Summer 2023 Newspaper - Every One Every Day Kjipuktuk

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North End! Create your dream Join in! Summer 2023 July 27 – August 25

The Land We Are On

The Gottingen St. Neighbourhood Shop and Every One Every Day Kjipuktuk (EOED) exists in Halifax North, which is situated in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq. Oral histories, supported by written evidence and artifacts, tell us that the Mi’kmaq have occupied this territory for over 13,000 years.

Mi’kma’ki is covered by the Treaties of Peace and Friendship, which the Mi’kmaq, Wolastoqey, and Peskotomuhkatiyik Peoples first signed with the British in 1726. These treaties did not implicate or affirm the surrender or transfer of lands and resources to the British but recognized Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqey title and set the rules for what was to be a long-standing relationship between nations, initially preventing war and facilitating trade.

For the Mi’kmaq, these treaties are revered as legal covenants. These sacred pacts are the foundation of Mi’kmaq - Euro-Canadian government relations and we all, as treaty people, must recognize and appreciate their legitimacy if we are to truly acknowledge the presence of the Mi’kmaq—past, present, and future.

This land acknowledgment is a commitment to build upon as we recognize that such statements are inconsequential without meaningful action toward reconciliation. Because we operate on stolen lands, we stand strong in our commitment to learning our shared history and honouring truth, supporting healing and offering reparations, and upholding Active Reconciliation.

P’jilaSi! greEtings!

Halifax’s North End is a special place, and home to many people with different languages, cultures, skills and hobbies. Together we want to create new opportunities for people to get together and share these wonderful gifts.

Can you imagine a place where each and every day, there were exciting invitations to get together with neighbours to learn new skills while exploring shared interests? Where people from across communities can get to know one another through respectful learning and sharing stories across cultures and generations.

Mark your calendars! The Every One Every Day Summer Program begins July 27th, 2023 and is full of hands-on activities hosted by people that live in your neighbourhood, and they want you to join in! Whether it’s making, cooking, playing, building, fixing, mending, repairing, dancing, or anything else – Every One Every Day has something for everyone.

What’s YOUR dream for the neighbourhood?

Come along to take part or share your ideas for fun and creative projects we could get started on, in preparation for Fall. Everyone is welcome.

What is Every One Every Day about?

Practical ‘hands on’ sessions brought to you by local residents. Every One Every Day brings together people from different parts of the North End neighbourhood to create and learn from one another. These projects involve sharing spaces, skills and resources. They range from batch cooking and community meals, getting outside to explore the neighbourhood, sharing cultural knowledge and traditions, as well as making, crafting, building, repairing fixing and much more.

Support with getting things going in your neighbourhood. The Every One Every Day team is here to help take care of all the essentials such as finding spaces, purchasing materials, ensuring health and safety and inviting others to take part. To create each Program, we work with residents to surface their ideas and bring them to life in the neighbourhood. We hope it will spark more ideas and creativity around future projects that we can grow together. And this is just the start! What ways of bringing people together can you imagine in the North End? Come in for a cup of tea and let’s see what we can make happen together.

The Team

Killa she/her

Neighbourhood Project Designer killa.atencio@

Kate she/her

Neighbourhood Project Designer


Nat they/iel/nekm

Neighbourhood Project Designer


Adria she/they

Neighbourhood Project Designer


 2169 Gottingen St., Kjipuktuk    902-405-0433 (landline) G /everyoneeverydayhalifax e @halifaxiseveryone

What, Where, When?

The Neighbourhood Shop

The Gottingen St. Neighbourhood Shop is located at 2169 Gottingen Street and is open to the public during set hours on weekdays and weekends.

The Neighbourhood Shop is a creative hub where residents are invited to meet and connect with one another, take part in fun and practical activities led by other residents, and work together to plan and grow all sorts of neighbourhood projects. Don’t be fooled, there is nothing for sale there!

When you come to the shop, you’ll find a range of equipment and supplies, a welcoming team to introduce you to the space, inspirational project ideas, and open invitations to lead and take part in things that interest you. Whether it’s a focus on greening projects, cooking, fixing and repairing, fashion and fabrics, or anything else, it’s a space for neighbours to meet and do things together.

In the shop you’ll find equipment like sewing machines and fabric, basic tools for making and woodworking, crafting materials, computers, supplies for gardening projects, and much more.

Stop by to check out what’s here and share your ideas for new equipment and supplies that you can make use of!


Sunday Closed

Monday Closed

Tuesday Closed

Wednesday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Thursday 3 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Friday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Saturday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Come by the Neighbourhood Shop any time we’re open to connect with your neighbours, use the space, tools and supplies, or chat about what projects you’d like to start in the North End!

