In Pictures: The Carousel of Nations — better late than never

By David F. Rooney

The recent Carousel of Nations event at the Community Centre was — as always — a real success, drawing over 1,000 people to enjoy the music, dancing, food and children’s activities.

Here are some images of the Multicultural Society’s annual extravaganza. These are late coming to you because I fell ill that evening and was flat on my back for about a week with influenza. I’ll take a better-late-than-never approach and post these images that I hope you’ll enjoy:

The dancers from the Indigenous Dance Group fascinated the children who attended the Carousel of Nations. David F. Rooney photo
This hoop dancer was amazing. David F. Rooney photo
She was in motion throughout her performance. David F. Rooney photo
The Communty Centre was packed with spectators. Click here to view this image in a larger format. David F. Rooney photo
Kids line up for maple sugar pie baked by members of the Groupe culturel francophone de Revelstoke and the PAC of Ecole des Glaciers. David F. Rooney photo
Adults loved the mini-tourtieres baked by members of Revelstoke’s francophone community. David F. Rooney photo
Rachel Kelly helped out at Paramjit Sanghera’s food booth. David F. Rooney photo
Dennis Severino and Myra Morrison performed traditional Appalachian music for the appreciative audience. David F. Rooney photo
The Kids Around the World activities in the Seniors’ Centre were very well attended. David F. Rooney photo
Kids loved the origami table where Yuko Fujimura showed them how to fold their paper into imaginative creations. David F. Rooney photo
That’s quite a temple! David F. Rooney photo
Drawing and colouring was great fun. David F. Rooney photo
Ariel McDowell and Lisa Moore helped kids with some of their native crafts. David F. Rooney photo