Current Events

Yoga on the Wharf!

Hosted by Prospect Peninsula Residents' Association



Saturday, July 14 at 9 AM - 10 AM


Details

Join local Yoga instructor Alison Baker for some summer morning yoga

on the Prospect Village Wharf. Bring your own mat if you have one,

or Alison will have a few on hand. Beginners and not-so-beginners all welcome.

Start the day the right way!


Rain Date July 28th on the Wharf.


Fine Print....

Participation in this event is at the risk of the participants.

As with all physical activities, it is recommended that you consult

a health care professional before you start a new practice.


Join us on July 1 for Canada Day celebrations in the park in Prospect Village. Bike parade starts at 11 a.m., followed by kids' games and a BBQ in the park.


Yes, this beautiful Quilt can be yours! Hand-made by residents of Prospect Vilage, this would become a treasured heirloom in your family! Contact us today to learn where we will be selling tickets.

Come Celebrate!!

Canada Day in Prospect

Join the fun from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Sunday July 1st

Prospect Village

Bike parade starts at 11 a.m. at the church hall, followed by kids’ games in the park.

Hot dogs, sausages, drinks and Canada Day cake will be served in the park.

The Prospect Peninsula Residents’ Association will have a donation jar by the BBQ.

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Thanks to all who attended and helped to organize our AGM on April 20.

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S.S. Atlantic Heritage Park

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The following letter is the opinion of the author, Carol Anne Smith. This letter will appear in the next issue of the Prospective Newsletter.

“Small in Size- Big in Heart!”

That’s the motto at the Terence Bay site of Atlantic Memorial – Terence Bay School (AMTB). It’s a philosophy that’s lived out daily through principles that are nurtured beyond the curriculum; things like kindness and manners. Respect for oneself, for others, and the environment. And soon, the building will shine as bright on the outside as its students.

Residents of Terence Bay and Lower Prospect are elated that work has begun to restore their beloved school. The site - a heritage landmark since 1960 - has served generations of people, and has been in a state of decline for years. In the fall, a group of volunteers lobbied a request for resources to improve the school’s exterior. In a few short weeks they collected over 1,000 signatures from residents across the Prospect communities, and the provincial government looked favourably upon the project as a worthy investment in rural communities.

Did You Know?

Atlantic Memorial and Terence Bay (AMTB) elementary have been together as one school – two sites for over 20 years, serving the catchment area of White’s Lake, Lower Prospect, Prospect to East Dover.

Were you aware that the Terence Bay site is still in operation?

Did you know that if you live in the AMTB Elementary catchment area, you have a choice about where your child attends school? That there are no boundaries, and that both sites are accessible to students by bus, no matter where you live?

Both sites have wonderful things to offer. Like nearby Prospect Road Elementary they are safe, positive places with passionate educators that foster the academic, social and emotional needs of students. The AMTB sites integrate regularly with one another at assemblies and class outings, and both have an intentional focus on coastal community culture and heritage. The most notable difference that sets the Terence Bay site apart from its sister school are its small class sizes. Misconceptions about the school have contributed to the site’s low enrollment. It was believed by many to have closed when the sites became one school. Its exterior decline and a belief that the curriculum is substandard from other schools are also factors.

This simply is not the case.

Ask the parent who teaches elsewhere, but chose to enroll her kids at Terence Bay Elementary. Ask the dad whose son in primary reads with confidence. Ask the parents of a child with special needs about the school’s inclusive environment - about sign language being taught in the classroom so ALL kids can communicate.Prospect has great schools, and the Terence Bay Elementary site is one of them.

It’s small in size, big in heart.

As we navigate the changes to public education in Nova Scotia, it is important to understand the implications they will have on all of us now, and in the future. It is our job as parents to help our kids thrive on their learning journey by making informed decisions about their education. Do your homework. Know your options!

For information about Atlantic Memorial – Terence Bay School, contact amtb@hrsb.ca.

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Quilt Raffle tickets: $2 or three tickets for $5.

Call Ellen at 902-852-2285 to purchase. Draw is tentatively planned at PPRA AGM on Friday April 20. Don't miss out on a chance to win!

Recently, a small group of women, led by Prospect resident Ellen Ryan, completed a colourful quilt, designed with various flowers, including tulips, lilies, and sunflowers. The women donated the quilt to the Prospect Peninsula Residents’ Association (PPRA) with the goal of raising money to help the community.

