Halifax gets ready to kick off African Heritage Month

Province releases poster for February's African Heritage Month

February is African Heritage Month, and Nova Scotia is celebrating.

The province has a packed calendar of events planned for the month, kicking off on the first of the month.

The theme for this year’s celebration is Passing the Torch: African Nova Scotians and the next 150 years.

Events such as public lectures, concerts and sporting events will be held around Halifax and throughout Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia has more than 50 historic African Nova Scotian communities that are over 200 years old. Each year, the province celebrates the history and heritage of these communities and their residents.

Halifax hosted a launch for the month-long celebration on Tuesday at province house. Among the list of speakers was His Honour Brigadier-General The Honourable J.J. Grant, CMM, ONS, CD (Ret’d), Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia and Honourable Tony Ince, Minister of African Nova Scotian Affairs. The two unveiled the poster for this year.

To see what events are happening this month, see the website for African Nova Scotian Affairs.