FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Multicultural Council Announces Postponement of
45th Annual Carrousel of the Nations
WINDSOR, ONTARIO – The Multicultural Council of Windsor and Essex County (MCC) has announced the postponement of this year’s Carrousel of the Nations.
“Following careful consideration and a great deal of consultation with the presenting partner villages in Windsor, Leamington, and Essex, the decision has been made to postpone the 45th Anniversary Carrousel of the Nations.” said Ms. Kathleen Thomas, Executive Director of the Multicultural Council, “This year’s festival was well into the planning phase, and though we were excited to once again produce an award-winning county-wide celebration of culture and heritage, we know in our hearts that this is the right decision at this time.”
Carrousel of the Nations traditionally takes place over two weekends each June, featuring ethnic and cultural villages hosted across Windsor and Essex County. Each village showcases their unique food, music, dance, and history, and shares their culture with our community. The festival is a coordinated effort between ethnic communities and valued community agencies, funders, and suppliers, and is organized and presented by the Multicultural Council of Windsor and Essex County.
For the past several weeks, the MCC has been working with Carrousel village representatives and community partners to evaluate options and to determine the best course of action moving forward. The organizers and participants of Carrousel of the Nations stand together in the decision to postpone given current public health guidelines, the logistical demands of preparing for Carrousel, and our goal to ensure the well-being of visitors, volunteers, and villages members.
The new date for Carrousel will be released in the near future, as will details on villages, themes, and tie-in activities. “We look forward to celebrating Carrousel’s 45th Anniversary with our entire community- when the time is right,” added Thomas, “but right now we all need to focus on keeping Windsor-Essex healthy and safe.”
Mrs. Pam Mady
Manager, Communications and Community Engagement