“Protecting Space for Health & Well-being”-FHC AGM, November 30

We are very pleased that Dr. Sara Kirk, Professor of Health Promotion and Scientific Director of the Healthy Populations Institute at Dalhousie University will join us as the guest speaker.
Dr. Kirk’s presentation “Protecting Space for Health & Well-being” will be about the physical and mental health benefits of spending time in public open spaces and why protecting (or expanding) these spaces should be a priority.
As little as twenty percent of the Halifax Common’s 240 acres remains as public open space. 

We’ll earn more about why we need to change that and more for healthy populations!

When: Tuesday, November 30, 2021 – 6:30-8:45PM

Where: Central Public Library, BMO Room, 2nd floor, Spring Garden Road at Queen Street
Note: Proof of vaccination and masks are required.
Agenda- FHC AGM, November 30, 2021
1.    Call to order -6:30
2.    Minutes of previous AGM approval 
3.    Report of activities 
4.    Financial report 
5.    “Protecting Space for Health & Well-being” – presentation by Dr Sara Kirk
6.    Election of Board members & Executive (Please see note below)
7.    Future Actions & Priorities
8.    AOB
9.    Adjournment
Note: Nominations for the board from the floor are welcome but should be accompanied by a statement of interest and background information that can be reviewed and will be voted on within a two-week timeframe. The mandatory requirement for an individual to be eligible to be a director of FHC is that they support the objectives of the organization’s membership as follows. 
Friends of Halifax Common membership is open to anyone committed to caring for the Halifax Common in the spirit of the original 1763 land grant “for the use of the inhabitants of the Town of Halifax as Common forever” and to the 1994 Halifax Common Plan which commits the City of Halifax to the following:
Section 2.1  “The amount of public open space in the Halifax Common will not be decreased.”
Section 3.1 “The amount of land owned by the City of Halifax” will not be decreased.”
Section 3.2 “The city will seek to increase the amount of land under city ownership through recapture of lands.”