PSA - DELIGHTFUL DOWNTOWN Light Projection Show returns May 2022

DELIGHTFUL DOWNTOWN Light Projection Show returns May 2022

April 29, 2022, Halifax, NS – DELIGHTFUL DOWNTOWN is coming back to the former Halifax Memorial Library building at Grafton Park. Downtown Halifax Business Commission’s (DHBC) series of vibrant light installations is returning for the month of May with two new exclusive light projection shows to celebrate Asian Heritage Month and Mother’s Day.

“We were thrilled with the overwhelmingly positive response to the DELIGHTFUL DOWNTOWN light shows during the fall and winter months,” said Paul MacKinnon, CEO of DHBC. “And we’re excited to be back with two ‘delightful’ new shows to commemorate the flourishing Asian community in Halifax and to celebrate Mother’s Day.”

The schedule for the May light projections shows, which will run from 9 – 11 pm nightly, is as follows:

  • Asian Heritage Month Show – Sunday, May 1 to Tuesday, May 31, 2022
  • Mother’s Day Show – Friday, May 6 to Monday, May 9, 2022

The May light projection shows came together thanks to TD Bank Group, Nick Iwaskow of Wasko AV, Advanced Systems, The Waves Project, Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM), and HRM’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

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DHBC acknowledges the history of Grafton Park and the site of the former Halifax Memorial Library as both the Poor House burial ground, as well as a park that saw the removal of homeless encampments. Read DHBC’s full statement here:

Land Acknowledgement:
Downtown Halifax Business Commission acknowledges that we are in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People. This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship” which Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) Peoples first signed with the British Crown in 1725. The treaties did not deal with surrender of lands and resources but in fact recognized Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) title and established the rules for what was to be an ongoing relationship between nations.

About Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC):
Downtown Halifax Business Commission represents over 1,600 businesses located in the central business district of Halifax, Nova Scotia. DHBC’s mission is to passionately pursue a more prosperous and vibrant Downtown Halifax, through: good development, Downtown mobility, membership services, DHBC leadership, and Downtown placemaking. For more information, visit


For more information, contact:

Raf Peligro
Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Downtown Halifax Business Commission