Multiculturalism exists when people accept and encourage many cultures to thrive in a society. Canada officially became a multicultural society in 1971 when the government began to recognize the value and dignity of Canadians of all races and ethnic groups, all languages and all religions. Canadian supporters of multiculturalism promote the idea because they believe that immigrants help society grow culturally, economically and politically. Supporters also argue that cultural appreciation of ethnic and religious diversity promotes a greater willingness to tolerate political differences.
On November 13, 2002, the Government of Canada, by Royal Proclamation, designated June 27 of each year as Canadian Multiculturalism Day. Canadian Multiculturalism Day is an opportunity to celebrate our diversity and our commitment to democracy, equality and mutual respect and to appreciate the contributions of the various multicultural groups and communities to Canadian society. (source: https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/celebrate-canada-days/multiculturalism-day.html)
Truly Alive Youth and Family Foundation Inc is committed to fostering social cohesion and building relationships among all residents of Saskatoon and Area, including those from different countries of origin. We believe in celebrating Canadian diverse cultures and promoting Canada’s multiple identities!
In partnership with the Department of Canadian Heritage and in collaboration with allied organizations such as the Saskatoon Open Door Society, Saskatchewan Intercultural Association, the Saskatchewan History and Folklore Society, and the Aboriginal Friendship Centres of Saskatchewan we invite everyone from the diverse Greater Saskatoon community including the Indigenous peoples, Newcomers and Ethnocultural community, Government representatives, community leaders, service providing organizations, and the media to join us in celebrating human connectedness on Thursday June 27, 2019.
Event Venue: Amphitheater at River Landing | 414 Spadina Crescent E, Saskatoon, SK S7K 3G5
Time: 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Special Activities: Culture booth, Storytelling, Cultural performance (including spoken word), Traditional finger food, Audience participatory culture-sharing
Attendance: Free for all (Children and Youth are welcome to attend under Parental Supervision)
For more information on partnership and/or sponsorhip opportunity, please contact [email protected]