(Peterborough, Ontario, Canada) – This year, Canada will be celebrating its 15oth Anniversary and in Peterborough, which is located in Ontario, Canada, will be hosting a Multicultural Canada Day as part of the festivities. This event is organized to highlight the diversity that is found in the Canadian population, and multiple countries will be represented. Since there is a considerable Greek diaspora in Canada, Greece is one of the countries that will be featured during the event.
Multicultural Canada Day will take place on July 1, 2017 and is part of the overall schedule of events for the 150th Anniversary celebration, which begins on June 29 and ends in July 2. Canada officially became a nation on July 1, 1867 when the founding fathers signed the document that made Canada a nation. The overall festivities will last for several days.
Yvonne Lai, NCC’s Director of Community Development, loves the sense of community that this event fosters. She said, “I think there’s something very magical about being in a space like Del Crary Park on a day like Canada Day with all your friends in the community.” She also said that, “I think people have an impression that Peterborough is one dimensional and it’s really not. Newcomers are everywhere in all walks of life, in the classroom, in the workplace, and they’re sharing the experience of being a Peterborough resident with you.”
Multicultural Canada Day will take place on July 1, 2017 from 10 AM to 3 PM. There will be cultural demonstrations during that time, including demonstrations from Greece. In addition, there will be an opportunity to sample foods from all over the world, including Greece. The festival organizers are also looking for volunteers to help during the event.
According to a population count taken in 2011, there are over 250,000 people of Greek origin who are living in Canada.