Potluck planned to pull Agassiz and Harrison together

Multiculturalism the driving force behind new community event

A Multiculturalism Celebration is being planned for next week in Agassiz, and the entire community is invited.

The provincial government first proclaimed Multiculturalism Week in 1993 to recognize and celebrate the contributions of the diverse cultural heritage of British Columbia. Today, Multiculturalism Week is celebrated during the third week of November across the province in different communities. In 2012, Multiculturalism Week will be November 18 to 25 inclusive.

CALL (Community Access to Literacy and Learning) Agassiz-Harrison already has a settlement assistance program for immigrants, which includes tutor-learner matches, a Conversation Circle at the library, and a Citizenship class at Agassiz-Harrison Community Services. However, they feel they don’t have participation from all cultures in town.

Because of that gap, they felt they needed to have a more inclusive event that caters to a wider variety of ethnic backgrounds, whether born elsewhere or in Canada.

They will be celebrating Multiculturalism Week with a family-friendly potluck dinner at Friendship House on Thursday, Nov. 22, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  Everyone in the community is invited to come.  Bring a traditional dish from your culture to share, and feel free to wear traditional clothing.

“Hopefully, this will turn into an annual event that the community can embrace and build on in years to come, an event that shows us what a truly amazing group of people we have living here, and a chance to meet our neighbours,” said Debbie Lamberger.

If you would like to join in the fun, there are some other areas in which people can participate, including set-up, music, dance, art, crafts, games, storytelling, displays/ presentations and clean up.

If anyone is interested in volunteering their talents, or showcasing their culture in any way Debbie at 604-796-2585.

 

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