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U Mul­ti­cul­tur­al is once again pro­vid­ing its plat­form and expe­ri­ence for the eth­no­cul­tur­al com­mu­ni­ties of Man­i­to­ba to share their cul­ture, back­grounds, and sto­ries. Start­ing August 16, 2021, the dig­i­tal fes­ti­val Eth­no Fest 2021 will be avail­able online at www.u‑channel.ca and on cable TV net­works in Win­nipeg and across Cana­da. Every­one inter­est­ed is wel­come to expe­ri­ence media sto­ries, inter­views with the most influ­en­tial com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers of var­i­ous eth­nic com­mu­ni­ties, watch per­for­mances 247, and much more. 

I would like to start by thank­ing every­one for sup­port­ing this amaz­ing and unique U Mul­ti­cul­tur­al event, Eth­nofest 2021. Eth­no Fest is tru­ly a place where every cul­ture has a voice in our diverse com­mu­ni­ty. Join us, and you will have a back­stage pass to learn of the dif­fer­ent cul­tures inter­viewed in our com­mu­ni­ties. Your pass will give you access to the lan­guage, music, dance, food, and his­to­ry of each cul­ture unique to every indi­vid­ual. Join us dur­ing this amaz­ing adven­ture and enjoy all that Eth­nofest 2021 has to offer. - Paulo Bergan­tim, Chair, U Multicultural. 

I can’t stress enough how impor­tant it is for every­one to under­stand and take part in spread­ing Mul­ti­cul­tur­al­ism in Man­i­to­ba. Each tra­di­tion is unique in its own way and has para­mount sig­nif­i­cance to the com­mu­ni­ty. Eth­no Fes­t’s mis­sion is to cel­e­brate strength in diver­si­ty by enabling the mean­ing­ful exchange and full com­mu­ni­ty par­tic­i­pa­tion among peo­ple of all back­grounds and cir­cum­stances.” - Ashas Irfan, Board mem­ber, U Multicultural.

U Mul­ti­cul­tur­al was cre­at­ed to be the space for peo­ple across Cana­da to learn about Man­i­to­ban com­mu­ni­ties, their cul­ture, tra­di­tions, and con­tri­bu­tions to the public. 

U Mul­ti­cul­tur­al has already ele­vat­ed the voic­es of over 30 under­rep­re­sent­ed com­mu­ni­ties here in Man­i­to­ba and stands for pre­serv­ing and pro­mot­ing diverse lan­guages and cul­tures by show­cas­ing the cre­ativ­i­ty and tal­ents of local peo­ple, cel­e­brat­ing the prin­ci­ples of inclu­sion and mul­ti­cul­tur­al­ism, and enabling an envi­ron­ment for peo­ple to learn about the his­to­ry and tra­di­tions of their neighbours. 

Eth­no Fest is a won­der­ful oppor­tu­ni­ty to con­nect all com­mu­ni­ties from all the cor­ners of the globe right here in Win­nipeg! It allows peo­ple to feel at home, even if it’s 6,000 miles away. Like Lua­na Cun­ha, from Rio de Janeiro — the face of Eth­noFest 2021. U Mul­ti­cul­tur­al Chan­nel has been doing a bril­liant job to help all cul­tures to feel rep­re­sent­ed, rec­og­nized and appre­ci­at­ed through their events.” - Mag­gie Demarchi, Board member.

Par­tic­i­pa­tion in Eth­no Fest 2021 is free. U Mul­ti­cul­tur­al encour­ages any orga­ni­za­tion or indi­vid­ual will­ing to show­case cul­ture or tra­di­tions to con­tact U Mul­ti­cul­tur­al at: [email protected]‑channel.ca.