AndyVent Calendar 5 Winners Announced!

We figured you wanted to know asap, soooo

Congrats to AndyVent Calendar 5 Grand Prize winner ($6700)


& Runner Up Prize winners

Runner Up Prize # 1($900)



Runner Up Prize #2 ($900)


Many thanks to the fine folks at FEED NOVA SCOTIA for looking after the prize draws!

And another huge thank-you to everyone who donated!

See you next year, kids!


An AndyVent Calendar Thank-You!

It is officially Christmas Eve and entries are now closed.

Thank you.

Every donation, every entry, every like or share or retweet wasn’t just us as a community saying no to hunger; It was also us saying yes to: electricity, oil deliveries, new work boots, a kid getting a winter jacket, rent being paid, transportation, medication.

With supporting Feed Nova Scotia, you are supporting a safe and reliable place for Nova Scotians to access vital resources such as food. You are saving someone a choice between being warm and being able to eat.

Thank you to the many local businesses who generously donated gifts and made this all possible. We were overwhelmed this year with business owners from all over HRM and beyond.

Thank you, everyone, for your entries. Every name was read (we refreshed a LOT so we really did see them all!). Every like was noticed. Every comment was read. Every share and every retweet has been seen and appreciated.

We are completely amazed that you donated over $21,000 for AndyVent. We are in awe at your generosity (and also just how much you REALLY want Andy to eat pineapple.)

Here’s to next year!

Thank you.





The AndyVent Calendar 5: DAY 23&24


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Remember, for every $5 donated on the GoFundMe page, you receive 1 ballot to win the entire AndyVent Calendar! (Over $6000 value) and/or the 2 Runner Up Prizes! (over $900 value each)


All proceeds go to Feed Nova Scotia on January 15th, 2019

The Calendar So Far:

Day 1: $960 in coupons from Cheachie’s Mexican Grill! That’s two entrees for two, twice a month, for an entire year!

Day 2: $240 in gift certificates from Ol’ School Donuts! That’s 36 donuts a month for an entire year!

Day 3: $375 GIFT BASKET MANIA from Taste Of Nova Scotia ($150 value) Argyle Fine Art ($175 value) and Dartmouth Gate Guardian ($50 value)

Day 4: $265 PIZZA-PALOOZA! Enjoy tasty pies from HRM slice slingers Randy’s Pizza ($50), On The Wedge ($70), Stone Pizza ($40) and VIP Party at Freeman’s Little New York! ($100 VIP Party!)

Day 5: $207 Carbs Diem Day! All the sweets from The Old Apothecary ($100), 12 free cupcakes from Susie’s Shortbreads  ($42), Freak Lunchbox ($40) and Frosting Cakes and Events ($25).

Day 6: $246 Good Libations Thursday with gift cards from Bishop’s Cellar($100), Unfiltered Brewing ($75), Good Robot Brewing ($25) and a bottle of Iron Works Black Rum from Liquid Assets ($46)

Day 7: $215 in Darkside Dining Prizes from The Wooden Monkey ($75), Souper Duper Soup ($70), Cheese Curds/Habaneros ($40) and Humble Pie ($30).

Day 8:  $740 Body, Mind & Soul Pack from DermaEnvy ($500), The Floatation Centre ($140 – 3 floats) and World Tea House ($100 gift pack).

Day 9: $150 Fitness All In My Mouth Prize Pack. Gift cards from Krave Burger ($75) and Vero Pizzeria ($75).

Day 10: $200 Everything’s Coming Up Millstone Prize Pack. Millstone Public House gift cards compliments of Brit Chick Social Media ($100) and Business Works Accounting ($100)

Day 11: $240 Hali-Feast Pack featuring gift cards from Rinaldo’s ($100), Boneheads BBQ ($50), Primal Kitchen ($50) and Eliot & Vine ($40).

Day 12: $380 New Year’s Resolution Pack featuring passes from Dartmouth Sportsplex ($180) and Orangetheory Fitness Halifax ($100).

Day 13: $200 Best Buds Kit! Enjoy a $100 NSLC Cannabis card from Greener Inspections (pun intended) and resolve any munchies via a King Of Donair certificate and swag ($100).

Day 14: $200 Swedish Fish Pack! A $100 IKEA gift card from Realtor James Dwyer and $100 in gift certificates from Fisherman’s Market.

