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Canada: Day 1 Exhibit Returns to Pier 21

March 18 - November 12

Discover the wide range of newcomers’ experiences on their first day of arrival in Canada spanning from confederation to present day. To celebrate Canada’s 150th, our curators and exhibition teams have created a very special version of this travelling exhibit, supported by RBC Foundation, that is larger, features eight distinctive artworks and includes compelling objects such as a Syrian Welcome kit, a Head tax certificate, moving War Bride correspondence and more. Cost: Included with Museum Admission Celebrate our country’s 150th…

Florilegia & Holding Patterns

May 19 - July 9

Florilegia by Beth Biggs Beth Biggs' work engages with symbols, signs, gender classification and their social and political implications. The installation of her work explores the tension between the intimate nature of jewellery and the public space of the gallery. In this body of work, Biggs explores the link between the seduction of femininity and the life and death struggle of nature as a metaphor for the metaphysical. Holding Patterns by Rachel Ryan Working in textiles, Rachel Ryan paints fabrics…

Meet Shopify in Halifax

June 27 - June 28

Let’s talk Shop. As an entrepreneur, we know you like to plan your day, your way. So we’ve broken down Shop Class into full day, morning and afternoon sessions, letting you pick what works best for you. From Shopify fundamentals and personalized 1:1’s, to partner workshops and evening events, Shop Class promises to keep you in the know, so your business can continue to grow.

Running on Empty: Canada and the Indochinese Refugees, 1975-1980

June 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Date: Tuesday, June 27 Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Location: Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 Language: Presented in English Cost: FREE Join authors Mike Molloy and Peter Duschinsky for the launch of their new book, Running on Empty: Canada and the Indochinese Refugees, 1975-1980. Following their book reading, community members will share their personal experiences welcoming Indochinese refugees and coming to Canada as part of the movement. Copies of the book will be available for signing at the…

Diversity Spotlight: A Moonless Night

June 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Date: Wednesday, June 28 Time: 7 p.m. Location: Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 Language: Presented in English Cost: FREE Join filmmakers Thi Be Nguyen and Marie-Hélène Panisset for a screening followed by a Q&A session. A Moonless Night explores the escape by sea and sometimes land of the many who risked everything to start a new life after the overtake of the Communist regime in South Vietnam. Presented in partnership with the Canadian Immigration Historical Society and the…

Canada Day at Pier 21

July 1

Celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday with us, for a full day of free cultural and musical performances, activities, and more. Plan to spend Canada Day 2017 at Pier 21 – home to a world of stories honouring the immigrants who helped shape the Canada we celebrate on July 1st. Cost: FREE

Celebrate Canada 150 at the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market

July 1 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Music – Entertainment – Children’s Activities – Local Food – Local Artisans Join us on July 1 at the Halifax Seaport as we celebrate Canada 150. From the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market to Pier 22, the Halifax Seaport will be one of the most happening places in Halifax. Canada 150 Festivities will begin at 9:00 a.m. and continue until 3:00 p.m.; the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market will open at 7:00 a.m. for regular operation. This year, the Halifax Seaport Farmers’…

Colonist Car Exhibit and Play

September 13 - September 25

Heritage Park Historical Village in Calgary has the oldest colonist train car in Canada and has produced a play and an exhibit to celebrate Canada’s Sesquicentennial. The play and exhibit share the stories of people and their colonist car journeys from dockside to their new homes across Canada. Until the 1960s, these special train cars populated the country, facilitated war efforts and helped unite Canadians in peace time. This special event begins its nation-wide tour at the Canadian Museum of…

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