Scottish highland dancers take the stage in front of a sign that says ‘welcome’ in Gaelic. (Emily Vance)

VIDEO: Parksville Museum celebrates multicultural day

Parksville residents gathered to share food, games from different cultures

The Parksville Museum hosted their first ever multi-cultural day celebration on June 27.

Organizer and museum president Mary-Ellen Campbell says it won’t be their last.

Campbell wasn’t sure how the event was going to go, since it was the first year, but was pleased with the outcome.

“We’re so excited,” said Campbell at the event. “It’s going to happen every year.”

The inaugural event had dancing, music, snacks, crafts and games from Parksville’s many cultural backgrounds.

READ MORE: Parksville Museum has full slate this month

People from Welsh, Dutch, First Nations, Syrian, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Scottish, British, and Mexican backgrounds all had booths set up with different interactive displays.

The event was part of a wider celebration of diversity in Canada called Canadian Multiculturalism Day, which happens annually.

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