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Tuesday, 27 February 2024 15:53

The Red Gala

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 ACNS invites you to ... The Red Gala! 

This marquee cocktail social event will be on April 20th, 2024, at the Light House Arts Centre. It will feature a bar, light appetizers, a silent auction, and variety-show-style performances, all co-hosted by drag performers Rouge Fatale and Deva Station.

It's a semi-formal affair that will celebrate the three-decade legacy of ACNS, and will serve as an introduction to our future. We will unveil name and brand changes to the organization during the night.

Tickets are $95, and those who buy before March 20th are entered into our Early-Bird Draw for a $500 Travel Voucher from Adam Taylor at Altitude Travel.

Get your tickets at www.tinyurl.com/ACNSRedGala

For more information contact Jordan Parker at 902-240-7384 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

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our 2024 The Red Gala sponsors ...

 

McKiggan Hebert Lawyers https://www.apmlawyers.com

BMO Financial Group http://www.bmo.com

Gilead Canada https://www.gilead.com 

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Tara MacDonald Inc. https://taracmacdonald.com

Nova Scotia Nurses' Union https://www.nsnu.ca

 

 

Saturday, 11 November 2023 10:33

Chicago Drag-Along Spectacular

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Chicago

Drag -Along Spectacular

 Tickets at: tinyurl.com/ChicagoDragAlong 

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If you would prefer to EFT your performer tips ....

 

Rouge Fatale, Director --  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cat MacKeigan, Stage Manager -- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

ASL Interpreters -- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Akira Mayari -- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Anna-Mona Pia -- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Asylum Jack -- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Clarke Kunt -- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Crooked Lee -- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Deva Station -- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Elle Noir -- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hannibal Lickeder -- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mark Sizzum -- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Proshenna Rett -- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rhett Slutler -- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Richard Rockhard -- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Shampoo Extravaganza -- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sunny Daye -- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Vanity Station -- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

... they greatly appreciate your support.

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ACNS and its staff would like to thank you for your support.

 

For more information contact Jordan Parker at 902-240-7384 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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A special thanks to our Presenting Sponsor

BMO Financial Group

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Monday, 27 February 2023 12:15

Totally Trans* Outright!

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We are announcing Totally Trans Outright! TTOR is a free community leadership and care summit for trans* people by trans* people open to anyone in Nova Scotia.

Our goal is to bring together Trans* folks who are community leaders or want to become one and needs support to learn how to help their community and themselves. This event will take place over the span of 5 days on Kings's campus in Halifax from May 6th to May 10th. If from out of HRM, we can supply transportation or help with the cost of travel.

If you are in HRM and you need support with the cost of travel, this can also be arranged. There are also free accommodations for those coming out of the city and catering for all.

Monday, 23 January 2023 20:40

Moulin Rouge Drag Sing-Along

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Moulin Rouge

Drag Sing-Along Extravaganza

 Tickets at: http://tinyurl.com/MoulinDrag  - - -  Tickets also available at the door @ 1800 Argyle St. at 6:30 PM on Mar 4th.

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If you would prefer to EFT your performer tips ....If you would prefer to EFT your performer tips ....

Anita P -- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Anna Mona-Pia -- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Asylum Jack -- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bridget von Snaps -- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cookie Cunningham -- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Deva Station -- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Elle Noir -- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rhea Listique -- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rhett Slutler -- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rouge FataleThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sunny Daye -- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


... they greatly appreciate your support.

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ACNS and its staff would like to thank you for your support.

 

For more information contact Jordan Parker at 902-240-7384 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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A special thanks to our Presenting Sponsor

BMO Financial Group

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, 19 December 2022 11:55

The I ♥ Travel Raffle!

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I  Travel - Gift of Flight Raffle

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Get Tickets Here

The Gift of Flight prize, courtesy of WestJet, is:

One roundtrip flight for two (2) people to any regularly scheduled and marketed WestJet destination in the world!*

Tickets are:
   1 for $20
   3 for $50
   or 10 for $125

A maximum of 750 tickets will be sold**. Otherwise, there is no maximum to the number of tickets any individual may purchase. 

