The news broke in Truro in June, as part of a celebration of the Nova Scotia Co-operative's upcoming 75th anniversary slate: Michelle Obama–yes, the most-loved, best-dressed FLOTUS since Jackie Kennedy—is coming to Halifax. She'll be delivering a speech live from the Scotiabank Centre stage on October 18.
And while we're sure your credit card is already burning a hole in your pocket at the news, Maritime Edit magazine states in a story breaking the announcement that the crowd will be mostly comprised of "3,000 deserving bright minds, thanks to the generosity of others through the Diversity Delegation."
Limited tickets (ranging from $99 to $255) went available on the Scotiabank Centre's website as of 10am on Aug. 17. Tickets are limited to four per person.
The Edit adds: "It is one thing to work around the clock to host a guest speaker of the caliber of Mrs. Obama, it is an entirely different thing to work even harder to rally partners around a program that ensures tickets for the event do not simply go to the highest bidders - they will be given at no cost to deserving future leaders in order for them to make connections, be inspired, and motivate them to build the region they are already envisioning for us all." (It's worth noting that the capacity for the Scotiabank is 10,000—but there's no word yet if this means that a full 7,000 tickets will be up for sale or if Obama will simply be speaking only in front of a smaller crowd.)
Here's hoping those bright young things at least Instagram the hell out of it for the rest of us.
–With files from Morgan Mullin.