TRURO – An annual event celebrating culture and diversity is returning to the Town of Truro next month.
The town will host the third annual Embrace Truro on Saturday, Sept. 14. The event will be held in conjunction with the Truro Farmers’ Market and a kick-off ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. Festivities will continue at the market until 1 p.m. and tentatively includes a variety of music and entertainment, the Acadian Band, Truro Concert Band, Mi’kmaq drumming, music by North River’s Julie Johnstone, a variety show, bellydancing, a smudging ceremony by Millbrook’s Ella Paul and special guests from Bolivia, to name only a few.
Cheryl Fritz, a town councillor who is on the event’s organizing committee, told the Truro Daily News the full agenda for the event should be finalized next week. She said the goal is to include the entire community and for everyone to recognize and embrace the various cultural and diverse populations Truro and area has.
“It’s an inclusive event and includes the (Colchester Community) community workshops (clients), the hearing and visually impaired and the gay and lesbian community … all diverse groups,” said Fritz. “We hope people will see just how much diversity we have here and show some pride.”
Fritz acknowledged Embrace Truro is “still fairly new” and she hopes people will begin to look at it as an annual event that will continue to grow.
Embrace Truro is an initiative of the town’s equity and diversity committee.