Portage Celebrates Diversity!

Everyone is invited to attend the “Portage Celebrates Diversity” festival at Red River College Portage Campus on Saturday, August 18th, from 12pm to 6pm. “Portage Celebrates Diversity” is a FREE, fun-filled community festival where attendees can experience new cultures and meet new people.

Organized by Portage Learning and Literacy Centre (PLLC), the afternoon-long event offers multicultural mini-pavilions, music and art performances, food, artisans, interactive workshops and crafts, kids activities and games, conversation circles, a human library, and a community expo for newcomers. Activities may be subject to change.

In line with PLLC’s Newcomer Settlement Services program, the festival is geared toward providing an opportunity for newcomers to our community to gather for fun and celebrate summer, build connections within Portage and area, and learn more about local life and opportunities.

If you are an individual or group that identifies with a cultural or ethnic community and would like to share traditional food, games/sport, dance, music, or fashion as part of the event, please email josh@pllc.ca by Monday, August 13th to book your booth.

If you are a local business, organization, or service that would like to be part of the festival’s Community Expo for Newcomers, or a vendor looking to join the festival’s Local Market & Artisan Village, please email josh@pllc.ca by Monday, August 13th to book your spot.

Volunteers are also needed and can get in touch by emailing: josh@pllc.ca.