The annual Nigeria Week celebrations take place in Halifax every first week in
October to commemorate Nigeria's independence which falls on October 1st.
For this year's celebration, we have a series of fun filled activities designed to showcase our
rich cultural heritage and also strengthen the ties between the Nigerian community and
other communities in Nova Scotia.

ANNS Charity Walk for Cancer

Saturday, September 28, 2019
8am - 11am
Canada Games Centre
26 Thomas Raddall Drive, Halifax NS B3S 0E2

The scourge of cancer continues to take a heavy toll on Canadians. It is estimated that about 1 in 2 Canadians will develop cancer in their lifetimes and 1 in 4 will die of the disease. This year, we shall take a stand and lend our support to the fight against cancer.
This event is also a tribute to members of the Nigerian community in Nova Scotia who were either lost to cancer, are living with cancer or are cancer survivors.
Net proceeds from this Charity Walk shall be donated to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Sign up for the Charity Walk
Make a Donation/Become a Fundraiser

Free Professional Headshots

Saturday, September 28, 2019
2pm - 6pm
RCCG Jesus House
2760 Robie Street, Halifax NS B3K 4P2

Would you like to have a free professional head-shot for your LinkedIn profile. Well, here’s your chance! First impressions matter a lot, especially when you’re trying to build your professional profile. Drop in for a free photo session and use your new headshot for your resume, corporate/business profile and social media profile pictures. 50 slots available. Adults only. First come, first served.
Sign up for Your Free Headshot

Thanksgiving Prayers

Sunday, September 29, 2019
8am - 3pm
Various Churches in Halifax, NS

On Sunday September 29, 2019, prayers will be held at various churches in HRM to commemorate Nigeria Week organized by the Association of Nigerians in Nova Scotia. Special prayers will be offered for Nigeria, Canada and Nova Scotia.

Send up a prayer while you’re in church!

Soccer Competition

Sunday, September 29, 2019
4pm - 8pm
BMO Soccer Centre,
210 Thomas Raddall Drive, Halifax NS B3S 1R1​​​

Soccer (or football as Nigerians like to call it), is Nigeria’s most popular sporting activity. Treat yourself to a dazzling array of soccer artistry in this mini soccer competition open to all residents of Nova Scotia. This will be a fun-filled family event with lots of prizes to be won by both players and spectators. Attendance is free.
Sign up to Play in this Competition

Volunteer With the Hope Cottage

Monday, September 30, 2019
8am - 11am
Hope Cottage
2435 Brunswick Street, Halifax NS B3K 2Z4​​​

Since 1971, the Hope Cottage has provided meals for those who cannot afford to obtain these meals themselves. Join us to help prepare and serve breakfast on Monday September 30, 2019.

Sign up to Serve at the Hope Cottage

Flag Raising and Nigeria Week Proclamation Ceremony

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
9am - 12pm
The Grand Parade, Halifax City Hall

1770 Barrington Street, Halifax, NS B3J 3K4​​​

Nigerians and Canadians will gather at the Grand Parade Grounds in front of the City Hall to observe and commemorate the 59th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Nigerian Independence and celebrate the proclamation of Nigeria Week by raising the Nigerian Flag and reading the Proclamation.
Come and be a part of this memorable experience.

ANNS Business Expo

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
5pm - 8pm
BMO Soccer Centre
210 Thomas Raddall Drive, Halifax NS B3S 1R1​​

Here’s your opportunity to take center stage and introduce your business to a wider audience. Delegates will get the chance to give a presentation about their business and also get a display stand to showcase products and services. There will also be speakers and resource persons on hand to address a wide range of topics relating to entrepreneurship and business. It promises to be interesting and highly educative.

Sign up for the Business Expo

Jollof Cookoff!

Thursday, October 3, 2019
5pm - 8pm
The Community Room, Sobeys Clayton Park
287 Lacewood Dr, Halifax, NS B3M 3Y7

There’s no arguing about it — Jollof rice is Nigeria’s gift to the culinary world. As we celebrate the 2018 Nigeria Week in Nova Scotia, join us in this epic culinary battle to crown the kings and queens of Jollof rice. You can either compete or just come enjoy the food prepared by our chefs. There will be fabulous prizes for the winners. It’s free to compete and free to sample the jollof, but you need to R.S.V.P so we know how many people to expect. Kindly sign up here to participate

Sign up for Jollof Cookoff!

Jumat Prayers

Friday October 4, 2019
11am - 3pm
Various Mosques in Halifax, NS

Special Muslim prayers will be offered for Nigeria, Canada and Nova Scotia during the Friday Jumat service. Please send up a prayer while you’re at the mosque!

Movie Night

Friday October 4, 2019
5pm - 10pm
Burk Building, Theatre B, Saint Mary's University
​923 Robie Street, Halifax NS B3H3C3

Fun fact: Nigeria’s Nollywood is the world’s second largest movie industry by volume. It’s bigger than Hollywood and second only to India’s Bollywood. ​​Come with your friends and immerse yourself in the plot of a Nollywood movie. This is a free event. Just drop in and enjoy the games and movie!

Nigeria Night Dinner & Awards Ceremony

Saturday October 5, 2019
5pm - 12am
The Westin Nova Scotian Hotel
1181 Hollis Street, Halifax, NS B3H 2P6

​​​​Join us at this classy dinner event to celebrate Nigeria's independence. Treat yourself to great food, great entertainment and come celebrate with deserving award recipients. Dress up in your most fabulous traditional attire or your dinner tuxedo/gown if you don’t have a traditional outfit.
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