Saint-Eustache celebrates cultural diversity

In the spirit of inclusive and respectful living together, the City of Saint-Eustache unveiled its brand-new program of intercultural Discovery, aiming to open the door to diversity, to include and mobilize cultural communities, to create moments of exchange, and this, through various activities in an environment accessible to all.

“We are really very proud to present this new unifying project, the first part of which consists of offering Eustachians many multicultural workshops taking place at the Guy-Bélisle library, throughout the year. Musical, artistic, culinary workshops and much more will please the whole family and will offer many opportunities for sharing that will create lasting bonds.” said Pierre Charron, mayor of Saint-Eustache,


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Activities with a multicultural flavor

In addition to various workshops of all kinds, meetings with authors will also be offered, in particular with the novelist of Congolese origin Blaise Ndala and the writer of Lebanese origin Alain Farah, in order to promote different cultures through literature. A rally will also be offered throughout the summer, with the starting point being on the Rivière-du-Chêne promenade, through which participants will learn more about different cultures and traditions around the world.

An intercultural festival, next July 2 and 3

In addition to the annual activities, the Découvertes interculturelles will take the form of a festival, which will bring together a host of free activities accessible to all, allowing discovery, networking between cultures, learning, inclusion, meeting, sharing, and living together. Throughout the weekend, participants will be able to enjoy a variety of fun activities in all four corners of Vieux-Saint-Eustache. On the program: show by Marco Calliari and Mamselle Ruiz, artisan kiosks, tea tasting and Indian ink workshop, participatory djamboola, big Dance around the world, gourmet kiosk with Bouchées Brésil, and much more.

This event is the result of a collaboration between the City, SODSEE and the Corporation des fêtes de Saint-Eustache. ABL immigration is also involved in the organizing committee, in addition to hosting a booth during the public market to promote its various services. This event is made possible thanks to a grant from the Ministry of Culture and Communications, as part of the Culture and Inclusion program.

On the photo: Ms. Mélanie Lesage, development officer at the Community Animation Service, Ms. Nicole Carignan-Lefebvre, municipal councillor, Mr. Pierre Charron, mayor, Mr. Raymond Tessier, municipal councillor, Mr. Alain Marginean, coordinating president at ABL immigration, Ms. Lucie Martineau, development agent at ABL immigration, Ms. Sophie Tessier, director of the Arts and Culture Department, Ms. Fannie Leclerc, development agent at the Library Department.