Scarborough Museum and its cultural partners are celebrating Canadian Multiculturalism Day on Monday with performances and visual art that highlights some of the diverse communities thriving in Scarborough and the Greater Toronto Area.
“This evening highlights the dynamic cultural collaborations that the Scarborough Museum engages in with youth and people of all ages in our community,” said Deputy Mayor Glenn De Baeremaeker (Councillor, Ward 38 Scarborough Centre).
From 6:30 to 9 p.m. acts will include spoken word performances from members of R.I.S.E. (Reaching Intelligent Souls Everywhere), Brazilian-style acrobatics and martial arts from Sinha Bahia de Capoeira Canada and a Lion Dance performance presented by the Jing Yin Temple.
Visitors can also experience the “Walking Together” exhibit, borrowed from the Woodland Cultural Centre in Brantford. This project, funded by the Canada Council for the Arts, brings together First Nations artists, elders, residential school survivors and youth to create mixed media art.
There will also be an outdoor exhibit of piñatas that the public will be invited to break, created by Y+ contemporary an artist-run studio and storefront gallery. Additionally, visitors can engage in a printing activity led by the InPrint Collective.
This Destination Canada! event is produced by the City’s Museums and Heritage Services and the Scarborough Museum Youth Collective.
It is supported by funding from the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage’s Celebrate Canada program.
Scarborough Museum is one of 10 historical museums operated by the City of Toronto. The museum is located at 1007 Brimley Road in Thomson Memorial Park. – CINEWS