Aurora's Multicultural Festival
Take a trip around the world – No flight or passport required!
Join us as we celebrate diversity and come together
as a community at Aurora’s Multicultural Festival.
This exciting festival will be taking place on
Saturday, September 9 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Aurora Town Park. Joust with your friends,
watch a Cameroon African Dancing and Fashion Show,
see Flamenco Dancing and try Canadian First Nations Wild Rice - all in one location, all in the
dazzled and awed as you experience how other cultures celebrate song and dance
with a fully packed entertainment line-up from the band shell. Take your palate on a tour; sampling tastes
from all over the world; attend a cooking demo and learn how to cook a new dish
at this free festival in The Armoury. Participate in activities you normally
are not exposed to - when was the last time you jousted? Jump in with both feet
in the cultural activities and games available at this event throughout the
Please see below for a list of entertainment activities throughout the day.
|11:15 a.m. to 11:40 a.m.|
11:50 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Japanese Drumming Nagata Shachu
12:25 p.m. to 12:50 p.m.
Fuego Flamenco Dance Ensemble
1 p.m. to 1:25 p.m.
Cora Italia Toronto
1:30 p.m. to 2:05 p.m.
2:15 p.m. to 2:40 p.m.
South Asian-Panwar Music and Dance Productions
2:50 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, Toronto Branch
3:20 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Mi Young Kim Dance Company (Korean)
Expand Your Culinary Skills
Sign-up for a food demonstration and learn how to prepare a cultural dish by a
Please see schedule below. To register for any of the food demonstration sessions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Canadian First Nations Wild Rice
Chef Donna Olding
Chef, Donna Olding has over 25 years of experience in the culinary industry. In addition to starting Little Red Catering, she was also the executive chef of a social enterprise catering company. Through this program she taught people with employment barriers culinary skills.
Little Red Catering: Founded in 2010, Little Red Catering Co. offers our customers professional catering without compromise. They are family-owned and operated in Newmarket, Ontario. Since opening in 2010, they've treated every customer like they were a part of their family. Other companies may offer similar services, but their services come with a personal touch.
Basmati Rice with Seafood
Long Grain with Pancetta and Sausage
Risi e Bisi (traditional spring cuisine with green peas)
Chef Mario Vena
World-renowned Chef Mario Vena is known for his impeccable cuisine and extensive knowledge of fine dining at its best. That is why familiar names like BMW, Toshiba, TD Canada Trust, IBM, CIBC and many other corporations and individuals have trusted Mario to cater their special events.
Catering By Mario Ltd.: In addition to creating tantalizing dishes, Chef Mario was awarded the "Award of Excellence" from Dining Out Magazine. He has also been profiled in other notable magazines such as Dolce & City Life. One of his restaurants of 20 years, La Reserve, was voted one of the Top 10 restaurants to dine at in Canada. Ready to have the culinary experience of a lifetime.
Chef Sang Kim
An award-winning author and celebrity chef Sang has been behind some of the most iconic modern Asian restaurants in the city of Toronto. He is a CNE Celebrity Chef, featured as the LCBO's Featured Celebrity Chef Of The Month and is the regular guest chef on CTV's popular daytime talk show, The Social.
Sushi Making For The Soul: With over 18,000 participants since its inception in 2008, Sushi Making For The Soul is Canada's most popular hands-on sushi making workshop – public, corporate, institutional. It is widely celebrated for the unique and joyful experience it brings to beginners and intermediate-level aspiring sushi "chefs".
The Meta Cultural Development Association
Canada (MECUDA-CANADA) promotes the social, educational
and cultural well-being of the Meta' clan (aka Menemo) located in the
North West Region of the West Central African Country of Cameroon. The
women of Mecuda are experienced cooks who would love to share their recipe for
traditional Cameroon rice.
in Aurora’s Mosaic 150 by painting one of the 600 tiles available. The end project will be an 8 x 12 foot mosaic,
which will be displayed in a town facility as a legacy Canada 150 project. More information regarding this project can
be found at aurora.ca/mosaic150
contact the Special Events Division at 905-726-4762 for more information or for
details on how to get involved.
Thank you to our Event Sponsors
What to do in case of Inclement Weather
If you are unsure about the weather the day of the event, please
call the 24-hour special events line at 905-726-4762. Any changes to the event, based on weather will be updated on this line.
We reserve the right to cancel, amend or change activities.
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