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.

Thanksgiving Prayers

Sunday, September 30

On Sunday September 30, 2018 between the hours of 8am and 3pm, 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 30 4pm-8pm

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.
Would you like to play in this competition? If yes, click here to sign up

The competition will hold on Sunday September 30 at BMO Soccer Centre, 210 Thomas Raddall Drive, Halifax NS B3S 1R1. Beginning at 4pm.

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Monday, October 1

5pm — 8pm

The twin issues of wealth creation and gainful employment are vital to economic prosperity. Join our panel of seasoned experts in a discussion on Business and Employment: Challenges and Opportunities for New Immigrants. It promises to be interesting and highly educative.

This event is free. Click here to R.S.V.P, so we can reserve a seat for you

Venue is Canada Games Centre, The Board Room
26 Thomas Raddall Drive, Halifax, NS B3S 0E2.

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Visit to the Black Cultural Center for Nova Scotia and the African Nova Scotian Museum

Tuesday, October 2


​Develop a better understanding and appreciation for African Nova Scotian heritage by joining this tour. This promises to be a unique learning and cultural experience.

​This is part of this year’s fun filled activities designed to strengthen the ties between the Nigerian community and other communities in Nova Scotia

Location is the African Nova Scotian Museum located at 10 Cherry Brook Road Cherry Brook, NS B2Z 1A8

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Tour of Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre

Wednesday, October 3

10am - 1pm

On Wednesday October 3, 2018 volunteers from the community of Nigerians in Nova Scotia will take a tour of the Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre located at 2158 Gottingen Street, Halifax, NS B3K 3B4 as part of the activities marking the annual Nigeria Week celebrations.

Join us on this tour to learn about the Mi’kmaw people and their role in preserving and promoting the indigenous heritage.
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Food Donation to
Feed Nova Scotia

Wednesday, October 3

2pm - 4pm

On behalf Nigerians in Nova Scotia, we are accepting donations of non-perishable food, which shall be donate to Feed Nova Scotia on Wednesday October 3rd as part of the activities marking this year’s Nigeria Week festivities in Halifax Nova Scotia. You can either donate some food or join the team that will drop off the food at Feed Nova Scotia.

Feed Nova Scotia is a charitable organization that helps feed hungry people by collecting and distributing food to more than 150 member agency food banks

Thank you for your generous contribution.

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Serving with the Hope Cottage

Thursday, October 4

9am - 11am

Since 1971, the Hope Cottage has provided meals for those who cannot afford to obtain these meals themselves. As we celebrate this year’s Nigeria Week, join the community of Nigerians in Nova Scotia as we help prepare and serve breakfast on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at the Hope Cottage located at 2435 Brunswick Street, Halifax NS B3K 2Z4

Let’s do this together. Sign up today

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Jollof Cook-off!

Thursday, October 4

5pm - 8pm

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 see whose jollof tastes best.

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

Venue is the Community Room, Sobeys Spryfield located at 279 Herring Cove Road Halifax, NS B3P 1M2

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Jumat Prayers

Friday, October 5


On Friday October 5, special muslim prayers will be offered for Nigeria, Canada and Nova Scotia during the Friday Jumat service. This is to commemorate Nigeria Week organized by Association of Nigerians in Nova Scotia. Please send up a prayer while you’re at the mosque!

Games and Movie Night

Friday, October 5


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 immerse yourself in the plot of a Nollywood movie and also enjoy some of Nigeria’s traditional games while at it. Classic games such as Ayo Olopon, Draughts and Whot will be available.

This is a free event. Just drop in and enjoy the games and movie!

Venue is Burke Building, Theatre B, Saint Mary’s University
923 Robie Street, Halifax NS B3H 3C3

Nigeria Night: Dinner and Awards Ceremony

Saturday, October 6


Join us at this classy dinner event that is billed as the grand finale to a week-long series of activities. 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.

This ceremony will hold at the McInnes Room, Dalhousie University, 6136 University Avenue, Halifax NS B3H 4R2

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