Events

Global Citizen Events includes a number of unique community-based eventseach one appealing to a different age and/or type of audience. All our events have the following goals:

  1. Educatecreate awareness of one or more of the UN's Sustainable Development Challenges;                      
  2. Entertaincelebrate what is already being done in our communities; and
  3. Inspire to Actionshow how every person can be a global citizen.

Through food, dance, music, drama, storytelling, and much more, Global Citizen Events celebrates local cultural diversity and promotes local and global interconnections.

Since 2003, Global Citizen Events has expanded from one week to a nearly month-long celebration of broad community engagement. Global Citizen Events appeals to everyone, and features the support and participation of local artists. If you are a local artist and want to be involvedcontact us! We're also willing to partner with others to expand our current events and/or to include their events in our festival!

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global schoolhouse

During this six-day event, Grade 6 students in public, private, and home schools will experience education in a completely different way. It's a unique experience, creating quite the buzz in the community—kids do care about why other kids can't go to school!

Students must be pre-registered to attend this unforgettable experience.

See photos from previous Global Schoolhouse events.

Registration is now open for our 2018 event.

Location: Main Street Centre (2041 Harvey Ave.)

Date: Thurs, February 15 - Fri, February 23, 2018

Time: 9:30am - 11:30am & 11:40am - 1:40pm


Taste of home

Tastes, smells, dance, music—those are things which remind you of home, wherever that home may have been or how different it is from where you are now. So come have a Taste of Home. Amazing food at small prices will help you eat your way around the world—there's a huge variety of authentic ethnic foods, from appies to yummy desserts and everything in between. Non-stop stage shows keep the festive atmosphere. And, special this year—A Living Library! There's something for everyone! Bring your family, friends and neighbours.

See photos from previous Taste of Home events.

Location: Main Street Centre (2041 Harvey Ave.)

Date: Saturday, February 10, 2018

Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Admission: $1 per person; max $3 per family. Food tickets are $1 each, with a varying number of tickets needed per item.


An artist's eye on the world

Artists are known for helping us see things differently. Using artistic mediums—including visual and spoken art, music, photography, dance, and even laughter—this event gives fresh eyes to various issues of sustainable development. For 2018, An Artists Eye on the World will include several artistic events in cooperation with local partners. Details to come! 

See photos from previous An Artist's Eye on the World events.

Details to come. Tickets to be announced.

Location: TBA

Date: TBA

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Global Speaker series

An inspirational speaker to Entertain, Educate, and Inspire Change. Past speakers have included Craig and Mark Kielburger, Romeo Delaire, Stephen Lewis, and more. We are looking to partner for this event. 

We're looking for a partner for our 2018 event.

See pictures from previous Global Speaker Series events.

Location: TBA

Date: TBA

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global children's village

Global Children's Villages introduces younger families to arts and diversity. Ethnic artists helped by local Girl Guides will host cultural crafts, games, and unique activities; Aboriginal storytelling; and tons of music and dance. Global Children's Villages are part of the larger Lake Country Indoor Children's Festival.

Would you like to showcase an activity from your cultural background? Let us know!

Location: Lake Country Community Gym (9950 Main St.)

Date: Saturday, March 3, 2018

Time: 11am - 3pm


global music fest

A concert to showcase musicians and bands popular with young adult audiences.

We're looking for a partner for our 2018 event.

Location: TBA

Date: TBA

Time: TBA


Millennium Development Challenge

The popular Millennium Development Challenge is being re-invented in 2018 as the Sustainable Development Challenge. Open to students in Grades 8 to 12.

The UN Goals for the MDC were 8, the focus was on developing countries, and they concluded in 2015.  The UN Sustainable Development Goals are 17 goals, are universal and are set to complete by 2030.   Therein lies the Challenge!!  

What would YOU do to help reach one or more of the 17 Goals? 

How creative and effective could you be with $5000? 

Which organization would you partner with to create a project? 

What if you (and your team) could earn $5000 or more by presenting your project at the SDC showcase to be held in February 2018?

Details to come or email us here.


Global Marketplace

Features local not-for-profits and social enterprises which have a focus on one or more of the Sustainable Development Goals. 

The ‘trade-show’ type set-up will be held in conjunction with the Global Speaker Series and/or with the youth Sustainable Development Challenge.

Reserve your table nowemail us here.