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The Multicultural Council of Windsor and Essex County is launching [email protected] to replace the popular Carrousel of the Nations this year.

On Friday, June 26th and Saturday, June 27th the Multicultural Council will host our first-ever social media-based celebration of local culture.  Based entirely online, [email protected] will showcase many of the wonderful traditions of the cultures here in Windsor-Essex.

“Carrousel of the Nations is an institution in our community.” explains Kathleen Thomas, Executive Director of the Multicultural Council of Windsor and Essex County, “In addition to being an award-winning food and drink festival, for over 40 years it has been an opportunity for visitors and residents to discover the cultures and traditions that make Windsor such a unique and amazing place to live.  The MCC is proud to continue to encourage and celebrate the harmony created when a diverse community comes together, and we are overjoyed that we have the technology and capability to share performances and presentations- and even provide access to some of the famous food- through [email protected]

The event will be streamed simultaneously on Facebook Live and Twitch, and will be hosted by Carrousel of the Nations Chair and Multicultural Council President Allison Johnson.  Representatives from ethnic communities in Windsor-Essex will share music and dance performances, cooking demonstrations, and traditional presentations unique to their cultures.

“This is an unbelievable opportunity, as our slogan says, to Celebrate Culture…From a Safe Distance,” said Johnson.  “We have put together an amazing schedule of vibrant presentations and performances from 26 cultural villages and ethnic groups, and have made it possible to conveniently and safely  take part in the festival wherever you are.”

[email protected] plans to continue that tradition by partnering with both  participating villages and local restaurants to promote their delivery, curbside, and take-out services during our event.  Food will remain an important part of our celebration, and [email protected] will let you know how to get your hands on delicious and convenient ethnic fare.”

Participating cultural communities include

  • African
  • Bavarian
  • Bhutanese
  • Cameroonian
  • Caribbean
  • Chinese
  • Croatian
  • Filipino
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hungarian
  • Indian
  • Irish
  • Italian
  • Karen
  • Korean
  • Lebanese
  • Macedonian
  • Polish – Essex
  • Polish – Windsor
  • Romanian
  • Scottish
  • Serbian–St. Dimitrije
  • Serbian– Gracanica
  • Slovak
  • Ukrainian

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