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CARP NS Official Opening of the 2nd annual
Blue Mountain Plein Air Art Show
The Keshen Goodman Library
330 Lacewood Drive, Halifax, N.S.
Saturday, September 1st, 2018
2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Admission is Free

Well known artists Tom Forrestall and Joy Laking will both have new works to show. Other contributors include Gail Sutherland, Geoffrey Grantham, Ron Kuwahara, and Carol Morrison.
The show runs from Sept. 1st through Sept. 30 and can be viewed during regular library hours.  The exhibit is hosted in partnership with Halifax Libraries, the Halifax North-West Trails Association, CARP Nova Scotia and Friends of BMBCL Society.    
More than 20 Nova Scotia artists have united for this superb show. The commitment by the artists for this exhibition demonstrates their continued support for the formation of one of the largest urban, wilderness parks in Canada. The artists selected scenes inside the Blue Mountain – Birch Cove Lakes Wilderness Area (BMBCLWA), including the newly acquired HRM lands around Hobson Lake. The artists have personally visited the Wilderness Area to create this superb exhibition.
The exhibit is hosted in partnership with Halifax Libraries, the Halifax North-West Trails Association, and CARP Nova Scotia. All of the paintings are for sale by the artists and will be on display through September 30.


A New Vision of Aging for Canada

Welcome to CARP Nova Scotia.

CARP is a national, non-partisan, non-profit organization committed to a "New Vision of Aging for Canada" promoting social change that will bring financial security, equitable access to health care and freedom from discrimination. Our mandate is to promote and protect the interest, rights and quality of life for Canadians as we age.

CARP Nova Scotia chapter was founded in 2008 to promote CARP within Nova Scotia, and to reach out to its members through education, discussion and events.

CARP Art Exhibit

CARP Environment Chair James Boyer Opens Art Exhibit


Now open until the end of September at the Keshen Goodman Library

330 Lacewood Drive, Halifax, N.S.

Admission is Free

The show runs until Sept. 30 and can be viewed during regular library hours.  The exhibit is hosted in partnership with Halifax Libraries, the Halifax North-West Trails Association, CARP Nova Scotia and Friends of BMBCL Society. Painting by over 20 artists including well known artists Tom Forrestall, Joy Laking ,Gail Sutherland, Geoffrey Grantham, Ron Kuwahara, James Boyer and Carol Morrison.


CARP NS Seniors' Mental Health Workshop and Annual General Meeting
Thursday May 31, 2018
in the Commons Room of the Atlantica Hotel corner Robie St. and Quinpool Road
No Charge to attendees thanks to our Presenting Sponsor Northwood InTouch
Complimentary Parking
The event is in two parts: Afternoon Workshops and the Evening Guest Speaker and AGM.
1:30 pm - 3:00 - “ Mental Health & Why it Matters “
3:00 pm -  4:30 “ Mental Health Principles of Healthy Aging “
7 pm - 9 pm Annual Meeting and Guest Speaker
Dr Jeanne Ferguson, Geriatric Psychiatrist Topic: “ Effecting Change in Seniors Mental Health “
To book your seat(s)
Email anewvision@CARPnovascotia.ca
Or phone 902- 495-8284
Leave your name, phone # and number of persons coming with you at.
You will only receive a return call if the event is filled.



Will Nova Scotia Become an Island?

Our Environment Committee has recently been working on a climate change file foccussing on rising oceans and the potential impact on our link to New Brunswick.  You may recall the recent media attention over the past weeks as the mayor of Amherst and others expressed their concerns over the state of the dikes across Tantramar marshes. Now, the U.S. credit company, Moody's, has addressed this issue with a warning to U.S. jurisdictions. Will Nova Scotia and our neighbours be next?

Review of Warrior Lawyers: From Manila to Manhattan, Attorneys for the Earth by Silver Donald Cameron    

Review by James Boyer - CARP NS

Environment Committee Chair and a member of the CARP NS Board Directors. He is an outdoor enthusiast, advocate for the Earth, a Plein Air Artist and Playwright.

I first encountered the incomparable Silver Donald Cameron through his wonderful writing about life on the water.  I read all his books voraciously, but his tales of sailing really caught my imagination.   As an impressionable environmental advocate and outdoor enthusiast, he quickly became a personal hero of mine.   Fast forward thirty years later, and I found myself standing in front of my mentor to present to him, on behalf of the Canadian Association of Retired Persons, Nova Scotia Chapter, our highly esteemed Stewardship Award. 

Silver Donald’s writing and films dedicated to raising environmental awareness is universally recognized. His latest publication ‘Warriors Lawyers from Manila to Manhattan, Attorneys for the Earth’ is a ground-breaking, must-read, for anyone looking for hope in the current morass of global environmental destruction.  A real ‘David and Goliath story’ reading Warrior Lawyers yanked me out of a discouraged ‘what can I possibly do?’ into hope for the future.  “No we can’t” became “yes we can” after reading Silver Donald’s inspirational writing. 

Certainly, in our current political situation, Silver Donald’s work has never been more timely, or more important, as we face new challenges from big business and powerful lobby groups.  The expression, ‘the darkest hour is just before the dawn’ is so true for our times, but, thankfully, I found reading Warrior Lawyers a burst of light in an otherwise darkening world.  Not burdened with heavy jargon or unrealistic suggestions, Warrior Lawyers is a collection of detailed stories of the little person taking on the gigantic companies and winning!   Reading about these actual world-wide events cannot help but be compelling as each story is filled with courage and hope.  

Warrior Lawyers examines not only the environmental destruction around the world but human rights giving a voice to the poor and disenfranchised.  Here in Canada, these groups came together in a defiant, immovable force fighting against the issue of hydraulic fracturing or ‘fracking’.   People  faced down army snipers, or went to jail, but in the end a new powerful force emerged, based on scientific evidence.  A coalition of diverse peoples put forth the legal argument that fracking violates the Charter of Rights since it is so dangerous to the liberty and security of the citizens of New Brunswick.  This fledgling lawsuit could contain the seeds of legal changes that, if successful, would begin the process to ensure environmental rights for all Canadians.  

Sadly, at this point in time, Canada, along with the United States and North Korea, is one of the few remaining countries that does not legally recognize the human right to clean air, water and wholesome food.  In fact, a healthy environment is a human right in more than 180 nations and because of this courageous citizens from countries like the Philippines, Argentina and The Netherlands have been able to take on destructive global corporations and have won! 

Warrior Lawyers is the collected stories of innovative lawyers from nine countries, each one an exciting record of their hard fought battles for environmental rights of their fellow citizens.    Every story, along with a compelling, insightful overview by the author, is a beacon of hope for our embattled and wounded world.  Silver Donald has given us a gift for future generations – a map to guide us out of the darkness.   If you have any concern for what an ordinary person can do to help end this madness, Warrior Lawyers is a must read!  

Warrior Lawyers: From Manila to Manhattan, Attorneys for the Earth

by Silver Donald Cameron     

E-book $9.99      Paperback $ 24.21


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