A big thank you to all our wonderful volunteers from Edmonton Marathi Shala, Incredible India team, Comitato Promotore della Lingua Italiana, Ivan Franko School of Ukranian Studies, Armenian Cultural and Educational Association of Edmonton and the Filipino Language and Culture Association for presenting such a beautiful showcase of all heritage languages and schools. IHLA is proud this year to have been part of the Multicultural Centre at the Edmonton Expo where our volunteers presented various activities from crafts to games and on – stage performances, which attracted families of all languages and cultures. A huge thank you as well for supporting us and our cause in spreading awareness and exposure of our heritage schools, to Explore Edmonton.
Friday Jul 21 - Contributions of K-Days participants to the various heritage language sayings on rocks Sat Jul 22 - Photobooths and Henna Sunday, July 23 - Leaning Tower of Pisa art Monday, Jul24 - Filipino star - Parol craft and Filipino games Tuesday, Jul 25 & Wednesday, Jul 26- Ukrainian beading and tattoo Thursday Jul 27 - Wall of languages Friday, Jul 28 - Face painting and Henna Saturday, Jul 29 - Armenian keychain beads and Baybayin (Filipino script) bookmarks Sunday Jul 30 - Music program and Wood craft.
Performances: Filipino Language and Culture School students Saranay and Artists house choir Saranay Rondalla string orchestra Naamaaste Z Dance School Jeevan Gopal Dance Academy Incredible India group.
' Visitors appreciated that our activities were at no cost. K-days is expensive!'
'Thank you for showcasing the Multicultural Centre at K-Days. It is so important to preserve our culture and language'.
' I am so happy to learn that there is a school for my child to go to, and learn the same language as my family'.
We can’t help keeping on celebrating Mother Language Day’s 20th anniversary with the young people and their teachers, parents, and guides! We heard three powerful young voices in Episode 96, and got a great overview and history with Antonella Cortese of the International Heritage Language Association (IHLA) and herself a founder and director of an Italian heritage langage and cultural school.
Let’s follow up Episode 95 in Edmonton, Alberta for Mother Language Day with Antonella Cortese, IHLA, and the many heritage schools coming together with some voices and presentations of the youth participants themselves.
This week’s guest, Antonella Cortese, speaks with Norah Jones about the international celebration of Mother Language Day, and the power of heritage language and culture to celebrate both individual identity and global diversity – with joy.
In this fourth and final heritage language series episode, Norah Jones talks with international leaders Renata Peskova (Iceland), Ken Cruickshank (Australia), Gisi Cannizzaro (Netherlands), Antonella Cortese (Canada) and co-moderator Joy Peyton (US).