North West College has secured a $10,000 Community Initiatives Fund (CIF) Grant to hold five Culture Share events in Meadow Lake and the Battlefords starting this month and concluding in April, 2020.
“The goal of these events is to bring together new Canadian, recent immigrants and First Nations communities not through formal education but through cultural activities such as dancing, art, and food.” Said Michelle Kulyk, Coordinator of Industry Credit and Non-Credit Programs. “Sharing cultural practices is an extremely effective way to break down barriers and dismantle stereotypes. Sharing culture, also involves sharing food, something everyone loves!”
The first of these five events will be taking place during the Meadow Lake Culture Days between September 27th and 29th. The College will be open Sunday September 29th from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. to explore culture through crafts, dance, fun, food, stories and much more.
Future events will also take place in the Battlefords with the help of partners Battlefords Immigration Resource Centre (BIRC) and the Battlefords Indian & Métis Friendship Centre (BIMFC). North West College remains committed to community engagement and fostering education both formal and informal to grow understanding in our communities and region.
North West College serves over 2600 students each year in northwestern Saskatchewan with campuses in Meadow Lake and the Battlefords. Committed to rural and Indigenous education, North West offers programs at over 20 rural sites each year including several in First Nation communities. North West acts as a brokering agent for Saskatchewan Polytechnic (formerly SIAST), the University of Regina and the University of Saskatchewan programming. The College offers a variety of hands-on learning opportunities in programs including trades, community services, health and business as well as a variety of learning opportunities that prepare students for any career path.
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