Get ready for a fun-filled day celebrating the unique blend of cultures at home in our community!
After two years as a virtual event, the Family Education & Support Centre is excited to welcome the community in person for Canadian Multiculturalism Day, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. June 25, at Memorial Peace Park in Maple Ridge!
“It’s very exciting to be back in person for this year’s event,” says Carolina Echeverri, the Centre’s Local Immigration Partnership Secretariat. “This is its fifth year, and it’s been growing every year. After the thousands who joined us virtually the last two years, we expect to see a great turn-out for this summer’s festival!”
This colourful, vibrant event celebrates the fact that we all bring something to the table, with multicultural performances, children’s crafts and activities, music and delicious food.
You’ll have the opportunity to experience things like the Hindu Festival, Holi, in which each spring, people across India and the rest of the world celebrate by throwing coloured water and powders on one another in joyous celebration.
Haney Farmers Market will also be present, you’ll find resources for newcomers to the community, and there’ll be games and rewards – put on your national clothing, you may win a prize!
“We’d like to thank all the volunteers for making this incredible day possible – for instance the Christian Life Assembly Church will be bringing about 20 volunteers to the event,” Echeverri says, also saluting all of the organizations that funded the event, including:
- City of Maple Ridge
- Ridge Meadows Multicultural society
- Maple Ridge Legion
- Dr. Biju Matthew
- Ministry of Children and Family Development
- Province of BC
- Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
- Canada Summer Student
The Family Education & Support Centre invites everyone to put on their national clothing and come out and experience all the cultural diversity that comes together to make our community strong, vibrant and interesting!