The World is Coming to Moncton

Mosaiq Preparations are in high gear for the Mosaiq Multicultural Festival 2013, which will take place July 19 & 20, in downtown Moncton. Volunteers and organizers are hard at work planning the 9th edition of the festival, which will feature free concerts on the International Stage, arts & crafts as well as a variety of ethnic food in the World Village, and a Kids’ Pavilion, which will include a number of activities for children of all ages.

“It is important for us to provide something for everyone,” says Sara Robinson, Event Organizer for Mosaïq 2013. “We hope to bring in some new faces this year, thanks to a variety of new activities and an exciting line-up of artists.” Among the proposed plans are an International Beer and Wine Garden, which would be opened in the evenings, as well as a Kids’ Afternoon, including children’s entertainers and some inflatable games.

“Mosaïq is the perfect time for individuals and families of all backgrounds to come to Main Street and discover the vibrancy and the diversity of the multiculturalism of our communities, right here in Moncton,” says Mario Bourgeois Leduc, Event Chair. “Every year, visitors of Mosaïq are often surprised to learn just how many different cultures there are in the Greater Moncton area.” The festival also features workshops, both before and during the event, to help promote a healthy dialogue regarding multiculturalism.

“The Mosaïq Multicultural Festival is an exciting event for Moncton that highlights the diversity in our city and our region,” adds Moncton Mayor George LeBlanc. “The City of Moncton is proud to work in partnership with MAGMA to present this wonderful multicultural celebration.”

The festival has been growing exponentially since its inception by the Multicultural Association of the Greater Moncton Area (MAGMA) in 2004. In 2010 on the occasion of the IAAF World Track and Field Championships, the City of Moncton teamed up with MAGMA to present a larger more impressive multicultural celebration. The festival took on the new brand of Mosaïq Multicultural Festival, which was successfully launched to a receptive audience providing the event with important recognition on the regional, national and international stage. The production partnership continues as both organizations align their respective resources and community contributors to annually showcase this amazing mosaic of cultures.

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