Welcome: From Councillor Lindell Smith

I am very honored to welcome you to the 31<sup>st</sup> annual Halifax Fringe Festival! 
I am very honored to welcome you to the 31st annual Halifax Fringe Festival! 

Having the incredible opportunity to work on the award winning show Once: Africville Stories during the 25th Fringe Festival, I experienced first-hand the positive impact that Halifax Fringe has on our community, venues, and its participants. Any performance offered by this festival is sure to create an experience that will keep you on the edge of your seat, provide insight into any number of interesting and challenging subjects, and evoke feelings and emotions that will stay with you long after the curtain falls. Whichever performance you attend, Halifax Fringe always delivers an amazing experience. 

It has been a particularly difficult last two years for Nova Scotians and our artistic  community as we deal with the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. It is my sincere hope that both new audience members and devoted “Fringers” alike will take in as many shows as possible and enjoy every moment of the Halifax Fringe Festival. Congratulations to Festival staff, volunteers, directors, producers, and crews, for your hard work and continued effort to make the Halifax Fringe Festival a continued success.

See you soon!

Councillor Lindell Smith 
District 8 – Halifax Peninsula North