Dartmouth Kid Spotlight on Clara Parker: Canadian Girls Baseball League

Clara Parker, seven years old, from Dartmouth, is gearing up for her second summer playing with The Canadian Girls Baseball League (formerly the Nova Scotia Girls Baseball League). We’ve got a profile on this little slugger and why she loves the program so much. Pssst…until March 31 get your code in the blog post for a 10% discount for each child you register!

Halifax Gets First Girls-Only Baseball League Summer 2018


When Dana Bookman’s daughter was the only girl playing baseball in her league, she decided to take it into her own hands to create a team for girls. A team that had strong female baseball role models leading it, had jerseys designed to fit girls’ bodies, and even a necklace with the inspiring phrase “She believed she could so she did” on one side, and the logo on the other. The league started with the hope that five girls would come out to play baseball in the park, and within a year saw 350 girls on the roster eager to play.

This summer Dana is bringing her wildly popular all-girls baseball league (for ages 4-12)  to Halifax.

A Very Classic Halifax Summer Fun List

I know the official first day of summer was technically a couple weeks ago but now that school is out it feels like it finally is really summer!

Every year our family creates, what we call, our Summer Fun List, also known as a Summer Bucket List. This year we were driven by our plans for a simple, retro-inspired summer (along with a few new favourite places to visit) that also celebrates our region.

Here are thirty ideas to get started!

Free Summer Reading Club in Halifax

Librarian: Have you given any thought to how many books you’d like to read this summer?

Miss M: Yes. One thousand.

Mr M: Eighteen.

We compromised on one hundred each but I have no doubt they’ll do that and more in the library’s summer reading club program.

Today the libraries across Halifax have their summer kick off parties for their free reading club. We’re always eager to hear about ways to entertain the kids all summer and, you know me, if it’s free, fun and educational (“edutainment!”) I’m all over it. Our first stop in this quest for summer fun, as it often is, was to the library to sign up for the summer reading club and to grab a copy of their free (yes, it’s free, all free! wheee!) programming for the summer.

Here are all the details on the summer reading program…

FREE Summer Swim Lessons!

One of the great things about living in the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) is that you are never far from a beach. Even better is that the HRM offers free swimming lessons at all municipal beaches and the Halifax Common outdoor pool each summer; and provides lifeguards at all municipal beaches, outdoor pools, and spray pools starting June 30.

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