Drop Zone 2012 is a superhero event not to be missed. Superheroes of all shapes and sizes will be flying through the skies this fall. With the hard work of Courtney Zylstra Easter Seals Event Coordinator and the efforts of Maritime’s outgoing populates, Drop Zone is breaking all kinds of records!
This year there are over 100 superheroes working hard to raise money for Easter Seals Nova Scotia, in addition Easter Seals Drop Zone for the first time ever will also be host to rappellers from all across the province. Funds raised through this event expected to be record breaking at this 9th annual Drop Zone in Halifax. Through the hard work from Courtney and the incredible people participating in Drop Zone, Easter Seals Nova Scotia will be able to provide a great service to people with disabilities in helping them reach their goals and aspirations.
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JUNE 20, 2012 HALIFAX- Yesterday, Courtney Zylstra Easter Seals Nova Scotia Event Coordinator attended a fundraising barbeque put on by her Bell Aliant Superheroes in training. This determined team of rappellers sold hotdogs, hamburgers, pop, water and combo plates to raise funds for Easter Seals Nova Scotia.
The Bell Aliant Rappel team has a fundraising goal of $15,000 for 13 people, and they plan to exceed it. These superheroes are in action and won’t slow down. Their joyful smiles and good cheer attracted a consistent flow of customers and donations. This group of individuals inspiring passion and enthusiasm is admirable to many of the businesses and organizations of HRM area.
The Art of Fundraising
JUNE 20, 2012 HALIFAX- Over the past two months Easter Seals Nova Scotia has seen many terrific efforts in raising funds for their programs. Ashley Martell, member of Team McInnes Cooper, has raised over $400 in scarves that her grandmother has been knitting for the cause. Many corporate teams have hosted pizza sales that raise over $400 in funds for their superhero debut. Rappellers this year have been creative with their efforts with other activities like pub crawls, brewery tours, bake sales, yard sales and beyond! The team effort and strong work ethic of rappellers in the Maritimes inspires others to be, more.
Easter Seals Nova Scotia is moved by the efforts of all organizations, businesses and individuals raising money for their programs. Fundraising works best when the people involved are excited and devoted to a cause and that devotion carries on into the people giving funds. The more creativity, passion, enthusiasm and loyalty put into fundraising, the greater the results. Easter Seals Nova Scotia thanks all the teams and individual rappellers for all that they do and encourages them to keep the energy up. These Maritimer’s are true superheroes.
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Same Great Programs, ONE Great Name!
Easter Seals Nova Scotia is a local charity whose programs and services enhance the health, mobility, and independence of Nova Scotians with physical disabilities.
During its 78 year history, the name of our organization has changed a number of times. Since 1985, Easter Seals Nova Scotia has also been known to many as the Abilities Foundation of Nova Scotia.
While this name has served our cause well, we have decided to relinquish this dual identity for the purpose of strengthening our message in the community. From now on, we will assume one public identity – Easter Seals Nova Scotia – a name with worldwide recognition and long history of supporting people with physical disabilities in our communities.
Our aim at Easter Seals Nova Scotia stays as it always has, to create high quality programs and services for Nova Scotians with physical disabilities in areas of
Explore our new site for more information about these opportunities, our fundraising events, and ways that you can contribute.
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Easter Seals Drop Zone
1801 Hollis & Duke, Halifax
The Drop Zone in Halifax is a unique and exhilarating event that allows your everyday mild-mannered citizen to become a Superhero for one day while raising funds in support of Easter Seals Nova Scotia.
On Friday September 18, 2009 superheroes from all over Nova Scotia will join together at 1801 Hollis & Duke to rappel 23 stories down the side of the building and help people with physical disabilities all across the province.
Brave souls from all over Nova Scotia who take on the exciting challenge to raise $1,500 in order to rappel, will become members of the elite superhero club. Membership in this club is reserved for our incredible Superheroes who have conquered their fears, stepped out of their comfort zones, pushed their limits and proven that they are capable of extraordinary and superhuman acts!
Space is limited so sign up to be a Superhero now! People will look up to you! Visit The Drop Zone website for more information.
CLICK HERE TO BECOME A SUPERHERO TODAY!
|September 18, 2009
Easter Seals Gala Dinner & Auction
World Trade & Convention Centre
Enjoy an evening to remember at the 2009 Easter Seals Gala Dinner and Auction on October 27, 2009 at the World Trade Center Ballroom in Halifax.
Highlights of the evening include cocktail hour entertainment by Geordie Brown, a delicious three-course dinner, and live and silent auctions. Exciting auction items are sure to please everyone on your holiday gift list
The Gala Dinner and Auction is one of the largest fundraising events for Easter Seals Nova Scotia. All donations support programs and services for Nova Scotians with physical disabilities.
Help support Easter Seals by purchasing corporate table, or by donating an auction item for the 2009 Gala Dinner and Auction.
A table for 10 $1,125.00
Individual seats $ 125.00
Donate auction items over $200
To find out more about the benefits of becoming a sponsor, please contact
Easter Seals Nova Scotia
|October 27, 2009
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Easter Seals’s Rappel Events are unique and exhilarating events that allows your everyday mild-mannered citizen to become a Superhero for one day while raising funds in support of Easter Seals Nova Scotia.
