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Big Day for Pier 21

July 1, 2019

The Canadian Immigration Museum at Pier 21 was born with much fanfare on July 1, 1999.

After years of growth and providing visitors with cultural heritage exhibits, sharing newcomers’ stories, promoting the historic site’s educational and research components, hosting special events and later enduring a months-long renovation, the Canadian Immigration Museum at Pier 21, in Halifax, is turning 20 years old.

A day filled with 20th anniversary- and Canada Day-related activities, free and accessible to all on July 1, has been planned. It includes a Canadian citizenship ceremony at the museum that’s open to the public.

The ceremony on Monday is to begin at 10 a.m. Pier 21 officials are expecting around 50 newcomers will be sworn in.

Pier 21 was the entry point to this country for about 1 million immigrants. The place operated as a gateway for newcomers from 1928 to 1971, and was used as the shipping-out spot for some 368,000 Canadian military members during the Second World War.

Source : Halifax Today


July 1, 2019