Atlantic Alumni Gather in Halifax

Atlantic Canada is fortunate to be home to a number of alumni of various Department of State exchange programs such as the International Voluntary Leadership Program (IVLP), Fulbright, the Youth Ambassador Program, and Museums Connect. The morning of October 29th saw nearly 20 Atlantic Alumni gather at the beautiful new Halifax Central Library for a ...
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Consul General Giegerich Makes First Official Visit to Prince Edward Island

Consul General Steven Giegerich made his first official visit to Prince Edward Island on October 5th and 6th. During his visit, he had official visits with Lieutenant Governor H. Frank Lewis, Premier Wade MacLauchlan, several cabinet ministers and members of the opposition. A tour of the University of Prince Edward Island provided him with a ...
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Halifax Welcomes New Consul General

September 28th was a lovely summer-like evening when Ambassador Bruce Heyman and Country Public Affairs Officer Kay Mayfield were on hand for a reception to welcome Consul General Steven Giegerich to Halifax. Over 100 people gave a warm Atlantic Canadian welcome to CG Giegerich, his husband Daniel Chauzy, and their daughter.
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Stuart Milk Attends Pride Events in Halifax

Consulate Halifax was pleased to help sponsor Stuart Milk, from the Harvey Milk Foundation, on his visit to Halifax for Halifax Pride 2015. While in Halifax, Stuart Milk took part in many events including a screening of the Academy Award winning movie about his uncle, “The Times of Harvey Milk.” He also participated in a ...
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American Entrepreneur Ingrid Vanderveldt Engages Audience in Halifax

On July 9 Consulate Halifax was very pleased to host Ingrid Vanderveldt, American entrepreneur, investor, internationally renowned speaker, and CEO of Empowering a Billion Women by 2020. While in Halifax, Ingrid had lunch with entrepreneurs and academics and discussed her strategies for being successful with almost 100 entrepreneurs at the Centre for Women in Business ...
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Ambassador Heyman visits New Brunswick and PEI

Consul General Richard Riley was pleased to accompany Ambassador Heyman on his visit to New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, May 31st to June 2nd. While in New Brunswick, Ambassador Heyman met with Premier Brian Gallant, Moncton Mayor LeBlanc, and several business leaders and was the keynote speaker at the New Brunswick Trade Days Luncheon. ...
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Memorial Day Service in Halifax

On Monday, May 25th U.S. Memorial Day was marked in Halifax by the annual ceremony at Deadman’s Island. The ceremony commemorates the nearly 200 American prisoners of The War of 1812 buried at that site. The U.S. Consul General in Halifax, the U.S. Navy Exchange Officers, and the Canadian military joined together to honor these ...
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State Alumni Thank CG Riley

On May 12, 2015 Consul General Richard Riley invited members of the Atlantic Canada State Alumni Network to meet Karen Choe-Fichte, Acting Office Director of the Canada Desk in Washington D.C. The Alumni, who represent a diverse group of interests, were able to give an informative overview of many issues in Atlantic Canada. The Alumni ...
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Earth Day Art Contest Prizes Awarded

Just in time for Earth Day, Consul General Richard Riley visited three schools in the Halifax/Dartmouth area to deliver the top prizes in the Consulate’s 2015 Earth Day Art Contest. The winning students talked about how their art work depicted what Earth day meant to them. Along with the prizes presented to the students, Consul ...
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Earth Day Art Contest Judging

On April 13 Consul General Riley along with Liz Crocker from Woozles and Tristan Cleveland from the Ecology Action Centre took on the very difficult task of judging the Halifax Consulate’s 2015 Earth Day Art Contest. With almost 200 entries from students across Halifax, the task of choosing just three winners and a few honourable ...
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Consul General Riley Attends IDERD Event

Consul General Richard Riley was pleased to address the large crowd gathered at Canadian Forces Base Halifax to mark the Canadian Military’s celebration of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The first time the event has been held outside of Military Headquarters in Ottawa, the event was also addressed by Dr. Don ...
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Rare Military Honor for HMCS Toronto

On February 20, 2015 Consul General Richard Riley was pleased to join U.S. Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jonathan Greenert to honor HMCS Toronto with the U.S. Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation. HMCS Toronto was recognized for the significant impact it had disrupting the flow of drugs during its deployment in 2013-14. This rare honor marks ...
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African Heritage Month in Nova Scotia

On February 5th, the U.S. Consulate General-Halifax was pleased to participate in the African History Month opening ceremony, which was held at the new Halifax Central Library. Consul Scott Whitmore joined several dignitaries including the Lieutenant Governor and the Minister of African Nova Scotian Affairs, in recognizing the efforts of so many to continue promoting ...
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Author Marsha Haygood visits Halifax

In October, U.S. Consulate Halifax was pleased to help sponsor a visit to Halifax by Marsha Haygood co-author of the Little Black Book of Success: Laws of Leadership for Black Women. While in Halifax, Ms. Haygood worked with the Black Business Initiative, African Canadian Women in the Public Service, and The Nova Scotia Advisory Council ...
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Performing “Life in a Jar”

In November, as part of Holocaust Education Week, U.S. Consulate Halifax helped sponsor several performances in Halifax of Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Story. This play, developed by a group of three high school students in Kansas, depicts the story of Irena Sendler who helped 2500 Jewish children and adults escape from the ...
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Ambassador and Mrs. Heyman visit Prince Edward Island

Ambassador and Mrs. Heyman spent a busy week in Prince Edward Island attending the 55th Annual Premiers’ Conference and the 150th anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference, which was the first step towards Canadian Confederation. Ambassador Heyman held meetings with several premiers, local business leaders, and provincial ministers. He also co-led a discussion on U.S./Canada trade ...
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Consulate Hosts July 4 Reception On-board USCGC Eagle

U.S. Consul General Richard Riley travelled to St. John’s, Newfoundland to host a July 4 reception aboard USCGC Eagle. Eagle’s trip into St. John’s harbor was spectacular as it bypassed several icebergs! The reception was a wonderful opportunity to bring together many of the Consulate’s contacts and friends in Newfoundland. In his remarks CG Riley ...
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Former NASA Astronaut Visits Halifax

Former NASA Astronaut, Dr. Mary Ellen Weber visited Halifax and Truro, NS from May 14-18. She spoke to hundreds of students from grade primary to grade 12, teachers, guidance counsellors and, at one school, where she was visiting on “grandparents” day, she met lots of grandparents. All who met her were fascinated by her descriptions ...
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Earth Day Art Contest

Consul Scott Whitmore delivered prizes to the top three winners in the U.S. Consulate’s 2014 Earth Day Art Contest. We had a record number of entries received this year so the job of the judges was a tough one but Grade 5 student Leah of Hammonds Plains Consolidated School was our first place winner. She ...
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Do you have questions about NCAA course requirements for Nova Scotia student-athletes?

During the month of February, Nova Scotia high school students will be picking their courses for next year. For student-athletes, who plan to apply for NCAA scholarships in the United States, this is a very important time to make sure they pick the right courses. To help guide these students, their parents, teachers, coaches, and ...
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