Mosaic FestivalOrganization Type: Arts, Culture and Heritage
Address: 620 Nine Mile Drive, Halifax, Nova Scotia B4A 0H4
Contact: Oritsedere Akindoju
We are thrilled to announce that once again, Halifax will have a multicultural event: The Mosaic Festival. Breaking the mould of past festivals, we are creating a unique celebration of our city’s diverse cultures – pairing a vibrant parade of music and dance with a waterfront party of concerts and vendors.
With the support of Halifax Waterfront Development, Downtown Halifax Business Commission, Port Authority and Halifax Regional Municipality, plans are underway for the one-day event on Saturday, August 18. To make this event a success and fun for everyone, we are searching for a team of volunteers to help during the parade and waterfront party portions of the event.
Overview of the event
Starting with a parade along Lower Water Street, the family-friendly event will feature music and dance from around the world. We are inviting representatives from as many cultures as possible, giving them an opportunity to share their unique heritage. The parade will start at Pier 21 – symbolic of Halifax’s strong ties with welcoming newcomers.
As the parade ends at Lower Water Street and Salter Street, the music will continue with a series of concerts, featuring musicians from various countries. Alongside the musical stage will be booths of vendors, giving these communities a chance to showcase and sell their crafts, food and art.
How to Volunteer
If you would like to volunteer, please email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following:
- Which portion of the event you’d like to volunteer: parade or waterfront festival
- Your age
- How much time you can spend with us
- Which culture you represent and any languages you speak
- Any relevant volunteer experience
Renee Horton, Communications & Marketing, Mosaic Festival
Ifeanyi Emesih, Founder, My Halifax Experience, Mosaic Festival