Multiculturalism Around the World: International Perspectives Packs the House to Raise Funds for the Victims of the Earthquake in Abruzzo and the Italian-Canadian Museum.
The show featured Sabrina Di Marco who both produced and shared observations, stories, and song from her travels illustrating the dynamics of multicultural models in countries such as: Sri Lanka, Brazil, Italy, Guyana, and Canada. Sabrina was accompanied by friends: Oriental Dancer Chemagne Martin of Chemagne Dance and Operatic Tenor Anthony Macri. Sabrina’s own biculturalism was represented as the show opened with members of the Commonwealth of Dominica Ontario Association dressed in traditional wop dwiet, and the Italian military Berseglieri, Caribinieri, and Alpinini dressed in uniform. 120 audience members were welcomed by all three levels of government and community leaders who now serve as: Minister of Culture and Immigration for Ontario, Mayor for the City of Vaughan, and Vaughan’s Regional Councillor. Refreshments were offered by many of the show’s invaluable sponsors. All was captured and shared with the community by local print and television media in attendance throughout the performance.