100 Year Commemorative Event
Wednesday, December 6, 2017, will mark the 100 year anniversary of this tragic event. The municipality is working with the Halifax Explosion Anniversary Committee
to create a meaningful commemorative event. Details will be shared as they become available. If you are planning to attend this event from out of town, book your accommodations
In October 2015, Regional Council passed a motion to have a commemorative emblem developed for use as a visual identity and recognition of the projects surrounding the 100th anniversary. The emblem will reflect the municipality’s commitment to the significance of this commemoration and will be featured at special events, projects and official communications in the year leading up to and during 2017. The new emblem will be revealed in December 2016.
On Tuesday, December 6, the service was held at the Bell Tower in Fort Needham Memorial Park.
The 2016 program is now closed. This grant program provides community organizations and associations the opportunity to pay tribute to community resilience and resurgence. The program focuses on education for children and youth, ethno-cultural communities, interpretation, exhibitions or displays, and ceremonial or dedication events.
Learn more about the implementation of the master plan for the park. The master plan balances the needs of the local community for recreation space with the significance of the park as a regional and national memorial for the Halifax Explosion.
Learn more about what happened on the day of the explosion, who survived, the relief efforts and how Halifax rallied to rebuild our community.