We would like to acknowledge the Witsuwit’en territory where we live on and the Indigenous People who have lived here since the beginning of time.
HERITAGE DAYS : WE ARE CULTURE
Smithers Multicultural Festival 2021
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is to celebrate and promote the diversity of Smithers and surrounding communities through multicultural arts, music, dance and sports activities.
is to promote harmony and mutual respect and recognize that we are all different but equal;
to celebrate the heritage of our community and its neighbours showing that there are no boundaries when it comes to arts, music, dance and sports.
Recognition of the abundant diversity of cultures
Respect of all the differences
Acknowledgement of the validity of different cultural experiences and contributions
Value of what other cultures offer
Encouragement of contributions of diverse groups
Empowerment to achieve maximum potential by being critical of your own biases
Celebration to bring about unity through diversity
Dr.Caleb Rosado “Seven Definitions of Multiculturalism”
as a Multicultural Society to become a connector, a hub for multicultural groups and their cultural activities in the Bulkley Valley.
to showcase the bright mosaic of our residents’ cultures through sharing traditions and celebrations, through multicultural events.
to support the growth of multiculturalism
to secure a space for cultural programs and activities
to connect with schools and educate children about multiculturalism
We are just at the beginning of our journey!
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Your culture is one of the mosaic pieces that make our community what it is!
Our Logo Inspiration:
The fish is an important symbol for many cultures around the globe. You can find it in folklore, mythology, religious symbols, art, literature. It is an important food source for many cultures. Water is life. We all connected through water.