Community Cultural Celebration Pot Luck 2019 on tonight

Swing by the Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Centre to celebrate your unique cultural heritage

The Canadian Mental Health Association in partnership with the Cariboo Chilcotin Partners for Literacy are inviting the community to celebrate their heritage at the Community Cultural Celebration Pot Luck 2019 at the Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Centre Thursday night.

First held last year, the potluck style dinner was hosted at CCPL’s office and attracted around a dozen or so people. Together, they shared stories of their heritage, a good meal and learned more about the unique cultural makeup of Williams Lake.

Now organizers Al-Lisa McKay and Maryna Muzyka are looking to recapture that spirit and enhance it with this year’s event. McKay said she believes that diversity is our greatest strength and helps us build strong communities, like the one here in Williams Lake.

Read More: CCPL invites lakecity community to come share their culture

The event this year, like last year, is free for anyone to attend and will be partially catered, though McKay still asks attendees to bring a cultural dish to share with the group. The doors of the Graham Kelsy Room open at 5:30 p.m. followed by a welcoming ceremony at 6 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m.

Throughout the night people will be encouraged to share their background and life experiences while partaking in global trivia. During and after the meal starting between 6:45 p.m. and 7 p.m. presentations, storytelling and performances will be held including one by McKay. The event will wrap up by 8 p.m.

McKay said all are welcome to attend and that she hopes to see as many people as possible show up in traditional clothing, bearing authentic cultural food and open minds.



patrick.davies@wltribune.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Nimpkish sold as Northern Sea Wolf resumes central coast route

The sale of the Nimpkish was official as of Sept. 20, 2020

Garbage left along Horsefly River discouraging: Horsefly River Roundtable director

Just about everything except the kitchen sink was recently recovered

Phone lines are down at the Williams Lake Tribune

Please use other ways to reach us for now

B.C. reports 96 new COVID-19 cases, one hospital outbreak

61 people in hospital as summer ends with election

BC Liberals must change gears from election cynicism, focus on the issues: UBC professors

COVID-19 response and recovery is likely to dominate platforms

B.C. could be without a new leader for multiple weeks after Election Day: officials

More than 20K mail-in voting packages were requested within a day of B.C. election being called

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Vancouver Island sailor stranded in U.S. hospital after suffering massive stroke at sea

Oak Bay man was attempting to circumnavigate the world solo

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Majority needed to pass COVID-19 budget, B.C. premier says

John Horgan pushes urgent care centres in first campaign stop

Public health officials urge Canadians to limit contacts again as COVID-19 cases rise

Canada has committed $1 billion to buy at least 154 million doses of vaccines from five different companies

Vancouver Island family overwhelmed with 14 Lab puppies

Litter may be one of the biggest ever

Most Read