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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Hayck Festival, New Westminster, BC Canada May 16-24, 2009

The 7th Annual
Royal City Multicultural Festival

is happening now at the New Westminster Quay.
It's all part of the
Hyack Festival, which happens in
New Westminster from
May 16th to the 24th.

The Multicultural Festival
is a generous treat for the
senses, with native dress, food
and languages from around the world
being shared warmly with all who
come and experience it.
I met a wonderful gentleman complete with Scottish kilt
and huge smile,
from South Africa, women with love of their
country Bosnia radiating from their friendly
laughter, and the musical accent of Peru from
women in the Latin American group.

The Hyack Festival is all about community.
There are volunteers coming together to
bring about over 60 local events to
entertain and inform residents and
visitors alike.

I'm going to make a point of watching
the Anvil Battery Salute
this year.
What is an anvil salute you ask?
As a way of honoring Queen Victoria's
birthday in 1860, the Royal Engineers
put gun powder between 2 anvils.

Ingenuity happens when you don't
have a cannon handy for such occasions.