and the Progress Charitable Foundation, of which Chisholm Services for Children has been chosen to receive a portion of the funds raised at this event.  Chisholm thanks the Canadian Progress Halifax Cornwallis for choosing Chisholm as their charity of choice for this event.  Come out and support this wonderful event.  For more information please go to www.cphalifaxcornwallis.ca

January 27th, 2015

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5:30pm Reception, Grand Ballroom, World Trade and Convention Centre

6:00pm Welcoming Remarks, followed by Live Auction and a Draw for a fabulous trip.

7:00pm Your Blind Date begins with one of 50 local celebrities!

www.blinddatewithastar.ca 

Tables of ten are $1,500 (with a $1,000 tax receipt) or single seats for $150 (with a $100 tax receipt).

Click for More Information: BDWAS ticket Letter with letterhead 2015

Click for Reservation Form: Reservation Form with letterhead 2015

Thursday October 30th, 2014

Chisholm Grafton Street Dinner Theater, 2014

Chisholm would like to invite you to our fall fundraiser at the Grafton Street Dinner Theater. The performance this year is called ‘9 to 5’ and it is on Thursday October 30th at 5:00 (show starts at 6:00).  The tickets are only $60 each (table of 10 is $600) and that includes your ticket to the show plus a three course meal.  The event at the Grafton Street Dinner Theatre is also going to feature a silent auction and a 50-50 draw.

Tickets can be bought through the Grafton Street Dinner Theatre Box Office at 1741 Grafton Street or by calling them at 902-425-1961…. If you have any problems, please call us at 902-423-9871 and we will be glad to help with the ticket purchasing process.

October 23rd, 2014

Chisholm Services for Children has been selected as the charity of choice for the Better Business Bureau’s 10th Annual Atlantic Business Ethics Awards on October 23rd, 2014.   In partnership with the BBB, Chisholm will be receiving proceeds from the silent auction at the evening’s event. If you would like to reserve your ticket for the event, please click on: ethics-tickets-2014

July 30th – August 4th, 2014

Investors Group Selects Chisholm as their Charity of Choice for the All-Star Charity Show

Busker Charity Show, Aug 3, 2014

Chisholm Services for Children has been selected by Investors Group as their charity of choice for the ALL-STAR Charity Show at the 2014 Halifax International Buskers Festival.  The ALL-STAR Charity Show will be held at the Investors Group’s Stage at Sackville Landing on Sunday August 3rd at 10:00 PM.  All funds raised during the show by the Buskers will be donated to Chisholm Services for Children, as well as $1.00 from each program sold during the Busker Festival from July 30th to August 4th.  Come out and enjoy the show and support Chisholm at the same time.  Many thanks to Investors Group!

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Update:  The 2014 Halifax International Buskers Festival All-Star Charity Show raised $1,829 for Chisholm.  Thanks to the Investors Group, Busker organizers, the performing buskers and most importantly, the members of the audience who made the donations to Chisholm!!!! Greatly appreciated!!!!!

Annual General Meeting — June 17th, 2014

Chisholm Services for Children will be holding its Annual General Meeting on June 17th, 2013 from 4:00 – 5:30 PM.  The meeting will be held at the St. Agnes church hall at 6903 Mumford Road, Halifax.  All are welcome to attend to hear the wonderful events and accomplishments of Chisholm over the 2013-2014 fiscal year.  We will be celebrating our 10th anniversary as a community based Board of Directors, with our roots spanning back over 120 years in Halifax.  Jan-Sebastian La Pierre and Graham Carter have been selected as this year’s Community Heart Award recipients. All are welcome to attend!

May 15th, 2014 @ 7:30 PM

Comedy Tour

Come out and enjoy a night of comedy at the Rebecca Cohn on May 15th.  Tickets are only $7.00 each and can be purchased by contacting Shawna Burgess at 523-9871 or at info@chisholm4children.ca

May 16-18, 2014

Blue Nose Scotia Bank Charity Challenge

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Chisholm Services for Children has entered the Scotiabank Charity Challenge, May 16-18, 2014.  To Support Chisholm please go to 2014 Scotiabank Charity Challenge at the Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon to make a donation to Chisholm for those who will run for enhanced services for children.

