Every summer for more than 40 years, our community celebrates ethnic diversity and all of its gifts during the festival which takes place on June 21 and 22 in Victoria Park.
International cuisine, traditional folk song and dance, artifacts and crafts from around the globe and the region and community participation make up this fun-filled event that attracts thousands of visitors each year.
The festival brings together various ethno-cultural groups and local community organizations in an effort to build a more comprehensive working model of the area’s cultural mosaic.
K-W Multicultural Festival
Saturday June 21 and Sunday June 22, 2014
Victoria Park, Kitchener
Saturday, June 21
- 11:15 – KITCHENER MUSICAL SOCIETY BAND
- 12:00 – GOOD HEARTED WOMEN SINGERS, CENTRAL ONTARIO CHINESE CULTURAL CENTRE, ACCABELLAS
- 1:00 – ROYAL SCOTTISH DANCE SOCIETY KW, NEPALI COMMUNITY
- 2:00 – ROZMAY UKRAINIAN DANCERS, NATIONAL ABORIGINAL DAYS
- 3:00 – OPENING CEREMONIES
- 3:30 – OGADENIA, LUCIO AGUILAR (El Salvador)
- 4:00 – UW AFRICAN STUDENTS ASSOCIATION, UW INDIAN CONNECTION
- 5:00 – FILIPINO CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF KW, BANGLADESH CULTURAL SOCIETY OF KW
- 6:00 – HI-TREND DANCERS (Romania), KONYO-KONYO MUSIC JAZZ(Sudan/Congo)
- 7:00 – WILLOW BELLY DANCE, MARTISOR (Romania)
- 8:00 – STARLITE STEELBAND (Caribbean)
Sunday, June 22
- 12:00 – GRAND RIVER CHINESE SCHOOL, ETHIOPIAN COMMUNITY, WATERLOO REGION CHINESE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, SAMULNORI (South Korea)
- 1:00 – LAS NICOYAS (Nicaragua), GENERACIONES (El Salvador)
- 2:00 – WATERLOORED MAPLE CHINESE SENIOR CLUB, STRATHYRE HIGHLAND DANCERS (Scottland), ARABIC CULTURAL FOLK DANCE/NOJDA NOW CANADA (Middle East), ACCIO FUSION (India)
- 3:00 – KUJAWIACY POLICE SONG & DANCE ENSEMBLE, RAVINALA DANCE GROUP (Madagascar)
- 4:00 – SOL Y SOMBRA (Spain), MARIA WU VOCAL ART CENTER(China)
- 5:00 – INTENSELY IRISH, GREEK AUTHORITY
- 6:00 – TICO THE MURDA (Costa Rica), TONY & YANIK (Columbia)
- 7:00 – ERITREAN COMMUNITY, TRACES VINTAGE STEELBAND (Caribbean)
If you are interested in participating in the K-W Multicultural Festival, as a volunteer, performer, craft vendor, or a community agency, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Rain or shine – it’s always a great time!