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How do you Celebrate your Culture?



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  • sharing food at table

Sandra, Queen's Square | August 1, 2017

Do you dance to the rhythm of the drums? Do you cook a feast and sit together as one? Or like South Africans, do you ululate for every victory won? There are a thousand and one ways to celebrate culture and there are even more cultures to be celebrated. Mahatma Gandhi once said, “A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people.” Canada, known worldwide for its cultural diversity, recently celebrated its 150th birthday this year. However, the celebration is far from over!

We invite you to a day of cultural celebration and appreciation on Saturday, September 23, at the Cambridge International Festival, held from 11am to 6pm at the Riverside Park, Cambridge. This event will host performers and workshops from various parts of the world and will include Romanian, Indian and Polish dance presentations, belly dancing, Sudanese beading and storytelling workshops just to name a few! Join us for a large scale “Running of the Goat” dance, grab the hand of your neighbour, learn a traditional Newfoundland dance and discover your Canadian heritage. In addition, listen to a community sized choir and share in the celebration.

Enjoy a cup of vegetable soup at the festival community table, this soup is prepared by the Ontario Christian Gleaners and Islamic Centre of Cambridge. The shared modest festival meal, will provide participants with a chance to appreciate the experience that many refugees encounter on their journey to Canada. The Cambridge International Festival is an opportunity to showcase and connect with our community, through celebrating the beauty of our diverse cultures.