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Kid´s Area and Passport Challenge Activity Food ~ Beer ~ Wine Cultural Booths and Performances

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CENTRAL OREGON’S

GOT CULTURE!

Cul-ture noun \ k l-ch r\ 1. The act of developing the intellectual and moral faculties especially by education. 2. The integrated pattern of human knowledge, belief, and behavior that depends upon the capacity for learning and transmitting knowledge to succeeding generations. At the Latino Community Association (LCA) we believe our community can benefit by educating ourselves, especially our children, about the immense diversity in our world and raising our awareness of the resources we have to accomplish this right here among our neighbors.

Live Cultural Performances will follow and continue throughout the day.

STAGE SCHEDULE 12:00pm - Tradición Latina (Mexico-kids) 12:30pm - Los Angelitos (Mexico )

LCA’s Festival of Cultures is a deliberate effort to create a public space to celebrate our cultural diversity: from American Indian to Celtic and European, from Canadian to Latin American, and from Asian to African. Our roots and family heritages spread far and wide. LET’S CELEBRATE WHO WE ARE!!!

1:00pm - Academie de Balet Clasique (Slavic Culture) 1:30pm - Fiesta Flamenca (Spain) 2:00pm - Hokule’a Dancers (Hawaii) 3:00pm - Joe Stevens (American folk guitar) 3:30pm - TBA

The Festival kicks off at 10am with an Official Citizenship Oath Ceremony

4:00pm - Latido Musical (Popular Mexican Band)

Join friends and families of Oregon residents who will take the oath of US Citizenship right here in Redmond.

5:15pm - Latido Musical (continues)

5:00pm - “El Grito” Traditional Mexican Independence ritual

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Educational booths hosted by local families and friends of diverse heritage. Cultures anticipated: Botswana, Pakistan, Thailand, Yemen, Bulgaria, Celtic cultures, Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Korea, Mexico, Nicaragua ,and Philippines.

Bouncy Houses, Climbing Wall, Taekwondo and Gymnastics demos, and more!

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Passport Challenge with prizes! LEARNING and FUN all in ONE!

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Get your FREE Festival passport booklet from

one of the vendor booths.

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Collect stamps from ALL the cultural booths (AFTER learning something about each culture)

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Turn your completed passport in to the OnPoint

Community Credit Union booth

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Pay $1 in exchange for one raffle ticket.

You get to keep your passport! Wait for the prize drawings between performances

starting at 12:30pm.

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World Food Market

Enjoy delicious, authentic food! Tacos and tamales from Mexico, Pupusas and fried plantains from El Salvador, Hungarian and Polish sausages, Brazilian cheese bread, American BBQ, Tropical fruit smoothies, Italian ices and more!

International Street Fair

Visit local vendors, big and small, with a variety of wonderful products and services.

Beer and Wine available! We want to thank our Presenting Sponsor Gracias Amigos! “Empowering Families ~ Celebrating Culture� www.latinocommunityassociation.org


6th Annual Festival of Cultures Guide