Saskatchewan celebrates diversity
This week, Saskatchewan honours newcomers and pays tribute to the province’s richly diverse communities during Multicultural Week. Every year, Saskatchewan highlights cultural diversity from Nov. 22 to Nov. 29 by organizing activities and handing out free literature about the province’s free, immigrant-friendly programs. Dustin Duncan, the Tourism, Parks, Culture and Sport Minister, praised the Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan (MCoS) and volunteers for helping maintain the province’s commitment to multiculturalism. He cited Saskatchewan’s multicultural legislation, legalized in 1974, a first for a Canadian province, as proof how dedicated the province is to helping newcomers adapt to life in the country. “We can be proud of the 1974 Saskatchewan legislation, and the Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan believes that education and interaction are key to better understanding and positive cross-cultural relations,” MCoS Executive Director Rhonda Rosenberg said in a press release. “We encourage all Saskatchewan residents to learn more about their own and the heritage of others. Discover… share… cultivate respect.” This year a pamphlet, Ways to Welcome Saskatchewan Multicultural Week, that contains facts and information for immigrants will be sent home with students and available for residents and government offices.