The Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour, today announced Multiculturalism Week, previously observed annually in March, is now extended through the full month. Multiculturalism Month celebrates the province’s rich diversity of cultures and welcoming communities.
As part of the celebrations, many organizations and communities hold a variety of events such as meet-and-greets and intercultural exchanges.
One of the many highlights of Multiculturalism Month is the annual Sharing Our Cultures celebration, with events held throughout the province. This year’s events will be held in the following communities:
- March 17 – Gander Collegiate, Gander
- March 18 – Corner Brook Regional High, Corner Brook
- March 19 – Exploits Valley High School, Grand Falls-Windsor
- March 20 – Mealy Mountain Collegiate, Happy Valley-Goose Bay
- March 18-20 – The Rooms, St. John’s
For more information, visit www.sharingourcultures.com.
Multiculturalism Month coincides with the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on March 21.
“Newfoundland and Labrador is home to a rich mosaic of cultures with influences from around the world. Multiculturalism Month is a time for us to celebrate what makes us unique, what we share in common, and the welcoming place we call home. I encourage all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians to engage in Multiculturalism Month activities in their region.”
Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore
Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
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