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- The scene last year at WDA.
For the first time since 2013, there will be no WE Day in Halifax.
The Canadian non-profit confirms it has no plans to host a WE Day Atlantic this year, even with $65,000 in public funding available from the city.
“Thank you for reaching out,” said WE Day’s press team via email. “
Follow-up questions about why the event was not taking place this year were not answered.
But WE Day has also faced public criticism for its business practices. A recent investigation by news site Canadaland revealed that WE
City spokesperson Victoria Martin says the charity would be required to re-apply for any funding next year or for any future events, but couldn't say definitively what will happen with this year's current $65,000 allotment because HRM is still waiting for a cancellation notice from WE Day.
“Until we receive communication directly from WE Day, staff would not be able to comment on their funding,” says Martin. “The general practice if an organization which is receiving event funding were to provide official cancellation correspondence, then the event grant amount would be released back to its funding source.
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