Cultural Festival presents a showcase of heritage at Brescia

News Release
January 20, 2015

LONDON, ON – The spirit of multiculturalism will be alive and celebrated as the International Program at Brescia hosts its annual Cultural Festival celebration on Thursday, January 22. The event will showcase the cultural diversity and heritage of the Brescia community through song, dance, ethnic food, poetry, and a fashion show of cultural attire.

Christina Lord, International Program Co-ordinator, says attendees will experience various aspects of different cultures, and explains, “You’ll get a little taste of many different things. We’ll have semba dancing with some of our Angolan students, a Colombian student will be providing some traditional food, and our trademark fusion fashion show will showcase models from various countries modeling beautiful clothing from countries around the world.”

Following the success of last year’s event, local vendors and restaurants will once again be generously donating food. The Brescia Multicultural Club will host a display that will showcase their work with the international community at Brescia. Members of London’s community will also be present, including a representative from the London Police Services, and newly appointed Diversity Officer Theresa Allott. Lord goes on to say, “It allows us an opportunity to showcase our heritage and where students are from. We have such a wide variety of heritages here at Brescia, as we do in Canada. Many of the students who participate in the festival are Canadians and they want to share the heritage from their ancestry. This celebration is a great way for us to come together, have some fun, and learn about the magnificent diversity on campus all at the same time.”

The Cultural Festival takes place on Thursday, January 22, from 12:30 until 3:30 p.m. in the Brescia Auditorium. Admission is free. For more information on the event, visit

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