Column: Multicultural gathering a welcome event

The Williams Lake Indian Band will be hosting a multicultural gathering of all nations and cultures who live in this area.

The Williams Lake Indian Band will be hosting a multicultural gathering of all nations and cultures who live in this area.

Band councillor Rick Gilbert said the festival will celebrate food, music, dance and art from the many cultures that make up Williams Lake and area.

The two day event will be held on June 11-12 at the Powwow arbour at Chief Will-Yum Campsite.

Gilbert is excited about this event and happy  to have  the Metis Association providing much help for this multicultural gathering.

Gilbert says the festival is a good chance to show people of all origins that the people of Sugar Cane care and respect their culture and we want them to understand ours.

There will be different ethnic foods available from booths to help those who enjoy trying the flavours of different countries.

Can you imagine some tasty Mexican, Philippine and Ukrainian food to get the old taste buds excited.

Of course there will be much more ethnic food than those mentioned.

There will be an opportunity for folks to put in food booths at the powwow so they can sell their ethnic products.

Live music will be on site to provide some entertainment and the Nighthawks will be playing on Saturday evening.

The opening and closing of the multicultural event will be somewhat like the Olympics where the different  cultures will parade their flags.

Various businesses in Williams Lake and area along with service clubs are contributing towards the financial end of this Multicultural event.

Good for Gilbert and the Williams Lake Indian Band, along with many volunteers  in putting together this event which I will be attending, both days.

Hope to see you there.

Happy April Fools Day!

Ken Wilson is a freelance columnist with the Tribune/Weekend Advisor.

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