June 27 is National Multiculturalism Day. Did you know the Miramichi is a melting pot of over 60 different cultures? On June 27 you can celebrate with the Miramichi Regional Multicultural Association at Waterford Green. At noon enjoy the Cultural Sails Reveal which were specifically designed to highlight Miramichi’s multicultural roots. There will also be a BBQ with all proceeds going to SPCA Miramichi starting at 11:00. If you can attend, you are invited to wear traditional clothing from your country or culture.
If you are unable to make that event there are still great ways to celebrate Miramichi Multiculturalism.
1. Attend the Fishermen’s Powwow as Regional Chief Roger Augustine brings together our First Nations along with non Aboriginal fishermen in the spirit of Peace & Friendship (June 30-July 1). For other great ways to celebrate Miramichi’s First Nations, click here.
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2. Whether you are Irish or Irish for the day, you will love the Irish Festival July 20-23 where you can learn traditional song, dance and have a dandy scoff.
3. Celebrate National Acadian Day (15 Aout) on August 15.
4. The Escuminac Disaster claimed the lives of 35 Acadian fishermen on June 19, 1959. Learn about their legacy by watching “Still Fishing”. Starting at 7pm June 28th, July 19th, August 2nd and August 23rd at the Myers Church, 193 Hardwicke Road.
5. Beaubear’s Island Tours Through Time will bring you back in time to learn about our Acadian settlers and ship building heritage through Historical Reenactment
6. Explore the trails at Middle Island Irish Historical Park which was once a quarantine station for early Irish settlers.
7. If bag pipes, kilts and haggis are your forte- the annual Scottish Festival will be held in August. You can also visit MacDonald Farm all summer long, a Scottish Heritage site.
8. One of the best ways to experience a new culture from home is through your fork. Check out our list of some great international food offerings on the Miramichi!