Beauty and Strength in Diversity
Culture is a strong part of people’s lives. It influences their views, their values, their humor, their hopes, their loyalties, and their worries and fears. When you are working with people and building relationships with them, it helps to have perspective and understanding of their cultures.
Cultural celebrations foster respect and open-mindedness for other cultures. Celebrating our differences, as well as our common interests, helps unite and educate us. We need to understand and learn to appreciate other cultures.
So, what better way to do this than having a festival!!
On the last weekend of September, the Burc Intercultural Centre in partnership with the government of Alberta organized a 2 day event filled with multicultural showcases, dance performances, live music, cultural food, and much more. In total seven communities attended and showcased their culture. A big thank you to the Russian, Bangladeshi, Malaysian-Singaporean -Bruneian, Uzbek, Turkish, South Sudanese, and the Calgary Indigenous communities for attending. We deeply appreciate all your efforts in making this event possible. Every single community is truly an asset to Calgary!
Alberta Culture Days is an opportunity to discover, experience and celebrate arts and culture through local events and activities across the province.
Burc Intercultural Centre and Intercultural Dialogue Institute (IDI) Calgary chapter hosted an magnificent event with the support of Alberta Government to celebrate the cultural richness that we have here in Alberta.
Cultural dances, unique foods and information sessions of nine countries were shown to the audience by the performers.
Cultural Minister of Government of Alberta Mrs. Leela Aheer was also one of the viewers and performers by her guitar. IDI’s celebration was selected as one of the five featured celebration sites for Alberta Culture Days-2019 from 87 different celebrations by the Government of Alberta.
With almost 500 participants in the Alberta Culture Days- 2019 celebrations, BURC Intercultural Centre and IDI did a great job by building bridges between various ethnic communities and played a vital role to emphasize the importance of Art of living together with harmony and acceptance.
Alberta Culture Days helps achieve the goals of our cultural policy, The Spirit of Alberta