The Community Build Trailer

What if you had easy access to all the tools and supplies needed to build basic building projects for the neighbourhood? What if you were supported to learn new skills and connect to people close by to help bring your idea to life? Maybe it’s building new gardens or gathering spaces, or other fun ideas like building colourful neighbourhood bird boxes or a portable stage for pop-up community performances.

The Community Build Trailer is here to bring your ideas to life! It’s a mobile unit that can travel just about anywhere and is equipped with all the tools necessary to build or fix basic things and inspire fresh ideas around how residents can work together to shape different spaces in their own neighbourhoods. Have an idea for a build project we could work on together? Get in touch!

Look through the Summer Program calendar to find out where the Community Build Trailer will be and what projects we’ll be working on. No experience is required, just bring your ideas, or even a DIY project you’d like support with, and we’ll get creative together.

Community Build Trailer Summer Locations

Jun. 30 – Aug. 7, 2023

Wonder'neath Art Studio, 2482 Maynard St.

Aug. 7 – Aug. 25, 2023

Mi'kmaw Native Friendship Centre, 209-2021 Brunswick St.

Jayme-Lynn she/her Business Program Designer jaymelynn.gloade@ Aimee she/her Program Director aimee.gasparetto@ Tammy she/her Learning and Evaluation tammy.mudge@ Jocelyn she/her Communications and Design jocelyn.spence@ Richelle she/her Operations Manager richelle.kantor@ Janine she/her Researcher janine.annett@

During Spring Program, a total of 505 residents participated across 68 sessions, more than doubling the number of residents who participated in Fall Program 2022. Of those who participated, 221 were new to Every One Every Day.

‘Language Club’ sessions were among the most attended during Spring Program and will be offered again during the summer as ‘Language Connect’. These sessions emerged through a co-design process with staff and community members connected to Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS). This first iteration was bursting with participation and excitement. On average, 32 participants gathered to teach and learn across 10 different languages.

There were many ways in the Spring Program for residents to engage with, learn about and from different cultures. As the host of a session called Breaking Bread says, “The session ended up being a great way to facilitate a multi-cultural exchange, since everyone got a chance to chat about what bread looks like in their own culture and families” –Session Host

Community Engagement

Neighbourhood Shop

Tuesday, Jul. 25 · 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Are you curious about the story of Every One Every Day Kjipuktuk / Halifax to date?

Are you interested in sharing your thoughts and ideas on how to ‘Create Your Dream North End'? Refreshments will be provided as we take you for a “Story Walk” around the shop to share our journey.

Looking BACK aT SPRING '23 Anyone Can Start A Project!

Across the globe, people are working on unique and imaginative projects that bring people together to make their neighbourhoods more exciting and enjoyable places to live. Every One Every Day takes inspiration from these ideas, as well as all the wonderful projects that people are dreaming up and doing, right here at home.

Ideas for new projects can come from anywhere, and the Every One Every Day team can help to get things started! Throughout this paper, you’ll find a range of projects you can contribute to, as well as inspiring ideas and projects we’ve come across from elsewhere. But there is no limit to ideas, and we want to hear yours! Stop by for a cup of tea, take part in a session, or send us an e-mail—we’d love to chat about what we can make happen together.

Coming Soon

We are getting a printmaking cart at the shop! The printmaking cart will have a professional relief printing press from Montréal. This will allow us to explore Linocut and Woodcut printmaking. We'll start by hosting workshops and print drop-ins this fall. Are you a printmaker interested in using the press and sharing your skills? Reach out to a Neighbourhood Project Designer!

Dream Your Neighbourhood

Neighbourhood Shop

Fridays · 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Hosted by your Neighbourhood Project Designers

What fun and interesting things can you dream up for the neighbourhood? Do you have an idea but would like some support to get started? Whether it’s getting together to swap recipes and batch cook, designing a new greenspace, or finding creative ways to connect with others - let’s have fun chatting about what we can do together. Stop by the neighbourhood shop to chat with the team, share your ideas, and connect to others to create and plan.

505 Neighbours Joined In

68 Sessions Hosted

Celebrate our vibrant community at Gottingen Festival!

Join us as Gottingen Street comes alive with an extravaganza of sights, sounds, and flavours! This festival, brought to you by the North End Business Association, is about bringing community together, fostering connections, and creating space where neighbours can become friends. Mingle with community members and embrace the sense of belonging that makes our neighbourhood in Kjipuktuk so special.

