McGillivray Square dance

Modou Bittaye performs an African dance during Multicultural Day celebrations on Thursday at City Hall.

Multicultural Day was marked in a big way at McGillivray Square in front of City Hall Thursday.

Newcomers from across the city were invited to the celebration that was both a party and way to share information with people new to the community.

“It nice just to get together to eat, sit, dance, visit and talk to each other and see who is arriving recently as refugees,” Cathy Woodbeck, executive director for the Thunder Bay Multicultural Association told The Chronicle-Journal.

This is the second year that Multicultural Day has been marked with an official celebration and the Multicultural Association wanted to have it in a spot like City Hall.

“We wanted to let newcomers know what services are available and also have Fire Rescue, EMS, police involved to talk to newcomers,” said Woodbeck.

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