More than 130 students attended an event celebrating cultures through food. Contributed photo

Notre Dame High School, Central Alberta Refugee Effort team up for event in Red Deer

Notre Dame High School and the Central Alberta Refugee Effort teamed up to offer A Taste of Home to international students.

More than 130 students participated in the annual A Taste of Home event, which encourages international students to bring a food dish native to their home country.

Mandy Reed, the school’s vice principal, said the event is a “powerful way” to celebrate diversity.

“We are proud to showcase the diverse cultures that make up the fabric of École Secondaire Notre Dame High School,” said Reed. “Having an event where students are encouraged to celebrate and share a small piece of home with the larger school community is exciting.”

Jan Underwood, C.A.R.E. cultural awareness community educator, said A Taste of Home helps encourage people to be welcoming and accepting of others.

“It encourages people to gather, sit together, speak with one another and become more inclusive in general. It creates more understanding and empathy for people rather than an ‘us vs. them’ mentality,” said Underwood.

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