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African Heritage Month Gala 2024

A Celebration of Black Art & Culture



Join us for an exciting evening at the Halifax Convention Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia as we celebrate African Heritage Month 2024! This gala is a vibrant showcase of Black arts & culture that will leave you inspired and entertained. Featuring Gary Beals and a host of African Canadian talent.


The Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia is hosting a Gala event presented by RBC to celebrate and honour the Black Presence in Arts & Culture in Nova Scotia and Canada. The 2024 African Heritage Month Gala Dinner will take place on Saturday, February 24th, at 5:30 pm at the Halifax Convention Centre. It will be an evening of great cultural entertainment, artistic engagement, and food. The headlining artist will be former Canadian Idol and award-winning artist, Gary Beals along with a host of cultural performers and artists. The spectacular evening will also include a pre-reception Cultural Village that will highlight organizations that support and elevate Black Culture, Heritage and Art. Tickets are $100 per person (plus fees), and corporate tables are also available. For tickets and more information visit: www.bccns.com/gala2024


This event is presented by RBC and is supported by a host of community partner organizations: Black Culture and Heritage Foundation of Canada, CTV Atlantic, Move 100, 101.3 Virgin Radio, Dance Nova Scotia, Symphony Nova Scotia, Neptune Theatre, The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax Convention Centre, Black Business Initiative, African Nova Scotian Affairs, Halifax Stanfield Airport, Tribe and Encore.


The commencement of African Heritage Month is traced back to 1926. Harvard-educated Black historian, Carter G. Woodson, founded Negro History Week to recognize the achievements made by African Americans.


Woodson purposefully chose February because of the birthdays of Frederick Douglas and Abraham Lincoln who were both key figures in the emancipation of enslaved Blacks. In the 1950’s Negro History Week was celebrated in Canada, and in 1976 it was expanded to Black History Month.


For over the past decades, contributions of African-Canadians have been acknowledged informally, however Nova Scotia has set a path for Canada’s recognition of African Heritage Month. Our province has been a leader in the promotion and recognition of our African heritage to our country.


This event will be in support of the Black Cultural Centre’s capital plan to expand.


Tickets are $100.00 Each (plus fees) and are available now online. 

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