March 15, 2014

St. Paddy’s Day Celebration

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You are invited to share in St. Paddy’s Day celebrations at Brewster’s Bar and Grill (961 Bedford Highway) on March 15th.  Voluntary donation at the door, 50/50 tickets, door prize, St. Paddy’s Day swag, food and drink specials as well as traditional Irish Music to top off the evening. See you for 7:00 PM to celebrate in Irish style!

January 28, 2014

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5:30pm Reception, Grand Ballroom, World Trade and Convention Centre

6:00pm Welcoming Remarks, followed by Live Auction and a Draw for a fabulous trip.

7:00pm Your Blind Date begins with one of 50 local celebrities!

www.blinddatewithastar.ca 

Tables of ten are $1,500 (with a $1,000 tax receipt) or single seats for $150 (with a $100 tax receipt).

Click for More Information: 2014 BDWAS ticket Letter

Click for Reservation Form: BDWS Reservation Form

October 27, 2013

Grafton Street Dinner Theater

Come gather with the “Friends of Chisholm” for an evening of entertainment and fine food.  Enjoy the company and show (“If I had a Million Dollars”), and support the programs offered by Chisholm Services for Children.  Tickets are $60 each or a table of ten for $600. Please call the Grafton Street Dinner Theater box office for tickets (425-1961).

Grafton Street Dinner Theater, Oct 2013

October 17 & 18, 2013

Focus on Complex Trauma: The theory and practice of trauma informed systems

We are very pleased to offer this symposium to support professionals who work with children, youth, families and the community.

World Trade and Convention Centre, 1800 Argyle Street, Halifax

Click for Symposium Registration Form or contact info@chisholm4children.ca or call Shawna at 902-423-9871.

September 20, 2013

Acts of Kindness

The 2013 Centre for Arts & Technology, Event Promotions and Management students are thrilled to announce their final event “Acts of Kindness” in support of Chisholm Services for Children. The event is set to take place September 20th in the Summit Room on the 8th floor of the World Trade & Convention Centre in Halifax Nova Scotia.

The evening event  (7pm-10pm) features special guest John Dunsworth, live performances, live auction and a silent auction. There will be hors d’oeuvres, desserts and a cash bar. Tickets are $35, or buy 10 for your family, friends or employees and get 10% off.

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For more information email info@chisholm4children.ca or call Shawna at 902-423-9871.

 

August, 2013

Paddle to Sable: Bringing Adventure Back to all Children & Youth

Jan-Sebastian La Pierre and Graham Carter will be paddling to Sable Island in August 2013 to raise funds and awareness about the need for adventure in helping to lead a full and active lifestyle.  Their cause will directly benefit youth and children who are facing mental health issues or terminal illness and have not had access to adventure and recreational opportunities.  Their mission is to paddle, under human power alone, from mainland Nova scotia to Sable Island; 175 kms offshore. All of the money raised in the Paddle to Sable Island Campaign will go directly to both Chisholm Services for Children and Brigadoon Children’s Camp Society for outdoor adventure and camp programs. For more information and to make donations, visit their web-site paddle2sable.ca

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Graham Carter & Jan Sebastian La Pierre

June 18, 2013

Annual General Meeting

Chisholm Services for Children will be holding its Annual General Meeting on June 18th, 2013 from 4:00 – 5:30 PM.  The meeting will be held at the St. Agnes church hall at 6903 Mumford Road, Halifax.  All are welcome to attend to hear the wonderful events and accomplishments of Chisholm over the 2012-2013 fiscal year.  Jan-Sebastian La Pierre and Graham Carter have been invited as special guests to talk about their upcoming adventure of paddling a kayak to Sable Island in August 2013; proceeds of which will go to Chisholm Services for Children and Brigadoon Children’s Camp Society. Again, all are welcome to attend!

