Multicultural event helps us understand each other
by Sandy Lindsay

May 13, 2016


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From India and all its colourful beauty ...

to Italy and its delicious pastas

Multiculturalism in Bruce County is a passion with Chandra Tripathi.

Chandra Tripathi

He had a vision of holding a multicultural event that would bring the cultures of other countries to the region.

What started out several years ago in a local public school is now held in Kincardine's largest venue, the Davidson Centre.  This year, some 20 countries were represented featuring their traditional foods, dress and music. Many hundreds of people attend the free event where they have a glimpse into other cultures and an opportunity to learn more.

Elegant in traditional style were

Sejal Shah (L), Hesha Golwale and Rhuskali Shah

Visitors stopping by 'France' tasted brie cheese and French bread

China showed off her colours and delicious foods

Canada's First Nation was represented as Jaylynn Wolfe of Kettle point performed the 'jingle dance'

The beauty of the Philippines

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Twins who have it all ...

Siddhi and Riddhi Lakhani ...

... are in their fourth year of university and are both going on to become doctors ...

... and had the audience mesmerized with their dancing and exquisitely rhythmic hand movements

Each country's display of traditional foods saw people lining up to taste the samples

Argentina was there having fun

Tripathi said that he hopes the event grows even more next year.  "I would like to see 40 countries represented next year.  This is such a culturally rich region and events like this help all of us understand each other."

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