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Minutes for Feb 22nd 2018 General meeting are in the meeting archive

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Regional Transportation Tax on Prospect Road

The letter below is from Kelly Carrington who lives in Prospect. He wants people to know about this issue. There’s a Halifax and West Community Council meeting coming up on Dec. 13. If people are interested/ concerned they could attend the meeting and bring up this issue.

Here’s a link to HRM’s Halifax and Community Council: https://www.halifax.ca/city-hall/community-councils/halifax-west-community-council

To Whom it may concern,

Regional Transportation Tax on Prospect Road

I am emailing in opposition to the regional transportation tax that is being levied on the residents in my area. I live in Prospect Nova Scotia, which off of the Prospect road and off of the Prospect Bay Road. My residence is 20.9 KM from the nearest bus stop, which is located in front of the Halifax Exhibition Centre. I have called HRM many times, spoken to both the offices of finance, the clerks office and the secretary of councillor Steve Adams. I have also received a written response from Mr. Adams which states in part:

“This charge was implemented in 2009 to offset the costs for transit. All residents pay this charge, except for those in the northern communities in HRM. These communities, all beyond East Jeddore and Dutch Settlement which are in excess of 50 KM from the downtown core. At our budget deliberations this past year, I had asked that this charge be removed from the residents that did not have transit services, nor reasonable access to transit services. My request was denied…….”

I understand that council would like to keep this charge intact, but that I feel is not only unfair but an unjustifiable tax that is being levied on residents along the Prospect Road. I understand that all residents of HRM have a part in contributing to Public Transportation, but there has to be a reasonable way in which that should be calculated and should also include that the residents have access to public transportation. I do not understand what the assessment of my property has to do with the access or use of public transportation. I have no realistic access to Metro Transit in any form, yet I have to pay to “offset the costs for transit”? It makes no sense to me what so ever. I would strongly ask that council take another look at this Regional Transportation Tax and justify to me and other residents in my area how the money that they are spending out of our pockets is improving our access to public transportation.

Mr.Kelly Carrington

119 Barachois Lake Road

Prospect NS

B3T 0A7

902-449-5622

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Minutes from the 2016 AGM are in the Archive section

Minutes for last meeting 2017 01 28 are in the Archive section.

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The August 11, 2016 meeting minutes are now in the Archive section.

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Members of the Prospect Peninsula Residents’ Association, and a number of others in the community, including Darren Millet at New Life Community Church, have created the Route 333 Refugee Sponsorship Association, to sponsor a Syrian refugee family to come live in the Halifax area.

We need to raise a lot of money, but we’re well on our way. The PPRA has generously pledged $3,0000 and the Prospect Players has pledged $1,000.

At the Prospect Road Community Centre, we have created a “giving clothesline” to encourage everyone to give what they can. You can select the amount you wish to contribute by taking a donation card off the clothesline. (We’re hoping for an empty clothesline!)

Contributions to the sponsorship can be made online through our GoFundMe site (https://www.gofundme.com/Rt333RefugeeAssoc), or by cheque made out to the New Life Community Church in trust to the Route 333 Refugee Sponsorship Association, sent c/o Doug Pass, 1600 Prospect Bay Road, N.S., B3T 2B2. Tax receipts will be issued for individual donations over $25. Please include your name and address if you would like a receipt.

Thank you, from all of us at the Route 333 Refugee Sponsorship Association. Together we can make a world of difference for one family.

Allison Lawlor, chair of the Route 333 Refugee Sponsorship Association.

(902) 852-2927, route333refugee@gmail.com

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2015 AGM minutes now in the Meeting Minutes Archive section.

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Congratulations to our U14s from the Halifax County United Soccer Club who took 4th place in Lethbridge, representing Nova Scotia at the 2014 nationals!

Callie Purdy and her family are residents of Prospect peninsula and the other girls are residents of Prospect Road communities.

Great work team!

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June 2013 - Construction is now complete rehabilitating the wharf. Funding for the work has been provided by a grant, allocated by the Prospect Road Recreational Association (PRRA), based on taxes collected by HRM for recreation; the N.S. Ministry of Citizenship, Culture & Heritage; our local city councillor - Stephen Adams; and the PPRA wharf fund.

"The PPRA recognizes the support of the Province of Nova Scotia. We are pleased to work in partnership with the province to develop and promote our cultural resources for all Nova Scotians."

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