Portage la Prairie is about to burst with culture at the DiverseCITY Festival this weekend. Miriam Ghitale, a settlement worker for the Portage Learning and Literacy Centre, shares insights on this vibrant event that unites the community.
"We're bringing together different representatives across our community who represent different cultures in different countries that are within our community," Ghitale explains. "The idea behind it is that everybody gets to see who's here, who your neighbors are and the rich diversity in our community."
The festival's significance is clear to Emma Ens-MacIver, the Director for the Fort la Reine Museum.
"It's important that we celebrate all the cultures that exist here," Ens-MacIver notes. "It's a really great way to learn more about the community of Portage. There's going to be various pavilions set up as well as a chance to try different foods from all over the world."
They promise a diverse lineup, including pavilions displaying different cultures, a global food extravaganza, and a mix of dance and music performances.
For just $5 (children under 6 enter for free), you can enjoy an array of cultural performances at the William Glesby Theater. Dance and music from countries like the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Ukraine, and many others will grace the stage.
While the pavilions are free from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM, the ticketed performances from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM promise an unforgettable experience.
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