Halifax, Nova Scotia
The Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Halifax offers a diverse and dynamic range of programs that serve children and youth from a broad spectrum of backgrounds and neighbourhoods. We help more than 3,700 kids annually. We provide safe, supportive spaces where children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships, and develop confidence and skills for life. At the Boys and Girls Club, every kid is a kid of privilege.
After School Program offered here offers programs for children currently enrolled in grades Primary – 6. Children can participate in and experience a wide range of activities including recreation, physical activity, cooking, arts/crafts, reading, and leadership (“Torch” program).
This site currently serves children attending, Chebucto Heights, Central Spryfield, Fleming Tower and John W. MacLeod schools. It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to arrange for transportation to for their child/ren).
Raise The Grade is an academic success and life skills after-school program for youth in grades 7-12 in the Spryfield area. Youth in this program will focus on achieving academic and personal goals, as well as having the opportunity to explore personal interest opportunities, with the support of staff, volunteer tutor, and mentors. The aim is to encourage youth and support families by giving them free access to tutoring, technology, and a supportive environment.
Halifax, Nova Scotia
ORB™ is the fastest growing activities company in the world. Shipping high-volume, high-quality trends, collectables, crafts, compounds, and breakthrough art materials more quickly than anyone, developing hyper brands at hyper speed is ORB’s mantra.
Steven Kay started ORB™ almost 30 years ago with the Celestial Orb, a transforming hand-held widget made from wire. ORB™ emerged as a key player in the craft kits and activities market with two key brands – Sticky Mosaics™(2004), and PlushCraft™(2011). Both brands were inspired by classic crafting concepts combined with todays trends. Truly innovative and mess free, they develop a confidence in crafting through producing perfect results every time. Both brands continue to be bestsellers today.
More recently, Steve has joined forces with Michael Bianco to rebrand The Orb Factory Ltd. as ORB™, reflecting it’s incredible hyper-growth and fresh vision.
Innovation DNA from Steve and Michael in tactile toy design has translated into explosive brands like Soft’nSlo Squishies™, ORBMolecules™, Morph™ and Bubbleezz™. These lines have launched ORB™ to a new level of buzz within the industry. Morph™ and ORBMolecules™ are completely unique compounds with unlimited play possibilities while Soft’n Slo Squishies™ has become the hottest toy of the year. Soft’n Slo Squishies™ now includes over 400 different designs, making ORB™ the largest producer of squishies in the world- not only in the number of SKUs, but also in total quantities sold.
ORB’s products continue to win numerous awards and can be found in over 60 countries. Today, ORB™ is known and respected for being first to market with the next hottest trend.
ORB™ exists to create moments of awe and wonder and to build self-esteem in youth around the world through exceptional play experiences.
ORB™ has been made aware of a number of YouTube videos showing children putting squishies and other products in a microwave as part of an online challenge, or squishy dare. We strongly discourage people from using any of our products in any manner other than how they were intended to be played with. Intentional misuse such as heating in a microwave can result in injury