Time to celebrate African heritage

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AMHERST - It's time to celebrate all things African with the kickoff to African Heritage Month today.

The Town of Amherst and the Cumberland African Nova Scotian Association (CANSA) will host a 12:15 p.m. proclamation signing declaring the month of February African Heritage Month.

Members of the public are invited to stop into town hall on Ratchford Street today to take in some displays depicting the African heritage in Cumberland County throughout the last 225 years.

Throughout the month, CANSA has a number of celebrations in the county including a gospel concert at the Highland AME Church in Amherst beginning at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 7.

Weaving the Story, a CANSA production in conjuction with Eastlink Television, will be featured Feb. 10 at Pier One in Halifax.

The Lion's Club will be the home for an African Heritage Month Variety Show on Feb. 26, and the Ruddick Family and Guests will perform Feb. 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the Dr. Carson and Marion Murray Community Centre in Springhill.

For more information, contact CANSA at 661-1509, or visit the African Nova Scotian Affairs website at www.gov.ns.ca/ansa.

Organizations: Cumberland African Nova Scotian Association, Highland AME Church, Marion Murray Community Centre African Nova Scotian Affairs

Geographic location: AMHERST, Ratchford Street, Cumberland County Halifax Springhill

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  • cumberland
    February 24, 2010 - 23:46

    Todays' event hosted in partnership with the Town of Amherst and CANSA will be remembered. To see the interaction between this culturally distinct community and others shows how far we have come as a community in understanding and acceptance. When community leaders stand up and be counted - these are the numbers that are meaninful! Let us Celebrate Together.