A cultural exchange of song and dance, to celebrate Canada's Multiculturalism Day!

Funded by Canadian Heritage and The Province of Manitoba Sports Culture and Heritage and hosted by the White Buffalo Spiritual Society Inc.

Generous donations from:
- Downtown Winnipeg Biz - 300 water bottle donation
- Big Deal Catering and Event Planning - coffee and cookies
- Frontier College Reading Nook - kids book giveaway

Purpose of event is to:
- Enable Canadians to appreciate Canada’s cultural, ethnic, linguistic and geographic diversity.
- Create opportunities for Canadians to participate in celebrations that create a sense of pride and belonging to Canada.

Performers and Speakers: (agenda will be posted closer to the date)

Indigenous Opening prayer - Elder Mary Wilson
Four Direction Drummers (Japanese - Horishi Koshiyama, Celtic - Blair McEvoy, Indigenous - Co-Co Ray Stevenson, African - Coffieman)
Friendship Dance to Four Direction Drummers
Food Blessing - Elder Madeline Mousseau
Ivan Flett Memorial Metis Jig Dancers
Filipino Singers and Musicians - Acoustic Live in Winnipeg
Junior Miss Galaxy Canada 2019 - Katrina Czarina Salazar
Manitoba Chinese Women's Association’s Sunny Fitness Dance Group
Chinese Harp Player - Vivian Zhou
Rwandan Dancers - Umucyo Association
Youth Indigenous Hoop Dancer - Rylee Chinchilla
Pow Wow – Walking Wolf Singers and Indian Time Singers

Special Acknowledgements:
Elder Calvin Pompana, White Buffalo Spiritual Society Inc.
Event organizers: Melissa Atkins, Kristen Andrews, Tracy Fiddler
Sound and Stage Management: Henry Zacharias
MC: Co-Co Ray Stevenson:
Photography: Vivian Jketchum
Film: Daniel Chavez
Bear Clan Patrol

Event Committee Members:
Bijaya Pokharel, Neighborhood Empowerment and Resource Centre
Mubarak Nsekarije, Neighborhood Empowerment and Resource Centre
Maggie Yeboah, African Communities of Manitoba Inc. - ACOMI
Ariana Yaftali, Afghan-Canadian Women’s Organization

Additional details:
Event will be held outdoors at Turtle Island Neighbourhood Centre. Will go indoors if it rains.

If you can, please bring a lawn chair, and/or a blanket, and a feasting bundle (cup, plate, utensil).

There will be free multicultural food. Food tickets will be distributed as a first come first serve basis, so come early! If food runs out, bring cash for a hot dog cart that will be on site.

If you would like to help out at this event, please email [email protected]