Travel is an important part of the Snow family’s life but despite all of their experiences, they’ve made a conscious choice to make Halifax their home base and raise their kids as Haligonians.
“I want my children to have many opportunities for different types of education and experiences, as well as learn to have an appreciation for the little things in life, like going to the beach or knowing your neighbour,” Laura says.
Read on for more about the community they’ve chosen to call home in this month’s Raising Haligonians.
Part of the magic of the holiday season is that moment when your family is perched shivering on a curb, waiting eagerly for Santa to go by on his float, and then finally seeing that sleigh and red suited man coming into view! Luckily in the Halifax region we have several chances to make that magic happen for your family.
Our latest in our Raising Haligonians series features the Birch family. After spending the last eleven years in Calgary, Sarah and Dana Birch felt it was time to move back home to the East Coast so that they could raise their two young children (Amelia, age seven, and Ewan, age two) close to family.
Meng Zhao moved to Halifax from China to attend university and ended up staying to raise her family. She says she hopes by growing up here that her boys will gain “Haligonian qualities” such as being hardworking, loyal to family, optimistic and caring.
A local Christmas/Holiday parade always feels like the catalyst that kicks off the season and we have several in the Halifax region to enjoy. I’ve gathered up all the information I could find on the ones in the HRM this year for this post.
On one side of this trail runs a highway, so close you can see drivers slurping their morning coffee and rocking out to their car tunes. On the other side is the Canadian Forces Rifle Range with a steady stream of bullets firing from it. But, wait! Stay with me….
On a warm Thursday morning recently we popped over the the Bedford LeBrun Recreation Centre’s playground (on Holland Avenue) to check it out. We have a playground on our own street but we go there a lot so whenever we have the chance to check out someplace new, we take it! Playgrounds are great for physical exerciseContinue reading “Bedford LeBrun Centre Playground”