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Refuge Canada

March 10 - November 11

Refugees face fear, shattered lives and often dangerous voyages in search of refuge. Canada has provided that refuge for many. However, over the course of the twentieth century, Canada has had mixed record in welcoming refugees, reacting generously to some while overlooking others. Refuge Canada provides the context for Canada’s place in the global refugee crisis and brings to light the challenges faced by refugees in Canada. The exhibition also shares stories of success and contributions made by people who…

Atlantic Institute of Market Studies Chairman’s Dinner

October 22 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Chairman’s dinner is a major event on the AIMS calendar and offers guests the opportunity to meet many inspiring members of the community and contribute to the Institute. The event is hosted by Mr. John Risley, O.C., Chairman of the Board of Directors. This year, Mr. Jason Kenney will join Mr. Risley for a lively chat that will draw on his extensive experience in government. Critical question of public policy will be the topic at hand, including pipelines, development…

The LGBTQ+ Refugee Experience: A Special Tour of the New Refuge Canada Exhibition

October 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Date: Wednesday, October 24 Time: 5:30 p.m. Location: Ralph and Rose Chiodo Gallery Language: Presented in English Cost: FREE This 45 minute-long tour is open to everyone who is interested in discovering Refuge Canada with a focus on the LGBTQ+ refugee experience. Members of the LGBTQ+ community, allies, people who have refugee or immigration experience and those for whom this is a completely new topic are welcome to this special tour. The tour will cover the main themes of Refuge…

Nova Scotia Nature Trust Dinner

October 25 @ 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Join the Nature Trust and much-loved local zoologist, curator and nature educator, Andrew Hebda, at our 21st Annual Dinner and Auction at the Cunard Centre in Halifax. Help us celebrate this year’s land conservation successes, network with like-minded friends, and help raise critical funds for the Nature Trust’s continued work saving the most unique and outstanding places across Nova Scotia. This year’s theme is Uncovering Nature’s Secrets.

Family Fun Day : Día de los Muertos

October 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Date: Saturday, October 27 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Location: Mirella and Lino Saputo Hall Language: Presented in English and Spanish Cost: Included with Museum Admission The Day of the Dead (in Spanish: Día de los Muertos) is a Mexican holiday that pays tribute to friends and family members who have passed away. The holiday incorporates celebrations, altars, special foods, music and dates back hundreds of years to an ancient Aztec festival. Today. Día de los Muertos is celebrated…

Holocaust Education Week at the Museum

October 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The 15th annual Holocaust Education Week in Halifax is a week of programs curated to commemorate the tragedy of the Holocaust and to perpetuate the memory of its happening through education and testimonies. In partnership with the Atlantic Jewish Council, the Museum is pleased to offer two special programs for Holocaust Education Week: Diversity Spotlight Film Screening and presentation with Robert Katz, author and professor Date: Monday, October 29 Time: 7:00 p.m. Location: Andrea and Charles Bronfman Theatre Language: Presented…

Holocaust Education Week at the Museum

November 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The 15th annual Holocaust Education Week in Halifax is a week of programs curated to commemorate the tragedy of the Holocaust and to perpetuate the memory of its happening through education and testimonies. In partnership with the Atlantic Jewish Council, the Museum is pleased to offer two special programs for Holocaust Education Week: Presentation by Maxwell Smart, author and survivor Date: Thursday, November 1 Time: 7:00 p.m. Location: Kenneth C. Rowe Hall Language: Presented in English Cost: FREE

Diversity Spotlight Screening: The Insult

November 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Date: Tuesday, November 6 Time: 7:00 p.m. Location: Andrea and Charles Bronfman Theatre Language: Presented in English Cost: FREE The Insult, shortlisted for the foreign-language film Oscar, plunges into the thicket of Lebanon’s sectarian divisions through a courtroom drama. A civilian dispute blown out of proportion finds a Lebanese Christian and a Palestinian refugee facing off in court. As the media circus surrounding the case threatens a social explosion in divided Lebanon, the protagonists reconsider their values and beliefs as…

Red Cross Humanitarian Awards Dinner

November 8

Our Power of Humanity Awards celebrate volunteerism, advocacy and philanthropy, and honour those whose leadership inspires others to pursue humanitarian goals. Each year, we present the Humanitarian Award and the Young Humanitarian Award in each of the four Atlantic provinces based on nominations from the general public.

The Kent Great Big Dig for the IWK

November 10 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Welcome to The Kent Great Big Dig – The region’s most anticipated and exciting fundraising evening for the IWK Health Centre. The Kent Great Big Dig is an event that has raised over 3.1 million dollars in the past 16 years! This year’s event promises to carry on the tradition of success and generosity by raising over $250,000 during an unforgettable evening of food, entertainment, spectacular auction items and prizes. This year the funds from The Kent Great Big Dig…

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