Notre Dame High School hosts Taste of Home to promote being a welcoming place

By Storrm Lennie
March 14, 2019 - 6:08pm

Close to 130 students from across the community gathered at Notre Dame High School on Tuesday for the annual Taste of Home event which benefitted the Central Alberta Refugee Effort (CARE).

For the event, students of varying backgrounds attended and brought with them a food dish native to their home country. Attendees represented seven countries including the Philippines, Zimbabwe, Brazil, Mexico, Syria, Japan and Canada.

There was a rich diversity in food that represented the unique flavours and tradition of the student’s home countries, including bicol express, noodles, spring rolls and traditional First Nations food.

“We are proud to showcase the diverse cultures that make up the fabric of École Secondaire Notre Dame High School," said Vice-Principal Mandy Reed. 

"Having an event where students are encouraged to celebrate and share a small piece of home with the larger school community is exciting. A Taste of Home a powerful way to demonstrate that we are all brought to together to celebrate our diversity.” 

The social also encouraged students and members of the community to be more welcoming and accepting of those who are new to our country and to show more empathy towards them.

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