Throughout the day Sunday – A Touch of Brass Quintet
|Tuesday, December 5
Project Bookmark plaque unveiling and readings
Project Bookmark Canada is building a Canadian literary trail from sea to sea to sea by putting pieces of stories and poems in the exact, physical locations where literary scenes are set. Coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the Halifax Explosion, Halifax’s first Bookmark is for Hugh MacLennan’s Barometer Rising, a tale of a wartime disaster that changed Halifax forever. All are welcome to attend the plaque unveiling and readings at the Main Entrance at 2 p.m. For more information on Project Bookmark Canada: www.ProjectBookmarkCanada.ca
|Wednesday, December 6
Halifax Explosion 100th Anniversary Commemorations
100 years ago, the Halifax Explosion devastated the north end of Halifax, killing 2000 people and wounding 9000 more, while destroying the city’s industrial centre. Parks Canada and the Halifax Citadel will mark the exact moment of the explosion by firing a cannon from the ramparts at exactly 9:04:35 am. The Army Museum Halifax Citadel will also be open from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. More details to follow.
|See all other Parks Canada special events in Nova Scotia|