Thursday 23 June 2016
The Taggart Family YM-YWCA on Argyle Avenue was awash with colour and splendour as the agency hosted its annual Multiculturalism in Ottawa bazaar, as part of the the national capital’s celebration of Multiculturalism Day and Welcome Ottawa Week. The event is held each year to acknowledge and honour the contribution of immigrants to the vibrant city of Ottawa mosaic. Guests were treated to music and dance from various ethnic community groups, the highlight of which was the marriage dance by recent refugees from war-torn Syria. Local agencies serving immigrants and refugees had displays showcasing their services; these included the Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organisation (OCISO), Catholic Centre for Immigrants and the Somali Ccentre for Family Services. Kudos to the staff of the Y for a wonderful fun-filled afternoon.