Multiculturalism Week is celebrated during the third week of February each year to increase public awareness about multiculturalism. The Government of British Columbia first proclaimed Multiculturalism Week in 1987 to recognize the contributions of the diverse cultural heritage of British Columbia. Multiculturalism is about the full participation of all individuals into the social, political and economic life of our society. It is a human justice issue – it is about the right to belong.
Each year during Multiculturalism Week, MISA sponsors events and activities that focus on our unique cultural and ethnic diversity and how that diversity strengthens and enriches all our lives. Workshops, forums and contests address the issue of racism and explore ways to end racial discrimination.
We are always looking for special ways of celebrating and promoting multiculturalism in Campbell River, and we welcome new ideas and community involvement. If you would like to get involved, drop by the office or call (250) 830-0171.