Les journées multiculturelles de Clare, June 25 to 27, 2021

Communauté francophone accueillante de Clare, in collaboration with the Government of Canada, le Réseau en immigration francophone de la Nouvelle-Écosse, Immigration francophone de la Nouvelle-Écosse and Inclusion Clare, is proud to present the first edition of les Journées multiculturelles de Clare, from June 25 to 27, 2021.

Our roster of COVID-19 compliant events will be held on our Facebook page and within the community of Clare. Check out our programming schedule and come join the party! Click here for a PDF version of the schedule. 

Friday, June 25

abstract image of various faces

Opening of the festival - Evening online, 7 p.m.:

Join us on our Facebook page for an exchange of migratory and cultural experiences from people of diverse backgrounds who now call Clare home. Moussa Sangaré-Ponce will moderate the discussion with guests Irene Costentin, Jean-Paul Kalwahali and Sera Senghor.

Cost: FREE!

Location: facebook.com/CFAClare

About the panellists

Born in France, Irène Costentin has lived in Clare since 2013. She is a professor of French at Université Sainte-Anne.

Jean-Paul Kalwahali is the manager of the Rendez-Vous de la Baie Welcome Centre and is of Congolese origin. He studied at Université Sainte-Anne and has lived in the beautiful region of Clare since 2016.

Sera Senghor arrived in Canada from Senegal in 2005 and has resided in Clare since 2018. He is a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, as well as a father of two girls and a soccer enthusiast.

Saturday, June 26

silhouettes of people of different cultures

Working effectively in a multicultural community, 2 p.m.:

Speaker Mukuna Lunda will give an online talk based on his experiences. Mr. Lunda is a professor at the Halifax campus of Université Sainte-Anne. He immigrated to Canada with his family more than 20 years ago.

Cost: FREE!

Location: facebook.com/CFAClare

Member of the group Wontanara

An afternoon with the group Wontanara, 3 p.m.:

The group Wontanara will hold a virtual African dance workshop, followed by a presentation of traditional instruments. Mohamed and Marielle love to share their knowledge of traditional dances, songs and rhythms from Guinea as they strongly believe that this kind of exchange helps promote and enhance artistic expression and contributes to the cultural diversity of their province.

Cost: FREE!

Location: facebook.com/CFAClare

Sunday, June 27

Ndole, a traditional Cameroonian dish

Fundraiser for Inclusion Clare, 11:30 a.m.:

Have you ever heard of Ndole? Made with ndole leaves and flavoured with garlic, smoked fish, shrimp and beef, this typical Cameroonian dish is the ultimate comfort food. Marie-Virginie Nyela, a member of CFA de Clare's Inclusion and Diversity Committee, along with the social enterprise Inclusion Clare are serving up this meal for Sunday lunch.

Reserve your take-out Ndole dish! Contact Marc-Alexandre at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 902-210-3697.

Cost: $5 per plate (all sales will go to Inclusion Clare)

Location: Inclusion Clare (1711 Highway 1, Church Point)

List of ingredients: washed ndolè leaves; shelled raw peanuts, beef, smoked fish, fresh shrimp, dried crayfish, vegetable oil, onions, garlic, leek, ground white pepper, salt, chicken stock

the musical group Kora-Sanza

Kora-Sanza concert, 6 p.m.: 

To celebrate Canadian Multiculturalism Day, CFA de Clare and IFNÉ invite you to participate in this virtual performance. Sadio Sissokho and Trevor Ferrier present the fusion of the kora (the harp-lute) with the sanza (the thumb piano). This presentation explores the construction, playing techniques and history of these two rare and relatively unknown ancient instruments.

Cost: FREE!

Location: facebook.com/CFAClare

sidewalk chalk

All weekend long

Take the "Flags of the World Scavenger Hunt" challenge at Meteghan Family Park. Download the file, then explore the park to find the 16 hidden flags. Feel free to take pictures of the flags and be sure to share them with us on Facebook or by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Discover a bit of the world while you play in the neighbourhood. Happy exploring!

Discover some fun and multicultural chalk games on the sidewalks near Clare's two elementary schools (École Stella-Maris in Meteghan and École Joseph-Dugas in Church Point).

Make your own Mancala game, one of the oldest two-player strategy games in the world. It has been played throughout Asia and Africa for over 7,000 years. The object of the game is to collect the most stones by the end of the game. Click here to watch a video tuturial. Then, download the instructions to play a game of Mancala. Thanks to our friends at Clare Recreation Services for making the video. Happy playing!