Bring your family and friends and get ready to dance to irresistible beats, immerse yourselves in captivating stories, and engage in play! Explore local businesses, engage with local community and celebrate the great diversity and legacy of the neighbourhood. Mark your calendars for an unforgettable experience on Saturday, September 9 from 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Curbside Blooms

Let’s make the North End beautiful together! Curbside Blooms was started by a neighbour Quincy, who’s been working with North End community members to add some vibrancy to some of the planters along Gottingen Street. But there’s lots more to plant! So, we’re calling all enthusiastic neighbours with a green thumb or interest in gardening to help plant the rest of the garden beds. No experience needed. The Curbside Blooms Projects is happening in collaboration with the North End Business Association:

“People leave more open than when they came.”
–North End neighbour

TruTh & Reconciliation Everyday Action

Do you…

• know about the 94 TRC Calls to Action?

• know about traditional practices?

• know how to say basic words in Mi’kmaw?

• feel comfortable giving a meaningful land acknowledgement?

• want to try beading?

Come join in a session!

‘Truth & Reconciliation: Every Day Action’ is a first step towards healing relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Kjipuktuk. We acknowledge the call for non-Indigenous peoples to show up, make positive change, and commit to building equitable futures for generations to come. Together, we can forge new pathways for shared understanding, and grow in appreciation for one another and the many lived experiences that define the North End. Join your neighbours in exploring the ways you can take everyday actions towards Reconciliation.

Planetarium: Muin and the 7 Bird Hunters

Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre

209-2021 Brunswick St.

Aug. 2 · 1:30 p.m. – 2 pm

Aug. 2 · 2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Hosted by The Discovery Centre

Two-Spirit Drag Story Box

Gottingen St. Neighbourhood Shop

Friday, Jul. 28 · 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Join Two-Spirit drag artist Vie Jones as they bring stories by Indigenous authors to life and guide participants through an activity connected to the learnings. All ages welcome! Hosted by Vie Jones

Tea and Luski

Gottingen St. Neighbourhood Shop

Friday, Aug. 11 · 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Enjoy a piece of homemeade luskinikn, while chatting about Mi'kmaw culture. Hosted by Charlotte.

What do you want to learn during Mi’kmaq History Month this October?

Bead and Stitch: Orange Shirt Pin

Gottingen St. Neighbourhood Shop

Every Wednesday · 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Learn to make a pin to wear on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (September 30) and beyond. Hosted by Killa and Nat.

Natural Paints

Gottingen St. Neighbourhood Shop

Thursday, Jul. 27 · 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Learn about natural pigments and paint with nature. Hosted by William.

Mi’kmaq History Month showcases Mi’kmaq history and celebrates the succession of Mi’kmaw culture despite years of oppression and discrimination. It also recognizes and honours the many achievements of L’nuk (term that the Mi’kmaq use for themselves meaning ‘the people’) from across Mi’kma’ki.

Did you know that October 1 is Treaty Day in Nova Scotia and marks the beginning of Mi’kmaq History Month celebrations all over the province? Treaty Day recognizes the Peace and Friendship Treaties between the Mi’kmaq and the British Crown, which were first signed in 1752, and reminds us of our commitment to one another, as kin and as treaty people.

Not sure where to start on your Truth and Reconciliation learning journey? Are you in need of opportunities and resources to learn about the Mi’kmaq and become an active ally? Visit with the Every One Every Day team and start the conversation!

In 1993 Premier John Savage and Mi’kmaw Grand Chief Ben Sylliboy declared October as Mi’kmaq History Month to recognize and celebrate Mi’kmaw culture and traditions past, present, and future.

Understanding Reconciliation

The Every One Every Day team, along with support from the Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre, have created ‘Kokum’ (translates to “big old tree” in Mi’kmaw), a planning resource for discovering and adopting decolonized learning and practice in our work, while maintaining accountability to our commitment to Active Reconciliation. At the heart of Kokum is Reconciliation, which is represented by a strawberry shaped like a heart. The strawberry teaches us forgiveness and peace, and signifies the power of change and healing.

We invite you to stop by the Neighbourhood Shop to explore the large print out of Kokum and discuss what ‘Everyday Actions’ we can all take to advance Truth and Reconciliation in the North End.

How does Every One Every Day define and interpret Active Reconciliation?

• Raising awareness about colonization in “Canada” and exposing the ongoing injustices and harms towards First Nation, Inuit, and Métis Peoples.

• Disrupting oppressive and inequitable spaces and processes. Reclaiming individual and collective identity, not just of First Nation, Inuit, and Métis People, but of everyone. Restoring harmony with all of nature.

• Reviving and reclaiming treaty relationships.

• Acknowledging and valuing Indigenous knowledge systems.

