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Multicultural Association looking for new members

Last Updated Feb 26, 2020 at 1:31 pm MST

IMAGE. Supplied by the Multicultural Association of Wood Buffalo.

The Multicultural Association of Wood Buffalo (MCA) is in the hunt for new members.

Representing one of the most multicultural cities in Canada, the MCA looks forward to welcoming longtime residents and newcomers into their ranks.

“We’re looking for a new team of board of directors.” Said Programs and Communications Manager Luay Eljamal. “Our team is typically made up of ten directors, and we’re looking to recruit four more this year.”

Eljamal added they re-evaluate their directors after serving a one-year term on the board.

Originated in 1985, he said the nonprofit supports cultural groups and newcomers through programs, services, and awareness campaigns.

“The Multicultural Association of Wood Buffalo was founded to help celebrate, educate, and integrate all immigrants and newcomers into our region, so we’re looking for a diverse board that can represent the interests of our diverse population in Wood Buffalo.”

Eljamal said interested residents with skills in the following are encouraged to apply:

  • Corporate leadership
  • Government relations
  • Indigenous community
  • Industry
  • Interpretation and translation
  • Marketing and communications
  • Media and community relations
  • Multilingualism
  • Professional/business leadership
  • Provincial or Federal government
  • Public health


Package a letter of interest with a resume and submit them to the address listed on the MCA website.

The deadline for applications is March 9, 2020.

Western Perceptions

The Western Perceptions literary festival gathers Indigenous and non-Indigenous authors for a three-day seminar in March.

Sponsored by the Fort McKay First Nation, the event also received a grant from the Municipality.

Readers and writers may meet to discuss to share literary perspectives.

Alongside the MCA, the festival has the support of the Athabasca Tribal Council, Arts Council Wood Buffalo, and the Writers Guild of Alberta.

More information about the festival, authors, and itinerary is available on the Western Perceptions website.

The festival runs from March 24-26, 2020, at the Fort McMurray Golf Club.