May 28, 2019


Immigrant and Multicultural Services Society Call for Cultural Applications

Prince George, BC – Heatwave 2019 will be an engaging and fun-filled festival June 21st, 22nd, and 23rd brought to you by the Immigrant and Multicultural Services Society (IMSS), Lheidli T’enneh First Nation, Le Cercle des Canadiens Français (CCFPG), the Prince George Metis Community Association, and the Prince George Folkfest Society (PGFFS) to celebrate the cultural diversity of our community. 

Ravi Sexena, Executive Director for IMSS says “anyone who wishes to celebrate their culture is encouraged to do so at Heatwave – Celebrate Cultures, as even one person can set up a great booth, sell food, or participate in the fashion show.”

Not sure how you or your group can be involved? A few suggestions include:

  • Information booth 
    which could include demonstrations of activities,
    a map that highlights the geological location of a culture, photos or displays of traditional dress.
    sell bite-sized portions of a traditional food for a low price ($1-$2)
  • Restaurant vendor
    vendors are encouraged to sell a food taster ($1-$2), as well as dinner-sized portions of food and non-alcoholic beverages.
  • Performances
    Performers are encouraged to dance, sing, make music, or show Prince George other kinds of cultural or traditional talents.
  • Fashion Show
    Citizens of Prince George and beyond come in traditional clothing and participate in a fashion show to go around the world by going around the Canada Games Plaza on Saturday, June 22nd! This event is free to participate, and we have unlimited spaces so anyone can come out and celebrate cultural dress!
  • Food demonstration booth
  • Goods and Services Vendor
    sell goods (jewelry, art, homemade crafts, etc.),
    or provide a service such as henna, eyebrow threading, temporary tattoos, face painting, or other goods or services that are family-friendly.

Application forms and more information can be found at their website:

About IMSS: The Society is comprised of a local membership of individuals and ethnic groups.
Representatives from ethnic organizations, similar clubs or organizations are welcome to join the Society.
The Board of Directors is elected from the members at the Annual General Meeting. Membership in the Society is open to all Canadian citizens, permanent residents and others with legal status in Canada regardless of their race, colour, religion, gender, or country of origin.


Media Contact:

Ravi Sexena, Executive Director, IMSS


Telephone: 250-562-2900

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