Multicultural Celebration brings the world to Central Ave. on Sept. 10
Swift Current’s Multicultural Celebration 2011 promises a new look and exciting new venues on Sept. 10 when Central Avenue is transformed into a kaleidoscope of displays, activities and performers from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Newcomer Welcome Centre, The Lyric Theatre and the RBC Pavilion, located in a marquis tent on the north end of the block, will each be hosting cultural displays, performances and activities to celebrate the remarkable cultural diversity of Saskatchewan’s southwest.
“We’re trying to use the whole street,” said Barb Parchman, organizer of the event. “Last year, some of the vendors on the street felt left out of the activities that were going on inside the Lyric and the Welcome Centre. We kept that in mind this year.”
The RBC Pavilion will host vendors, cultural displays and a stage for performances. The Newcomer Welcome Centre will offer tours, Karaoke, mini language lessons and the chance to “try on a Sari.” At the Lyric, visitors will discover First Nations dancers and Filipino musicians. Performances at all venues will continue throughout the day.
There will also be lots of activities for children, including a mural painting, mini quizzes for a contest, and crafts unique to many cultures.
Tickets for food will be available at each venue, and featured foods will include East Indian and Polynesian. There will also be cultural cooking demonstrations.
For more information, contact Barb Parchman at 774-4883.