People from all walks of life are gathering at Regina’s Italian club to celebrate the many cultures and groups of the city on Sunday.
It’s an advance celebration of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, which is celebrated each year on March 21.
Barb Dedi is the president of the Saskatchewan Association on Human Rights.
She says Spring Free from Racism Family Day is in its 18th year and is an important recognition of Regina’s rich culture.
Dedi adds that the event is a great place to make connections.
“A lot of people meet new people,” explained Dedi. “It’s just amazing the amount of calls and letters that I receive after the day saying they’ve made new friends and connections within the community and with organizations.”
Everything kicks of at 12 p.m.
At 2 p.m., attendees will be formally greeted by the Lieutenant Governor, the City of Regina, the Regina Police Service and provincial government officials.