Upcoming Festival Promotes Community, Diversity

New Canadians Centre presents multicultural Canada Day celebrations

The New Canadians Centre is hosting a Multicultural Canada Day Festival July 1 at Del Crary Park.

With the theme of bringing people together, an upcoming festival this summer celebrates diversity and inclusion in Peterborough.

The New Canadians Centre announced Wednesday the launch of its annual Multicultural Canada Day Festival.

“This family-friendly event with the theme #bringpeopletogether is a well-loved celebration of community, diversity and inclusion,” The New Canadians Centre says.

The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. at Del Crary Park on July 1.

Citizens participate in 2018 Canada Day celebrations.

The event, which typically draws more than 10,000 community members, features craft vendors, family activities and a variety of performances on stage. Visitors can also sample fare from an array of food vendors.

The New Canadians Centre strives to empower immigrants and refugees to become full and equal members of Canadian society and to provide community leadership to ensure cultural integration in a welcoming community.

Since 2015, The New Canadians Centre has welcomed more than 220 refugees from Syria to Peterborough.

The non-profit organization has been providing services in the Peterborough community since 1979.

For more information about the New Canadians Centre’s Multicultural Canada Day Festival, follow the organization on Facebook @newcanadianscentre and Twitter @ncc_ptbo #bringpeopletogether.

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