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Celebrate culture and diversity at LINK Picnic Festival in Victoria Park

The festival is happening in downtown Kitchener until 7 p.m.
LINK Picnic Festival
Photo from @LINKPicnic on Twitter.

In a celebration of African and Caribbean culture, the LINK Picnic Festival is going on this weekend in Victoria Park.

Around 3,000 people from the Region and other countries are attending LINK, says festival organizer Sylma Fletcher.

"Because of the great weather, we had a great turnout." says Fletcher, "everything's been good."

The event kicked off on Saturday at Noon with traditional African music, drum circle sessions, food and a variety of kid's activities at the children village.

Fletcher says the event is an opportunity for family and friends of different cultures to 'link up.'

According to her, the best part of running this event is the look of joy on people's face. 

"Just watching people feel free and enjoy themselves, that's why we all do it right?" says Fletcher, "That's great to see when you see that happen."

On Sunday, the fun continues in the afternoon with more musical performances and a carnival parade around the park, where trophies given out to those who show the most spirit. 

Residents thinking about stopping by to check out LINK are encouraged to do so, as Fletcher says there is joy and magic for everyone.

"As we say, there's something for the whole family."  

The LINK Picnic festival is on now till 7 p.m.

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