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Launch for BESIDE Magazine

  • Patagonia Halifax (map)

Have you heard of BESIDE? In short, we are a new print magazine and media platform dedicated to fostering the new community of outdoor enthusiasts across North America. We give the stage to a diversity of people empowered by nature, adventure and sustainability. 

Our Issue 02 is dedicated to conservation and the ways in which we strive to keep nature wild. This has inspired us to pair each one of our launch events with a clean-up initiative. Therefore, in each city that we visit, we partner with a local nonprofit to organize a clean-up and return all profits from the event to them. 

In Halifax, profits from the sales of Alexander Keith’s beer at the launch will be returned to the Surfing Association of Nova Scotia (SANS) for their beach clean-up the next day!

This event is *FREE*

7:00PM Come to the courtyard to grab an Alexander Keith’s beer in a real beer glass (plastic free) and a copy of the magazine. Enjoy and mingle with the local community and the BESIDE team, in a nice friendly camping vibe. Parks Canada will be on site distributing free 2017 Parks Canada Discovery Passes. 

8:00PM A Campfire Discussion with : A for Adventure, Parks Canada in Nova Scotia, the Surfing Association of Nova Scotia (SANS), Nova Scotia Nature Trust, Ocean Week and the pro surfer Nico Manos to discuss the overarching theme of BESIDE’s Issue 02, How do we keep the outdoors wild?

8:30PM Live folk music by Dave Fultz

10:30PM After party and late snacks at the Red Stag Tavern, across the courtyard! A special finger food menu will be offered for the occasion.

*Since our alcohol license includes the courtyard area, please note that people under 19 years old will not be able to attend the event. 

/////// PRIZES
Each beer bought gives you the chance to win one of these prizes: 
A Patagonia Duffle Bag
An A for Adventure children’s book
A Pro Skates Hoodie
A BESIDE Magazine subscription for 3 seasons (3 copies)
A Parks Canada experience in Kejimkujik!

/////// OUR PRECIOUS PARTNERS for this event: 
Patagonia Halifax
Alexander Keith's
Red Stag Tavern
Surfing Association of Nova Scotia (SANS)
A for Adventure
Parks Canada
Nova Scotia Nature Trust
Oceans Week HFX
Pro Skates
Nico Manos


Established in 1987, SANS is a community-based non-profit organization dedicated to supporting surfing in Nova Scotia, while promoting an inclusive and sustainable surf culture. They organize beach clean-ups, contests, kids surf camps, first nations surf program. SANS is also committed to ensuring that all Nova Scotians, and visitors to our beautiful Province, have access to our coastlines. 

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Multi-instrumentalist Dave Fultz has played with a number of bands over the years as well as solo gigs for many occasions. His solo musical style is a bit folk, a bit rock, a bit orchestral, and a whole lotta heart.

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