Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Multiculturalism Day In Winnipeg

I attended three events this Multiculturalism Day.  NICCOM event at St. Mary's Avenue was fun and exciting. There were several multicultural performances from various communities including the Chile, First Nations, Ukranians, African and the Chinese. There was also food and drinks served free of charge. What a treat.
I also attended the Manitoba Association of Rights and Liberties Multiculturalism Day celebration at the Cube (The Old Market Place).  This event was pretty much rained out but stuck it out and was blessed with perfect weather later in the afternoon. I enjoyed some folk-festival type of music by some awesome local musicians, had some poutine from across the street and enjoy the beautiful evening until around 7:30 p.m.
On Sunday the Jamaican Cultural Centre had their celebration Jamaican style.  People showed up. There was food for sale, cultural entertainment including renditions of Ms Lou Bennett, who made creole respectable in the Caribbean, the maypole and just good time gaffing with people you did not see for some time.
Multiculturalism Day was fantastic.  Here are some pictures of the day

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