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Brook Jones

The Flying Lion Dance Troupe performed at Selkirk’s Waterfront as part of Multicultural Extravaganzas hosted by the City of Selkirk July 20. (BROOK JONES/SELKIRK JOURNAL/QMI AGENCY)

The Flying Lion Dance Troupe performed at Selkirk’s Waterfront as part of Multicultural Extravaganzas hosted by the City of Selkirk July 20. (BROOK JONES/SELKIRK JOURNAL/QMI AGENCY)

Selkirk’s Waterfront was the venue for a multicultural extravaganza this past weekend.

“It was packed,” said City of Selkirk special events and marketing coordinator Vanessa Figus. “We’ll definitely do it again next year because people definitely enjoyed it.”

According to Figus, as many as 300 people came down to the waterfront from 7 p.m. to 10p.m. on July 20 to experience the sights and sounds of a variety of cultures.

This year’s line-up at the second annual Multicultural Extravaganza included: Clyde Heerah and Paradize Band, Flying Lion Dance Troupe, and Kayumanggi Philippine Performing Arts.

“The crowd was getting involved by dancing,” noted Figus. “The band (Clyde Heerah and Paradize Band) did two sets.”

Those in attendance were able to experience the rich rhythms of the Caribbean as those sounds were brought to life for those in attendance when Clyde Heerah and Paradize Band performed. This band portrayed the heritage of the Caribbean through their musical talents.

A number of colourful lions graced the performing area at the multicultural event as the Flying Lion Dance Troupe presented their incredible sights and sounds that come with this type of performance.

The honour of the Philippine culture was presented as traditional Philippine folk dancers performed their national dance called Tiniklin. During this particular dance, performers weave in and out of bamboo poles with an increasing tempo.

The next event to hit Selkirk’s Waterfront is Boat Wakeboard Provincial Championships, taking place Aug. 10. As the boarders hit the wakes on the Red River, the waterfront will be a busy place as Rockalypso will be performing on stage and Jan Keryluk will be getting the spectators moving with a Zumba lesson.


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