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Hundreds gather for annual Multicultural Night
By Liz Dadson

Heritage

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Tiffany Rutledge (L) and Shelley Cole joke around using a French baguette as a bat and the Brie cheese as the ball, at display of France

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People crowd around the stage to watch the dancers. Here, the Solid Gold Dancers of the Philippines perform

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Kush Joshi (L), Neil Patel and Virath Tripathi perform a dance from India

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Gordon Yoon (L), Misuk Lim, Sung-Ik Hwang and Jennifer Hwang pose in traditional dress from South Korea

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Helen Thomas stands with the Japanese display

The arena floor at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine was packed as hundreds of people gathered for the annual Multicultural Night Tuesday evening (May 11).

A total of 33 countries and groups took part in the event, with colourful displays, beautiful outfits, and a great variety of traditional food on hand for people to taste.

Participants were encouraged to pick up a passport and then obtain a flag from each country they stopped at, as well as the displays by the Kincardine District Secondary School Kinetic Knights, the United Nations, the Rotary Club, the Lions Club, and Free the Children.

Countries taking part this year included Aboriginal, Angola, Argentina, Canada, China, England, France, Germany, Holland, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Malta, Mexico, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Ukraine, and Ireland.

Besides the magnificent sights, smells and tastes of the world, the evening featured music and dance from many nationalities, including Aboriginal, India, Scotland, and modern dance.

The Multicultural Night, organized by the local schools, Bruce Power, municipalities and communities, was truly a feast for the senses. 

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Doris Chan (L) and her daughter, Haylie, 3, of Port Elgin, make necklaces out of beads at the children's craft corner

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Kincardine Guides Harriet Skinner (L), Trinity Meekins, Cassie Brown and Monica Weichert check out the Lions Club globe

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Jinill McLean (L) of Kincardine holds her one-year-old daughter, Jenny, who is wearing a traditional Korean outfit

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Kristen Shane wears a traditional dress from Rwanda

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Nestor Contartese (L) and Bill Huber cheer for Argentina

 

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Zachary Wolfe, 5, of Blair's Grove wears Aboriginal dress

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Alex Morariu wears a traditional hat from the northern part of Romania

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Conner Dixon (L), 10, of Kincardine tries out the KDSS robot, with help from Stewart Clifford of the Kinetic Knights

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Organizers Mary Senese (L), Chandra Tripathi and Kevin Larson welcome the crowd

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Jyoti Shah (L) and her daughter, Tanvi, who is almost two, of Kincardine, wear Indian dress

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Monique Travale serves Imaquaret, a deep-fried date-filled cookie from Malta

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