Mul­ti­cul­tural Cel­e­bra­tion brings the world to Cen­tral Ave. on Sept. 10

The Southwest Booster - - NEWS -

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.

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