Residents Invited to Celebrate African Heritage Month 2019

February is African Heritage Month, and the municipality is holding a variety of events to celebrate the legacy, achievements, and contributions of people of African descent as part of our collective Nova Scotia heritage.

All residents are welcome to attend the following public events:

Flag Raising Ceremony

Join us as we raise the Pan African Flag with a special presentation by Dr. Afua Cooper, Halifax’s Poet Laureate, and a performance by 13-year-old Zoe Tolliver.​

When: Friday, Feb.​ 1, 2019 at 10 a.m.

Where: Grand Parade, 1770 Barrington Street

Black Cultural Centre Display (pop-up museum)
This traveling pop-up exhibit is an outreach project that features scaled down versions of some of the displays at the Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia.

When: Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.​
Where: Alderney Ferry Terminal, 88 Alderney Gate

AHM Panel Event​

Join us for a panel event on Race Relations, Black Experience and the Future of Municipal Government. If you are interested in attending this event please RSVP via email

When: Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.​
Where: Halifax Hall, City Hall

For more information on events taking place across the region to celebrate African Heritage Month 2019, visit our website.


Source : Media Release

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