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Public Meetings on Heritage

first_img Cape Breton Regional Municipality: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Melenick Hall, 88 Laurier St., Sydney (Whitney Pier) Lincolnville, Guysborough Co.: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Lincolnville Community Hall, 88 Lincolnville Loop Yarmouth, Yarmouth Co.: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Pier One Complex, 103 Water St. Inglewood, Annapolis Co.: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Inglewood Community Centre, Inglewood Rd. Truro, Colchester Co.: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Community Enhancement Association (CEA) Boardroom, 105B Walker St. Tuesday, Nov. 15 Halifax Regional Municipality: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Community YMCA, 2269 Gottingen St. Guysborough, Guysborough Co.: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Sunnyville Community Hall CAP, 28 Sunnyville Rd. Amherst, Cumberland Co.: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Cumberland African Nova Scotian Association (CANSA)Office, 24 Crescent Ave. Gibson Woods, Kings Co.: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Gibson Woods Community Hall, 485 Gibson Woods Rd. Sunday, Nov. 13 Shelburne, Shelburne Co.: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Osprey Arts Centre, 7 George St. African Nova Scotians are being asked for their opinion on a new provincial heritage strategy. The Office of African Nova Scotian Affairs is holding a series of focus group meetings on behalf of the Voluntary Planning Task Force on Heritage. “It is an opportunity for African Nova Scotians to be involved in the early stages of a strategy that will plan the future of heritage programming in this province,” said Wayn Hamilton, CEO of African Nova Scotia Affairs. These sessions are being held to get the communities’ response on what heritage in Nova Scotia will look like for the next generation. “A strong and definitive declaration of what African Nova Scotians cherish most about their heritage will provide decision makers with the information they need to make the important strategic decisions for the future,” said Mr. Hamilton. The following sessions are being held in African Nova Scotia communities during the month of November: Tuesday, Nov. 8 Wednesday, Nov. 9 Wednesday, Nov. 16 Tuesday, Nov. 22 Glace Bay, Cape Breton Co.: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., St. Leo’s Church Hall, 16 Sterling Rd. Dartmouth, Halifax Co.: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia, 1149 Main St. New Glasgow, Pictou Co.: time and location to be announced For more information on the heritage initiative, visit the Voluntary Planning website at www.gov.ns.ca/vp . A discussion paper is also available on the website.last_img read more

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