Celebrating diversity on B.C.’s North Coast

Hailey Thompson and Aura Azak show off the henna they had done on their hands at the Celebration of Multicultural Diversity on Nov. 25. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)                                Hailey Thompson and Aura Azak show off the henna they had done on their hands at the Celebration of Multicultural Diversity on Nov. 25. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)Hailey Thompson and Aura Azak show off the henna they had done on their hands at the Celebration of Multicultural Diversity on Nov. 25. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View) Hailey Thompson and Aura Azak show off the henna they had done on their hands at the Celebration of Multicultural Diversity on Nov. 25. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
Chantal Meggison with Cora representing Indigenous culture. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)Chantal Meggison with Cora representing Indigenous culture. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
Fatima and Tamman Atyah host the Syrian table in their third Celebration of Multicultural Diversity in Prince Rupert. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)Fatima and Tamman Atyah host the Syrian table in their third Celebration of Multicultural Diversity in Prince Rupert. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
Kanwal Chugh and Mallika Sahai serve up delicious curry at the Indian table for Prince Rupert’s multicultural festival. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)Kanwal Chugh and Mallika Sahai serve up delicious curry at the Indian table for Prince Rupert’s multicultural festival. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
Linh Vo helped organize the Vietnamese table at the Celebration of Multicultural Diversity on Nov. 25. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)Linh Vo helped organize the Vietnamese table at the Celebration of Multicultural Diversity on Nov. 25. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
Nan Weaver makes art of fruit at the Thailand table in Prince Rupert’s multicultural festival. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)Nan Weaver makes art of fruit at the Thailand table in Prince Rupert’s multicultural festival. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
A festival Portuguese table full of savoury treats at the 2018 Celebration of Multicultural Diversity. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)A festival Portuguese table full of savoury treats at the 2018 Celebration of Multicultural Diversity. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
Colour and smiles from the Thailand section at Prince Rupert’s Celebration of Multicultural Diversity. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)Colour and smiles from the Thailand section at Prince Rupert’s Celebration of Multicultural Diversity. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
Food, especially sprint rolls, at the Prince Rupert-Vietnamese Association was very popular at the multicultural festival in Prince Rupert. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)Food, especially sprint rolls, at the Prince Rupert-Vietnamese Association was very popular at the multicultural festival in Prince Rupert. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

A Celebration of Multicultural Diversity saw more than a dozen tables representing countries and food from all over the world packed into one room.

The North Coast Immigrant and Multicultural organized the event on Nov. 25 at the Highliner Plaza in Prince Rupert.

There were dance performances, arts and crafts for kids and henna for hands.

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