Yesterday was a multicultural day over at St. Anthony's School.

Grade 11 student, Fatima Rehan moved to Canada in 2011 from Pakistan and came to Drumheller in 2013, and she's the reason this event took place.

"Canada is such a multiculturalistic county and it's our 150th birthday, so I thought it would be an interesting event to start in our school. I've been to many schools moving from Pakistan to Canada and I noticed all these schools have folk festivals and culture festivals, so that's where I got the idea from," Rehan explained.

Rehan took her idea to her teacher first, then pitched the idea to Principle JoAnne Akerboom and then got the students involved.

"First thing, we said the best booth wins a prize and on top of that we offer volunteer hours because this is a great way to gain experience organizing and working with other people. There was also a chance for them to get involved within the school community," noted Rehan.

The multicultural event ended with a creative dance.

"It started around 10:00 a.m., that's when the elementary students had a chance to watch all the booths. At 1:00 p.m. we had a presentation in the gym and we had one going on at lunch."

 

 

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