A plethora of cultural dishes, art forms and activities have started delighting and educating crowds at the E. A. Rawlinson Centre.
© Herald photo by Tyler Clarke
Iranian-Canadian Bahram Makari serves a dish of his culture’s food during Tapestrama cultural festivities at the E. A. Rawlinson Centre on Saturday.
Festivities began at 1 p.m., and are expected to last late into the evening, with reggae band The Oral Fuentes keeping crowds limber until about 2 a.m.
The event will start up again at noon on Sunday, with African dancing and various musical performers and cultural dishes again being served until the early evening.
All activities within Tapestrama – now in its 38th year, are free of charge, though food comes at a cost.
"Its fun, and it's free, which I think is very important," Prince Albert Multicultural Council director Shayne Lazarowich said earlier this week.
"Everybody can participate and bring their families. It's admission by donation, so people can donate on their way in, or on their way out if they really enjoyed it.
Its fun, and it's free, which I think is very important. Shayne Lazarowich
"We have a very rapidly changing demographic in Saskatchewan and Prince Albert … For a small city of 40,000 people, it's changing very rapidly. The trend is going to continue, so we need to do all we can do support integration and diversity here."
Check the Daily Herald website later this weekend for a report on some of the acts, as well as profiles of the people behind this year's cultural dishes.