Celebrate our culture at GlobalFest
August 3, 2012 by Mark
The tenth annual GlobalFest will take place at Elliston Park from August 16 to 26.
There will be lots to do at GlobalFest including multi-cultural displays and an international fireworks festival which will take place over six nights. In addition, there will be 15 cultural pavilions, 12 international foods booths, four stages featuring musical and dance performances, an Aboriginal Tipip village, an international night market and various children’s activities.
The countries that will be presenting fireworks will be the Philippines, Mexico, China, Brazil and the United States; a finale will feature a Canadian fireworks display. The night market will feature several vendors selling such items as souvenirs, jewelry and artworks. No doubt those vendors will be working with Calgary printing companies to prepare for the night market. They will want to dress up their booths with colourful banners and signs to draw attention to what they are selling.
Concurrently to the festival the Human Rights Forum will take place in Calgary from August 13 – 17. The forum will include panel discussions on various Aboriginal topics. A breakfast will be held at the Hyatt Regency Calgary on August 15 featuring Paul Martin; tickets are $45.
Calgary is a very multi-cultural city and events such as this help celebrate the various ethnic groups that call Calgary home. It is an excellent opportunity to learn about other cultures and to foster understanding between them.
Tickets are $12.50 in advance and $15 at the gate; passes are $60 in advance and $75 at the gate.