Annual 50 Expo June 11 to 12

first_img The award recipients are: Doris Evans, Cherry Brook, Halifax Regional Municipality, Volunteerism Wai Yin Lau, Dartmouth, Halifax Regional Municipality, Community Service Todd LaFontaine, Dartmouth East, Halifax Regional Municipality, Volunteerism Edith Comeau-Tufts, Saulnierville, Digby Co., Leadership Betty Pettipas, Havre Boucher, Antigonish Co., Leadership Aline d’Entremont, Lower West Pubnico, Yarmouth Co., Community Service. Seniors will learn about new and exciting programs and servicesavailable to them and have the chance to display their talentsduring the 15th annual 50+ Expo. The 50+ Expo will run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, June 11and Saturday, June 12 at the Exhibition Grounds, Halifax. Ticketsare $5 per day and can only be purchased at the door. The eventis a project of the Senior Citizens’ Secretariat and is leadingup to Seniors’ Week which takes place June 13-19. Shuttle service will be available to and from the expo. Arrivaland departure information is available on the 50+ Expo website or by calling 902-444-7494. “The government of Nova Scotia has made the well-being of olderadults a priority and recognizes their contributions to theprovince,” said Angus MacIsaac, chair of the Senior Citizens’Secretariat. “The 50+ Expo is an excellent opportunity for olderadults to learn about programs and services available to them sothat they can make informed decisions.” One hundred booths will offer current information about hobbies,volunteer opportunities, travel, health and wellness and othereducational information. The main stage will host a variety ofspeakers, musicians and entertainers. Some of the entertainmentwill include the Novelty Salesmen and the Travlyn Music Band andMemories of a Don Messer Jubilee featuring the Heritage AllstarBand. People attending the expo will enjoy grocer Pete Luckett’s humourand knowledge of produce. Professional flower arranger, NevilleMacKay will be on had to dazzle everyone with his advice andbeautiful flowers. “As a group, seniors are discerning consumers and want to beaware of what is in the market place. Events like the 50+ Expogive them the opportunity to see what products and services areout there,” said Valerie White, executive director of thesecretariat. Six seniors will be presented with Remarkable Seniors Awards bySenator John Buchanan. The awards are presented in three categories: community service, leadership and volunteerism. Back for a second year is the Amateur 50+ Star Search contest.Seniors will have a chance to compete for prizes and recognitionin four different categories. Sponsored by Scotiabank’s ABCs ofFraud, there is a $2,500 grand prize. The expo is a non-profit event planned and organized by avolunteer committee of seniors. The event is sponsored by TheChronicle Herald, Doctors Nova Scotia, formerly the MedicalSociety of Nova Scotia, Rx&D, an association representingresearch-based pharmaceutical companies in Canada, and Tour TechEast, a privately owned audio rental, installation anddistribution company. The Senior Citizens’ Secretariat is a government agency that actsas a liaison between seniors, organizations and government. For more information about the 50+ Expo, contact the secretariattoll free at 1-800-670-0065 or see the 50+ Expo website .last_img

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