Carrousel of the Nations Going Back to its Roots

The annual celebration of culture and tradition in Windsor-Essex is quickly approaching

The 44th Annual Carrousel of the Nations will take place the weekends of June 14-16th and June 21-23rd.

New this year, will be four villages in Leamington.

Executive Director of the Multicultural Council Kathleen Thomas, says this isn't the first time Leamington has been involved.

"Back when we started in 1976 we did have villages here in Leamington as well so it's actually going back to the roots 44 years a go," she says. "So, it's a sneak preview of what will happen for our 45th anniversary next year."

According to Thomas, the idea to include Leamington once again has been a topic of discussion for the past few years.


Examples of some food that will be available at the four villages in Leamington, May 6, 2019. (Photo by AM800's Rob Hindi)

"Leamington municipality and the mayor has been very supportive, the Ontario Growers Association has been very supportive as well so they cam eon board and really  with the three of us, we sat down and created this new vision of expansion into the county and we're so excited about this."

She says they are starting off small with the Leamington expansion.

"We're doing one day, June the 15th, it coincides with the carousel's that are taking place in Windsor and LaSalle and now Leamington on the first weekend of carrousel — then we're looking to next year."

The four villages in Leamington are Caldwell First Nation, Lebanese, Mexican, and Italian. New in Windsor this year will be an African Village as well as the ongoing Bavarian, Chinese Romanian, Scottish, Polish, Serbian, Caribbean, Greek, and Slovak villages.


— With files from AM800's Rob Hindi