The day kicked off with a traditional Aboriginal Powwow, accompanied by the traditional women dance, a jungle and fancy dance.
There are plenty of countries being represented, including Ethiopia, India, Switzerland, Thailand, Morocco, Indonesia, and the Philippines; each offering a taste of their culture with food or activities.
Program Coordinator for the Settlement Workers in Schools program (SWIS), Jane Drew helped organize the event in conjunction with the League of United Youths. She says every year the cultured event brings together a larger gathering.
“Just the turnout itself really shows they (community) want to embrace this and want to have the experience,” Drew said. “I think it’s one of the most positive things we can do to bring everyone together.”
Don’t miss the official celebration of Canada’s 147th birthday tomorrow, with the Classic Car Show and Shine at 10:00 a.m., followed by the Canada Day Parade, Celebration in the Park and Fireworks at Surerus Fields.