Reconciliation Lending Library

Do you want to read more from Indigenous authors, but aren’t sure where to start? Check out the Reconciliation Lending Library at the Neighbourhood Shop! We’ve collected books from coast to coast to coast to share with the Neighbourhood. There’s something for every kind of reader—graphic novels, poetry, fiction, nonfiction, children’s stories, photography and more! See the full book list or suggest a book on our website at

Mi’kmaq & Wolastoqikyik

Powwows 2023

Are you interested in learning more about Indigenous cultures and traditions? Have you ever been interested in experiencing a powwow? In Mi’kma’ki, they’re often referred to as a Mawio’mi, which means ‘a gathering’ and it’s a chance for people to see, hear and experience First Nations culture firsthand. During the summer and into fall they happen almost every weekend in Mi’kma’ki. They’re open to the public, so anyone is free to join. Have a look at the powwows happening this summer!

Gesgapegiag Traditional Powwow

July 29–30 • Maria, QC

Metapenagiag Traditional Powwow

July 29–30 • Red Bank NB

Listuguj Traditional Powwow

August 5–6 • Listuguj, QC

Membertou Traditional Powwow

August 5–6 • Membertou, NS (Sydney, NS)

Millbrook Competition Powwow

August 12–13 • Truro, NS

Eel River Bar Traditional Powwow

August 19–20 • Dalhousie, NB

Panmure Island Traditional Powwow

August 19–20 • Panmure Island, PE

Wolastoqiyik Wahsipekuk

Traditional Powwow

August 19–20 • Cacouna, QC

Esgenoopetitj Traditional Powwow

August 26–27 • Burnt Church, NB

Lennox Island Traditional Powwow

August 26–27 • Lennox Island, PE

We’koqma’q Traditional Powwow

September 2–3 • Whycocomagh, NS

Elsipogtog Traditional Powwow

September 2–3 • Elsipogtog, NB

Gold River Traditional Powwow

September 9–10 • Gold River, NS

Bouctouche Traditional Powwow

September 9–10 • Bouctouche

First Nation, NB

Kingsclear Traditional Powwow

September 15–17 • Kingsclear, NB

AVFN Competition Powwow

October 14–15 • Annapolis Valley

Reading is better together! Ask our team how to start a Reconciliation Reading Circle.

First Nation, NS

Glooscap Traditional Powwow

October 28 • Hantsport, NS

List compiled by Michael R. Denny

Learn more about important pieces of our shared history and what this means for us all now by reading about the Peace and Friendship Treaties and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission reports.

Summer 2023 Calendar

The Mi’kmaq have traditionally used the moon as a measurement of time passing. This provides a 13-month annual calendar, representing the 13 times the moon travels around the earth in a year. The names given to each month, or moon, are based on whatever is happening in the surrounding natural environment at that time.

Traditional Mi’kmaw Tea Recipes

The Mi’kmaw word for tea is pitewey (pronounced bit-eh-whey). Tea has always been and continues to be a fundamental part of Mi’kmaw approaches to healing and hospitality.

*These teas have many health benefits. Please consult with your physician before consuming.


Gottingen St.

Neighbourhood Shop

2169 Gottingen St.

Mi'kmaw Native Friendship Centre 2021 Brunswick St.

Wonder'neath Art Studio

2482 Maynard St.

Community Build Trailer

June 30 – August 7, 2023

Wonder'neath Art Studio, 2482 Maynard St.

August 7 – August 31, 2023

Mi'kmaw Native Friendship Centre, 2021 Brunswick St.

Moon Phases

Mi’kmaw Strawberry Tea (makes 4 cups)

• 4 tsp of dried strawberry leaves

• 4 cups of water

Add leaves to boiling water, remove from heat. Steep for 5 minutes.

Mi’kmaw Blueberry Tea (makes 4 cups)

• 80 dried blueberry leaves

• 40 dried blueberries

4 x 3" cinnamon sticks

• 4 cups of water

Add leaves, berries, and cinnamon stick to boiling water. Steep for 10 minutes. Sweeten with honey if desired.


Let's Make @ the North Grove

Sunday Shop Closed Monday Shop Closed Tuesday Shop Closed July 23 24 25 30 31 August 1 6 7 8 13 14 15 20 21 22
New Moon Full Moon Last Quarter First
Community Engagement 6 p.m.
– 8 p.m.
115-6 Primrose St. Dartmouth 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

JULY Peskewiku’s (pronounced bes-gay-we-goos) “Birds shedding feathers moon”

Many First Nations regard various bird kin as sacred teachers. Their teachings are preserved within the culture of individual Nations through their stories, language, landmarks, art, music, dance, regalia, sacred items, and ceremony. Feathers are sacred gifts that signify strength, honour, respect, and freedom. The Eagle, kitpu in Mi’kmaw (pronounced git-boo), is held in the highest regard because of its gifted ability to fly high in the sky, delivering our prayers to Creator as a sacred messenger. Gifting an Eagle feather is a significant act of appreciation for knowledge that has been shared or the binding of a newfound relationship built on trust and reciprocity.

