Thursday, November 22, 2018

A celebration of Prince Rupert's multicultural tapestry set for this Sunday

Prince Rupert's Highliner Plaza Hotel will become a small version of the Global Village this Sunday, as the North Coast Immigrant and Multicultural Services Society, AFFNO and the province of British Columbia celebrate Multicultural Diversity.

The Multicultural Fair takes place from 1 to 4 PM on the 25th, featuring traditional foods, performances and a range of activities to get a sense of the scope of the international community that has made Prince Rupert its home.

On Wednesday, the Province of British Columbia marked the 25 Anniversary of the Multiculturalism Act, reflecting on the 25 years since the introduction of the Act in the Legislature in 1993.

According to the 2016 census, this province is home to more than 200 ethnic groups, with 36% of the population of British Columbia noted as of Indigenous of visible  minority background.

75 percent of the visible minority population in the province is made up of Chinese, South Asian and Filipino origin.

The commemoration also includes the declaration of this week, running from November 18-24 as Multiculturalism Week in BC.

As part of the celebrations this week, the Province also reminded British Columbians that the Multiculturalism Grants program is about to open for applicants to make a submission for funding, the intake will start in the last week of this month, with the closing date in early January.

You can learn more about that program here.

For more information, or to participate in the Prince Rupert event this Sunday contact the NCIMSS by email at or give them a call at 250-622-2915

To learn more about the work of the North Coast Immigrant and Multicultural Services Society see their Facebook page.

More items of interest on Community events on the North Coast can be found from our archive page.

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