RIAC’s Summer Cultural Festival 2014 is coming up Aug 23-24th!

RIAC's Summer Cultural Festival - website: http://scf2014.riac.ca/

RIAC’s Summer Cultural Festival – website: http://scf2014.riac.ca/

It’s coming soooooon!

The Refugee and Immigrant Advisory Council (RIAC) will be hosting its Fourth Annual Summer Cultural Festival on August 23-24th in Victoria Park.
(in case of bad weather, check the website http://scf2014.riac.ca/
for location changes…the festival will go ahead whatever the weather!)
RIAC’s Summer Cultural Festival (SCF) was founded in 2011 as part of RIAC’s outreach efforts. In 2012, RIAC’s SCF found it’s role in the community as a platform where newcomers to Newfoundland have an opportunity to explore the thriving local cultural influences while, at the same time, participate in them. The SCF has been growing since 2011.
In 2014, RIAC’s SCF is a two day festival at Victoria Park and includes workshops, two food markets and three concerts. The SCF celebrates cultural diversity and artistic creativity in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Along with musical, dance, and spoken word performances, the Summer Cultural Festival also features cross-cultural workshops and an open air market with unique food and crafts.
The dance concert at The Ship on Sat Aug 23rd will feature The Brad Jefford Swing Ensemble AND The Skylarks! They’ll be playing swing, world music and jazzy tunes, including some Latin pieces. In between sets will be salsa and Latin DJ’d music…so break out your dance shoes for a night full of fun 🙂
AND Bailamos St. John’s will be hosting a Salsa Dance Workshop at the festival!
Say, you want to know more about our Summer Cultural Festival Passes? Our poster above has all the information you need! These passes get you all the food you need to enjoy the weekend and some extra bonuses!
30 Festival Founder passes and 20 Family Festival Passes are on sale now! These passes are great for those who want to support RIAC’s Summer Cultural Festival. For your support, you will receive a large number of discounts on foods, the indoor events and will get some perks on the day of the festival. Get your passes before they run out!
Ways to get your Passes:
– Drop by our office on Water Street above Coffee&Company
– call RIAC 709.754.4122
– e-mail projects”AT”riac.ca
– or email judy.salsa”AT”gmail.com
*Note: Our afternoon activities at Victoria Park are free and open to the public!
Newfoundland and Labrador has the lowest newcomer retention rate in the country. That is why making everyone feel welcome is more important than ever. The Summer Cultural Festival is a wonderful way to get out and meet your new neighbours!

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