Sixth annual PACE Cultural Evening a success

PACE Cultural Evening 2017

Click the arrows for a slideshow of photos taken by PACE students Amrutha Adusumilli, Ilona Savarynyuk, and Nataly Shymko.

On Friday, January 27, The University of Winnipeg Professional, Applied and Continuing Education’s (PACE) sixth annual Cultural Evening was held at the Winnipeg Art Gallery.

The theme of this year’s Cultural Evening was ‘Unite Under the Lights’, and the event design incorporated an image of the aurora borealis — or northern lights — which symbolized the unity of all the cultures at PACE and in our province. Roughly 300 people were in attendance, and 100 students participated in the event as performers, emcees, or volunteers.

The performances included dances from Anishinaabe Hoop Dancer Rylee Sandberg, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, 11 PACE student performances, one instructor performance, and a global fashion show to wrap up the event.

PACE is the primary sponsor of the event, and many other local organizations have supported the event to enhance the experience of the students and other participants.

“This event attracts higher student engagement, leveraging student talents, planning skills and leadership; these are the much needed experiences that will impress the potential employers. The experiences they create, and the stories they tell are  indicators that these students will make a positive difference in any community they will be part of in future like true Canadians,” says Mekala Wickramasinghe, PACE Student Life Coordinator.

The event is planned by the PACE Student Life Committee, which is made up of students who are enrolled in Project Management, Public Relations, Marketing and Strategic Communications, Human Resource Management, and IT Programs and chaired by the PACE Student Life Coordinator.

The event was broadcast live on Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat, and was featured on Global TV, CBC Radio and in The Uniter.

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