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Wellington County is hosting its first multicultural festival and you’re invited!

Wellington County is hosting its first multicultural festival and you’re invited!

The County of Wellington in Ontario is prepping for a big festival. Known for its small-town life with vibrant downtowns, a welcoming community, and adequate work and recreation prospects, the County is home to Canadians and newcomers to the country from different parts of the world. To celebrate its diverse people, cultures, and communities, Wellington County is hosting a free multicultural festival for residents and visitors alike on the historic Wellington County Museum and Archives grounds on Saturday, September 23, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

What to expect at the Wellington County Multicultural Festival

“We believe our cultural diversity is a valuable asset uniting and strengthening our community here in Wellington County,” states Jeff Duncan, Wellington County Economic Development Committee Chair. “The Multicultural Festival promises to be an immersive experience that highlights the shared values of our vibrant community.”

This event will feature a variety of live cultural and music performances – everything from Scottish bagpipes and Kungfu demonstration to Highland dance, Yunfeng sword dance, Irish dance, Caribbean Soca dance, Kuchipudi and Garba dances of India, the Dabke dance of Syria, the traditional dance of Ukraine, Lion dance of China, and Igbo Egedege and Ogene dance.

There will also be lots of activities for kids as well as adults – henna and glitter tattoos, face painting, interactive games, storytelling, and more. Food will be another highlight. Expect food vendors and caterers with multicuisine delicacies for you to indulge in with friends and family.

Lastly, to support newcomers and most recent residents of the County of Wellington, there will also be a Community Resource Centre and information booths by the Guelph-Wellington Local Immigration Partnership, Lutherwood Employment Services, Second Chance Employment, New Canadians, as well as Wellington County Economic Development, Wellington County Settlement Services, Wellington Learning Centre, and Wellington-Waterloo Workforce Planning Board.

Drop by the New Canadians booth at the festival

Don’t forget to stop by our booth at the Multicultural Festival (www.wellington.ca/multiculturalfestival) to say Hi to us. We love meeting our viewers and subscribers and are excited to tell you about our latest immigrant-focused content and TV show episodes in Canada. See you at the event!

Also watch: Did you know about the opportunities Wellington County has for newcomers to Canada?

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