Ticket sales will end at 11:59 PM on February 13, 2023. Players of this lottery must reside in Nova Scotia, and be 19 years of age or older.

The draw is to take place at 6 PM on February 14, 2023 at the ACNS office in Halifax, and results will be announced live on ACNS’s Facebook page. Draw results will also be emailed to all participants. The winner will be contacted by phone and/or email.

The ‘I Travel - Gift of Flight Raffle’ 

is in support of the AIDS Coalition of Nova Scotia.

L 2018 WestJet Leaf Hor RGB

* No cash value. Fees, taxes, surcharges not included. Blackout dates and restrictions apply. All bookings and travel must be completed by November 25, 2023.

** Odds of winning are a minimum of 1/750 for each individual ticket sold if all tickets are sold. It is the sole responsibility of the ticket buyer to ensure that they receive the correct number of tickets based on the successful financial transaction with online RaffleBox software.

WestJet 2023 Blackout Dates

Feb 16 – 20,    Mar 9 - 13,    Mar 16 - 20,    Mar 23 - 27,    Apr 6 - 10,    May 18 - 20,    May 22,    Jun 29 – Jul 4

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Wednesday, 20 October 2021 08:32

Red Scarf Project-Halifax

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We won’t spin your yarn – The Red Scarf Project is back! 
Designed to raise awareness of World AIDS Day and the current realities of HIV in Nova Scotia, we will once again be hanging red scarves on the fences around the Public Gardens to be taken by any who need them. 
Given the success of our first two years, we’re bringing the project back, and we’re hoping to make it even bigger. We had over 150 scarves bearing educational messages on display in 2021, and over 220 scarves in 2022. This year we're aiming for 300 scarves! Just like last year, we will tie hand-made scarves to mark December 1st - World AIDS Day. Scarves need to be: 1) red :-) and 2) at least 5 ft long by 6 inches wide. 
We are recruiting knitters now for this year's iteration. If you are interested in knitting for the event, are hoping to drop off finished scarves, or want to know more about the Red Scarf Project, contact our Red Scarf Project lead Cole at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Wednesday, 23 August 2017 13:57

World AIDS Day Vigil Halifax

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On Sunday, Dec 3, the AIDS Coalition of Nova Scotia will be hosting the 2023 Halifax World AIDS Day Vigil.

This year the Vigil will be both in-person and virtual. To attend either option advance registration is required. The ceremony starts at 2:00pm

The in-person Vigil is being held at the Italian Cultural Center, located at 2629 Agricola Street in Halifax. ASL will be provided. A scent-free policy is in place for this event. The space is accessible and on a bus route, and has street parking. 

The virtual aspect of the Vigil will be avialable via Zoom. ASL will be live-streamed as part of the Zoom feed.

ACNS is pleased to announce that Robert Seymour Wright will be the guest speaker at this year's Vigil. Robert is a Social Worker and Sociologist whose 34-year career has spanned the fields of education, child welfare, forensic mental health, trauma, sexual violence, and cultural competence.  His pioneering work with colleagues in cultural competence and conducting cultural assessments has received national attention. His extensive pro bono work gave birth to The Peoples' Counselling Clinic, a non-profit mental health clinic, which he serves as the Executive Director.  Robert also serves as the acting Executive Director of the African Nova Scotian Justice Institute.

All are welcome to join us as we remember and celebrate the lives of individuals living with HIV/AIDS who have passed away in Nova Scotia. The night will include the Reading of the Names and a candle-lighting ceremony to honour their lives. There will be musical performances, poetry, and more.

For more information, please contact Program Coordinator Hanley Smith at 782-234-5472 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
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Wednesday, 03 June 2015 12:41

Volunteer With Us

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ACNS offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities including administrative, fund development and awareness events, PLHA (People Living with HIV/AIDS) services and Board or Committee work. 

Make a difference. Volunteer Now.

