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Canadian Multiculturalism Day returns to Maple Ridge!

Posted on: June 21, 2022

By Maple Ridge News |

Get ready for a fun-filled day celebrating the unique blend of cultures at home in our community!

After two years as a virtual event, the Family Education & Support Centre is excited to welcome the community in person for Canadian Multiculturalism Day, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. June 25, at Memorial Peace Park in Maple Ridge!

“It’s very exciting to be back in person for this year’s event,” says Carolina Echeverri, the Centre’s Local Immigration Partnership Secretariat. “This is its fifth year, and it’s been growing every year. After the thousands who joined us virtually the last two years, we expect to see a great turn-out for this summer’s festival!”

This colourful, vibrant event celebrates the fact that we all bring something to the table, with multicultural performances, children’s crafts and activities, music and delicious food.

You’ll have the opportunity to experience things like the Hindu Festival, Holi, in which each spring, people across India and the rest of the world celebrate by throwing coloured water and powders on one another in joyous celebration.

Haney Farmers Market will also be present, you’ll find resources for newcomers to the community, and there’ll be games and rewards – put on your national clothing, you may win a prize!

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