Gottingen 250 Launch Event

Monday, April 7th – 11am – Little Dutch Church (2393 Brunswick Street)
The North End Business Association invites you to celebrate the launch of our Gottingen 250 celebrations at a casual event next Monday, April 7th at 11 am at the Little Dutch Church at 2393 Brunswick Street.

NEBA received funding from Canadian Heritage’s Building Communities through Arts and Heritage program to celebrate the naming of the Gottingen region 250 years ago. In 1764 the German settlers of the North End of Halifax, known at that time as Germantown, petitioned the Governor in Council to rename the near north suburbs of the Halifax settlement “Gottingen” rather than “Germantown.” This occurred on April 6th, 1764. This is a notable event in the evolution of Halifax and one of the first signs of democratic government in Canada.

Speakers include:

  • Mike Savage, Mayor
  • Michelle Strum, Chair, North End Business Association
  • Nathaniel Smith, Gottingen 250 History Team Co-Lead
  • Linda Carvery, Entrepreneur, Singer, and Federal Citizenship Judge
  • Hannes Weiland, President, German Canadian Association

Please join us for cake and coffee as we celebrate the 250th anniversary of the naming of Gottingen. Capacity in the church is limited, so depending on the turnout we may not have room for everyone – however if the weather is nice, cake, coffee and conversation will be available outside.

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