Day 15: A $300 Pizza Pack (1 pie a month for a year) from Salvatore’s Pizzaiolo Trattoria

Day 16: $215 Page (Turners) Pack featuring 2 tickets to the upcoming Steven Page w/Symphony New Brunswick show compliments of Sonic Concerts ($110) and reading material from authors Sarah Sawler w/copy of “Be Prepared: The Frankie MacDonald Guide to Life, the Weather, and Everything“, signed by Frankie, himself! ($20), Niki Jabbour’sVeggie Garden Remix“($25) AND graphic novels and DIY Hollywood Party Game Book from Cape and Cowl Comics & Collectibles ($60).

Day 17: $225 Tea Room & Treasures Pack from Ardmore Tea Room ($25 Breakfast for Two_ and Kissed By The Sea ($200 in hand crafted NS jewelry).

Day 18: $250 Party Time Pack from Dooly’s Bedford ($200 VIP Party) and The Ultimate Party & Rental Store ($50 gift certificate)

Day 19: $150 All Hail Cabs & Candles Pack from Casino Taxi ($75) and New Scotland Candle Company ($75 gift bundle).

Day 20: $200 Uncommonly Good Pack; 3 baskets chock full of goodness from Uncommon Grounds, Lost Cod Clothing Co, Sugah! and Rum Runners.

Day 21: $250 Give Tees A Chance Pack! Halifax design t-shirts from Fresh Prints ($100) and a Rick & Morty tees collection from Pro Line ($150).

Day 22: Hali-Feast 2: Electric Boogaloo features $205 in edible fun from Local Tasting Tours (2 x $50 passes), Antojo Tequila + Tacos ($75 gift card) and Rocky Lake Pizza ($30 gift certificate).

Days 23&24: Home Stretch Pack from Bay To Main ($50 Cineplex gift card), Made With Local ($70 in tasty treats), Upstreet BBQ Brewhouse ($100 gift certificate) & Halifax VR (3 x 1 Hour Passes)


The AndyVent Calendar 5: Feed The Need!

Dear Fellow Kringles,

Thanks to generous local businesses and equally generous folks like yourself, The AndyVent is back! And ’tis the season!

The AndyVent Calendar 5 debuts December 1st with over $6000 in prizes to be won! (Calendar and 2 Runner Up Prizes!) All donated by generous local businesses!

Each $5 donated = 1 entry for a chance to win the entire Calendar and/or the Runner Up Prizes.

Folks, plenty of people in Nova Scotia can use our help. By donating here, all proceeds go to the fine, hard working folks at Feed Nova Scotia.

Follow me on Twitter @evilpez4, on Instagram @evilpez4 and Facebook (search: AndyVent5) for more information on this campaign and daily updates on this worthwhile cause.

The full amount, minus GoFundMe fees will be presented to Feed Nova Scotia on January 15th.

Kids, a big thanks to everyone who has spread the word on the previous AndyVent campaigns.

Together we’ve helped raise over $15K to date, over 4 Calendars!

Let’s continue to help feed the need.




It’s Almost Time…

Just working on Prize Donation Drive, right meow. If you know of / own a local business in HRM and are interested and/or have questions of jumping on board the Campaign that helps raise money for Feed Nova Scotia, please contact me at

December 1st isn’t that far away.


AndyVent 4: Recap!

One final thanks to everyone for the continued support of the Calendar Campaign!

I can’t say enough good things about our local businesses who donate terrific prizes to this cause while also being extremely supportive & encouraging behind the scenes. Without them, there would be no AndyVent.

And remember to support your local shops, especially this time of year, when foot traffic is slower and budgets are a bit tighter. Even one extra visit helps.

^click for larger image of all the amazing prize contributors!

Thanks again to AndyVent elves, Katy (for handling all things Facebook) and Arthur at Halifax ReTales (for site hosting again this year.

And I’ll keep on thanking you, the folks who have gotten behind this campaign. For sharing it, for spreading the news, for explaining to others how it works, who it helps and just how ridiculous the grand prizes are!

So another big congrats to Grand Prize Winner, Amy & Matt Spurway!

And Runner Up Prize Winner: Ian McGrath!

That’s a wrap, kids.

Until next time.

Keep on feeding the need.


The AndyVent Calendar 4: Thank-you!

It’s been a few minutes since entries have closed for the AndyVent 4 Calendar draws.(Winners will be announced on the 24th at Noon)

This year has been simply unbelievable. Our $7000 goal was set with high hopes and the best of optimism. It feels like just a few hours ago we weren’t sure if we had set our sights too high!

You have absolutely astounded us with generosity that is far beyond what we could have ever expected.

$15,000 is amazing.

But not as amazing as the 22,500 meals this will generate for those in need.

