The Scarborough Community Multicultural Festival is a free 3-day Multicultural festival which will run from August 5-7, 2016 takes place at the Scarborough Civic Centre,150 Borough Drive, Ontario, Canada.
There will be an amazing lineup of acts (song, dance, cultural presentations), plus business, community, arts, and crafts vendors for the 2nd annual Scarborough Community Multicultural Festival! Emcee’s will be Kevin Carrington “The Voice of TO” and Tatiana missgo2girl.com.
At this family oriented festival there will be a children’s area that will have various activities including bouncy castle, face painting, and film screening.
New to this year’s festival will be a Canadian Citizenship and Reaffirmation ceremony where 100 candidates are scheduled to take the Oath of Citizenship on Friday, August 5 at 1:30 pm.
Her Excellency the Honorable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lt Governor General of Ontario will be attending both the Opening Ceremony and Citizenship Ceremony and Reaffirmation.
“It is very important to have festivals in our community; we can come together to re-establish pride of ownership for our neighbourhood. It provides us with a real opportunity to reach out to our members to engage them: in particular, the youths at risk. In lieu of what has happened in our community; shootings, poverty, it’s really important to engage our youths. Organizing a festival may not be a conventional method but it is getting their attention. While we have their attention, we can embrace, empower and steer them in the right direction,” commented Joy Robertson, President of Scarborough Residents Unite, and co-producer of the Scarborough Community Multicultural Festival.
The Festival has also partnered with Caribbean Tales International Film Festival. Three films will be shown at the Cineplex Scarborough Town Center.
The featured films are Pele: Birth of a Legend– a thrilling tale of a sports legend, Sally’s Way, a beautiful tale of childhood persistence, and Calypso Dreams, an intimate documentary about the great Calypso stars.
For more information about the festival, visit www.scarboroughcommunityfestival.ca/