DiverseCity comes to Montague
Multicultural street festival to be held at Waterfront Park in Montague this Saturday
“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.