June 4, 2021 News, Recreation

Canadian Multiculturalism Day is celebrated every year on June 27. The national holiday was created in 2002 to acknowledge the wealth of diversity and enriching cultures which make up the country. This year, the UNA is hosting a series of events from June 28 – July 2 to celebrate the diversity of Canada and our local community.

Canadian Multicultural Day Art Show

Submissions: June 6 to June 27 | Ages 10 – 18
Show: July 1 (11 a.m. – 4 p.m.) | All Ages

Youth are invited to submit an original piece of artwork based on the prompt, “what does Canada mean to you?”. Two winners will each be awarded a prize of $100 to Opus Art Supplies and will have their work featured on the back cover of the next UNA recreation program guide. Submissions are open from June 6 to June 27. All works will be displayed in a gallery outside the Wesbrook Community Centre on July 1. Registration is not required for this show. If you have any questions, please contact claire.shepansky@myuna.ca.

How to enter:

  • Create an original piece of work in any medium that can be submitted physically (painting, photography prints, mixed media etc.).
  • Bring your piece to the Wesbrook Community Centre Lounge with a note that clearly lists your name, age, contact information and a 50-word summary of your piece.

Colouring Contest: Indigenous Peoples Day

Submissions: Open until June 18, 2021. | Ages 0-9
Display: Starting June 23 at Wesbrook Community Centre

To celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day, the UNA is running a colouring contest with colouring pages provided by Native Northwest. Four lucky winners will receive a prize pack of books and games created by indigenous artists. Learn More

Community of Caring Cookbook Launch

June 28 from 5-6 p.m. | Ages 16+ | Register

The Community of Caring Cookbook has arrived, and we are joining together to launch this exciting community project! In response to COVID-19, the Youth Leadership Program has curated various recipes and stories from our community members in UNA neighbourhoods. Join us for this launch event to hear stories from your neighbours, watch demonstrations from contributors and celebrate multiculturalism in the UNA community! Participants will also have a chance to share their own stories, food, pictures, and anything related to food and culture. Learn More

In My Kitchen: Italian Umbrian Feast

July 2 from 6-7 p.m. | All Ages (children under 16 must participate with an adult) | Register

Prepare to be transported to Umbria and where you will cook virtually with Melissa in her family kitchen. As she shares stories and traditions of her family you will be creating some delicious dishes from recipes that have been passed down through generations. You will begin with a time-honored tradition of making Melissa’s favorite fresh pasta, Ricotta Gnocchi, while your fresh tomato sauce, Sugo di Pomodoro, slowly simmers to perfection on the stove top. In My Kitchen is an interactive, virtual cooking class. Learn More