Multicultural Week rocks!

Remember last February, when York rocked with the inaugural Multicultural Week activities? The banners festooning York Lanes, the wonderful aromas coming from food-sampling booths, the exciting shows on  stage? According to Maclean’s magazine, Multicultural Week is the hottest event at York. The award-winning event has also been featured in the Toronto Star and on the front page of the North York Mirror.

Left and below, right: Scenes from last year’s Multicultural Week

Well, Multicultual Week is back. Set aside time from today until Thursday, Feb. 5, to take in the York is U team’s second annual extravaganza. Throwing the spotlight on the many cultures of York, the team is inviting the University community to celebrate diversity.

Many York student organizations and clubs are participating, by showcasing their talent on the stage, providing the York community with international cuisine or demonstrating the colours of their culture at a fashion show.

You won’t be able to miss the kick-off: the hoopla starts with a colourful and loud parade. Bring your friends and family and check out this free event at York Lanes’ Multicultural Village.

For more details, see the official York is U Multicultural Week Web site.

Last year, the 2002-2003 York is U team submitted Multicultural Week as a project to the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Student Involvement Programs category, and their entry garnered a silver medal.

Then, in August 2003, Jeremy Greenberg, coordinator of student alumni programs, was named the Outstanding Student Leader for 2003 by CASE at the organization’s Association of Student Advancement Programs (ASAP) conference. The award was given for Greenberg’s leadership of York is U. This is the most prestigious award CASE gives out through ASAP.

For more information on the CASE awards, see the May 26, 2003, and Aug. 20, 2003, issues of YFile.