Attending the United Way Halifax Local Love Halifax on the waterfront one could not be remiss to notice all the red shirts, like the red army. This army was comprised of VOLUNTEERS committed to making our city a better place for all. As JFK said “Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.” My hat is off to everyone that made the event wonderful to attend; not just the brave (nuts) that swam across the Halifax Harbour.

Just as important as the red shirts were all the athletes that gathered to swim the harbour in Halifax and around the province. These individuals represented so many parts of our communities; reminded us that together, and only together can organizations like the United Way achieve their mission to End Poverty Together.

For more information on the great work of United Way Halifax visit them at:

United Way Halifax

 

 

In the release of the traveling presentation the Ocean Super Cluster presented it has been very interesting to have questions answered on the present and future directions of this incredible investment. As many of us on the side lines have  many questions, credit must be given for the effort to keep the public informed in such a transparent fashion.

The slide on membership is very telling. The investment required to be a member clearly shows two things. First, membership does not come cheap. Will this limit smaller players from the rewards of membership. Afterall, as the old adage tells us, membership has its advantages. Second, Why does the Super Cluster’s websight have so many “partners” listed. Was there a cost associated with the real estate?

The provinces smaller economies and communities are suffering under the continued demographic change (crisis). Training and investment to preserve them and a way of life that is so appealing to many needs to be secured if these parts of the province, the coastal communities are to continue to play a role in the larger economy including fisheries, tourism, knowledge, manufacturing… What does the presenters mean by workforce training

 

Ocean Supercluster Presentation