It's been ten years since Lana Santana founded the Fort Saskatchewan Multicultural Association (FSMA).
To honour this milestone, the association hosted a celebration at Legacy Park on Saturday (June 25). The event featured a diverse group of performers and presenters.
FSMA president Jennifer Ribeiro says the event was a display of unity and love; the group plans on hosting similar events in the future.
"What does the future hold for the Fort Saskatchewan Multicultural Association? The answer to that is 'more'. You will see us more and you will hear us more." Ribeiro said.
One of the highlights of the day was an emotional speech delivered by the group's founder.
"Cultural differences should not separate us from each other, what it should do is bring a communal strength that would benefit our community. We could only achieve this if we accept the unique difference that we all possess," said Santana.
Some of the show's performers included Ryu Yooko, a guitar player from Japan, who performed an acoustic cover of John Lennon's Imagine. Other highlights included the Keetawin brothers performing an Indigenous dance and the Pacific Island Dance Troupe giving an impromptu Hawaiian dance lesson for the audience.
For those who missed out, the FSMA is hosting one of their famous cultural potlucks on Canada Day (July 1) at St. George's Anglican Church starting at 6 p.m.