African Heritage Month 2020

African Heritage Month 2020

February is African Heritage Month in Nova Scotia. This year's theme, The Ties that Bind: Faith, Family, Community, recognizes the essential traits that sustain the strength, resiliency and togetherness of the African Nova Scotian community.

This theme also aligns with the "Recognition" pillar of the United Nations International Decade for People of African Descent. We must recognize the important contributions of people of African descent, while also acknowledging the long-standing prejudices and unfair treatment endured for generations. 

The province of Nova Scotia has over 48 historic African Nova Scotian communities, dating back over 400 years in our province's history.

This month and throughout the year, AVRCE schools strive to honour and celebrate the cultural, historic, economic, scientific and social contributions of African Nova Scotians. 

Special events this month include the annual African Youth Talent Show on Wednesday, February 19 (storm date February 26) at the Horton High School Performing Arts Centre.

To learn more about provincial events happening during African Heritage Month, visit




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