The Government of Saskatchewan and the Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan (MCoS) is celebrating the importance of multiculturalism in our province with Saskatchewan Multicultural Week from November 16-24, 2019.
“Cultural diversity begins with the many First Nations that call Saskatchewan home,” Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Gene Makowsky said. “Our population has grown steadily since the first settlers came in search of a better life. Today’s immigration continues to diversify and strengthen our labour force, bringing entrepreneurial spirit and energy. Saskatchewan Multicultural Week is a celebration of this growing diversity.”
The annual week-long celebration kicks off with Multicultural Honours on November 16 at 2 p.m. at Government House in Regina, hosted by Lieutenant Governor Russ Mirasty.
This year’s campaign, Who’s Your Multicultural Superhero? encourages the people of Saskatchewan to share successful examples of leaders – multicultural superheroes – either real or fictitious, who inspire others through their values, believes and actions.
“Saskatchewan Multicultural Week is an opportunity to reflect on how all of our communities are enriched by diversity,” MCoS Executive Director Rhonda Rosenberg said. “Multiple perspectives lead to creativity, innovation and appropriate services accessible to all. We honour those who put the five streams of multicultural work into action. These leaders remind us of the truth in the provincial motto From Many Peoples Strength.”