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.

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events scheduled

Past Events

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 20th, 2018 - July 22nd, 2018 - 9th Annual African Festival of Arts and Culture

The Africa Festival of Arts and Culture is a free annual celebration that showcases the unique cultural heritage and artistic works of people of African descent living in Nova Scotia. The festival includes arts, crafts, visual and performing arts, food and much more. The 2018 festival is scheduled to start on July 20th and will end on July 22nd at 1655 Lower Water Street (Sackville Landing), Halifax.

“African talent runs deep here in Halifax and beyond. And we are excited to celebrate the 9th annual African Festival of Arts and Culture with our community here.” says the festivals Chair George Mbamalu.  “We look forward to seeing people from all backgrounds and ethnicity, our community members, partners, and friends as we explore the 2018 Africa Festival of Arts and Culture. “


July 28th, 2018 - July 28th, 2018 - Nova Multifest

Nova Multifest celebrates our province’s rich tapestry of culture and diversity on Saturday July 28, 2018 at Alderney Landing from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.. This festival includes representation from Nova Scotia’s many cultures in the form of music, art, displays and lots of delicacies native to each culture. Admission is free.

Experience performances, demonstrations, and exhibits from the multicultural fabric that makes Nova Scotia unique. Taste international culinary delights and beverages. This event is brought to you by Nova Multifest Society and Alderney Landing with the support from the Province of Nova Scotia, Government of Canada as well as cultural associations and businesses in Nova Scotia. 

August 7th, 2018 - August 10th, 2018 - MacLean et. al. Board of Inquiry Resumes

An independent Nova Scotia human rights board of inquiry in the case of Beth MacLean, Sheila Livingstone, Joseph Delaney and the Disability Rights Coalition of Nova Scotia v. Province of Nova Scotia, will resume on Tuesday, Aug. 7.

The complaint to the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission was brought on behalf of some residents living in an institutionalized setting who have mental and/or physical disabilities. They allege that living in this setting is discriminatory and that they should be housed in small options homes instead.

The hearing will continue until Aug. 10. Additional hearing dates will be announced in the future. 

Proceedings will take place at Best Western Plus Chocolate Lake, 250 St. Margarets Bay Rd., Halifax, at 9:30 a.m.

The board chair is J. Walter Thompson, who is independent of the commission. The commission is not representing either party. It represents the public interest.