It is not often I write two blogs in one month, but sometimes for timely and significant reasons I feel compelled to share some further thoughts.
The Newfoundland and Labrador of today is much different than our province was just a few decades ago. Our own culture has become enriched by many individuals and families from numerous countries throughout our world. In recent years we have seen this diversity increase and a blossoming multicultural community begin to take root, which is something I think we should celebrate and foster. It is for this reason my second blog for March focuses on Multiculturalism Week which runs from March 20-26.
Throughout our province there will be events held to celebrate the growing diversity of our communities and schools. Increasing diversity in our schools helps our students become exposed to a variety of cultures and experiences they may never have the opportunity to learn about or otherwise know so well. We have schools with over 60 different countries represented within them; they are diverse and fascinating places. There is no better way to learn about a culture than to hear its intricacies told by someone who lives it every day; this is occurring in many of our schools.