Di­verseCity comes to Mon­tague

Mul­ti­cul­tural street fes­ti­val to be held at Wa­ter­front Park in Mon­tague this Satur­day

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - PROVINCE -

“And for our more re­cent new­com­ers, if you haven’t been to Mon­tague yet, it is well worth the drive to en­joy this unique day in a very pic­turesque set­ting.” Craig Mackie

The Mon­tague Wa­ter­front Park will again be filled with the sights and sounds of di­ver­sity on July 4.

From 2 to 10 p.m., the P.E.I. As­so­ci­a­tion for New­com­ers to Canada (PEI ANC) will present Di­verseCity mul­ti­cul­tural street fes­ti­val as part of Mon­tague Sum­mer Days.

Last year saw more than 2,000 fes­ti­val go­ers en­joy­ing this unique day of shar­ing and cel­e­brat­ing.

Craig Mackie, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of P.E.I. ANC, says, “Mon­tague’s par­tic­i­pa­tion in Di­verseCity 2014 was amaz­ing. So many came to­gether to celebrate; to ap­pre­ci­ate the per­for­mances and to be part of this great, feel-good event.”

The fes­ti­val will fea­ture con­tin­u­ous per­for­mances for up to eight hours on the main stage, rep­re­sent­ing many of the cul­tures who make Prince Ed­ward Is­land their home—from First Na­tions to more re­cent new­com­ers.

From 2-7 p.m., there will be mar­tial arts per­for­mance like Gong Fu by Mark Lee, dis­plays by groups such as the Great En­light­en­ment Bud­dhist In­sti­tute So­ci­ety with cal­lig­ra­phy, as well as games, ac­tiv­i­ties, in­for­ma­tion booths, demon­stra­tions and in­ter­na­tional food. The day wraps up with a Caribbean street dance fea­tur­ing ECMA nom­i­nated band, The Count and the Cuban Cock­tail.

Ad­mis­sion to Di­verseCity is free and ev­ery­one is welcome.

“And for our more re­cent new­com­ers, if you haven’t been to Mon­tague yet, it is well worth the drive to en­joy this unique day in a very pic­turesque set­ting,” Mackie said.

In case of in­clement weather, Di­verseCity will be held in­side the Cavendish Farms Well­ness Cen­tre.

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