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.
Newcomers and their families have grown to be part of the rich cultural fabric that binds our community together. “Peterborough Is My Home” — our chosen home that we love, cherish, and support. This year’s Multicultural Canada Day programming embraces this sentiment and has been adapted to reflect physical distancing guidelines due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Let's celebrate the Peterborough community this July 1 from our porches, backyards, or the sidewalk!
Step outside at 11:30am on July 1 and let's collectively give a hearty cheer for this vibrant community that has stuck together and supported each other.
Bring your voice, pots, pans, spoons, and let's make some noise!
Post your photos & videos on social media and tag the New Canadians Centre! Remember to hashtag #PtboIsMyHome.
There will be six specially-decorated Maple Mobiles driving around Peterborough between 11:00am and 12:00pm on July 1.
Park yourself out on your lawn to see if you can catch them go by!
Take a photo and share it with the New Canadians Centre on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) with the hashtag #PtboIsMyHome to be entered in the draw to win a gift certificate to one of four amazing local restaurants, Fusion Bowl, Village of Thai, Curry Village or Rare!
Maple Mobiles will use the bus routes as starting points when driving within their zones. (Old bus routes, pre-June 28 changes)
Take the Canadian Citizenship Challenge
Did you know that when a new Canadian applies for Canadian Citizenship, they must take a test that shows what they know about Canada?
Test how much you know about Canada in this Citizenship Challenge with 20 questions taken directly from the test!
Stories of Hope, Home, Community & Belonging
Meet local immigrant entrepreneurs who are at different points in their settlement experience and careers. These are their stories of hope, home, community, and belonging in Peterborough. Produced in partnership with KawarthaNow.com.
We've partnered with local artist Laurel Paluck of Atelier Ludmila Gallery to create this "Make A Home" Fold-Up Storybook Project.
200 art kits with all materials in them were made and distributed to local community organisations.
You can make your own fold-up home storybook with materials found at home: paper, glue, scissors and markers/crayons.
Take a photo of your “Home” storybook and share with us on social media #PtboIsMyHome or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can you tell a story with your rooms?
What if your friend comes to visit?
What will they find in your rooms?