On the 30th of September, Brockville took part in Culture Days - an annual, cross-Canada volunteer movement to raise awareness, accessibility and engagement of all Canadians in arts and culture. The Brockville Culture Days celebration was developed to nurture appreciation and support of the artistic & cultural life in our Brockville community. It served to educate and promote the direct interaction between different cultures and the community.
The event took place Downtown Brockville and several Fulford Academy students were proud to display their own cultures through the arts! Throughout the day, our students took part in many acts and presentations. For example, we had different students come up with innovative ideas to display their culture and we also had a few students dancing to their various cultural songs. This fair was really unique because we saw various cultures and we were able to learn from them and interact with others. We also watched a lady bellydance while in a traditional attire!
In addition to the cultural display, there were also other stands that also advertised different innovative goods such as: A sun powered oven and sculptures that were made by a blacksmith.
In conclusion, the fair was really educational. It taught us about other cultures and widened our knowledge. It also made us realize that when you learn about another culture, and see why others do the things they do, it’s easier to understand and associate with others. The fair was a really fun way to learn and it seemed as though we had travelled to the countries that were represented at the fair.
Written by: Samantha Chiazor, Grade 12