Ethnic Harvest Potluck Supper
Celebrating Shuswap’s Cultural Diversity
Saturday, September 30th @ 5:30 PM
@ Eagle River Secondary School Gym
Main Street, Sicamous BC
Why? I want to invite you to be a part of shaping Canada’s next 150 years as years of healing, respecting and celebrating diversity. As a witness to the national Truth and Reconciliation Commission, as a United Church minister and as a participant in the recent `Together Shuswap’ event at the Splatsin Centre, I took to heart Chief Christian’s invitation to think about what we each can do to help build bridges between communities in the Shuswap.
Here is part of what I said to my congregation in asking for their support in planning and carrying out the event:
“Racism and elitism are on the rise in so many parts of the world. How can we counteract that? What can we do to show that we honour the light in every person, in every race, religion, and gender expression? How can we honour Canada 150 and honour the thousands of years that indigenous peoples have lived in this land?”
Well, one way we can do that is to eat together and celebrate together. We can give thanks for the Indigenous people who helped new-comers survive in this land and we can give thanks for the rich diversity of people who now live here.
So, please come and join in the feast – we encourage everyone to bring a dish of food to share, from their particular cultural background. Also, offers of entertainment – music, dance, story etc. that reflects your ethnic background is most welcome. Please let us know if you have something to share and we will add you to the entertainment.
You can phone Juanita at 250-832-6385 or Kris at 250-836-2528 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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