June 27 of each year is Canadian Multiculturalism Day.
“Canadian Multiculturalism Day is an opportunity to celebrate our diversity and our commitment to democracy, equality and mutual respect and to appreciate the contributions of the various multicultural groups and communities to Canadian society.”
Here are some FREE celebratory events for Canadian Multiculturalism Day in Ontario:
Canadian Multiculturalism Day Celebration June 27, 2012
|5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
|Contact:||Thunder Bay Multicultural Association
Thunder Bay, Ontario
Scarborough Museum’s 50th Anniversary: Canadian Multiculturalism Day at the Museum – June 27 & Two New Scarborough Exhibits – June 27 to August 31, 2012
June 27: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Scarborough Museum – City of Toronto Museums
1007 Brimley Road, Toronto, Ontario
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Come celebrate Canadian Multiculturalism Day and Scarborough Museum’s 50th anniversary:
- Enjoy sweets from around the world, live music and entertainment
- Share cake, enjoy live music and dancing!
- Greetings, ceremony at 7:30 p.m.
- The launch of the following two new exhibits at 7:30 p.m.:
- The Destination Scarborough exhibit
- is a visual history project about immigration and was inspired by the volunteers at the Scarborough Museum who have immigrated to the area
- is created with Scarborough Museum’s cultural partners and in partnership with the Scarborough Historical Society
- The Impressions of Scarborough exhibit
- will showcase art prints inspired by the museum’s artifacts and local history
- is a collaboration between the Scarborough Museum’s youth groups and its partner InPrint Collective:
- which is a group of artists who are leading print workshops with the youth volunteers of Scarborough Museum, as well as the general public, this summer
- watch for some of the youth’s work as the exhibit grows over the coming months
- be sure to drop by the Rogers TV booth and discover how you can be involved with this Community Television Station
- they will talk about their extensive volunteer program, how to pitch your own show idea, as well as screen a special presentation of their Canadian newcomer show, “Introducing Toronto”
- The Destination Scarborough exhibit
- Take the Brimley # 21 bus from Kennedy Subway Station.
- The bus stops outside the park entrance.
Canadian Multiculturalism Day Celebration & Market
Montgomery’s Inn Museum
4709 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Ontario
(Dundas Street West and Islington Avenue)
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3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Celebrate this special day which includes the following highlights:
- Opening of the exhibit To Feed A Planet and with food and live music.
- Come enjoy a special photo exhibition of Farmers’ Markets and food vendors from around the World:
- J.P Gural and Soyoung Lee, farmer-photographer-artists, have traveled and worked around the world to bring you this multicultural exhibition
- featuring images of farmers, food and markets
- Plus shop at Montgomery Inn’s own Farmers’ Market.
- 3 to 7 pm
- Buy direct form local farmers and food artisans.
- Organic fruit and vegetables, cheese, bread and prepared foods as well as ethically raised meat, honey and more!
- From 3 until 6 p.m. join artist Catherine Campbell in Stories from a Seed:
- an art activity suitable for all ages that gets you to make a paper pot, plant a seed and share your wish for Canadian Multicultural Day!
- Join us for live music and a multicultural treat under the trees – have a browse through the farmers’ market at the same time.
- Try FREE international street snacks & listen to live music.
- From Islington subway station, take the 37 Islington Bus north for 2 stops.
Happy Canadian Multiculturalism Day!
June 27, 2012
Celebrate Canadian multiculturalism day at Scarborough Museum’s 50th anniversary event
The Scarborough Museum and its cultural partners will celebrate Canadian Multiculturalism Day and the museum’s 50th anniversary with an evening of music, food, history and art.
The event will take place on Wednesday, June 27 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the museum. Councillor Gary Crawford (Ward 36 Scarborough Southwest), Vice Chair of the Scarborough Community Council, will provide remarks on behalf of the City of Toronto starting at 7:30 p.m.
To celebrate Canadian Multiculturalism Day and its 50th anniversary, two special exhibits will be featured at the museum until the end of August. The first exhibit is “Destination Scarborough”, which is a visual history project about immigration and was inspired by the volunteers at the Scarborough Museum who have immigrated to the area. The second exhibit is called “Impressions of Scarborough” and is a collaboration between the Scarborough Museum’s youth groups and its partner InPrint Collective. This exhibit will showcase art prints inspired by the museum’s artifacts and local history.
The Canadian Multiculturalism Day and the 50th anniversary of the Scarborough Museum is a Celebrate Canada event, supported by a grant from the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage. The event’s cultural partners include the Scarborough Historical Society, InPrint Collective and the museum’s many volunteers including Scarborough Fare and the Adult Cultural Council.
Scarborough Museum is one of 10 museums operated by the City of Toronto and is located at 1007 Brimley Rd. More information is available at http://www.toronto.ca/scarboroughmuseum.
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