Halifax Stanfield is recognizing Canada’s 150th birthday by hosting four exhibits and digital displays throughout the summer months.
“We are delighted to share these impactful and memorable displays with our passengers, visitors, and members of the airport community” says Joyce Carter, Halifax International Airport Authority President and CEO. “Showcasing these exhibits is just one way we are celebrating Canada 150 at Halifax Stanfield. We recently hosted a Canadian Citizenship ceremony, we will welcome special musical performances throughout the summer, and we’ll be sharing special treats to celebrate this major milestone in our history.”
Northern Stars: Celebrating 150 Years of U.S. – Canada Relations
The Northern Stars exhibit is dedicated to U.S. – Canada relations composed of visual and textual documentation, including historical photographs. The exhibit is on display in the U.S. Preclearance area until July 20.
Northern Stars is on loan from the U.S. Consulate in Halifax. The exhibit documents the range of bilateral relations such as historic state visits, Canada’s support on 9/11, the annual Tree for Boston campaign, the resolution of the Iranian hostage crisis, and partnership in our space programs. The Northern Stars exhibit was previously on display in Ottawa, Toronto, and Quebec City. After leaving Halifax it will travel to Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary and Vancouver.
Canada: Day 1
The Canada: Day 1 exhibit explores the experiences of newcomers from their first day of arrival in Canada to how Canada became their home, spanning from Confederation in 1867 to present day. Halifax Stanfield will host this exhibit in the main corridor between arrivals and the main lobby until September 4.
The travelling exhibits were produced by the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 with help from Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada and Global Affairs Canada. These exhibits have toured libraries, schools and public landmarks of all kinds across Canada and even travelled to Canadian embassies and consulates across the world, including a stop at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City.
150+ Reasons We Love Canada
This digital display is located on three screens throughout the terminal and showcases 60 hand-painted murals from youth across Canada. The 150+ Reasons We Love Canada project was created by VIBE Arts, an award-winning charitable organization that engages youth from marginalized communities through free arts education. The artists, aged 9+, come from 30 community organizations across the country including homeless shelters, under-resourced schools and youth agencies. The breathtaking murals express the spirit of Canada from their many unique perspectives and honour the diversity, culture, character and strength of our nation.
The original hand-painted murals (4’ x 6’) will be exhibited underground in Toronto’s subway stations with digital displays in 20 Canadian airports, 300 PATTISON Outdoor billboards and in 4 Canadian embassies around the world.
National Film Board of Canada #Legacies150
Also appearing on Halifax Stanfield’s digital screens throughout the terminal are two short films from the National Film Board of Canada titled #Legacies150.
#Legacies150 celebrates the talents of notable Canadians including photographers, writers, poets, illustrators and musicians from coast to coast.