ABOUT THE EVENT / PROMOTIONNorthumberland Diversity Festival Celebrating our Differences!
Our festival started in 2015 as the Northumberland Multicultural Festival, with a focus on celebrating the diversity of nationalities and cultures in our community. However, we soon realized that there were many other minority groups that also needed recognition and celebration.
As a result, in 2020, we transitioned our festival to become the Northumberland Diversity Festival & Gourmet Ethno-Food Truck Fair. We made a commitment to include not only nationalities and cultures, but also individuals from minority groups such as First Nations, Women, Youth, and Disabled Individuals.
Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 festival had to be cancelled. However, we didn't let this setback stop us. In 2021, we reinvented ourselves and offered the festival in a digital format, which was a huge success. We were even honored with the Events and Festivals Ontario Excellence Award!
In 2022, we were thrilled to be able to offer the festival in person at the Victoria Hall, which included a Citizenship Ceremony for 100 new Canadian citizens and their families. It was a truly special moment, and we felt proud to be able to play a small part in welcoming these individuals to our community.
Looking ahead to 2023, we're excited to raise the bar once again and continue celebrating our differences. We hope to see you there, whether in person or online, as we come together to celebrate diversity, inclusivity, and the many things that make us unique. Thank you for joining us on this journey!