About us

Luba Kasum                      

Born in Russia and raised in Ukraine she eventually made her way to Smithers, BC in 2016.  She is a passionate community volunteer who has been involved with the National Indigenous Peoples Day celebration in Smithers from 2017 to 2019, a coach with BV Cross Country Skiing Club and BV Soccer Association and worked also as an ESL teacher with the Smithers Community Services Association.  Luba loves the multicultural mosaic of Smithers and the wealth of cultures that are within our community.  Luba’s goals are to bring cultural awareness to the families and children in the Bulkley Valley and surrounding areas through a variety of multicultural dance, art and sports activities.

Patricia Kolida

is a passionate advocate for multiculturalism.   She organized the first Multi-cultural Festival and Art Gala in 2016 held at the Dze L K’ant Friendship Centre , Smithers, BC.  Performers included Ewk’ Hiyah Hozdl, Philippine Dance Group, Mexican Dance Ensemble, Bollywood Troupe, Folk Singer,  Mark Perry and  many others. Patricia was a team lead for the National Indigenous Peoples Day event from 2017 to 2019.Her goal is to build connections and understanding across cultures through Arts, Sports, and Cultural events. 

Inder Grewal

Inder was born in India and received schooling from a Convent school at the foothills of Himalayas.
She came to Canada in 1996. Inder moved to Smithers in 2013, and loves all that our beautiful Bulkley Valley has to offer.
With quite a few degrees behind her belt Inder’s main professional goal is helping people in need, people with addictions. She is passionate about her job as a Prevention/Addictions Counsellor with the School District.
She strongly believes in bringing cultural awareness to our community. She loves drumming and singing and is passionate about promoting multiculturalism in the Bulkley Valley.