Prince Albert Multicultural Council 2013 Events and Activities
April 13, 2013 Saturday - A grand sendoff for All Mighty Voice All Mighty Voice members Shayne Lazarowich, Jordy Balicki, Abraham Lancaster, Ian Dickson and Lucy James, are set to perform Par Place off of the Shellbrook Highway on Saturday.With a batch of new original songs ready to unveil alongside time-tested past local hits and cover tunes, All Mighty Voice is ready for their first local show in a while on Saturday.Various multicultural appetizers will be served, with all proceeds being donated to the Prince Albert Multicultural Council.
March 4, 2013 – August 8, 2013 (Monday-Thursday) – ENGLISH FOR EMPLOYMENT CLASS
A 22-week course of English instruction with a curriculum intended boost students’ English level, as well as to prepare newcomers to Canada with a better understanding of Saskatchewan workplace culture, including, but not limited to, important topics of Occupational Health and Safety, Worker’s Compensation, Labour Standards and the Human Rights Code, Workplace Communication and Getting a Job. The class is free but language level assessment testing is necessary and attendance is mandatory. (E4E is funded by the Government of Saskatchewan, Ministry of the Economy)
March 21, 2013 –UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
PAMC will join with the Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan, Regina Immigrant Women’s Centre and other groups around the province to coordinate a tour of the film The Gold Bracelet as part of the provincial March 21 campaign. The effort will bring film maker Kavi Raz and his film the Gold Bracelet to Saskatchewan in March. The film is about racism Sikhs have faced following 911 as a result of both the assumptions that all Muslims are terrorists and that Sikhs are Muslim. It is also about the tensions between generations that can be a factor in any family and are particularly likely in immigrant families. (March 21 is the UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, but the exact date for the Prince Albert showing may not be on the 21st, as this film will be screened in various locations around the province.)
July 1, 2013 - Canada Day on the Riverbank
A Canada Day celebration that is accessible to all families, individuals and community members of the city and surrounding area. Music, entertainment, children’s activities, opening and closing ceremonies, and fireworks will be part of the celebrations, at no cost to the public. In a province as diverse as Saskatchewan, we wish to celebrate diversity and multiculturalism, both of which are so quintessential to Canada and being Canadian. At the Prince Albert Multicultural Council, we feel strongly that it is an important part of our mission to bring together and make links between various ethnic, religious and cultural communities in the city with events such as this.
September 28-29, 2013 – Tapestrama 2013 Cultural Festival
This year the Prince Albert Multicultural Council is once again proud to partner with the EA Rawlinson Center for the Arts to bring you Tapestrama 2013 Cultural Festival. Tapestrama is a cultural showcase, a two-day multicultural art and folk festival, and an opportunity for residents to learn about the many cultures and peoples that make up our northern Saskatchewan community. Tapestrama 2012 saw more than 1800 people over the two-day event.
December 9-13, 2013 – Christmas at City Hall
In the Prince Albert City Hall foyer during lunch hour, this is a showcase for local school and Christmas choirs.
December 14, 2013 – PAMC Annual Holiday Celebration
This is the PAMC annual holiday celebration for clients, staff, Board members and friends.
Settlement Support Services
The PAMC is open Monday-Friday (8:30-4:30) as a drop-in center for newcomers to Canada. We offer various Settlement Support services, including interpretation in various languages, information about the community of Prince Albert and area, referrals and counseling.
Discovering Diversity Introduction to Cree
This is a conversational Cree class, and introduction to the Cree language and culture. It is a three-month class, with instruction once a week. The first class has been extremely successful. The next intake for the next class will likely begin in February 2013. Based on the success of the Cree class, the PAMC is also planning to open other Discovering Diversity language classes in 2013. Spanish, French and Mandarin are under consideration.
PALN Tutor Program
The Prince Albert Literacy Network will be coordinating a new program out of the PAMC in 2013! This Tutor program will link trained tutors to English language learners for tailored, personal, one-on-one instruction. This program will begin shortly after the New Year.
Women’s Discussion Group
Held every Wednesday at 3:00PM, this is an opportunity for women from all cultural, religious and ethnic backgrounds to meet, speak, and share.
Monthly, these potluck lunches are important integration activities in the community, allowing newcomers to Canada, First Nations, and others to share culture and experience, through food and conversation. Typically, the potlucks are held on second Saturday of the month, but occasionally dates are altered to better coincide with important cultural dates and/or celebrations. Speakers and entertainers are often asked to present, as well, when the PAMC explores themes such as Black History Month, Asian Month, or National Aboriginal Day in Canada.