SOURCE: Vivo for Healthier Generations

Vivo for Healthier Generations

October 01, 2016 09:59 ET

Vivo Celebrates Culture and Diversity With Friends From the Community

CALGARY, AB--(Marketwired - October 01, 2016) - Vivo is hosting its 6th Annual CULTURE EXPO on October 1, 2016 as part of the province-wide celebration of Alberta Culture Days. This is a great opportunity to celebrate Alberta arts and culture, bringing together performers, artists and food lovers from the local ethno-cultural community.

Vivo CEO Cynthia Watson will be joined by Minister of Culture and Tourism, Ricardo Miranda and Calgary Northern Hills MLA Jamie Kleinsteuber for the festivities.

"Alberta Culture Days is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate our province's heritage, arts community, volunteerism and so much more," states Minister Miranda. "It's also an opportunity to acknowledge the significant role culture plays in our economy, as it creates jobs, attracts skilled workers, generates economic activity and revitalizes communities."

The event runs from 10 am - 2 pm and will include performances from youth groups and local cultural heritage groups such as Cree 8, Metis Nation of Alberta, Mo Fan Tai Chi Wushu Academy, Quilla Latin Dance, Young Bhangra, the Brazilian Community Association of Alberta and more.

"Vivo celebrates diversity, community and the common thread that unites us all," said CEO, Cynthia Watson. "Embracing our differences through varied art, culture and creativity further strengthens us as a community."

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Vivo for Healthier Generations

11950 Country Village Link NE

10:00 am CEO Welcome

10:05 am VIP address and presentation*

10:10 am - 2:00 pm Cultural performances and booths

*The MLA and the Minister will be presenting a Community Facility Enhancement Grant cheque to Vivo as part of the official program.

Vivo is on a mission to raise healthier generations in Calgary, and beyond. We're a self-sustaining charity committed to pioneering solutions to get all Canadians moving more, sitting less and connecting with their communities. Our roots are in north-central Calgary where we operate a leading regional recreation centre. Visit www.vivo.ca for information on our latest programs and facility information.

Contact Information

  • For more information contact:
    Cynthia Watson
    CEO
    Vivo for Healthier Generations
    Cell: 403-827-5445
    E-mail: cwatson@vivo.ca

    Lorrie Lancaster
    Manager Communications
    Vivo for Healthier Generations
    Cell: 587-437-0755
    E-mail: llancaster@vivo.ca