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Pier 21 to Host Rhythms of Life

The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 and the Delmore “Buddy” Daye Learning Institute are pleased to present the musically uplifting Rhythms of Life on Saturday, February 18 at 1 p.m.. Rhythms of Life is a live musical documentary created by the Dartmouth world music group Moja Makani and Pamela Halstead, with narration by Troy Adams.

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New Temporary Exhibit at Pier 21 Commemorates the No. 2 Construction Battalion

The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 is pleased to unveil Community Presents: The No. 2 Construction Battalion, a small temporary exhibit created by the Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia that commemorates the 100th anniversary of the formation and service of the No. 2 Construction Battalion.

It was on March 25, 1917 that the more than 600 men that formed the No. 2 Construction Battalion – the first and last segregated all-Black Canadian Army unit – sailed from Halifax Harbour on its to way to England and France to aid in the First World War effort.

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