AUGUST Kisikewiku’s

(pronounced gis-ig-ay-we-goos)

“Berry Ripening Moon”

To the Mi’kmaq, plants are not seen as a food “resource” that only serve to provide sustenance for our bodies. The Mi’kmaq understand that we are in relationship with plants and that they must be respected and cared for, grounding the relationship in reciprocity. All parts of the plant, berries, roots, leaves, bark, and flowers can provide vitamins and minerals for our well-being as food and medicine, contribute as dye for art, jewelry-making, and regalia, are woven into ceremony and communal gatherings, and offer us teachings.

Wild blueberries, pkwiman in Mi’kmaw (pronounced ep-gwee-mun), are a traditional Mi’kmaw food. They are harvested in August and continue to sweeten into September.

Bead and Stitch: Orange Shirt Pin

Dream Your Neighbourhood 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Two-Spirit Drag Story Box 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Art + Wonder: Mural Painting 1

Dream Your Stage 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Art + Wonder: Mural Painting 2 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Dream Your Neighbourhood 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Backyard Bird Workshop @ 2494 Creighton St. 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Let's Make Planters 2 2 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Thursday 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. Friday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. 26 27 28 29 2 3 4 5 9 10 11 12 16 17 18 19 23 24 25 26
1 p.m.
1:30 p.m.
2:30 p.m.
and Filling Planters 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Dream Your Neighbourhood 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Customize Your Closet 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Natural Paints 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
+ Wonder: Mural Painting 3 3 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Language Connect 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Mend By Hand 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Let's Make Planters 1 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. Art + Wonder: Mural Painting 4 2 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Bead and Stitch: Orange Shirt Pin 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Let's Make Herb Shelves 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Dream Your Neighbourhood 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Tea and Luski 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Build Trailer Drop-In 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Building Benches I 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Tool Graveyard 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Building Benches II 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. Let's Make Paint Stencils 2 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Language Connect 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Bead and Stitch: Orange Shirt Pin 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Build Trailer Drop-In 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Sewing Machine Basics 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Bead and Stitch: Orange Shirt Pin 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Build Trailer Drop-In 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Language Connect: Mi'kmaw Edition 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Dream Your Neighbourhood 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Customize Your Closet 2
Language Connect 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Art
p.m. – 4 p.m.
Build Trailer Drop-In 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.


Do you know how to…

• sew by hand?

• set up a sewing machine?

• hem pants or crop a shirt?

• create or apply a patch for clothing?

• do basic embroidery?

• re-purpose fabrics or apply fabric dye?

Simply Sewing invites neighbours to learn the basics of sewing, mending, and beautifying everyday fabrics. These sessions offer new ways to reduce impact on the planet, make items that are functional and affirming for all bodies, and express creativity and culture through clothing. Whether you’re looking to learn to thread a sewing machine or rework a tired wardrobe, all are welcome!

If you have skills to share, or things you wish to learn, drop by during a Simply Sewing session to swap skills and plan fun projects for Fall!

Let's Make!

Do you… have skills with using hand tools, like a saw or a carving knife?

• know how to build a shelf or basic piece of furniture?

• enjoy making or repairing your own jewelry?

• enjoy working on DIY or tinkering projects?

• have a design idea, but aren't sure the next step to creating or building it?

Build Trailer Drop-In

Community Build Trailer

Mi'kmaw Native Friendship Centre

Friday, Aug 11 · 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Build Trailer Drop-In

Community Build Trailer

Mi'kmaw Native Friendship Centre

Wednesday, Aug 16 · 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Build Trailer Drop-In

Community Build Trailer

Mi'kmaw Native Friendship Centre

Friday, Aug 18 · 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Build Trailer Drop-In

Community Build Trailer

Mi'kmaw Native Friendship Centre

Wednesday, Aug 23 · 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Dream Your Stage

Neighbourhood Shop

Are you a hands-on learner or just curious about making and building? This project facilitates basic tool-based making skills in an interactive way through fun and simple activities. These sessions provide a starting point to empower you to get more comfortable with tools. Connect with neighbours to share project ideas and build confidence around all the things we can make together!

Open sessions will take place at the Neighbourhood Shop and at the Community Build Trailer, where you can learn to use a variety of hand and power tools and contribute to fun and creative projects for the neighbourhood. Whether you’re a beginner looking to practice and learn new skills, or a seasoned maker with things to share, drop by during a Let’s Make session to swap skills and plan projects for Fall!

