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GlobalFest: When it’s More Than Just Fireworks

Summer is coming to an end and no one is looking forward to it, forgetting there is still Calgary’s last hurrah for the season: GlobalFest.  

Known as the Trico Homes International Fireworks Festival, GlobalFest returns to the city once again for 2018, and we want to share what it has in store for Calgary.

Diversity In Our Community

GlobalFest is a perfect way to wrap up the summer. Since 2003, the non-profit group has shown Calgary how to celebrate the season on a high note.

This year, the festival will present Ukraine, Spain, the Philippines, China and the Finale as its countries. Held at Elliston Park, visitors can find sweet spots by the lake with a great view of the fireworks by the countries.

The event will bring in local restaurants and artists. Live music will be playing for everyone to listen and enjoy. Guests can also watch special performances that represent different cultures.

The Night Market will have vendors and shops set up with genuine and authentic items for sale.

Welcoming Newcomers

In addition to fireworks, there’s more to look forward to on the festival schedule.

For the past 11 years, GlobalFest has teamed up with Citizenship and Immigration Canada to welcome new Canadian citizens to the city.

This year, the event will bring with it 100 people who are set to become new Canadians.

As a key event in the festival’s program, the Citizenship Ceremony invites the new citizens to the city and above all, gives them the chance to feel at home.

GlobalFest Human Rights Forum

The GlobalFest Human Rights Forum, presented by the United Nations Association in Canada – Calgary Branch, was formed to promote awareness of human rights in the community.

For this purpose, the Forum aims to look at issues including diversity, racism, discrimination and equality. The idea is to promote discussion and solutions.

Throughout the week, the forum will examine a new topic each day. It will create a chance for people to gain a new point of view on these subjects.

The Forum is a safe space for people of diverse cultures to connect. Everyone can share their knowledge and experiences, while also learning new things.

An Experience on Community

For years, GlobalFest brought diversity and culture to the city. It sheds light on what matters most: community.

The annual celebration is a place for people to try new things and it’s a chance to learn about critical issues around the world.

The festival is where people from across Alberta can partake as a collective. It is, without a doubt, a noble effort at unification and acceptance.

To get your tickets for the event, head over to their website.

Vernon Raineil Cenzon

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