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Annual Welcome BBQ | An Intercultural Gathering for All!

BBQ RESCHEDULED to Sunday, August 30, from 1 to 4 pm

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Welcome to the 10th Annual Welcome BBQ

Date: Sunday, August 30, 2015
Time: 1 to 4 pm
Place: South Commons, Halifax

Free family event with enterainment, games, food and music! Free BBQ while supplies last. Bringing newcomers and current residents together to build relationships and make connections.

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Thank you to our sponsors:

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Immigration Canada logo

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SMU logo

O'Regan's Logo

Dalhousie University




Boyne Clarke


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Halifax Library logo

Halifax Partnership logo

Aweda logo

Immigration Francophone


Immigration Association of Nova Scotia

KDU logo

Halifax water logo

Parks Canada logo

Pier 21 logo

G-AIM logo


Armbrae Academy logo

Clearwater logo

HIAA logo

Willpower logo


Canadian Tire logo

Frontier College logo

Humaniti Cafe logo

Cole Insurance

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Sobeys logo

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At the Welcome BBQ

In 2014, Approximately 1500 newcomers and current residents enjoyed the Annual Welcome BBQ on the South Commons. Everyone had an amazing time laughing, eating great food, and listening to invigorating music.

A sample of the fare at this free, family event was hotdogs, fresh corn, sweet potato, and cake, all served by volunteers!

Enthusiastic residents enjoyed the sights and sounds of cultural music and dancing from Samba Nova and a Nepali singing and dancing group. Everyone had a chance to get in on the action with Zumba dancing. There was also plenty to do for the kids such as face painting, soccer, badminton, parachute games and free books!

Steeler, the dog from the Halifax Regional Police Canine Unit and their officers paid us a visit and showed us their moves.

The Welcome BBQ is planned and delivered each year by a committee representing many organizations that serve newcomers in our region.

At the Welcome BBQ