Canadian Multiculturalism Day celebrated at Scarborough Museum

TORONTO, June 27, 2015 /CNW/ - Scarborough Museum and its cultural partners celebrated Canadian Multiculturalism Day today with performances, food and art that highlighted some of the diverse communities thriving in Scarborough and throughout Toronto.  

At this Destination Canada! event, attendees enjoyed spoken-word performances from members of R.I.S.E. (Reaching Intelligent Souls Everywhere) and Brazilian-style acrobatics and martial arts from Sinha Bahia de Capoeira Canada. Toronto's Ballet Creole showcased their contemporary African-Caribbean dance alongside youth photography and art exhibits.

Visitors also engaged in a printing activity led by the InPrint Collective and were able to sample sweet and savoury foods from North and South America.

"This event shows the innovative ways that Scarborough Museum is working with the youth in our community," said Deputy Mayor Glenn De Baeremaeker (Councillor, Ward 38 Scarborough Centre). "It is inspiring to see the talent and dedication of the many young people involved in its planning and performances."

This event is produced by the City's Museums and Heritage Services section and the Scarborough Museum Youth Collective. It is supported by funding from the Department of Canadian Heritage through the Celebrate Canada program.

Scarborough Museum is one of 10 museums operated by the City of Toronto.

More information about City of Toronto museums is available at http://www.toronto.ca/museums.

Toronto is Canada's largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. It is a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture and is consistently ranked one of the world's most livable cities. Toronto is proud to be the Host City for the 2015 Pan American and Parapan American Games. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can visit http://www.toronto.ca, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us @TorontoComms.

SOURCE City of Toronto

For further information: Media contact: Shane Gerard, Strategic Communications, 416-397-5711, sgerard@toronto.ca

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