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June 27 is Canadian Multiculturalism Day. It is a day to celebrate the contributions of the diverse cultures that make up our home on Turtle Island, Canada. The day was first commemorated in 2003.

From June 23 to 30, the New Canadians Centre (NCC) will be organising the second Canadian Multicultural Festival in Nogojiwanong-Peterborough. Each year, the NCC supports over 1000 clients hailing from over 90 countries and speaking more than 60 different languages. Each of them brings unique customs, music, dance, food, sports, and stories contributing to a vibrant community.

We invite you to join us for a week of programming that tells a story of our multicultural Peterborough through dance, sport, food and crafts. 

Multicultural Food Crawl & Sampling Day

Taste the flavours of the world at our 10 featured international restaurants in downtown Peterborough!

Pick up a Multicultural Food Passport at any of these participating restaurants or at the New Canadians Centre! For every $10 you spend from June 1 to 30, you'll earn a stamp on your passport. Collect six stamps, and you'll be entered into a draw to win one of three $100 Boro Gift Cards!

On Saturday, June 24, visit each of these participating restaurants to try free samples of some of their menu items (12 to 7pm, while supplies last).

Vote For Your Favourite Restaurant of the Crawl
Vote here from June 1 to 30! We will draw 2 votes at random to win a $25 Boro Gift Card!

Share Your Experience on Social Media
Tag us to share your experience @newcanadianscentre #multiculturalfoodcrawlptbo on Instagram or Facebook! We will draw 2 posts at random to win a $25 Boro Gift Card!

Edited 7 July 2023: We have contacted all the winners - thank you for your participation and support!

Click here to access the Food Crawl Map

Food Crawl
Sampling Day

June 23 Launch Day - Family Zumba Party!

Join us and the City of Peterborough to celebrate the launch of the Canadian Multicultural Festival 2023! Bring the family to join us for a Zumba Party.  Free face-painting, henna tattoos, giveaways and more! Registration is not required.

Friday, June 23, 5:00 - 7:00pm
In person at Quaker Foods City Square (215 Charlotte Street, Peterborough)

Rain location: Peterborough Square (by the escalators)

Try It Series...

Try your hand at dance, cooking, sports, and crafts from across the world facilitated by experts in the community and newcomers who share a love of their cultural traditions.

Try It

Panel Discussion

To mark World Refugee Day (June 20), join us for a community conversation on “Healing and Hope - Reflections on Refugee Experiences in Canada”.  Engage in a conversation surrounding the challenges faced by displaced individuals, how they engage in the healing process, and the role of compassion and care in rebuilding lives.

Tuesday, June 27, 6:00 - 8:00pm
Peterborough Public Library

Click here to register!


Cultural Fusions Video Series

This series brings dancers and musicians from different countries together in Peterborough to create unique pieces that showcase their craft and cultures. Read about their stories and enjoy the beautiful pieces!

Cultural Fusions

Support for this Festival was provided by:

Canadian Heritage