Click here to sign up for Easter Seals 2011 RAPPEL EVENT!!
Thanks to all our superheroes at the 2010 Drop Zone! On a sunny Saturday Sept 18th, 37 participants in the Easter Seals Drop Zone rappelled from the roof of 1801 Hollis St! Stay tuned for the ZIP ZONE! The Drop Zone’s sister event happening on October 2, 2010 where rappellers scale the Macdonald Bridge’s Dartmouth tower, raising funds for Easter Seals Nova Scotia.
Click here to continue to SPONSOR our DROP ZONE rappellers!
Click here to view more photos from the event- or find them on Facebook (Become a friend of Easter Seals Nova Scotia). Thank you to the Sackville Photo Club for taking these wonderful photos.
Click here for the Drop Zone 1020 Press Release.
In Halifax, the Drop Zone allows your everyday mild-mannered citizen to become a Superhero for one day. Participants fundraise a minimum of $1500 in support of Easter Seals Nova Scotia to rappel down one of Halifax’s tallest buildings.
Every penny raised during Drop Zone stays in Nova Scotia to to help local Easter Seals kids and adults with disabilities. Since 2005, more than 600 Superheroes joined the exclusive Superhero Club for Easter Seals, raising over $1 million dollars for kids and adults with disabilities across Canada.
Rappel for Easter Seals 2010! TIPS AND INCENTIVE Q&A
When is the Drop Zone and or Zip Zone taking place?
The Drop Zone will be held on Friday, September 17th at 1801 Hollis Street and the Zip Zone will be held on Saturday, October 2nd on the Macdonald Bridge.
How much do I have to raise?
Drop Zone registration is $1500 for the Zip Zone it is $3000 but we have lots of ways to help you reach your goals and some great incentives.
What are the Incentives?
Any registrant who has their money in for the Drop Zone by September 1st or September 15th for the Zip Zone will be given a Cleve’s Source for Sports $50 Gift Certificate.
Most people who participate do so for the challenge and thrill of the rappel, but also because they believe in the mission of Easter Seals Nova Scotia: enabling Nova Scotians with physical disabilities to enhance their quality of life by achieving their individual potential, through: Active Living programs, Assistive Devices, and Family and Community support.
What do I get if I find a friend to participate?
Encourage your friends, family, co-workers to participate this year! If you find a friend who raises $1500 for the Drop Zone, your name will be entered into a draw for a free spot in the Zip Zone – rappel the Macdonald Bridge.
I have done the Drop Zone but the Zip Zone is too much money for me to raise!
Take advantage of our 2 for 1 opportunity! Go in with a friend to raise $3,000 – you can rappel at Zip Zone – the Macdonald bridge and your friend can rappel at Drop Zone. Or, raise $3,000 by yourself and do both! To do this, register as a Team captain under Zip Zone and invite your friend to join you!
Ya, but it is still a lot of money!
It isn’t as hard as it seems – we can help you fundraise in a variety of ways. Your participant pack comes with many ideas to help you to raise money. A personal online donations webpage is created for you just by registering for an event. This allows you to email all your contacts and keep track of donations. Posters, postcards, business cards, donor request letters, wristband give aways and more all included with your participant pack. Easter Seals staff is here to support your efforts and strategize fun and easy ways to fundraise!
I live too far away to participate in this event!
Hotel accommodations will be available for participants residing more than 200km outside the HRM the night of the event (September 17th for the Drop Zone and October 2nd )
Drop Zone Zip Zone
Making it’s start in Halifax in 2004, Drop Zone has taken Canada by storm as it now takes place all across the country in Victoria, Vancover, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Montreal, Ottawa, St. John’s and Charlottetown!
In 2009, Easter Seals DROP ZONE hit Halifax on a beautiful sunny day – with a little wind. 70 excited (and nervous) participants who raised a minimum of $1500 rappelled from the roof of 1801 Hollis St – 23 stories high – to the ground. They were trained and assisted by a crew from RAT (Remote Access Technology).
2009 marked the Easter Seals Drop Zone’s 6th run in Halifax – participants raised over $120, 000 towards Easter Seals Nova Scotia’s community based programs for Nova Scotians with physical disabilities that include adapted sports camps, a fully accessible summer camp, job training for adults with physical disabilities and the provision of medical and assistive personal equipment.
Participants of Drop Zone are superheros in our community for helping raise money for persons with disabilities. Congratulation to all the superheros who conquered their own fears to make their leap into action!!
Click here to view photos from Drop Zone September 18, 2009:
Click here for a list of our 2009 superheros.
For more information visit thedropzone.ca.
A special thank you to Mike Crosby who raised the most for Easter Seals Nova Scotia this year – at $15, 000!! He is the winner of West Jet’s 2 tickets to anywhere West Jet flies – Prize and the Veloteq Scooter supplied by Green P.
Raffle winner Michael Edwards (who was also the second highest fundraiser) takes home his own Veloteq Scooter!
Thank you to our sponsors and supporters of Easter Seals Drop Zone 2010.
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