Bringing communities together at the Indian Summer Festival

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Government of Canada supports series of intercultural community events

Vancouver : Tim Uppal, Minister of State for Multiculturalism, met with board members of the Indian Summer Arts Society to discuss the Let’s Talk series, which has been designed to promote intercultural understanding and dialogue.

This series of accessible and intercultural community events, funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Inter-Action Program, will bring diverse communities together and feature performers from a wide variety of faiths and communities. The goal of the events is to promote greater awareness and understanding of faith, immigration, integration and tolerance.

During Minister Uppal’s visit the Indian Summer Festival, he emphasized the government’s commitment to recognizing the contributions and experience of the Indo-Canadian community. He outlined various initiatives the Government of Canada is undertaking to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the tragic event of the Komagata Maru.  “Canada is strong because we find unity in diversity, and our government is committed to bringing various communities together to promote intercultural awareness. Today, I am pleased to participate in the Indian Summer Festival, which is helping to introduce so many individuals to South Asian culture, and will lead to greater cultural understanding,” says Tim Uppal.