Gallery: Fort McMurray celebrates cultural diversity

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The fifth annual Black History Month Cultural Extravaganza took place in Fort McMurray on Saturday, bringing together cultures and cuisines from around the world.

Countries represented included Columbia, Botswana, Ghana, Cameroon, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Jamaica, Zimbabwe, Somalia and Ivory Coast.

“It’s a great honour for me to be here on behalf of the Multicultural Association because it’s a terribly exciting time in the municipality of Wood Buffalo for diversity and inclusivity,” said Therese Greenwood, the executive director of the Wood Buffalo Multicultural Association.

A woman tries traditional food from the Botswana culture. Laura Beamish/Fort McMurray Today/Postmedia Network
The Cultural Extravaganza gave a look at many different cultural traditions, including henna tattoos. Laura Beamish/Fort McMurray Today/Postmedia Network
(left to right) Jasi Nadew, Hilina Tadesse, Nanos Yafet and Tseday Legesse, visit the Cultural Extravaganza to enjoy some food, dancing and culture. Laura Beamish/Fort McMurray Today/Postmedia Network

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