Celebrate diversity at first annual Cornwall Culture Fest

September 20, 2023
By Kevin Lajoie

Cornwall Ontario – Join in the celebration of diversity at the first annual Cornwall Culture Fest on Saturday, September 23rd from 10 am to 4 pm in Lamoureux Park. This vibrant event will feature live performances along with more than 40 exhibitors, food and children’s activities.

Lamoureux Park in Downtown Cornwall

“An invitation to assist in the organization of this event went out to community members and there was a tremendous response. It was evident that there is a great deal of support from our partners to be a part of this while celebrating the vibrant cultures that make up Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry, Cornwall and Akwesasne. We look forward to this festival growing in years to come,” said Farhana Meghji, Equity Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator for the Cornwall Community Hospital and the Cornwall Police Services.

This free event will showcase traditional song and dance from dozens of cultures along with different cuisine from a variety of food vendors. Exhibitors will be displaying and selling art, clothing, jewelry, and gifts from around the world including Nepal, Haudenosaunee, Pakistan, China, Africa, Sweden, Latin America, South Asia, Philippines and much more!

Free bus rides will be available on Cornwall Transit to all passengers that are boarding and stating that they will be going to or returning from Cornwall Culture Fest on all routes.

Under the leadership of Meghji, a collaboration of the following community partners have come together to make this event possible; Social Development of Cornwall and Area, Cornwall Police Services, Native North American Traveling College, the City of Cornwall, the Cornwall Public Library, St. Lawrence College, ACFO SDG, TR Leger Immigrant Services, Diversity Cornwall, Cornwall Community Hospital and several community volunteers.

The festival is thankful for the support of many sponsors including the Social Development Council of Cornwall and Area, Cornwall Police Services, the Tourism Development Fund, the City of Cornwall, Choose Cornwall, Association canadienne-française de l’Ontario SDG, Done Right Roofing, Newcomer Employment Welcome Services / EOTB, and Canadian Federation of University Women Cornwall and District.

Be a volunteer!

Want to get involved in the event and help as a volunteer? Click here to register!

Additional information

To learn more about the Cornwall Culture Fest, please check out their Facebook event page.

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