Highlighting world cultures will be the order of the day as the Castlegar Refugee Project hosts an International Cultural Festival on Nov. 13.
The event will be held at the Castlegar Community Complex from 1 – 4 p.m. on Sunday.
The event will feature at least 30 informational or activity tables from around the world including Nigeria, Columbia, Palestine, Peru, Doukhobor, Francophone, India, Pakistan, Guatemala, Israel and Zambia.
There will also be a stage featuring music and dance.
Entrance is $5 per person, but children under 10 are free.
Some activities and items will have a small cost such as henna (Mehendi) or calligraphy.
The event is a fundraiser for the Castlegar Refugee Project sponsorship of a family of four from Myanmar.
The committee hopes to sign sponsorship papers by the end of the year, but must first raise about $40,000 as required by the Canadian government.
If you can not attend the event, but would still like to support the project, tax-receiptable donations can be made through Kinnaird Park Community Church by e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org or through gofundme.com/f/help-bring-a-refugee-family-to-castlegar.
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