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Association Of Nigerians In Nova Scotia Plans To Celebrate Nigeria’s 57th Independence Day

‘October 1st 2017, Nigeria will be 57 years old! Here in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, a couple of activities have been planned to celebrate the Independence Day with our Canadian friends and family. It will be a week-long of ‘eventful’ and ‘fun-filled’ activities! Some of which will include Dinner, Awards, Film Show, Seminar, Church service & Jumat prayer in the mosque etc.

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Professor El Jones is our guest speaker at this year. She will deliver a keynote address at NIgeria Night event on Saturday, September 7 here in Halifax.

El Jones is a poet, professor and activist. She was Halifax’s Municipal Poet from 2013-2015. She is the author of Live From the Afrikan Resistance! she was a resident at the International Writing Program at University of Iowa, USA. Her work focuses on social justice issues such as feminism, prison abolition, anti-racism, and decolonization.
Since 2016, she has co-hosted a radio show called Black Power Hour on CKDU-FM, an educational program which provides information on Black history and culture aimed at incarcerated people. She has taught at Dalhousie University, Acadia University, Nova Scotia Community College, Saint Mary’s University and Mount Saint Vincent University.
Professor El Jones has graciously honored our invitation to speak at the 2017 Nigeria Week’s grand finale, Saturday, October 7.

Make it a date. Don’t miss it!

The grand finale of this year’s Independence celebration is our annual dinner and variety night tagged “Nigeria Night”. The event will hold in the city of Halifax on Saturday October 7, 2017. Tickets are now on sale ahead of the night. Call 902 460 8312 or 902 233 3524 for more information.

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It’s going to be real fun on Saturday, September 30, as soccer-loving Nigerians across Nova Scotia gather together in Halifax at the BMO Game Centre, for an exciting football match. Come and support your favourite team and players. You or your team can also be part of the game by registering your name with Kunle Fakiyesi (902 809 8112).

This event is kids-friendly. It is more than the game itself, it’s about bonding with family and friends. And it is part of 2017 NIGERIA WEEK activities put together to celebrate Nigeria’s 57th Independence here in Nova Scotia.

As part of our effort to give back to the community, Nigerians in Nova Scotia is organising a food drive. We are currently receiving donations of nonperishable food items… like canned foods, cereals, dry foods etc, which will be delivered to Feed Nova Scotia, a charitable organization that supports those in need of food with a mission to reduce the rate of hunger in Nova Scotia.

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Kindly send in your food donations today. You can also contact our Welfare Team to arrange a pick up.

For donations and all enquiries about the Nigeria Week Food Drive, please call 902-460-8312
We encourage every Nigerian (and friends of Nigerians) to support and contribute towards this initiative. So, join us on Wednesday, October 4, as we make the presentation to Feed Nova Scotia on behalf of Nigerians living in Nova Scotia. Let us make a significant impact in our community!

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For the first time ever, we shall be having a Jumat service as part of the celebration marking Nigeria’s independence here in Nova Scotia. We are quite excited about this. So far, we have christians who have also volunteered to attend this special jumat at the Halifax mosque on Friday, October 6. This shows the unity that exisits among Nigerians living in Nova Scotia’

Source: www.NigeriansInNovaScotia.org

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