PHOTOS: Mosaic festival starts in Regina
Mosaic might be middle aged but it's still going strong in Regina.
The annual festival celebrating multiculturalism kicked off on Thursday in it's 45th year.
When people talk about Mosaic, what they talk a lot about is the food. Perogies, sushi, brawurst, and lasagna are just a few examples of the dishes being served at pavilions all over the city this weekend.
Varvara Georgoulis with the Greek pavilion says food is also one of the highlights there.
"You can come and try some of our famous Greek food from souvlaki to mousaka to a vegetarian option," she explained.
The Kyiv Ukranian is one of the biggest pavilions in the festival, and is also one of the oldest, having been with Mosaic for the full 45 year run.
Wayne Hydeman is the ambassador for the Kyiv pavillion, and he says it is still very popular, they expect over 30,000 visitors for the weekend.
"The Ukranian tradition in Regina has been carried on for a long time, people come out for their fill of perogies and sausage and cabbage rolls and the entertainment," he explained.
One of the newer places is the Korean pavillion only in its second year.
Ginnie Bae with the pavillion says they're ready and raring to go with seven new dishes, three types of korean alcoholic beverages, and seven different performances.
"There's this performance called 'nanta' it's a Korean musical and what they do is they actually play background music and they use different equipment such as knives from the kitchen and they beat those objects and they actually make the musical out of that," he said.
There is a free bus service to travel between the 19 different pavilions and several have free parking outside.
Edited by News Talk Radio staff Photos by Lisa Schick