Government House Celebrates African Heritage Month with Youth Panel

Thursday, January 30, 2014


Four young African Nova Scotians will share their insights on youth leadership and community engagement at a panel discussion at Government House, 1451 Barrington St., Halifax on Tuesday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m.

The panel will be moderated by Mayann Francis, former lieutenant governor of Nova Scotia and the first African Nova Scotian to hold the position.

"Mrs. Grant and I invite the public to join us in celebrating African Heritage Month at Government House with youth leaders who are making a difference in our communities," said Lt.-Gov. J.J. Grant.

Panelists include:

-- Kayla Fells, Yarmouth, Theatre and Costume Studies student at Kings College and aspiring entrepreneur
-- Jasmine Hudson, Cherry Brook, Halifax Regional Municipality, student, Schulich School of Law Dalhousie University
-- Lindell Smith, Halifax, co-founder of CentreLine Studios
-- Alvero Wiggins, Halifax, program co-ordinator of Hope Blooms and St. George's YouthNet.

The panel is part of the Lieutenant Governor's Evenings at Government House free public event series which celebrates civic and cultural excellence in the province. 

To register for the panel e-mail or call 424-7001. 

Visit or ca,ll 424-7001 for more information.


Media Contact: Meghan Doherty
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