Canada Day is fast approaching, and the Humboldt Regional Newcomer Centre, partnered with the City of Humboldt, is bringing some activities to Water Ridge Park for the event. 

Multicultural Canada Day takes place 3:00 - 8:00 pm and will be filled with entertainment, food, and plenty of activities to celebrate the diversity that Canada holds. 

Eilish McAnally, with the Newcomers Centre, explained what the day entails. 

“We are going to have bishop Chris, who is an Indigenous speaker, to come and talk about Truth and Reconciliation, we will also have Indigenous dancing and drumming. One of our clients from Ukraine is also singing, and Andino Suns, a Chile/Latin band from Regina is also performing.”

Dancing Horse will be performing the Indigenous dances and drums. Afterwards, Yana Yudina Jeewon, a Ukrainian singer, will take the stage.

Alongside the performances will be various activities to participate in. 

“There will be bouncy castles, Henna tattooing, some cultural foods from 3:00 - 5:00 pm and a free barbeque at 5:00 pm.”

Indian food and Ukrainian food are just some of the many delicacies you can come to expect, explained McAnally. 

The event is open to everyone, taking place July 1 at Water Ridge Park, and is sure to bring cultures together to celebrate the diverse country we live in. 

After the events at Water Ridge, there will be fireworks on the Uniplex grounds at dark. 

“The goal of the event is to bring everyone together and to learn about other cultures, and express other cultures as well.”