The year is off to a very exciting start

April 1, 2016 marks the beginning of a new fiscal year at PAL Halifax; therefore it is time to renew your membership or to become a member!


‘Love is Everything’ by Emma FitzGerald – location of PAL Halifax’s first home!

Recently, the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal upheld the decision of the Utility and Review Board, and hence HRM’s approval, of the development agreements for both Housing Trust projects on Gottingen Street. As a result of this decision, the projects are now both approved and can proceed to their next stages: firming up financing arrangements and proceeding with construction documents for the first building. The first building will house the 20 apartment for PAL Halifax. These units will be a reality!

The Housing Trust thanked us for the important role PAL Halifax played in helping the project get their approvals and are looking forward to working with us to create affordable housing for the arts community in Halifax.


This year we are very proud to announce the official beginning of a Supporting Cast here in Halifax.

If you are a member of PAL Halifax you will now have access to:

  1. transportation assistance
  2. shopping assistance

PAL Halifax needs your support.

  • Annual donations of $20 (or more) show support for our goals, increase awareness of PAL Halifax throughout the cultural community and will eventually help secure backing from all Nova Scotians.
  • PAL Halifax relies solely on fundraising and donations (the amount above $20 is tax deductible).
  • Paying for your membership is simple – visit or call Ann at 902-817-2492.
Be a part of this tremendous group working hard to house aspiring and retiring artists and culture contributors!


As part of Scrabble with the Stars 2015, John Dunsworth once again offered up The DunsWord Challenge! Many people played online and at our event on Nov. 6, 2015.

In the original challenge, Daina Aleksis, Paul Begin, Suzanne Gauthier, Mary Lou Martin and Tami Thompson all tied to win, each earning 82 point scores, for APPOINT.

However, there could only be one winner so John declared a tile-off! These five players were challenged to use as many tiles as they would like, set-up a make believe game with legitimate words so that, lo and behold, they could create the opportunity of the millennium and score a bazillion points when they plunked down their final seven tiles.

The runner-up was Suzanne Gauthier with 501 points for the work ZWIEBACK and the grand winner was Paul Begin with 529 points for the word QUIZZICALLY!

John generously matched the funds raised through the challenge with a donation to PALifax and he will be taking Paul and Suzanne to a lunch and an afternoon of Scrabble playing.

Thank you so much to John and to all of you who participated in the fun! Stay tuned for what John will challenge next!