Skip to content. Accessibility info.

News Archives

Media Advisory

Community Pitches in to Build Skating Rink

(Thursday, December 15/05)-- The dream is becoming a reality in Central Halifax. The PEP BRO Divas, in conjunction with community members, the beat police for the area, and the 615 Bluenose Cadet Squadron will be constructing an outside rink in the George Dixon Field this weekend.

Construction will begin at 1 pm on Saturday, and will conclude with the lighting of a Christmas tree in front of the North End Memorial Library at 4:30 pm.

Councillor Dawn Sloane said “This is a wonderful endeavour for the Divas. Their partnership with 615 Squadron and the Halifax Regional Police will certainly be a fun- filled event where all the community can enjoy the seasonal activity of skating."

“On behalf of the Divas, the Uniacke Square Tenants Association, and as a life-long resident of this beautiful community, I would like to extend a special thank you to everyone who has come on board and to help make this dream a reality, said Donna, of the PEP Bro Diva. “ Let’s all love life to the fullest, if the mind can dream it and the body can achieve it, then what are we waiting for? The healing has to start from within, and initiatives such as this are a great way to begin.”

“We are very pleased to partner with the PEP BRO Divas, HRM, HRP, and community members to make this project a success. With continued enthusiasm and dedication from the community, this will be the first of many successful initiatives.” said Captain Doug Keirstead, Commanding Officer, of 615 Squadron.

Patricia Sutherland, of the Halifax North Memorial Public Library, said “The newly-landscaped space in front of the library is meant to be enjoyed by the community, and what better way than to add a little light and festivity to this holiday season. Children are busy making tree decorations - everyone is getting involved.”

"Halifax Regional Police is very proud of the hard work the PEP BRO Divas is putting into making a positive difference in their community. We are excited to be a part of this project.," says S/Sgt Don Spicer.

Councillor Sloane and the PEP BRO Divas extended their thanks to all of the citizens who donated skates and equipment for the rink.


Councillor Dawn Sloane
(902) 488-4812




Above content last modified Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at 4:36pm.