Let’s Make Herb Shelves

Neighbourhood Shop

Saturday, Jul. 29 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Learn to make models and design a concept for a future modular performance stage. Hosted by Adria and Kate.

Learn to Build Planters with Power Tools

The North Grove

115-6 Primrose St., Dartmouth

Monday, Jul. 31 · 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Learn to use power tools and make planters for the North Grove. Hosted by Ally Sue.

Let’s Make Planters 1

Community Build Trailer

@ Wonder’neath, 2482 Maynard St.

Saturday, Aug 5 · 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Learn to build planters for the Wonder’neath entrance.

Wednesday, Aug. 9 · 1 p. m. – 3 p.m.

Learn to make a simple plant shelf for your window and plant seedlings. Hosted by Lily & Veith House Urban Farm.

Tool Graveyard

Neighbourhood Shop

Thursday, Aug 10 · 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Tinker with broken tools to learn how they work! Bring your broken gadgets! Hosted by Rae & Halifax Tool Library.

Let’s Make Planters 2

Wonder’neath, 2482 Maynard St.

Saturday, Aug 12 · 2 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Learn to build planters for the Wonder’neath entrance

Let’s Make Paint Stencils

Wonder’neath, 2482 Maynard St.

Saturday, Aug. 19 · 2 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Learn to make paint stencils and decorate the Wonder’neath entrance. Hosted by Wonder’neath.


Customize Your Closet

Neighbourhood Shop

Friday, Aug. 4 · 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Bring in clothing to hem or crop!

Hosted by Bee

Mend by Hand

Neighbourhood Shop

Saturday, Aug. 5 · 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Hosted by Noreen

Sewing Machines Basics

Neighbourhood Shop

Wednesday, Aug. 16 · 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Hosted by Kate

Customize Your Closet

Neighbourhood Shop

Friday, Aug. 25 · 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Bring in clothing to hem or crop!

Hosted by Bee

Art + Wonder

Make it beautiful

Community Build Trailer @ Wonder’neath, 2482 Maynard St.

Hosted by Angela & Nessy

Mural Outlining 1

Thursday, Jul. 20 · 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Mural Outlining 2

Saturday, Jul. 22 · 2 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Mural Painting 1

Friday, Jul. 28 · 1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.

The Art + Wonder Mural is a Community Build Trailer (CBT) project intended to better represent the aspirations for the Trailer as a communal tool for change in the neighbourhood. This project is a collaboration between Every One Every Day, OSO planning + design, Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre’s Youth Program, Wonder’neath, and local artists Angela Doyle-Faulkner and Vanessa Thomas. The painting process of the mural will be open for community members to join so that we can work together to make a piece of art that reflects our community and the kind of future we can build together. Have you ever been curious about the mural painting process? Want to get more involved with the Community Build Trailer? Then come join us at Wonder’neath this summer!

Mural Painting 2

Saturday, Jul. 29 · 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Mural Painting 3

Thursday, Aug. 3 · 3 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Mural Painting 4

Saturday, Aug. 5 · 2 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Precious Plastics

Precious Plastics is part of a global movement giving plastic waste a new life! At the Neighbourhood Shop, you can use simple kitchen tools to transform bottle caps into jewelery, buttons and more.

This is a little project with big potential: in other cities, Precious Plastics projects are making furniture, home goods, and even construction materials all from repurposed plastic! What do you think we could make in Kjipuktuk? Check out www.preciousplastic. com to see how people across the globe are rethinking waste.



Dig In!

Placing and Filling Planters

Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre

209-2021 Brunswick St.

Wednesday, Aug. 2

2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Want to get your hands dirty and design the garden space? Hosted by OSO planning + design.

Building Benches I

Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre

209-2021 Brunswick St.

Thursday, Aug. 10 · 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Do you enjoy using tools and want to help build seating? Hosted by OSO planning + design.

Building Benches II

Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre

209-2021 Brunswick St.

Saturday, Aug. 19 · 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Do you have an eye for detail and like to make things look good? Hosted by OSO planning + design.

Shape This Space is an opportunity for us to work together to shape our neighbourhood and we are getting started with a garden and gathering space at the Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre! Imagine a neighbourhood where there are many beautiful spaces to meet and gather, take in artwork made by community members, connect to nature in the city, or learn interesting things about the different communities that live in the neighbourhood. What spaces, tiny or big, could we re-imagine together? Shape This Space gets people working together to bring nature, culture and community connection into public spaces across the city.

Get Inspired

This spring Every One Every Day Kjipuktuk, the Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre, and OSO planning + design worked together to craft a vision for what we can do together at 2021 Brunswick St! This summer we will be filling our Raised Beds, Building Public Furniture and thinking about a mural for the fall.

