Monday, October 26, 2015

Multicultural Friendship Group holds second potluck dinner

Inside St. John's Church
Josh Davis

On Saturday October 24 Pincher Creek’s Multicultural Friendship Group held their second ever potluck at St. John's Anglican Church, located on Main Street, Pincher Creek. People of many cultures attended, including people of Blackfoot, Metis, Filipino, West African, Chinese, and Canadian descent, serving dishes from their respective cultures.

After saying grace, members of the potluck took turns explaining the significance and preparation of their contribution, shedding light on their cultural practices. Frances Riviere explained that the organization is still relatively new, having only hosted one meeting and one potluck before this one. According to Riviere, the organization has grown substantially in that time. The organization had previously had only six members, whereas over a dozen people attended this potluck. Donations were accepted to help absorb the cost of the hall rental.

Reverend Lloyd Nyarota
Joyce Sasse, who helped organize the event, invited a special guest to the potluck: Pincher Creek's new Minister, Lloyd Nyarota, from Zimbabwe. Reverend Nyarota has been in Pincher Creek for just under two months now. “It’s a good place, and it looks like the people are friendly,” he said, when asked if he’s enjoying being here. This is his fourth month in Canada. “I’m trying to understand everything,” he said with a smile on his face.

Joyce Sasse said she is very pleased with the way the event turned out. “It just shows the strength of the community to have people of multiple cultures come together each contributing something.”

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