The Multicultural Festival of Colours is a free public celebration for all ages happening this weekend. Come celebrate our region’s culturally diverse communities from a current and historic perspective featuring cultural performances, traditional arts demonstrations and a broad range of Exhibitors and Vendors.
The Multicultural Festival of Colours is a three day FREE public celebration of cultural expression, equality and human rights that starts Friday September 4th and continues through Saturday and Sunday on the first floor of the Diamond Jubilee Cruise Terminal at 333 Water Street. Attendees will be engaged, enriched and educated by a diversity of sights, sounds and experiences to please all ages. Everyone is welcome!
Official Exhibitors include Canadian Forces, Canadian Union of Public Employees – NB Division, New Brunswick Aboriginal People’s Council Local 10 (Saint John), American Federation of Music Local 815, MXT Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Artist: Sheila Arsenault Howell, Saint John Pride, Multicultural Association of Saint John Inc., Artist: Mike Field, Giggleycraft, Artist: Laura Mazerolle / Gel Moments Consultant, and Scentsy Fragrance.
Henna Artist, Larissa Reinders will also be providing free in-house henna tattoos to attendees throughout the Multicultural Festival of Colours. This is an opportunity for everyone to experience and learn about a traditional art that dates back more than 5000 years to India and the Middle East and receive an all natural temporary henna tattoo.
Friday September 4th Schedule
7 pm – 7:03 pm National Anthem, Bailey Boyer
7:03 pm – 7:08 pm Chief Sheila Croteau, NBAPC-10
7:08 pm – 7:10 pm M.A.S.J. Inc. Welcome
7:10 pm – 7:30 pm Spoken Word by Poet Clyde Wray
7:30 pm – 7:55 pm New Brunswick Chinese United
7:55 pm – 8:10 pm Songwriter: Aby Llego
8:10 pm – 8:25 pm Llego Family Singers
8:25 pm – 8:30 pm Artists/Activist Gloria D. Halvorsen
8:35 pm – 9:00 pm Belly Dance Artist Nawal Doucette
Saturday September 5th Schedule
12:00 pm – 12: 05 pm National Anthem
12:05 pm – 12:10 pm Chief Sheila Croteau NBAPC-10
12:10 pm – 12:15 pm M.A.S.J. Inc. Welcome
12:20 pm – 12:40 pm Spoken Word by Poet Clyde Wray
12:40 pm – 1:00 pm Belly Dance Artist Nawal Doucette
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm Red Silk
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm Classical Pianist: Wen Gau
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm Alison Cran and Adrian Thornton
2:35 pm – 3:00 pm MXT Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Demo
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm New Brunswick Chinese United
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Belly Dance Artist Nawal Doucette
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm Spoken Word by Poet Clyde Wray
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm FANB-SJ Youth Performers
Hip Hop Dance Artist: Philip Maestrado, Solo performance by Airuh Argosino.
Taichi Demonstration by A.H.S.N.B. SJ Chapter Chair Dr. Li Hong Xu
5:00 pm – 5:30 pm Caravan Dancers
5:30 pm – 6:00 pm Abda Drummers
6:00 pm – 6:30 pm Pegasis Alison Cran & Adrian Thornton
6:30 pm – 06:35 pm Artist/Activist Gloria D. Halvorsen
6:35 pm – 7:00 pm Artists/Songwriter Doug and Bailey Boyer
7:00 pm – 7:20 pm Llego Family Singers
7:30 pm – 8:00 pm Belly Dance Artist Nawal Doucette
Sunday September 6th Schedule
12:00 pm – 12: 05 pm National Anthem, Bailey Boyer
12:05 pm – 12:10 pm Chief Sheila Croteau, NBAPC- 10
12:10 pm – 12:15 pm M.A.S.J. Inc. Welcome
12:15 pm – 12:35 pm Belly Dance Artist Nawal Doucette
1:00 pm – 1:20 pm Abda Drumming – Jon Kipping
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm Red Silk
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm Classical Pianist: Wen Gau
2:35 pm – 2:55 pm Caravan Dancers
3:00 pm – 3:20 pm MXT Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Demo
3:30 pm – 3:50 pm New Brunswick Chinese United
3:50 pm- 3:55 pm “Tagumpay nating Lahat” performed by FANB-SJ President Ophelia Maestrado and member Airuh Argosino with the M.A.S.J. Inc. Members The Llego Family Singers
3:55 – 4:00 pm FANB-SJ Youth Performers, Hiphop Dance: Philip Maestrado, Song Solo: Airuh Argosino
4:00 pm – 4:05 pm Representing the Asian Heritage Society of New Brunswick, Saint John Chapter, performing “Tagumpay nating Lahat”
4:00pm – 4:20 pm M.A.S.J. Inc.’s Llego Family Singers
4:30pm – 5:00 pm Belly Dance Artist Nawal Doucette
Below are a few photos from last year’s festival. Click to enlarge any picture. Images provided by The Multicultural Association of Saint John Inc. Facebook Page.
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