May 10, 2013

Chisholm will be selling raffle tickets for the beautiful quilt donated by Verna Boutilier. Verna and her daughter Ann shared the story of the quilt which was originally hand made by Verna and passed to her daughter Ann. Ann was so touched by the intricate hand embroidery and hand quilt work by her mother, that she returned it to her as a gesture of her love.  The quilt is truly a quilt of their love for each other. In recognizing the importance of the quilt to both of them, Verna and Ann made a decision to donate the quilt to an organization that may benefit in some way to raise funds.  Chisholm was their charity of choice. We are so please to have received this important quilt and will be looking at ways to help raise funds from the raffle of the quilt…for the love of the children.

Ticket sales begin on April 22, 2013 and run through until May 10, 2013 when the quilt will be raffled off for Mother’s Day.  Tickets are $5.00 each or three for $10.00 and can be purchased by contacting the central office at 423-9871. Chisholm will also be at Halifax Shopping Centre on May 3 (11-2) and Park Lane May 8, 9, 10 (11-2).

Quilt, 2013

JoAnne MacGillivray (Board Chairperson) & Shawna Burgess (Office Administrator)
May 10th…….QUILT WINNER: Sandra McRae.  Congratulations!!!!!!!!!

February 5, 2013

Chisholm Foundation for Children is very pleased to be partnering with the Learning Disabilities Association of Nova Scotia  (LDANS) in celebration of the 13th Blind Date with a Star event. We ask you to join us at the World Trade and Convention Centre for an exciting evening filled with surprises.  The evening will begin with a reception followed by a live draw to be paired with your local celebrity and local dining venue. There will also be a grand prize draw for a fabulous vacation.

All proceeds go directly to support children’s programs offered by the two benefiting charities, LDANS and Chisholm Services for Children.

Date: February 5, 2013

Time: 5:30 PM

Location: World Trade and Convention Centre and one of many local dinning venues

Please see the “Blind Date with a Star” website for more information: http://www.blinddatewithastar.ca

Many thanks to the following sponsors who made the 13th Annual Blind Date with a Star possible this year:

TELUS®, Harvest Wines, Blue Birds Events, PCL Construction, Nova Tile & marble Ltd., Blue Cross, BMO, ONE OH ONE, C100, WTCC, The Hamachi Experience, Frischkorn Audiovisual, Absolute Travel Specialist Ltd., My Mother’s Bloomers, Metro, CBS Outdoor.

December 9, 2012

Freeman’s Little New Yorker location in Fairview hosted an auction in support of children who will be living at Chisholm during Christmas.  This was the second annual auction hosted by Freeman’s in Fairview and raised over $1,300 to make the children’s Christmas a little bit brighter.  Thank you to Lisa, Bill the auctioneer, the staff and patrons of Freemans and to all of those who came out to support the event.

November 17, 2012

In support of Chisholm Services for Children, Chisholm Foundation for Children hosted a tea and book reading fundraising event on November 17. The authors of Mermaid Glass, a children’s story about a beach where children come to play, read from the book and personally signed individual copies. The story was inspired by John Stailing and developed by Gwen Bennett Hannaford, and written by Hal Mooney. Tea sales were supplied by Bigelow® Tea.

During the book signing, members from the Chisholm team were available to provide an opportunity for those in attendance to learn a bit more about the service offered by Chisholm. The event was truly a wonderful afternoon and could not have been made possible without the support of the authors as well as Bigelow® Tea, and RBC who also made a donation of $2,500 to Chisholm for the “After School Tutoring Program”.

Hal Mooney, John Stailing, Gwen Bennett Hannaford

 
 
Wade Johnston (Executive Director), Mary Jo Mahody (Board Member), Mervyn Broome (RBC Business and Individual Accounts Manager), Patricia Myatt (Board Member)