(Part of a series) This Saturday, September 29, marks 15 years since Hurricane Juan ripped through Halifax in the middle of the night toppling trees, smashing boats and knocking out power for many days and even weeks in some neighbourhoods. Wind speeds of up to 178km an hour were recorded at McNabs Island in Halifax Harbour. Mark Rushton and Tony Seed compare the responses of Canada and Cuba to hurricanes. Continue reading
Tag Archives: Nova Scotia Cuba Association
— Community Doctors —
Official Documentary of ELAM, Cuba’s Latin American School of Medicine
Sponsored by: Nova Scotia Cuba Association and Canadian Network On Cuba
6:30pm, Thursday, December 1
BMO Community Room, Halifax Central Library , 5440 Spring Garden Road, Halifax, NS
Dr. Afua Cooper (Dalhousie’s JRJ Chair of Black Canadian Studies & author, The Hanging of Angelique: The Untold Story of Canadian Slavery and the Burning of Old Montreal);
Stephen Kimber (Professor of Journalism, University of King’s College & author, What Lies Across the Water: The Real Story of the Cuban Five);
Dr. John Kirk (Cuba specialist, Dalhousie University & author, Healthcare without Borders:Understanding Cuban Medical Internationalism );
Nels Larson (Chair, Nova Scotia Cuba Association);
Dr. Isaac Saney (Cuba specialist, Dalhousie University & National Spokesperson, Canadian Network on Cuba & author, Cuba: A Revolution In Motion).
The passing of Fidel Castro has been a time of deep sorrow and profound loss for progressive, anti-war and social justice forces across the world have felt. While the heart of Fidel may have ceased beating on the night of Friday, November 25, his legacy and work continue in the Cuban Revolution, a living example that a better world is possible.
Join with us to commemorate and celebrate the life of Fidel Castro Ruz.
Organized by: Nova Scotia Cuba Association (NSCUBA) and the Canadian Network on Cuba (CNC).
Cuba, today & tomorrow: Exploring the future of the Cuban Revolution – Cuban ambassador visits Halifax
H.E. Julio Garmendia Peña, Cuba’s Ambassador to Canada, began a two day visit to Nova Scotia with a public meeting at Dalhousie University’s Schulich School of Law on March 11. Continue reading
7pm, Wednesday, March 11
Room 105, Schulich School Of Law,
Dalhousie University, Halifax
6061 University Avenue
H.E. Julio Garmendia, Cuba’s Ambassador to Canada, will discuss the current challenges and developments facing and affecting Cuba, especially the meaning of the steps towards establishing full Cuba-U.S. diplomatic relations, and what further obstacles lie in the way of the actual normalization of relations between the two countries. Continue reading
Moncada Day 2014 – two events – July 25 and 26
On the 61st anniversary of the beginning of the Cuban revolution
NOVA SCOTIA CUBA ASSOCIATION
invites you to a celebration of Cuba, its people, its culture, its history
Victoria Park, Spring Garden Road at South Park
Saturday, July 26, 12 noon – 6 pm Rain or Shine
Friday, July 26, 2–6 p.m. • Rain or shine
Victoria Park (corner Spring Garden Road & South Park), Halifax, Nova Scotia
Music • Dancing • Poetry • Displays • Speeches
For events in other Canadian cities, click on this link
JULY 26, 2013 marks the 60th anniversary of the heroic act that is annually celebrated all over Cuba as the beginning of the movement and struggle that paved the way for the Cuban Revolution. On that day 60 years ago, Cuba’s rebels rose up against the U.S.- supported dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista. Although that first battle was lost, the Revolution ultimately prevailed on January 1, 1959. Continue reading
with acclaimed journalists Keith Bolender & Stephen Kimber
7pm, Thursday • February 7, 2013
Room 302, Dalhousie Student Union Building
6136 University Avenue, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Since the early 1960s, few other countries have endured more acts of terrorism against civilian targets than Cuba. The US has had its hands in much of these terror attacks. The impact on the Cuban civilian population has been enormous, with over 1,000 documented incidents resulting in more than 3,000 deaths and 2,000 injuries.
Canadian journalists Keith Bolender and Stephen Kimber will examine different facets of this tragic history. Continue reading
7pm, Tuesday, September 25 • Room 224, Dalhousie Student Union Building • 6136 University Avenue • Halifax, NS Continue reading
Public lecture on Cuba’s Medical Assistance to Haiti
by Dr. Jorge Tomas Balseiro Estevez, Member of Cuba’s Medical Mission to Haiti
7 p.m., Wednesday, October 19
Room 303, Dalhousie Student Union Building, Dalhousie University, 6136 University Avenue, Halifax
A free event sponsored by the Canadian Network On Cuba (CNC), Nova Scotia Cuba Association (NSCUBA) and the Nova Scotia Public Interest Research Group (NSPIRG). Continue reading
Shunpiking magazine was honoured by a friendly and informative visit from Carlos Fernández de Cossío, Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba to Canada, on Saturday, October 30, 1999 during his four-day visit to Nova Scotia. Following a brief lunch, Ambassador Fernandez carried a lively two-hour discussion with editorial and production staff.
Shunpiking is Nova Scotia’s discovery magazine, and the third largest print media in the province. While the number of articles on international questions has been few, our editorial mandate involves not only Nova Scotians discovering our own province and region but also the world. Nova Scotia and the Maritimes share deep historical ties with Cuba and the Caribbean.  Thousands of Canadians have visited Cuba in the recent period and appreciate its indelible achievements. Continue reading