Funding for Stronger, Diverse Communities

Communities, Culture and Heritage

March 20, 2016 5:00 PM

The province is supporting new initiatives that help build stronger, diverse communities in Nova Scotia.

MLA Patricia Arab, on behalf of Communities, Culture and
Heritage Minister Tony Ince, announced today, March 20, that government will provide $4,000 to the Afghan Society of Halifax for promotion of Nawruz, a traditional celebration of spring that starts at the vernal equinox.

"This will help the Afghani community, and all communities that celebrate Nawruz in Nova Scotia, mark an important celebration," said Ms. Arab. "By celebrating our diversity, we become stronger as a province."

"This funding helps fulfil our mission to support the Afghani-Canadian community in Halifax and connect them with other communities in Halifax," said Gulmakai Muhammad Savar, president, Afghan Society of Halifax.

The Diversity and Community Capacity Fund supports activities that build awareness, celebrate and honour all cultures and diversity.


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     The province is giving four thousand dollars to the

Afghan Society of Halifax, for promotion of Nawruz, a

traditional celebration of spring.

     M-L-A Patricia Arab, on behalf of Communities, Culture

and Heritage Minister Tony Ince, says the funding will help

communities that celebrate Nawruz in Nova Scotia mark an

important milestone while making Nova Scotia a more diverse,

stronger province.

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Media Contact: Krista Higdon
              902-424-6454
              E-mail: krista.higdon@novascotia.ca