Get to know the diversity of people that are part of our city. Learn about the diversity of cultures and ethnicities in Calgary. This year during Culture Days on Sep. 30, come out to YYC Diversity Fest at the Genesis Centre where folks can engage in understanding and learning of cultures, ethnic groups, practices and more. Enjoy over 30 interactive booths, free cultural foods, entertainment and artist showcases, as well as other learning opportunities free for all.
Following the event, stick around for Culture Shock 2017 at 5:30pm, an urban youth dance battle celebrating diversity and community put on by Antyx Community Arts.
Culture Days is a 3 day-long, annual collaborative pan-Canadian volunteer movement to raise the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of all Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities.
Schedule of Performances:
12pm: Land Acknowledgement, Welcome, Thank you to partners and funders
12:15pm: Indigenous Traditional Hoop Dance (Indigenous Dance Studio)
12:30pm: South Asian Dance Performances
1pm: Chinese Traditional Dragon Dance (Honan Shaolin Association)
1:15pm: Choreographed Dance/Song performance (Progressive Cultural Association Calgary)
1:30pm: Russian Folklore Singing Group (Russian choir "Razdolie)
2pm: Free Food is Served! (Biryani from Tandoori Kabab Hut Restaurant)
2:15pm: Teekay performance (Calgary hip-hop singer, Tarik Robinson from Dragon Fli Empire)
2:45pm: Epic Bhangra Dance Performance
3pm: Brazilian Music and Dance Performance
3:30pm: Sarb Akal Music School (Classical Indian Music, Flute and Drums performance)
4pm-5pm: Battle of the Choirs ("Symbol" Choir from Bucharest, Romania vs. MRU's Ariosso Choir)