Cultural Festival celebrates Brescia students from around the world

News Release
January 22, 2014

London, ON – Hosted by the International Program, Brescia’s annual Cultural Festival takes place on Thursday, January 23. The event will celebrate the spirit of multiculturalism at Brescia and will include a variety of ethnic foods to taste, traditions to learn about, and music, dancing, and poetry to share in. The afternoon event also includes a fashion show, beginning at 1:00 p.m., where students and staff will showcase their cultural attire.

The Cultural Festival celebrates the cultural diversity that has been part of Brescia’s student make-up for decades. Christina Lord, International Program Co-ordinator, says, “It’s wonderful to have a day on campus where our students, faculty, and staff are able to come together to celebrate the many different cultures that are a part of the Brescia community. Every year we learn more about new cultures through our students and why they chose Brescia to study. The London Police Services Recruitment team will also be here, which is
exciting for us.”

Last year’s event was a great success with food generously donated from local vendors. Brescia’s Multicultural Club is also a large part of the event each year, as they work to bring international students together with domestic students to share their individual experiences.  Lord says, “The Cultural Festival is a great way for our students to come together and learn from one another, no matter where they are from.”

The Cultural Festival takes place on Thursday, January 23, from 12:30 until 3:30 p.m. and admission to the event is free. For more information on the event, visit

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