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December, 2017

  • 3 December

    Welcome Home!


    The phrase “come from away” shows Atlantic Canada’s best and worst. BY: RANY IBRAHIM There is the positive Come from Away, the new Canadian musical that is now on Broadway and a 2017 Tony Award winner. It’s the true
story of Gander, Newfoundland, a small town that welcomed 38 diverted flights …

  • 3 December

    Not just 
more of the same!

    IFEANYI EMESIH (FOUNDER, MY HALIFAX EXPERIENCE) By now you’ve looked at the cover of this issue and might think “Oh no, not another Top [whatever-number] Award! I can’t blame you. There are a lot of them out there. But ours is different. This isn’t a business award. Most of the …

November, 2017

  • 24 November

    It’s our village


    Newcomers have a unique opportunity to fuse the cultures of Canada and their homelands into something greater. By RANY IBRAHIM It’s a village spanning the northern half of the continent of North America: Canada (the name coming from the Saint Lawrence Iroquois word Kanata). This year we celebrate the 150th …

  • 24 November

    Chicken with a Twist

    Building a business by bringing Korean flavors to Halifax Story and Photo by Chris Muise: After having to leave (at least temporarily) its original Birmingham Street home, Backoos Korean Food is enjoying a second life in a tiny space on the Bedford Highway. Business partners Joungmin Kim and Sangho Back, …

August, 2017

  • 21 August

    We are family

    By Ifeanyi Emesih   Family means different things to different people. For some, “family always comes first” and “blood is thicker than water.” For others, the phrase “you can’t pick your family; thank God you can pick your friends” better describes the relationship. Whichever camp we fall into, nothing has …

May, 2017

  • 26 May

    Keep on going


    Being a newcomer in a new city means networking, failing at times, and never giving up By Rany Ibrahim   “Whenever you find yourself doubting how far you can go, just remember how far you have come.” That maxim always kept me going forward as an immigrant. Maybe it’s a …

  • 26 May

    Don’t accept the status quo

    By Ifeanyi Emesih   Standing still is the same as falling behind. But that hasn’t really been an issue for My Halifax Experience. Ever since our first event, we’ve been going full steam ahead with growing it, the creating this magazine, and expanding of the My Halifax Experience platform. In …

  • 26 May

    Beauty in the beat

    SMU Taiko introduces traditional Japanese drumming and culture to St. Mary’s students By Janice Hudson   Marcin Sawicki can still remember the first time heard taiko drumming. He was a graduate student at the University of Toronto, and he and a friend had bought nosebleed tickets in Massey Hall to …

  • 26 May

    Sharing fiery flavours

    By Valerie Mansour Photography by Bruce Murray, VisionFire   Ana Jimenez-Jenkins didn’t intend to be a restaurant owner, but after moving from Mexico to Halifax in 1998, she says the food business called out to her. “As an immigrant, you don’t know how things will work out until you get …

April, 2017

  • 5 April

    For Goodness’ sake

    After his daughter’s death, Olugu Ukpai devotes his live to fixing the immigration system for other families   By Kayla Hounsell The family’s pride is evident as they sit, legs crossed, wearing the brightly coloured, matching, traditional outfits. Tiny fingers keep perfect time as the sound of an African drum …