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Upcoming festival celebrates West Vancouver's cultural diversity

The Community Cultural Fest invites locals to Ambleside Park explore the melting pot nature of West Van
West Vancouver Community Cultural Fest celebrates diversity with more than 30 local and international artists, multicultural pavilions and live performances. | District of West Vancouver

An upcoming festival aims to pack a microcosm of West Vancouver’s cultural diversity into one big party at Ambleside Park.

West Vancouver Community Cultural Fest is scheduled for May 31 from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and June 1, 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., at Ambleside Park at the foot of 13th Street.

The two-day festival is meant to bring people together through food, music, and culture. You can sip on an international beer or wine with your Polish, Korean or Persian food while enjoying a live performance by an incredibly talented and diverse array of dancers flaunting their moves to the rhythm of music from four corners of the earth.

The event, previously named the Bridge Festival, also features cultural pavilions, showcasing diverse traditions from South Africa and China to Ukraine and Colombia. West Vancouver Community Cultural Fest has not forgotten about kids, with the Park Royal Kids’ Zone designed for young culture lovers and their families. The festival has designated parking areas, to ensure easy accessibility, especially for people with disabilities.

For more details visit the event website at

Fatemeh Falah is an intern reporter with the North Shore News. She can be contacted at [email protected].