Our heartfelt gratitude to the local businesses that donated their time, money and enthusiasm to AndyVent. Together, they gave us over $4500 in prizes with no strings attached except to be a part of our cause to raise money for Feed Nova Scotia.

We are extremely grateful to each and every person that donated to AndyVent. You all looked at our cause and goal and agreed and made this successful. Each like and share and touch of a keyboard and each decision to hit ‘donate now’ wasn’t missed. We saw every post, tweet, Instagram and believe us, we were refreshing the Go Fund Me so we saw all your names.

Everyone’s generosity will benefit Feed Nova Scotia. This amazing group works hard for us Nova Scotians. They work tirelessly to give those who are less fortunate, have fallen on hard times the basic necessity of food. Your donations whether business or as a donor will not be missed and on behalf of them we give the utmost appreciation.

AndyVent 4 has been an outstanding experience.

Thank you.

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The AndyVent Calendar 4: DAY 23 & 24

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Remember, for every $5 donated on the GoFundMe campaign, you receive 1 ballot to win all 24 AndyVent Calendar prizes! (Over $2700 value) and/or the Runner Up Prize! (over $1200 value)


Recap So far:

Day 1: $120 in tickets (2) to upcoming Matt Mays concert in Halifax from Sonic Concerts.

Day 2: $50 gift card from Krave Burger.

Day 3: $240 in free Donuts (1 year supply) from Ol’ School Donuts.

Day 4: $140 Floatation Package from The Floatation Centre.

Day 5: $100 Swag Bag ($50 gift certificate, ball cap, water bottle, shirt) from Salvatore’s Pizzaiolo Trattoria.

Day 6: $75 gift card from The Wooden Monkey.

Day 7: $100 in NSLC gift cards from Greener Inspections.

Day 8: $100 in gift certificates from The Old Apothecary Bakery & Cafe

Day 9: $160 Sack-tacular Saturday Prize Pack from Sackville Drive businesses includes a pizza party at Freeman’s Little New York ($100 value), Graphic Novel from Cape & Cowl Comics & Collectibles ($40) and Balloon Bouquet certificate from The Ultimate Party & Event Store ($25)!

Day 10: $100 gift card from Bishop’s Cellar.

Day 11: $122 Meat, Heat & Sweets Pack: $50 Boneheads BBQ gift card, $40 hot sauce trilogy from Canning Sauce Company and 12 free cupcakes ($32) from Susie’s Shortbreads!

Day 12: $90 Candy-palooza from Freak Lunchbox (2 x $20 gift cards) and Dartmouth Gate Guardian ($50 in assorted chocolates).

Day 13: $140 Carbs Diem! Prize Pack from Souper Duper Soup ($50 in gift certificates), Made With Local ($50 box of good for you goodies) & Frosting Cake & Event Design ($25 gift certificate and coffee mug).

Day 14: $100 gift certificate from Manorhouse Furniture.

Day 15: TGIP! It’s a MEGA $250 Pizza Pack from Pizzatown Sackville ($100 in gift cards) King Of Donair ($75 swag bag) and On The Wedge Gourmet Pizza ($75 in gift certificates).

Day 16: $165 Downtown Dartmouth Prize Pack from Bodega Boutique (Mittens/Earrings $90), Humble Pie ($50 in gift certificates) and Picnic at the Dart Gallery ($25 gift certificate)

Day 17: $140 Uncommon Prize Pack from Sugah! ( 1 x tub of Moon Mist), Lost Cod Clothing Co. (1 x hoodie) and Uncommon Grounds (1 x coffee/pour over brewer).

Day 18: $120 Prize pack from World Tea House.

Day 19: $100 Millstone Public House gift certificate from BritChick Social Media.

Day 20: $50 gift certificate from Fisherman’s Market and $75 in vouchers from Casino Taxi.

Day 21: $120 Tasty Trilogy from Truck-Side Food Truck Food Court ($40 gift cards), The Ardmore Tea Room ($30 in gift certificates) and Rinaldo’s Italian American Specialties ($50 gift card)

Day 22: $110 Beer & Bling Prize Pack from Good Robot Brewing Co. ($25 gift card), Unfiltered Brewing ($25 gift card) and $60 in jewelry from Kissed By The Sea.

Day 23: Prize Pack from Hal-Con (2 weekend passes to 2018 Hal-Con – $100 value) and $60 from Halifax VR (2 hour pass for up to four people)

Day 24: $75 Welcome To My Prize Pack Swag Bag from Eastlink TV.