Angela O’Brien started her career at Casino Nova Scotia in the table games department, going on to work for Caesar on the luxury liner Crystal Symphony. She soon returned to Casino Nova Scotia, serving in various roles before becoming executive host. Her passions are travel and basketball, which she recently combined with a trip to Texas to watch her beloved San Antonio Spurs win the 2014 NBA Championship.
What is your favourite place to relax on a hot summer afternoon in Halifax?
The Halifax Public Gardens, located in the heart of the city, is a great place to wander and take in the beautiful scenery.
What is one can’t-miss event that you’d recommend for a visitor this month?
The Outdoor Film Experience on the waterfront is the place to be! The Atlantic Film Festival produces the series; this year’s theme is Summer of Sandra, featuring movies starring Sandra Bullock.
If you only had one day in Halifax, how would you spend it?
I am loving what is going on in the North End right now! I would start my day with a coffee at Lion & Bright, followed by lunch at the Agricola Street Brasserie, and being the sports fan that I am, I would finish the day off with a night out at HFX Sports to catch a game over drinks with friends.
What’s your favourite day trip from Halifax?
I love exploring the restaurants, coffee shops and specialty stores in charming Mahone Bay. It’s a true Nova Scotia gem. I always make sure to stop at Maya’s Favorite Fish & Chips in Tantallon along the way—the best fish and chips!