On this page, you will find upcoming and past Commision and community events. We encourage all Nova Scotians to participate and celebrate our diverse communities. If you have an event we should include here please contact us.

Past Events

June 26th, 2018 - June 27th, 2018 - CASHRA 2018, National Conference, Whitehorse, Yukon

This year's conference from the Canadian Association of Statutory Human Rights Agencies (CASHRA) takes you to the unforgettable setting of Canada's North. Learn from leaders in human rights in Canada, build your network, and take in unique northern experiences – all while under the legendary Midnight Sun. The conference, featuring various panels, sessions, workshops, and social events offering a taste of Yukon, will create a forum for information sharing about new ideas in the field of human rights in Canada.


July 18th, 2018 - July 18th, 2018 - Safer Spaces in Pugwash
July 19th, 2018 - July 29th, 2018 - 35 Annual Africville Reunion - Our Roots Run Deep …All Roads Lead Home

Location: Africville (Seaview) Park; 5795 Africville Road; Halifax NS

Organized By: Africville Heritage Trust; Africville Geneology Society

Africville 35th Reunion/Festival
Our Roots Run Deep …All Roads Lead Home

Thursday, July 19:  

7:00 am - Set up in the Park

Friday, July 20: 

7:00 pm  - Official Opening (Big Tent)

8:00 pm - Reception- DJ Adrian Bishop

Saturday July 21: 

1-5:00 pm Flea Market (on the grounds)
Entertainment in the Big Tent with Alex and Friends

Sunday July 22:     

11-2:00 pm Brunch, Fun and games for all

Monday July 23: 

6-8:00 pm Adult Bingo

Tuesday July 24: 

Cultural Educational Day, displays of family collages, films etc.

Trying to schedule a baseball game for Thursday also Corn boil and mussels.

Wednesday July 25:d  c v  

2-4pm  Tea Party for our Africville Seniors held in the Africville Museum Hall

Thursday July 26     5-7:00 pm Harbour Boat Cruise
                                (Bus pickup at Africville at 3:30pm)
                                Reception to follow for Boat Cruisers only

Friday July 27         

Gala Dinner and Dance at the Fleet Club
Reception 6-7pm
Dinner 7-9pm
Dance 9-1am   DJ: RS Smooth

Saturday July 28     

Kids Day

11-3pm with games and fun activities for the kids, bouncy castle, face painting, Ty Dye, BBQ and much more.
Kids Bingo-4-5 pm
Memorial Balloon Release 7:00pm
Entertainment in the Big Tent

Sunday July 29       

Memorial Church
2:30-3.00pm  Praise and worship
3:00pm  Service with Guest speaker, Rev. Dr. Lennett Anderson and Emmanuel Baptist Praise Team

Notes: This is a tentative itinerary and some events are subject to change.
For our Gala, tickets are sold on a first come, first serve basis. Tables will not be reserved.

Contact Information:

Paula Smith
(902) 835-4693

Bernice Arsenault
(902) 222-9011

July 19th, 2018 - July 29th, 2018 - Halifax Pride Festival 2018