There are 66,000* Muslims living in Ottawa & Gatineau and they make up a diverse community representing more than 40 distinct cultural backgrounds. On Saturday August 10th 2013, the Muslim Association of Canada (MAC) will celebrate this diversity by holding its largest annual multicultural event, The Muslim Summer Festival. Last year’s attendance surpassed 10,000 visitors and we hope to have an even bigger audience this year!
The Muslim Summer Festival has been recognized by the City of Ottawa as a city-wide festival. In an effort to continue to celebrate all cultural and religious backgrounds, our festival theme is “The World in One City”. More than 20 countries are represented in this festival by friendly and knowledgeable volunteers. Each booth provides a new and exciting perspective of their country through their cultural food, clothing, art, history and much more. Countries like Egypt, Lebanon, Malaysia, Morocco, Pakistan, Somalia and Turkey are just a small example of the diversity that can be found at The Muslim Summer Festival.
The details of the event are as follows:
Event: Muslim Summer Festival
Date: Saturday, August 10th, 2013
Time: 11am to 7pm
Location: Britannia Park, 102 Greenview Ave, Ottawa, ON K2B 8J8
Activities: 25 Country Cultural Exhibits, Ethnic Food Stations, Kids Games, Bazaar, Shows & Family Entertainment
Web Site: www.MuslimSummerFestival.com
The Muslim Summer Festival provides a platform for the greater Ottawa community to explore and engage all the diverse culture and tradition that can be found across the Muslim world. We thank our generous sponsors for their support.