12th annual Multicultural Night
is a success
To Comment on this article Click Here
Ayman Faddah (R) serves traditional foods of Palestine and Lebanon to patrons of the 12th annual Multicultural Night, held Tuesday evening at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine
Shona Campbell (R) puts a French sticker on a passport for a youngster at Multicultural Night in Kincardine
"Easy Does It," featuring Tom Lambert (L), Mike Smith, Steve Hasbury, Karen Weber and Dave Lockhart, provides entertainment at Multicultural Night in Kincardine
Checking out the food at the Italian table, are Kaitlin Gibson (L) and Dakota Christie-Wylds of Kincardine, at Multicultural Night
People enjoy traditional food of China ...
... and India, at Multicultural Night
The 12th annual Multicultural Night, held Tuesday evening at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine, was another great success.
Chandra Tripathi, one of the event organizers, said that more than 1,500 people from Kincardine and the surrounding communities were able to partake in celebrating the theme of "Beauty and Strength Lies with Diversity - Celebrate Every Way and Every Day."
"Our annual Multicultural Night was commemorated with
vibrant entertainment and cross-cultural sharing from around the
world," said Tripathi. "In spite of inclement weather, hundreds of of people from
various countries gathered to celebrate unity in diversity, joy,
peace and goodwill to all. Thank you all very much for making this celebration a success."
Attendees took the opportunity to engage and learn from each other's cultures by sampling new ethnic delicacies and discovering new traditions and cultures, Tripathi said.
"The success of this celebration reaffirms our commitment to the acceptance of diversity and demonstrates that by learning more about others and accepting them, we discover that we have many things in common and this is one of the ways to strengthen our community and workplace," he said.
The air was filled with the scents of Australian, Argentinean, Canadian, Indian, Chinese, Nepalese, Palestinian, Filipino, German, Ireland, Polish, French, Italian, Dutch, Israel, Spanish, Scottish, Ukrainian, Brazil, Salvador, Guyanese, Kenyan, Yemenis, food samples, along with the traditions and cultures.
There were dances and
music from around the world for everyone to enjoy. There were
additional interest booths where people learned about Kincardine
Heritage, Robotics, Kids activities, Home and School, and
Languages. All adding to the experience of learning to respect and
love the world and all the diversity it has to offer.
"I also encourage you to keep it up; with your passion for diversity, we can build a strong, vibrant and beautiful cohesive community, where each and every man and woman feels included."
The Multicultural Night was interrupted briefly around 6 p.m. when the power went out. But the Davidson Centre back-up generator kicked in, the lights came back on and the event continued.
Megan Charbonneau (in behind) of Kincardine helps Shareef Faddah with his 'Cat in the Hat' hat in the Children's Corner
Demonstrating this year's robot, are Kinetic Knights members Aaron Gordon (L), Bradley Reid and Michael Strader
Rachel Catelo (L), 7, and Nisha Paguirigan, 7, both of Kincardine, hand out stickers of the Philippines at Multicultural Night, Tuesday evening at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine
Dumaiyah Al-Dhabbi of Kincardine serves traditional food of Yemen at Multicultural Night
Eliza Bumba (L) and her sister, Tatiana, serve Brazilian rice to patrons of Multicultural Night
Jack Charbonneau (L), 7, and his four-year-old brother, Gray, of Kincardine make crafts at the Children's Corner
Scrolling stops when you move your mouse inside the scroll area. You can click on the ads for more
| for world news,
books, sports, movies ...
Friday, May 16, 2014