The third annual Multicultural Block Party was held by the Restigouche Multicultural Association at the Alma Hall in Atholville on July 13th, 2019. The event started at 2:00pm and went on until 6:00pm. Kiosks present throughout the event included henna tattoos, calligraphy, African braiding, face painting, a multicultural art project, jewelry vendors and various information on countries of the world. There were also multiple food vendors present that were selling things like Indian food, cheesecake, African mushroom soup, traditional smoked salmon and First Nation tacos. Throughout the event there were also acts happening on stage including Scottish dancing, an Acadian music group, a presentation on the cultures of the world, a cultural conversation, singing and poetry, and African dancing.
We would like to extend our thanks to everyone who participated in the event, whether it was for an act on stage, for selling food or items at the event, for providing information or a service at a kiosk, or even just coming to the event to show support for multiculturalism and diversity. We hope to see everyone at next year’s event as well!
We would also like to thank our sponsors who made this event possible, thanks to them we were able to plan and host this event; all the sponsors for the event are as follows: Province of New Brunswick Rotary Club (Campbellton & Dalhousie) CIMS 103.9 FM Port of Belledune Campbellton Richelieu Club Restigouche Automobile Dealers Association AV Group UCT Jean Coutu (Dalhousie) Allen, Paquet & Arseneault LLP. Campbellton Lion’s Club Dixie Lee (Campbellton)
Campbellton Community Garden
On June 22nd, the Restigouche Multicultural Association staff and a few clients went to the Campbellton Community Garden to plant seeds and seedlings in a few garden beds. Throughout the summer they will be tended to by the staff and clients, who will be able to harvest the vegetables and other plants that grew.
Annual General Meeting 2019
The Restigouche Multicultural Association held its Annual General meeting at our office now located on Water Street in Campbellton on February 21st. 26 People were present who enjoyed authentic Indian dishes prepared by Manjusha Kumar. Frederic Daigle, Councillor of the City of Campbellton was our MC for the evening. There were no changes made to the Board of Directors.
Black History Month 2019
On February 23rd , The Restigouche Multicultural Association celebrated Black History Month by hosting a fun filled family event at the Dalhousie Lions Club. Over 70 people enjoyed the event which included:
-MC Honorine Ngoutchoup, Mayor of Dalhousie Mr. Normand Pelletier attended the event and made a greeting speech to welcome the community and all our Newcomers. We also had the pleasure of having our MLA Mr. Guy arseneault present. - Delicious Africandishes prepared by Madeline Kpli. - We also had Epicerie Adjame, selling her products. - Booths on Ivory Coast and Cameroon where we had two clients that told their stories. We also had a board member who is from Eritrea who presented his country and showed all of us how to spell our names in "Tigrigna". -10 CCNB International Students who Braided hair and introduced us to some traditional dancing. - Flag Canvas Painting and reading station on black history. - Power Points on Black history Month and on Cameroon were presented by 3 of our clients.
We want to thank all our sponsors that help make this event possible: -Population Growth -Kangoroo Playground -King de La Poutine -Cabanon du Nord -John Drapeau Diesel -Restigouche River Outfitters -CIMS -Agence Residentielle du Restigouche -ALPA Equipment -Dalhousie Lions Club