The Shape This Space project is a great way to connect people, land, and nature while honouring the true histories of land and place where residents can work together to bring creative ideas to life in their own cities.

Borrow a great project idea...

Share & Mend

London, UK

A community clothes exchange started by a local resident, where everyone can swap clothes that they wear less often for something fresh for the next season. It’s also a space to repair, hack and personalize to bring new life to old garments.

Trade School

New York, USA

Trade School is an alternative learning space started in New York where anyone can teach. Instead of money, teachers say what they’d like in exchange for giving their class, and students agree to bring a barter item. Experience, practical skills and big ideas are all valued equally. Swap food, advice or materials for a class in how to bake bread, fix your bike, and much more.

Babysitting Co-Op

Washington, USA

The Babysitting Co-op is a platform that helps arrange free babysitting trades to support friends and neighbours when they need it and build relationships among children. Local parents can safely organize daytime temporary childcare amongst themselves based on a points system, so no money is exchanged.


Language Connect

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Language Connect

Neighbourhood Shop

Thursday, Jul. 27 · 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Hosted by Jane and Kaya

Language Connect

Neighbourhood Shop

Thursday, Aug. 3 · 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Hosted by Jane and Kaya

Do you…

• speak a language other than English? feel curious or even shy about learning a new language?

• want to learn a new skill and build your personal vocabulary?

• have a new neighbour you’d love to meet but language is the main barrier?

• get excited about finding fun and creative ways to connect across cultures?

• want help to pronounce your favourite international dish perfectly?


Imagine a neighbourhood where people could greet one another and have simple interactions across many different languages. Are you interested in getting to know your neighbours while learning the basics of another language? Maybe you have a specific phrase you really want to learn? Language Connect brings people together to learn the basics of different languages, while building new connections and familiarity across cultures.

If you’re interested in sharing language basics with others, or are excited to learn about another language, drop by a session or chat with the team about other ways we can build new connections across cultures and languages!

Language Connect

Neighbourhood Shop

Thursday, Aug. 17 · 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Hosted by Kate Felicia

Language Connect:

Mi'kmaw Edition

Neighbourhood Shop

Thursday, Aug. 24 · 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Hosted by Neighbourhood Project



...and bring it to life in our neighbourhood. Visit the Shop to get started!

Fallen Fruit

Los Angeles, USA

Three friends decided to push a shopping cart around on night walks to gather unpicked fruit. Over 100 people joined them on night fruit forages, neighbours invited them in to pick fruit in the backyard, and groups of residents gathered to make jam. People who have never met before sit down to make experimental jam using home grown or street-picked fruit.

Repair Café


Repair Cafés are free meeting places for local people to repair items together. Tools and materials are provided to help people repair clothes, furniture, appliances, bikes, toys and more! Visitors bring broken items from home to repair alongside specialists as part of an ongoing learning process.

Ball Boxes Brazil

A campaign in Brazil places footballs in boxes throughout the streets to encourage kids to get moving. The ball brings children from around the neighbourhood together and creates a centralized space for community interaction and activity.


Collaborative Business

Every One Every Day Collaborative Business programs are designed to be collaborative, emphasizing and strengthening teamwork and shared responsibilities to lower personal risk, and build stronger collectives. They create opportunities for residents to learn skills, bring forth ideas, and test new products and services in a supportive environment.

Launching Pantry!

Do you currently make a jarred food product that you’d like to start selling? Do you dream of starting a food product line but don’t know where to start? Are you interested in working alongside others to build new skills and confidence around a food-based retail collective?

Take part in Every One Every Day’s Collaborative Business Program!

Throughout this 10-week program (Aug. 10 – Oct. 14), you’ll have a chance to share your favourite recipes and learn the skills needed to sell your product at local markets. Together we’ll review the ins and outs of safe water-bath technique jarring practices, test your recipe with the public, design product labels, create a collaborative brand and have the opportunity to sell the products you make at a few local markets! Pantry promotes sustainability by utilizing surplus ingredients from local gardens and organizations such as Veith House to create eco-conscious product. We will also have access to a commercial kitchen at the Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre.

Pantry Collaborative Business Sessions

1. Introduction to Pantry

Neighbourhood Shop, 2169 Gottingen St.

Thursday, Aug. 10 • 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Host: Jayme-Lynn, Business Program


2. Food Safety Neighbourhood Shop, 2169 Gottingen St.

Saturday, Aug. 12 • 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Host: Matt, Owner of Harvest & Wild

3: Local & Sustainable Ingredients

Neighbourhood Shop, 2169 Gottingen St.

