Fiesta at the Surrey Museum highlights Latin music, food and dance

Honouring Surrey's varied Latin cultures are the focus of the next 'Discovery Saturday' event at the Surrey Museum.

In honour of Surrey’s varied Latin cultures, the Surrey Museum is hosting Discovery Saturday: Latin Fiesta on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 1 to 4 p.m. (all ages, by donation).

This colourful event is an opportunity for visitors to explore Latin music and dance performances, children’s take-home crafts, delicious traditional foods, and interactive displays hosted by local Latin community groups.

·         Explore calaveras, catrinas and other Mexican arts and crafts with Neo Herrera.

·         Discover the tastes of Latin American with El Corcal. Enjoy empanadas, pasteles, crispy tacos, tamales and sweets by donation.

·         Performances run from 1:00pm-4:00pm, and include traditional Latin trovadors singers, Mexican folk dancers, and traditional Peruvian singers and dancers.

·         Chat with Ana David, coordinator of ‘Latinos in Action’. Latinos in Action is local non for profit community group working towards Latin American community engagement in Surrey and unity.

·         Meet with the Peruvian Cultural Society of BC to discover Peruvian art and culture.

The Surrey Museum is located at 17710-56A Avenue, Surrey; B.C. Hours of operation are Tuesdays-Fridays, 9:30am to 5:30pm; and Saturdays, 10:00am to 5:00pm. Closed Sundays, Mondays and Statutory Holidays. Admission is sponsored by the Friends of the Surrey Museum Society. For more information, call 604-592-6956.  www.surrey.ca/heritage.  Twitter: @ASurreyMuseum

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