DiverseCity, PEI’s largest multicultural street festival, presented by PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada, will take place on Sunday June 30th to celebrate Canadian Multiculturalism Day. This free family-friendly event will open at 4pm with a parade led by the Chinese Lion-Dancers, who will lead participants through the festival grounds: around the terraces of the Confederation Centre, along Victoria Row, and up to the main-stage in front of the Murphy’s Community Centre. Festival-goers can enjoy a variety of popular activities including mendhi (henna hand-decorating), games, martial arts and cultural demonstrations, face-painting, cultural craft vendors, participative dances from Japan and Scotland, lively main-stage performances, flavourful international food, and a street-dance with the “Count and the Cuban Cocktail.” This festival will go ahead, rain or shine! A full program will be announced closer to the date on the PEIANC website www.peianc.com
This project is made possible through support from the Immigration PEI, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, PEI Department of Tourism and Culture, Canadian Heritage, City of Charlottetown, Confederation Centre of the Arts, Downtown Charlottetown Inc. and Murphy’s Community Centre. DiverseCity is hosted by the PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada.