2020 Fort St John World Fair to go virtual this year

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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The School District 60 Settlement Workers in Schools Program will be hosting a Virtual World Fair.

In past years, organizers say this event took place in one of the community parks in Fort St. John, however with the COVID-19 pandemic this year they decided to change it up by going virtual.

This virtual celebration will include videos exploring countries such as the Philippines,
Thailand, Switzerland, China and many more.

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Starting in 2010, Program Coordinator, Jane Drew, says the World Fair is a leadership initiative to promote awareness and appreciation for many of the diverse cultures that reside in Fort St. John.

“World Fair began in 2010 as a student leadership initiative and has continued for the past 10 years. The World Fair is a community cultural event created by the Fort St John League of United Youths and SD60 SWIS program, to promote awareness & appreciation for the values, traditions and heritage of diverse cultures in FSJ. This year’s virtual event celebrates multiculturalism and friendship among different cultures and offers a great opportunity to virtually meet people from all over the world.”

The 2020 Virtual World Fair will be taking place Saturday, June 6, at 3:00 p.m. on Facebook and on Youtube.

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