• Lift Every Voice 2016 Des Adams performs spoken word honouring the No. 2 Construction Battalion.

Upcoming Events

African Heritage Month: Opening Night

Share in this special community event and celebrate the launch and 35th anniversary of African Heritage Month.

The evening features the traditional Opening Night ceremony, musical entertainment, and greetings from special guests. 

A reception and refreshments will follow the official program.


In partnership with the Black History Month Association


TD presents African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries

George Dixon Community Centre - Thursday January 24th @ 7:00pm - 9:00pm Adults | All Ages | Kids | Teens

Puppet Show: Akimba & the Magic Cow

Akimba keeps losing his magic animals to his tricky friend.  Will he ever learn?


All ages


Tickets will be given out 30 minutes before start time.


TD presents African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries

Alderney Gate Public Library - Saturday February 2nd @ 10:30am - 11:00am All Ages | Kids | Preschoolers Registration Required.

African Music & Culture with Toria Aidoo

Join Toria Aidoo, a music teacher from Ghana, as she weaves together storytelling, music, and the rich culture of Africa.

Toria will also share her journey as founder of the Patoria Legacy Project and her ongoing work to rebuild a school in Ghana.


TD presents African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries


Woodlawn Public Library - Saturday February 2nd @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm Adults | All Ages | Kids | Teens

Thank You

Thank you to our 2018 Community Advisory Group for guiding and enriching African Heritage Month programs and content.

  • Lou Gannon | Africville Heritage Trust
  • Russell Grosse | Black Cultural Centre of Nova Scotia
  • Karen Hudson | Auburn High School
  • Tracey Jones-Grant | Halifax Regional Municipality
  • Kesa Munroe-Anderson | HRM/NS Human Rights Commission
  • Sylvia Parris | Delmore "Buddy" Daye Learning Institute
  • John Wedderburn | Delmore "Buddy" Daye Learning Institute‚Äč

Thank you to the individuals and organizations who have brought African Heritage Month to life through events at the Library.

  • Africa Festival of Arts and Culture Society
  • African Nova Scotian Music Association
  • Africentric Learning Institute (ALI)
  • Africville Heritage Trust
  • Ashanti Leadership and Professional Development Services
  • Black and Immigrant Women Network Association of Nova Scotia
  • Black Business Initiative
  • Black History Month Association
  • Delmore "Buddy" Daye Learning Institute
  • Global Afrikan Congress - NS Chapter
  • Halifax Jazz Festival
  • Health Association of African Canadians (HAAC)
  • Promoting Leadership for African Nova Scotians in Health (PLANS)
  • TD Halifax Jazz Festival
  • TeensNowTalk Magazine