Multicultural Community Festival Task Force

The role of the Multicultural Community Festival Task Force is to investigate and recommend a potential model for an annual, multi-day multicultural festival that aims to celebrate the City Of North Vancouver’s diversity and build inclusion and cultural understanding. 

Purpose: The Multicultural Community Festival Task Force is being established at the direction of Council to:

  • Establish a positive and proactive attitude towards community diversity and inclusion;
  • Promote education and awareness of cultural diversity;
  • Celebrate the diverse ethnicities and cultures of our residents; and 
  • Welcome the participation of community members from all cultural backgrounds in community and civic life.


  • Investigate a potential model for a coordinated, annual, multi-day multicultural festival offered by cultural societies or organizations;
  • Promote cultural awareness and education for residents to learn more about other cultures in positive ways; 
  • Enhance intercultural interactions and break down barriers by celebrating the ethnic and cultural diversity of our residents through official celebrations; and
  • Engage residents through volunteerism and participation in the delivery of such events.

Membership: The Task Force shall be comprised of up to 14 voting members, as appointed by Council, and will include resident representation from the local community and stakeholders from local non-profit cultural organizations. 

Term of Office: The Multicultural Community Festival Task Force will be in effect on the date of appointment(s) by Council for a period of approximately 18 months, starting September 2022. 

Committee Agendas & Meeting Minutes

Committee and Appointees, Meeting Schedule

Committee Multicultural Community Festival Task Force
Members Five (5) residents
North Shore Folk Fest Society
Lower Lonsdale Business Improvement Area
North Vancouver Museum and Archives
School District No. 44 (North Vancouver)
Impact North Shore
North Vancouver City Library
North Van Arts

Councillors Councillor Angela Girard
Councillor Shervin Shahriari
Committee Clerk Vanessa Webb
Staff Rep. Magda Kwaterska, Manager, Shipyards and Waterfront
Phone 604-982-8386
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