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Thursday Evenings - June 15 - September 7, 2017

Folkdance on the Dock!

Alderney Landing, Parkside

Thursday evenings (weather permitting, of course)
7:30pm-10pm June 15 - September 7, 2017

A relaxed, recreational setting, with a wide variety of traditional dances, mostly from Eastern Europe and the Middle East.

The level of difficulty progresses through the evening, with teaching and review near the beginning. Later on, dances are chosen from requests. These dances do not require a partner. New dancers are always welcome.

Sponsored by the Folkdancers Association of Nova Scotia.

Contact us for more information or to get on our mailing list.

Look for us on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/FAofNS
or go to our website: http://www.folkdancens.ca/
Or phone 902 464 1288.

 





Jenna Nation
Canadian Music Sensation
Co-Main Act

Kim Kelly and DJ Rev
Ontario Sensation for R&B-Reggae and Gospel
Co-Main Act

Panda Gang
Nova Scotia Hip Hop Best Sound
Opening Act

Blow Flyy
Nova Scotia Hip Hop Greatest
Opening Act

Connor Moore
Cape Breton Hip Hop
Opening Act

Blue Team
Halifax/Dartmouth Hip Hop
Opening Act

DJ Candyman


Events are in acknowledgement of Viola Desmond whom will be the new face on the
$10 bill in 2018.
"We chair her for her efforts & accomplishments to her culture and community. We acknowledge Viola Desmond for her movement."

Viola Irene Desmond (July 6, 1914 – February 7, 1965) was a Canadian Black Nova Scotian businesswoman who challenged racial segregation at a film theatre in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, in 1946. She refused to leave a whites-only area of the Roseland Theatre and was convicted of a minor tax violation for the one-cent tax difference between her paid and used seat. Desmond's case is one of the most publicized incidents of racial discrimination in Canadian history and helped start the modern civil rights movement in Canada.

In 2010, Desmond was granted a posthumous pardon, the first to be granted in Canada. The government of Nova Scotia also apologized for prosecuting her for tax evasion, and acknowledged she was rightfully resisting racial discrimination. In 2016, the Bank of Canada announced that Desmond will be the first Canadian woman to be featured on the front of a banknote. She is slated to appear on the $10 bill in 2018.

 



Volunteering at Alderney Landing

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