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Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

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1055 Marginal Rd
Halifax, NS B3H 4P7
(902) 425-7770

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March 2017

Canada: Day 1 Exhibit Returns to Pier 21

March 18 - November 12
Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, 1055 Marginal Rd
Halifax, NS B3H 4P7
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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…

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November 2017

Pier 21 Reads with Blaise Ndala

November 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, 1055 Marginal Rd
Halifax, NS B3H 4P7
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Free

Date: Thursday, November 2 Time: 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Location: Andrea & Charles Bronfman Theatre Language: Presented in French Cost: FREE Congolese-Canadian author Blaise Ndala is stealing the spotlight at this year’s Francofest, bringing his searing novel Sans capote ni kalachnikov to Halifax. Narrated by two ex-rebel soldiers, Sans capote ni kalachnikov tells the story of a world obsessed with celebrity, rife with commodified poverty and takes a swipe at capitalism and war. The Museum is pleased to welcome Blaise…

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Holocaust Education Week presents KAMP: the musical

November 5
Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, 1055 Marginal Rd
Halifax, NS B3H 4P7
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Free

Date: Sunday, November 5 Time: 2:00 p.m. Location: Kenneth C. Rowe Hall Language: Presented in English Cost: FREE An original Nova Scotia musical by local artists Jamie Bradley and Garry Williams tells the story of a group of homosexual prisoners who find the strength to defy their captors by producing a secret cabaret. Based on historical truth, the characters use their wit, talent and art as they struggle to survive, hold on to their identities and save their humanity. Darkly…

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Holocaust Education Week presents Fanny’s Journey

November 8
Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, 1055 Marginal Rd
Halifax, NS B3H 4P7
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Free

Date: Wednesday, November 8 Time: 7:00 p.m. Location: Andrea and Charles Bronfman Theatre Language: Presented in French Cost: FREE A film by Lola Doillon, Fanny’s Journey is based on the true story of 13 year old Fanny Ben Ami who, in 1943, was sent from her home in France to an Italian foster home. When the Nazis arrive in Italy, the Jewish fosters suddenly find themselves alone, and use incredible reserves of strength and bravery to crusade towards Switzerland on…

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Vimy Conference

November 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, 1055 Marginal Rd
Halifax, NS B3H 4P7
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Free

Date: Friday, November 10, 2017 Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Location: Rudolph P. Bratty Hall Language: English/French Cost: FREE The Battle of Vimy Ridge is an iconic victory for Canada. Despite the military success and glory associated with it, it remains one of the bloodiest battles in the country's military history, with more than 10,000 dead and wounded. Join Dr. Mélanie Morin-Pelletier, First World War Historian at the Canadian War Museum, for an important presentation that will examine how…

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Letters From the Front: A Remembrance Day Performance

November 11
Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, 1055 Marginal Rd
Halifax, NS B3H 4P7
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Date: Saturday, November 11 Time: Performances scheduled for 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 and 4:00 p.m. Location: Rudolph P. Bratty Hall Language: Presented in English Cost: Included with Museum Admission For this moving Remembrance Day tribute, members of Halifax Dance’s Young Company will perform a series of contemporary dances inspired by the Second World War correspondence of one of the choreographer’s grandparents. A narrator will lead audiences of 25 through a series of short, site-specific performances in the Pier 21 Story…

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