CONTRIBUTION · 28th July 2011
Well the organizers of the Night Market, Skeena Diversity, volunteers and the Punjabi community pushed through the wind and the threats of rain for another amazing evening.
The Night Markets are quickly becoming very popular with great turn outs and excellent community feedback.
These night markets help to bring together the Terrace community while also bridging cultural communities to make Terrace more welcoming and inclusive. It is an excellent way for people to learn about other cultures through entertainment and fun. In turn it encourages people to be proud of t heir cultures, show them off and teach people about their traditions.
This could not have been displayed more clearly at the Night Market last night. The evening started with drumming by Jembe Femmes and Maggy Ottenbreit singing "Peace on Earth". The Cultural part of the evening was flowing with the help of MC Kam Siemens and starting with Mr. Ravinder Singh Gill, honoured teacher, poet and writer, opened the evening with some explanations about his culture and reading a poem.
The evening moved on to amazing dance performances to a large crowd of standing room only at George Little Park plaza. Many different dance groups carried us through the evening with children, women, men and even a dance group from kitimat. Bhangra lessons are available at the arena.
It then moved on to audience participation where Kam Siemens called on anybody she knew and everyone else to join them on stage. It was a fantastic night.
The Night Market Series is organized by a leadership group supported and sponsored by Skeena Diversity Society.
The night Market event sponsors are Skeena Diversity Society, Sight and Sound and Terrace Arts Council.
The third in the series: Latin American!
Mark your calendar:
August 31, 2011 6pm-9pm.
George Little Park... Vendors, performers or volunteers interested in participating please contact Skeena Diversity 250-635-6530 or email below.
Kitimat Dance Group
All the performers from the evening
Women's Dance Group
cultural night market
Comment by Val on 29th July 2011
Wonderful, about time!!!
Comment by Ian on 28th July 2011
This idea is great for our community, celebrating it's diversity and cultural mix.
Way to go to the volunteers.
I would like to see more of these events planned and showing how multicutralisim works.
There are lot of differient people in this world and Terrace steps forward to show that differient groups from differient parts celebrate the diveristy.
Thats forward thinking in our community, something we needed for quite sometime.
Ethnic diversity is terrific on so many levels.