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Culture Days celebrated by bringing community together

NEW GLASGOW - New Glasgow Culture Days activities continued Friday evening and Saturday morning with pottery Clay Café-style art classes under the instruction of artist Carey Allan that were filled to capacity as well as a celebration of the multicultural fabric of Pictou County at the New Glasgow Farmers Market on Saturday morning. 

Sarah DeSchiffert from Big Cove Foods serving free samples of pork and rice stew courtesy of New Glasgow Culture Days.

"The farmers market is a window on the world and a great representation of Canada with such a broad scope of heritages among vendors and customers," said Kim Dickson, who is New Glasgow's marketing and communications director.

"Culture Days was an opportunity to place a special highlight on the scope and depth of creativity and diverse cultures that combine to make the market great.”

Market vendor Big Cove Foods created a cabbage and rice stew with free samples for all customers. The recipe for the stew was also given out. Photos of flags could be seen on vendors’ tables, which signaled their heritage.

There was also a world map on hand where customers could place a pin to mark the countries they are associated with.

Culture Days was also reflected in the broad array of creativity demonstrated by the artists and artisans at the market.

Other Culture Days events included a portrait exhibit and knitting circle at the New Glasgow library as well as a showing of the locally produced film The Seer.

Dickson said the town was pleased with the participation at this year's Culture Days.

"Culture has a very broad meaning and this year's program ranged from creative events such as the pottery painting to musical performances to gatherings and events that brought the community together to celebrate a multicultural mosaic as well diversity and inclusion,” she said.

“We were also pleased with the wide range of ages taking part and enjoying all parts of the schedule."


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