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#PtboIsMyHome – Multicultural Canada Day Festival 2020

PETERBOROUGH – Each year on July 1 the Multicultural Canada Day Festival brings our community together for a celebration of our country’s birthday and the multiculturalism that is core to our national identity. This year, we will not be gathering in Del Crary Park to celebrate in-person due to COVID-19 but will be presenting a range of alternative programming to celebrate Multicultural Canada Day with our community.

“This annual event, featuring a fantastic group of international food and craft vendors and stage performers from around the world is driven by more than 130 volunteers with over 10,000 people attending. For everyone’s safety, we have made the difficult decision to proceed with alternatives to the regular in-person Festival program,” says Bhisham Ramoutar, Outreach Worker and lead festival organizer.

This year, the NCC celebrates 40 years of welcoming and supporting newcomers, and the annual Multicultural Canada Day Festival is an important part of our history. Newcomers and their families have grown to be part of the rich cultural fabric that binds our community together. This is why we have chosen this year’s theme “Peterborough Is My Home” – our chosen home that we love, cherish and support. 

We look forward to sharing the programming for #PtboIsMyHome in the coming weeks and to seeing you all in-person for the Festival that you know and love next year. 

The New Canadians Centre (NCC) is a non-profit organization that has been providing services in the Peterborough community since 1979. The New Canadians Centre strives to empower immigrants and refugees to become full and equal members of Canadian society, and to provide community leadership to ensure cultural integration in a welcoming community. 

The New Canadians Centre (NCC) serves over 700 new clients annually who come from over 100 countries and speak over 50 languages. In the last four years, our community has welcomed over 370 government-assisted refugees and over 100 privately-sponsored refugees from countries including Syria, Somalia and Sudan. 

Please follow us on Facebook @newcanadianscentre and Twitter @ncc_ptbo #PtboIsMyHome.

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For more information, please contact: 

Yvonne Lai                                                                                          
Director of Community Development, New Canadians Centre                     
705-743-0882 ext. 234, yvonne@nccpeterborough.ca