The Cranbrook Multicultural Society featured Syria as part of a monthly gathering where a nationality or culture is showcased at an event last week in the Connect Church Gravity space. The Society is gearing up for their annual Multicultural Festival

The Cranbrook Multicultural Society featured Syria as part of a monthly gathering where a nationality or culture is showcased at an event last week in the Connect Church Gravity space. The Society is gearing up for their annual Multicultural Festival

Local multicultural society showcasing cultures monthly

Cranbrook got a taste of Syrian culture is like with a monthly themed meeting courtesy of the Cranbrook Multicultural Society.

Trevor Crawley

Cranbrook got a taste of what Syrian culture is like with a monthly themed meeting last Friday night courtesy of the Cranbrook Multicultural Society.

Every month, the society gathers to celebrate a particular nation or culture and Syria was chosen for April because of it’s independence day on April 17, 1946, which marks the day the last occupying French soldier evacuated the country.

“There are two families right now in Cranbrook and we invited them and their sponsors and sponsor groups and volunteers,” said Coco Seitz, with the Cranbrook Multicultural Society. “…We dedicated the event to Syrian culture so we made displays with information about Syria.”

The evening featured some food and snacks native to Syria as well as some fashions for the ladies at the Connect Church Gravity space.

In February, the Society celebrated Chinese New Year, while March was themed around St. Patricks Day and Ireland. May will showcase Mexican culture because of Cinco de Mayo, while June will focus on The Philippines.

The Cranbrook Multicultural Society will use July and August and ramp up their preparations for the annual Multicultural Festival on Saturday, August 20, at Rotary Park.

If anyone is interested in having a display and/or showcasing their culture at the Multicultural Festival, contact Coco Seitz at 250-5801-0678 or search ‘Cranbrook Multicultural Society’ for their Facebook page.