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Market and Economic Update

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The Canadian benchmark S&P TSX Composite Price Index (TSX) saw another 500 point drop earlier this week so I thought it might be a good idea to revisit the points of consideration we sent out to our investment clients late last year.

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Hole-in-one nets player $10,000

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The Nova Scotia Salmon Association wasn't the only big winner at its recent charity golf event held at the Sherwood Golf & Country Club in September. In addition to the $34,000 raised to support the association's West River-Sheet Harbour liming project, one tournament participant also walked away with a cool $10,000 after managing to hit a hole-in-one on a designated prize hole.

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10 things you didn’t know about …

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1. Is a self-professed catamaran junkie and has been known to book vacations based on the location of a boat show.

2. Loves to drive fast and admits to having a number of speeding tickets.

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100 Men Open South Shore Chapter

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June 3, 2014. The sound of pens scratching in chequebooks on May 29 ushered in what three local men hope is a new way of "giving back" to the community. Tim Harris, Johnathan Lewis and Mark Winfield, three businessmen and philanthropists from the South Shore, met at the first meeting of the Halifax branch of 100 Men Who Give a Damn in February. They were astonished to see more than 300 men gathered together, chequebooks out and ready to make substantial donations to one very lucky charity.Continue Reading →
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100 men asked to give a damn

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Johnathan Lewis of Eastport Financial Group in Mahone Bay, Mark Winfield of BDO Canada in Bridgewater and Tim Harris of Tradewinds Realty of Chester were involved in 100 Men Who Give a Damn! in Halifax and wanted to see the same thing happen on the South Shore.Continue Reading →
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Stepping Up Our Philanthropic Impact!

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Eastport Financial Group is no run of the mill financial planning firm, and no where is this more evident than in the annual fundraising activities of its employees. In fact, during the months of November and December 2013, Eastport’s philanthropic activity spanned three different events and raised more than $33,000 for the charities that support or work with at-risk youth.

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Eastport Donates Anti-Bullying Tree to Festival of Trees

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Nov 21, 2013. Eastport today donated their “Hugs & Kisses” anti-bullying tree to the 22nd Annual Compass Group Festival of Trees, an annual fundraiser in support of the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia. The tree will be auctioned off during the Black Tie Gala on Saturday, November 23.

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Launch of Private Client Program

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June 12, 2013. Eastport Financial Group has officially launched its new Private Client & Wealth Management Program. The new program enhances the firms pre-existing high net worth service offering, bringing together in-house capabilities in actuarial science and tax & estate planning, with personalized portfolio construction and ongoing review and monitoring. Cy Korun leads the new program as Director of Private Clients & Wealth Management.

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Eastport Financial Expands In-House Tax & Estate Planning Capabilities

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Sept 11, 2013. Eastport Financial Group has recently expanded its in-house tax and estate planning capacity with the addition of Chartered Accountant Keith Oickle. Oickle joins Eastport in a dual role as Tax & Estate Planner and Financial Advisor, adding further technical expertise in the areas of corporate and personal tax planning, succession planning, business reorganizations, business purchase and sale and business valuation.

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Barb Leighton Joins Eastport Financial Group

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October 4, 2013. Eastport Financial Group recently added former lawyer and Director of Development at Ambrae Academy, Barb Leighton, to its team of financial security advisors. Leighton brings nearly 25 years experience in law, compliance and philanthropy management to her role as a Financial Advisor at Eastport. Leighton’s addition to the Eastport team follows the additions of accountant and tax planner, Keith Oickle, and CFA charter holder, Cy Korun, in recent months.

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