Cultural Ambassadors Invited to Educate Community

The Latino Community Association (LCA) invites Central Oregon residents to educate the community about their family heritage at the 9th Annual Festival of Cultures on September 26 at Redmond’s Centennial Park. Deadline to apply is August 31, but please do not wait until then.

The Festival of Cultures is an international affair including booths set up by Central Oregon residents representing many different cultures from around the world, and a very special Official Citizenship Oath Ceremony conducted by representatives of U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services. Also included are local dance troupes, singers and musicians, ethnic food vendors, service and product vendors and a Kid’s Area, the Passport Challenge game with prizes, and a unique International Street Fair.

Organizers are seeking people with roots in any and all cultures of the world to share their heritage by setting up a free educational booth. Tables and chairs are provided free of charge. To participate in this year’s Festival of Cultures, visit, or contact the Latino Community Association at 382-4366 or  You can also interact with us on Facebook at /FestivalOfCultures.

For the past 15 years, the Latino Community Association (LCA) has been empowering Latino families and children and building bridges across cultures to create a more resilient Central Oregon. In partnership with caring and generous individuals, businesses, community organizations and public agencies, LCA is committed to empowering our Latino families to thrive.  Their programs, which impact nearly 7,000 people every year, include: Workforce Empowerment, Family Empowerment, Healthy Families, and Cultural Enrichment. LCA also provides translation services and diversity training.

For more information or to join LCA, visit or call 541-382-4366

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