Whistler Multicultural Society

Building Equitable Community

Whistler Multicultural Society's (WMS) vision is that newcomers and immigrants are resilient and are thriving. Our programs build cross-cultural interaction and connections, develop awareness and understanding of our local diversity, and seek to grow equity and inclusion.  We aim to build the voice and profile of newcomers and immigrants in our local society, and to develop community inclusion initiatives. 

February 2024.... 新年好    恭喜发财    Chúc mừng năm mới    새해 복 많이 받으세요

Lunar New Year

In 2024, Lunar New Year occurs on 10 February. is the biggest holiday of the year in many Asian countries. Probably best known as Chinese New Year, it is celebrated not only by people in and from China but also by Taiwan, Hong Kong, Vietnam, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia and other Asian countries. In many cultures, each year is also associated with an animal from the zodiac. Often the animals are the same across different Asian countries, including China, South Korea, North Korea, Singapore and Cambodia. 

In 2024, Lunar New Year falls on February 10, and we celebrate the Year of the Dragon!🐉

Black History Month

February is Black History Month when we celebrate the achievements, contributions, and struggles of Black people - in history, and today. 

We recognize that although we may have made progress in terms of equality and justice, there's still a lot of work that needs to be done. 

WMS, as an organization led by  women and people of colour, is taking this opportunity to celebrate the many Black women in Canada who have, and are still working towards greater equity and justice.  We give them voice - and hope everyone is listening.

It's a start...

Czech - Slovak Winter Festival

Fasiangy (in Slovakia), Masopust (in the Czech Republic), Fashing (Germany) means party time starting on January 6th and ending on Ash Wednesday (beginning of Lent). Famous also as Mardi Gras celebration. This year it is on Jan 7- February 13, 2024. In Germany it’s all about getting dressed up, parades on the streets, lots of candy, music and dancing. In Slovakia and Czech Republic, children have parties at schools, ski hills, ice rinks, anywhere really. They meet, have fun and wear costumes like children do for Halloween in Canada and other parts of the world. 

Check the calendar for all events and join our online networks to keep updated...   Whistler - Pemberton - Squamish

Working for newcomers and immigrants across the Sea to Sky