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Korah prepping for first-ever multicultural festival

‘We have a very diverse group of students’: Classmates in IB Programme will oversee Tuesday afternoon of cultural performances, dancing and music in the cafeteria
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Grade 12 students in the IB Programme at Korah are excited to celebrate Sault Ste. Marie’s diversity as they gear up for the school’s first-ever multicultural festival.

Running in the school’s cafeteria from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow, the event will feature a variety of performances, dancing, music, and interactive activities from students and locals who represent a number of different cultures.  

The non-profit festival will also be raising money for the Soup Kitchen Community Centre.

Festival coordinator Liam Perkins has teamed up with fellow classmates Jonah Santa Maria, Lennon Turco, Joshua Brophy and Kevin Li to make Tuesday’s event possible.

For IB students to complete their diploma, they’re asked to create a project that has a positive impact on the community.

Perkins noted his group didn’t hesitate on how they could achieve this.

“We noticed around Korah that we have a very diverse group of students who come from various cultures around the world,” he told SooToday. “We saw this as an opportunity to spread the spirit of multiculturalism across Sault Ste. Marie.”

Several organizations around town, including the Northern Ontario Latin-Hispanic Association and the Rotary Club of Sault Ste. Marie, will be teaming up with Korah students to make the event a memorable one, said Perkins.

The soon-to-be Korah grad will even be showing off his bagpiping skills as he’ll perform alongside his pipes and drums band.

“I’m really excited,” Perkins said. “There are many different Korah students in our band, as well as students from other schools who will be partaking. The community organizations involved in the event also has various figures across the city who will be participating as well.”

Admission to tomorrow’s multicultural festival is by donation at the door. All proceeds will be donated to the Soup Kitchen Community Centre.

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