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Events on the Halifax Common

(Wednesday, June 2, 2010) This summer, the Halifax Common will again be the site of several major events and concerts.  HRM is doing its part to relay information to help ensure any disruption is kept to a minimum. 

This month, the Cancer Society is hosting a Relay for Life event on the Central Common from 7 pm to 7 am June 4.  As well, the Halifax Common will be the site of one of the largest Pow-Wows in the nation.  The Mawio’mi Grand Chief Membertou 400 Pow-Wow 2010 marks the 400th anniversary of the baptism of Grand Chief Henri Membertou.  The activities will be held on the grounds of the Common from June 25 to June 27, 2010.  This is a free family event.

Set up for the Pow-Wow begins on Tuesday, June 22 and continues through to Thursday, June 24.  Event equipment will be removed June 28 and 29.  Activities will occupy the majority of the Common area, but access through the area is not restrictedStreets are not expected to be blocked to traffic at any time. Some parking spots on Cunard Street and Cogswell Street will be reserved for event purposes.  For more information visit:

In July and August, the North Common will be the site for two major concerts:  Halifax Rocks 2010 on July 23 and 24 and Country Rockfest 2010 on August 6 and 7.

Soon after the major summer events end, HRM will be preparing the North Common area designated as the speed skating oval location for the 2011 Canada Winter Games.

For more information relating to these major events on the Halifax Common for 2010 go to:


Shaune MacKinlay

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