On Saturday, September 23rd from 10am to 4pm at Lamoureux Park the community is coming together to host the first Annual Cornwall Culture Fest: Celebrating the diversity of Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry, Cornwall and Akwesasne. Join this vibrant event which features live performances, over 40 exhibitors, food and children’s activities.
Under the leadership of Farhana Meghji, Equity Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator for the Cornwall Community Hospital and the Cornwall Police Services a collaboration of the following community partners have come together to make this event possible; Social Development of Cornwall and Area, Cornwall Police Services, Native North American Traveling College, the City of Cornwall, the Cornwall Public Library, St-Lawrence College, ACFO SDG, TR Leger Immigrant Services, Diversity Cornwall, Cornwall Community Hospital and several community volunteers.
“An invitation to assist in the organization of this event went out to community members and there was a tremendous response. It was evident that there is a great deal of support from our partners to be a part of this while celebrating the vibrant cultures that make up Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry, Cornwall and Akwesasne. We look forward to this festival growing in years to come.” Farhana Meghji
This free event will showcase traditional song and dance from dozens of cultures while you enjoy different cuisine from food vendors. Exhibitors will be displaying and selling art, clothing, jewelry, gifts from around the world including Nepal, Haudenosaunee, Pakistan, China, Africa, Sweden, Latin America, South Asia, Philippines and much more!
Free bus rides will be available on Cornwall Transit to all passengers that are boarding and stating that they will be going to or returning from Cornwall Culture Fest on all routes.
Thank you to our sponsors: Social Development Council of Cornwall and Area,Cornwall Police Services, the Tourism Development Fund, the City of Cornwall, Choose Cornwall, Association canadienne-française de l’Ontario SDG, Done Right Roofing, Newcomer Employment Welcome Services / EOTB, and Canadian Federation of University Women Cornwall and District.