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Multicultural Canada Day Festival

Join the New Canadians Centre on July 1 as we #bringpeopletogether to celebrate the rich cultural diversity of Peterborough and Canada!

Featuring multicultural sports and performances, and activities for the entire family.

Our International Vendor Market features an eclectic array of dishes and crafts prepared by local businesses, artisans and community members in Peterborough city and county.

Date: Monday, July 1, 2019

Time: 10am - 3:30pm

Location: Del Crary Park, Peterborough

Thank you for joining us for the Multicultural Canada Day Festival! See you Next year!

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Stories about the Multicultural Canada Day Festival

Reminiscing About Summer: Multicultural Canada Day Festival 2019 Video

September 23, 2019

As we say goodbye to Summer 2019, we reminisce on the highlights of what has been a joyous and exciting season. One of the biggest highlights was our annual Multicultural Canada Day Festival! This is a wonderful celebration of world cultures and their presence in Peterborough and Canada through food, craft, music, dance, fashion, and…

Local Tim Hortons Store Helps Newcomers Feel Like They Belong

July 19, 2019

When brothers Yousef and Hayder recall some of their most memorable moments of first living in Peterborough, having a double double at Mary Blair’s Tim Hortons store on Hunter Street East stands out. Originally from Iraq and having made their way to Canada via Turkey, Yousef and Hayder face the challenge of living with significant…

Multicultural Canada Day Festival returns on July 1

June 20, 2019

Each year the New Canadians Centre brings together a fantastic group of international food and craft vendors and stage performers from around the world to present the organization’s annual Multicultural Canada Day Festival. “This year marks the 40th anniversary of the New Canadians Centre in Peterborough. In times of change and uncertainty, this has stayed…

Siemens Promotes Important Role Diversity Plays in Growth and Sustainability of our Community

August 7, 2018

Every year Jean-Rene Larocque looks forward to attending the Multicultural Canada Day Festival at Del Crary Park with his family. “It’s a wonderful celebration of music and dance from various countries from all around the world,” says Larocque. “And the food is fantastic.” Head of R&D at Siemens Peterborough, Larocque is excited to support the…

Multicultural Festival Brings People Together in Peterborough

July 20, 2018

For over 10 years, the New Canadians Centre has facilitated the popular Multicultural Canada Day Festival in Peterborough on Canada Day, July 1. The festival celebrates diversity and multiculturalism, and its significance in our community and Canada. This year, over 3000 people braved the blistering heat on one of the hottest Canada Days in recent…

Multicultural Festival Promotes Positive Impact of Community Connection

June 20, 2018

Carmela Valles, Carmela Valles Immigration Consulting “When I first came to Peterborough in 1990 I was one of two students from the Philippines enrolled at Trent University,” says Carmela Valles. A former Executive Director of the New Canadians Centre Peterborough who owns and operates her own immigration consulting company, Carmela says it was a time…

Tim Hortons Helping to Bring Youth and Communities Together

June 14, 2018

Every year, Mithila Ballal’s South Asian dancers look forward to performing at the Multicultural Canada Day Festival. “The children love participating in this community-centred event,” says Ballal. “Dance provides young children with various benefits such as physical and cognitive development, social awareness and emotional maturity.” Through Bharathanatyam, the classical Indian form of dance the group…

Leon’s Peterborough Helping New Canadians Live their Best Lives

May 15, 2018

Tom Reburn Jr. understands the importance of getting a good night’s sleep. “When it comes to health and well-being, proper sleep is everything,” says Reburn. The General Manager of Leon’s Peterborough would know. “I’ve suffered from a sleep disorder for years,” Reburn says. “When you don’t get your rest, it impacts everything you do. Even…

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