Administrative opportunities include general administrative work; this type of work occurs during regular office hours. Fund development and awareness events usually occur in the evenings or on weekends.

We have various events occurring throughout the year. Our yearly schedule includes:

  • The Red Gala Fundraiser
    TBD
  • Halifax Pride Week float and campaigns
    Late July
  • AIDS Awareness Week
    Last week of November, ending December 1st
  • Halifax World AIDS Day Vigil
    December 1st

PHA Services includes our Complimentary and Alternative Therapies (CATS) Program. Registered therapists from differing modalities such as therapeutic massage, and osteopathy offer free appointments to our HIV-positive members; etc.

The Board composition reflects the involvement of people living with HIV, health professionals, community members and various other skill areas. The Board operates under a Policy Board model (CARVER). Board members are elected for a two-year term and participate in at least one of the board committees: (1) Human Resources & Governance Committee; or (2) Vision & Strategy Committee.

Tuesday, 19 May 2015 18:10

Events

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  • The I ♥ Travel Raffle!

      I ♥ Travel - Gift of Flight Raffle   Get Tickets Here The Gift of Flight prize, courtesy of WestJet, is: One roundtrip flight for two (2) people to any regularly
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  • Moulin Rouge Drag Sing-Along

    Moulin Rouge Drag Sing-Along

      Moulin Rouge Drag Sing-Along Extravaganza  Tickets at: http://tinyurl.com/MoulinDrag  - - -  Tickets also available at the door @ 1800 Argyle St. at 6:30 PM on Mar 4th. * * * If you would prefer to EFT
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  • Totally Trans* Outright!

    Totally Trans* Outright!

    We are announcing Totally Trans Outright! TTOR is a free community leadership and care summit for trans* people by trans* people open to anyone in Nova Scotia. Our goal is
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  • Chicago Drag-Along Spectacular

    Chicago Drag-Along Spectacular

      Chicago Drag -Along Spectacular  Tickets at: tinyurl.com/ChicagoDragAlong  * * * If you would prefer to EFT your performer tips ....   Rouge Fatale, Director --  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Cat MacKeigan, Stage Manager -- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   ASL Interpreters -- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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  • The Red Gala

    The Red Gala

       ACNS invites you to ... The Red Gala!  This marquee cocktail social event will be on April 20th, 2024, at the Light House Arts Centre. It will feature a bar,
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  • Red Scarf Project-Halifax

    We won’t spin your yarn – The Red Scarf Project is back!  Designed to raise awareness of World AIDS Day and the current realities of HIV in Nova Scotia, we will
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  • World AIDS Day Vigil Halifax

    World AIDS Day Vigil Halifax

    On Sunday, Dec 3, the AIDS Coalition of Nova Scotia will be hosting the 2023 Halifax World AIDS Day Vigil. This year the Vigil will be both in-person and virtual.
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  • Hold your own event

    Hold your own event

    Hosting an event to raise funds for the AIDS Coalition of Nova Scotia can be easy! Your event can be anything – an aerobics marathon, a stair climb, bake sale, a
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Tuesday, 19 May 2015 17:47

Become an Event Sponsor

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Show your corporate support by sponsoring an ACNS event, and become part of a very select group– some of Nova Scotia’s leading (and most caring) businesses.

We are very grateful for the long-term corporate financial support of our events. Involvement on a corporate level demonstrates dedication and support forimportant public awareness activities,and helps raise thousands of dollars for our education and support programs in communities across NS.

Corporate commitment to ACNS enables us to reach more people, recruit more volunteers and raise more funds to enhance our reach in prevention, anddirectly impacts the quality of life of people living with HIV,and those at risk.

If you belong to an organization that wants to make a real difference in the awareness efforts about HIV, partner with us. Drop us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 902-240-7384.

Our unique sponsorship opportunities help you

• Build customer and employee loyalty
• Strengthen brand value in your customers’ minds
• Reach consumers across Nova Scotia
• Improve workplace morale and enhance team-building

To get involved, email or call us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or 902-240-7384.

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