Open invitation to all for 18th annual Kincardine Multicultural Celebration

Gauri Tokekar demonstrated dances- Saugeen Times file photo

On Tuesday, May 14, 2024, the Davidson Centre in Kincardine is set to be home to the annual community favourite event, the Kincardine Multicultural Celebration.

From 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. this celebration of communities and culture comes together to foster a sense of belonging and inclusion. There is free admission, and all are welcome!

Attendees will have the opportunity to engage and learn from each other’s cultures by sampling ethnic delicacies and discovering new traditions. This event offers a unique opportunity and forum to dialogue and promote understanding within the community. It encourages us to remember the importance and benefit of inclusiveness and diversity in various cultures. These interactions strengthen our community and our workplaces. They also foster a sense of belonging and inclusion.

Organized by the Kincardine Multicultural Celebration Committee (KMCC), the event receives generous support from Bruce Power, Swajan Samanvay Sanatan Centre, the Municipality of Kincardine, and the Kincardine District Secondary School.

Dr. Chandra Tripathi – Saugeen Times file photo

Dr. Chandra Tripathi founded the Kincardine Multicultural Celebration in 2003, with a vision of fostering respect and acceptance of all cultures. The first celebration at Huron Heights Public School in Kincardine attracted 200 attendees celebrating a variety of cultures.

High school student Pankti Shah said “I have been attending the Multicultural Celebration since I was five years old. This annual event enables us to celebrate the different cultures embedded in our community and has personally had a great impact on me. I have learned to be proud of my unique background and heritage and feel more accepted in my school community. I am very grateful that we celebrate Multicultural Day in a small town like Kincardine!”

Also new this year is a recently released video featuring the Multicultural Celebration and the annual Hindu Festival available for viewing online at: