Cultural Exchange

A much-anticipated event celebrating the City of Sterling Heights' many cultures will take place Friday, February 7, 2014. The City of Sterling Heights and its Ethnic Community Committee will hold its 2014 Cultural Exchange from 6 - 10 p.m. in the Senior Center. The public is encouraged to attend this celebrated event.

The 2014 Cultural Exchange will feature a wide array of ethnic music and dance, cuisine from City restaurateurs and educational cultural displays from area groups and retailers. Cultures represented will include African-American, Bulgarian, Chaldean, Filipino, German, Indian, Italian, Macedonian, Polish, Scottish, Slovakian, Turkish and more. A minimum suggested donation of $1 is requested. Last year's event drew nearly 1,000 people.

A free shuttle will be provided from Dodge Park to the Senior Center (40200 Utica Road) for Cultural Exchange attendees.

"The evening is really a great chance for people of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds to celebrate their similarities more than their differences," said Ike Cabase, chairman of the Ethnic Community Committee. "We are looking forward to participation from all the different nationalities in Sterling Heights and surrounding areas."

The Cultural Exchange is made possible by the following sponsors that continue to support this event: C & G Newspapers, Welcoming Michigan, Beaumont Hospitals, Central Macomb Community Credit Union, Interfaith Center for Racial Justice, Chaldean Community Foundation, UCS Community Education, Welcoming MAT Detroit, Islamic Organization of North America, Holiday Pizza & Chuck's Catering, THA Architects Engineers, Sharron Allen, Susan Kattula and Iqbal Singh.

The 11-member Sterling Heights Ethnic Community Committee was formed in 1990. Its goals include developing understanding and improving the communication among diverse races and ethnic groups in the City. For more information, call Community Relations at 586-446-City (2489).