“Showcasing Canada’s cultural diversity and unity!”
Canada Day Drumming Virtual Celebration is an exciting nationwide initiative celebrating cultural diversity in Canada. By uniting participants from all communities and cultural backgrounds, this event aimed to celebrate Canada Day through simultaneous national drumming to promote diversity, multicultural harmony, peace, and love for a better world – as reflected in the organizations mission statement. This event is organized by the Legacy 150 Celebrations Society.
This celebration took place via Zoom with only a hand full of dignitaries attending in person locally at May Gardens Restaurant in Bedford. The goal of the event was to attain the Guinness World Record for the “Most People Drumming Online Simultaneously”. We are happy to say it was an overwhelming success!
The event was Podcast Live on the Parkview News Facebook Page, and it can also be viewed on the event web site, www.canadadaydrumming. com . We were thrilled to have the opportunity to interview Saint Mary’s University President, Robert Summerby-Murray, who talked about the diverse culture at Saint Mary’s University. “We are looking forward to the fall when we can welcome more of our international students to in-person learning. It has been trying times for our Professors, Administrators, and all our staff at the University. It will be so good to get back to some form of normality”, said Summerby- Murray.
Organized in Nova Scotia by the Legacy 150 Celebration Association of Nova Scotia and by the Chinese Community across Canada, people from a multitude of ethnic cultures participated in making the event a success. Drumming across Canada was held in every major town and city and throughout many other countries.
The Canada Day event, encouraged an opportunity for a continuing discussion of Canada’s diversity, building on conversations and deepening understandings among various cultures together.
One of many local organizers, Eric Yeung, owner of May Gardens said, “It was really great to set the world record for the most people drumming on-line simultaneously. We want to thank all those who participated and look forward to holding next years event in person at the Grand Parade!”
Congratulations from the Parkview News to all those who participated in setting this most interesting World Record!
Photo credits to http://canadadaydrumming.com/