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2017 GALA

November 3rd, we celebrated the regions most inspiring immigrants and their contribution to our community on our 3rd annual Gala at the Westin Nova Scotian. The Mayor of Halifax, The Honorable Mike Savage gave the opening remarks at the Gala.

Also in attendance and presenting the accolades to the Top 25 immigrants were:

  • Deputy Mayor Steve Craig
  • Hon- Lena Metlege Diab Minister for immigration
  • Honorable Tony Ince
  • Honorable Rafah DiCostanzo MLA Clayton Park
  • Joyce Carter President and CEO Halifax Airport Authority
  • Patrick Sullivan President and CEO Halifax Chamber of Commerce
  • Dr. Summerby-Murray President Saint Mary’s university

Event details:
Date: Nov 3rd, 2017
Venue: The Westin Nova Scotian
Time: 6pm

2016 Annual Event

The Halifax experience annual event showcased the various cultures, opportunities and lifestyles available in Halifax in an effort to encourage immigrants, international students and young adults to stay and enrich this beautiful city. It was held November 12th 2016 at the McNally Theatre Auditorium, McNally Building, and Saint Mary’s University.  The theme of the event was Diversity and Inclusion.


Paul MacKinnon,
Executive Director,
Downtown Business Commission.
Master of Ceremony.
Marie Chapman,
President and CEO,
Pier 21. Speaker
Honourable Lena
Metlege Diab,
Minister of Immigration.
Special Guest of Honour
and Guest Speaker
Saeed EL-Darahli,
President and CEO,
Simplycast. Speaker


Photos of Our 2016 Annual Event

2015 Annual Event:

The Halifax Experience is a celebration that strives to showcase the various cultures, business opportunities and lifestyles thriving in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The annual event combines the perks of networking, dining, keynote presentations, music and entertainment – bringing individuals from all walks of life together. This project is a great informal opportunity for attendees to better familiarize themselves with Nova Scotia and its offerings. The first ever The Halifax Experience event was held on Nov 7th, 2015 at the Halifax Seaport Farmers Market.


Karen Oldfield
President and CEO
Port of Halifax
Gail Adams
Sales Manager Halifax
Chamber of Commerce
Ann Divine
CEO, Ashanti Leadership and
Professional Development Services








The Halifax Experience Partners:

Advocate Media Inc
UPS Store 71
Atlantic Acura
pier 21
Port of Halifax
Halifax Seaport Farmers Market
Downtown Business Commission