Thursday, Aug. 17 • 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Host: Nat, Neighbourhood Project Designer & Dietitian

FREE! Food Hygiene Course

To participate in Pantry, you should have a recipe (or two!) that you’d like to test and be able to commit to the sessions outlined below. If you’re interested in taking part, fill out the Google form below before Monday, August 7 to tell us about yourself and the jarred food product you’re interested in selling:

If you have questions or can’t access the form, stop by the Neighbourhood Shop on Thursdays from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. or contact our Business Program Designer:

Join us Friday, July 21 from 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Community Build Trailer for a hands-on workshop where we’ll be making herb planter boxes that will live in the Neighbourhood Shop to grow fresh herbs for Pantry. Find the Community Build Trailer at Wonder’neath, 2482 Maynard St.

4: Cooking & Jarring Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre 2021 Brunswick Street, Suite 209

Saturday, Aug. 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Host: Lauren, Real Fake Meats

5: Test Trade Day Biscuit General Store, 2050 Gottingen St.

Saturday, Sept. 9 • 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.

6: Labels & Branding

Neighbourhood Shop, 2169 Gottingen St.

Saturday, Sept. 16 • 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Host: Jayme-Lynn, Business Program Designer

7: New Venture Market

Halifax Waterfront, 1549 Lower Water St.

Saturday, Sept. 23 • 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. New Venture is a community market for new entrepreneurs hitting the scene!

8. Market – To Be Determined

Receive a Food Safety Certificate through Safety Check 1

Whether it’s cooking at home for yourself, preparing food for others, or trying your hand at making your own food product— we can all use a food safety check-up! Every One Every Day is offering the chance to sign up for a food hygiene safety course by Safety Check 1. The course includes ten hours of online learning that you can do at home, at your own pace. If you don’t have a computer, you can complete the course at the Neighbourhood Shop during Shop hours. Spots are limited. Email for your link to sign up.

9. Halifax Brewery Market 1496 Lower Water Street

Saturday, Oct. 14 • 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The future of work is collaborative, sustainable, socially minded, and local. Are you ready to participate in this new economy?

The Mi’kmaq recognize the area of land that covers the city of Halifax as Kjipuktuk (pronounced jee-booktook), which translates to “Great Harbour”.

Amazing Things Happening Across The NorTh End!

As Every One Every Day grows, we’re exploring the many ways that we can nurture new connections between organizations and create even more opportunities for people to connect across the neighbourhood. Already, there are many amazing things happening that are all about creating shared spaces, learning together, sharing skills and resources, and working together in fun and practical ways. Get in touch if you’re an organization or group doing similar things that welcome everyone, so we can add your activities next time!

1. Mobile Food Market

Halifax North Memorial Public Library

2285 Gottingen St.

Summer Dates: Jul. 29, Aug. 12, Aug. 26 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

A mobile truck that brings affordable, highquality foods to Halifax neighbourhoods with limited access.

2. Backyard Bird Workshops

Backyard of 2494 Creighton St.

Saturday, Aug. 12 · 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

North End residents Hannah and John invite us to their yard to learn about urban chickens, growing your own food, composting and their waste cycle at home.

2. Raising Urban Chickens

Backyard of 2494 Creighton St.

Saturday, Aug. 19 · 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Open to community, third Saturday of every month

3. Wonder’neath Open Studio

2482 Maynard St.

Saturdays 2 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. & 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

4. Halifax Tool Library

3115 Veith St.

Tuesdays 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Thursdays 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Saturdays 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Sundays 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Tool lending or woodshop use. Workshop is available during open hours by email reservation

4. Veith House

3115 Veith St.

A community hub in the North End which inspires and supports the wellbeing of youth and adults. Site includes an Urban Greenhouse, community-based kitchen, social work support, and opportunities for youth, adults and newcomers to get involved.

Art Bikers and Ecology Action Centre's Bike Hub Mini

Mulgrave Park Caring and Learning Center

57 Jarvis Ln.

Tuesdays · 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Backpack Program at MNFC

The Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre is excited to announce the return of their Backpack Program that Every One Every Day is happy to support! The Neighbourhood Shop will be a collection location for new school supplies that will fill backpacks so come drop off new or likenew school supplies during Shop hours before August 4th and write well wishes to Indigenous students for the 2023/24 school year.

For more information about the 2023 Backpack Program, please email or come into the Neighbourhood Shop for a list of items that are needed.

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Every One Every Day Neighbourhood Shop 2169 Gottingen St.
Mi'kmaw Native Friendship Centre 209-2021 Brunswick St.

What’s your dream for The NorTh End?

Every One Every Day Kjipuktuk / Halifax is a project of the Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre, in partnership with the Participatory City Foundation.

Every One Every Day Kjipuktuk / Halifax is supported by