TRURO – The Town of Truro will kick off African Heritage Month with a special ceremony on Monday.
February is African Heritage Month and the town is recognizing it with its first ever kick off which will include
speeches, a proclamation signing, unveiling of the official heritage month poster and a reception. The gathering, which is sponsored by the Town of Truro and the African Nova Scotian North-Central Network, takes place from 11 a.m. to noon on Monday at town council chambers on Prince Street.
The theme of African Heritage Month is Then and Now: Our Journey Continues. It’s the 29th year the province is celebrating the heritage month. Coun. Raymond Tynes said it’s important that Truro takes an active role in the month.
“Every year during the month of February, events are planned across Nova Scotia honouring the history and contributions of African Nova Scotians. Truro town council and other Colchester municipal leaders are proud to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the African Nova Scotian community to say thank you and we do recognize the strong vital role you play in making Truro and Colchester such a diverse and vibrate community,” said Tynes.
The gathering on Monday is open to the public.