Multiculturalism was the theme at a recent community picnic at Bronte Creek Provincial Park. More than 300 people showed up for the June 27th event, to meet new people, explore the park and, of course, eat. The picnic was co-hosted by the park and the Halton Multicultural Council.
The Halton Multicultural Council helps more than 5,000 people find accommodations, employment and training opportunities each year. It’s the first place most new arrivals call to find multilingual services in their community. The Council acts as a hub for other individual cultural organizations, bringing everyone together to ensure the services and education agencies meet the needs of the people in Halton region.
Bronte Creek Provincial Park was happy to provide the Breckon shelter and area for the community picnic. Participants explored the Spruce Lane Farmhouse and the hiking trails of the ravine. Sheila Wiebe, the park’s Natural Heritage Education Specialist, mingled with the visitors, many of whom were visiting the park for the first time. Park information and promotional items were distributed to new residents and first time park visitors. As the gateway to the provincial park system in the Greater Toronto Area, Bronte Creek introduces people to recreational possibilities of Ontario Parks and encourages them to explore other regions of the province.