I was really happy to attend the unveiling of the #AfricanHeritageMonth poster yesterday morning; The Ties That Bind: Faith, Family and Community is this year’s theme.
Minister of African Nova Scotian Affairs, Tony Ince, said the poster represents the #strength and the #resilience of the black community. Some beautiful remarks were also given by Lt.-Gov. Arthur J. LeBlanc.
There were two spectacular musical performers; Owen Lee did a phenomenal job singing ‘O Canada,’ #LiftEveryVoice and #ThinkOfMe. Ogo-Oluwa Sobukola and Danbee Ko did wonderful on the flute and piano.
In Nova Scotia, there are more than 50 African Nova Scotian communities.
Furthermore, 2.4 per cent of Nova Scotians identify as African Nova Scotian.
The Halifax Partnership’s #ConnectorProgram is an informal networking program that matches immigrants and local, as well as international, graduates in the Halifax Regional Municipality with community leaders and local businesses. A #Connectee is a highly-qualified individual, ready to get started in the business world.
Meetings with #Connectors are usually done over a cup of coffee and a chat.
The connector helps the connectee by sharing at least three contacts working in the field they are interested in.
I had the honour of speaking on behalf of the Premier at #MyHalifaxExperience’s Most Inspiring Immigrants in the Maritimes awards at the #WestinNovaScotian in Halifax.
I know how the Premier feels about our wonderful immigration system. We have always been an example to the rest of the world of how immigration should work — and we have constantly improved it.
Everyday, our government works hard to ensure that newcomers thrive in their daily lives in this province, whether it is in school or in their careers. I am proud to be part of a government that makes sure this happens.
There were 16 recipients at tonight’s event, including #ClaytonParkWest’s own: Ifeoma Esonwune of Matella Event Concepts and Israel Ekanem who is the creator of many award-winning films through his production company, #UbuntuMedia. To view the other recipients, please browse the album.
I was happy to give out two awards; One to a dear friend, Ossama Nasrallah, who is a local entrepreneur and community leader.
To echo my remarks at the ceremony, we are truly the United Nations; Canada’s immigration system is like no other. As an immigrant myself, having lived in other places, I can personally and honestly say that Canada felt like home since the day I stepped onto its soil. There is something very special about Canada and it’s accepting nature.
Thank you to Ifeanyi Emesih, founder of #MyHalifaxExperience and #MyEastCoastExperience, along with Shayoun and Daniel, for putting on this incredible, well-organized and sold-out event!
Thank you to the amazing Colours of Africa Band, you did a phenomenal job of getting the crowd in the spirit of celebrating the various cultures present.
It was my pleasure to attend and I cannot wait for next year! ... See MoreSee Less
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