SASKATCHEWAN MULTICULTURAL WEEK
Every year, PAMC organizes an event/activity in celebration of Saskatchewan Multicultural Week.
Events include a multicultural potluck supper, storytelling, cultural performances, presentation about different countries, etc.
Why Celebrate Saskatchewan Multicultural Week?
In 1974, Saskatchewan was the first province to enact multiculturalism legislation, recognizing the right of every community to retain its identity, language and traditional arts and sciences for the mutual benefit of citizens.
In 1997, the Act was revised and a section of the Act states that the policy should preserve, strengthen and promote Aboriginal cultures and acknowledge their historic and current contribution to development of Saskatchewan. More information is available on The Saskatchewan Multiculturalism Act. Responsibility for the Act resides with the Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport.
The Act states broadly the provincial multiculturalism policy and provides the Minister power to carry out the purposes of the Act. Saskatchewan Multicultural Week is celebrated each November during the week that includes November 22nd.